Mr. Chris Greenberg is a dedicated and technically skilled business professional with a versatile skill set developed through experience as an entrepreneur, business developer and community leader. Currently Mr. Greenberg is the CEO of Global Safety Network and Owner of Express Employment Professionals (Grand Forks, Fargo, and Minot, North Dakota; Aberdeen and Watertown, South Dakota; and Tampa, Florida). A highly experienced Operations Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments. Mr. Greenberg has strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 19 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, project and product management, and proprietary software development. He also has the proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings. Mr. Greenberg lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with his wife Sonya.
President and CEO, Director
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Mr. Richard MacPherson is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company. Mr. MacPherson is the Founder of the Company, and successfully led the early development and commercialization of the firm’s technologies, dating back to 2008. Together with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), and their world-class research and development teams, Mr. Macpherson was able to successfully launch and continually grow the Midwest program into the successful business operation throughout Canada and the United States that it is today. One of his main strengths was bringing together the best group of professionals in the industry to meet the tasks and challenges of developing a multi-million dollar enterprise from the ground up.
MacPherson has spent over 25 years at the senior levels of management in many industries across Canada and the U.S. including communications, industrial production and internet marketing firms, prior to starting Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. During that time he was successful in building and creating continuous growth in enterprise value through results at every post.
Mr. Allan T. Grantham, CPCA, CEA, CFP, TEP, is the founder and has been President of Atlas Estate Planning Services Limited, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, since July 2003. The company specializes in personal and corporate estate planning services. Mr. Grantham, who has been in the life insurance industry since 1978, has concentrated in the estate, tax, and financial planning areas since 1983. Mr. Grantham and his wife are actively involved in various charitable organizations, both Canadian-based and internationally, including creating “Friends of Haiti”, which raises funds for projects and children in Haiti, and is administered through Chalice Canada, a charity which provides nutrition, education, and shelter to children and the elderly in various developing countries.
Rick Van Zijl founded RVZ Strategic Advisors in 2012 where he has advised on corporate finance and credit matters in the Insurance, Specialty Finance and FIG Tech Industries. Prior to founding RVZ Strategic Advisors, Mr. Van Zijl was a managing director with Fortress Investment Group's Special Opportunity Fund focusing on the firm's mid cap private equity initiatives in the Insurance, Specialty Finance and Telco Infrastructure Industries. Before joining Fortress in 2010, Mr. Van Zijl was the founder and Head of Leveraged Finance for the Americas with Barclay's Capital building the business into a team of 200 professionals across 10 business units and responsible for over $12 Billion of risk capital. Mr. Van Zijl chaired the Americas Credit Committee and was a member of the Global Investment Committee. From 1998-2006, Mr. Van Zijl was a Managing Director in investment banking at Goldman Sachs advising the firm's corporate and financial sponsor clientele on their most important acquisition financing and restructuring advisory needs. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Van Zijl held the position of Vice President in the financial sponsors group at the former Chase Securities and at the former CS First Boston. Mr. Van Zijl started his career as a generalist banker with the former NationsBank where he covered the bank's Insurance and Financial Sponsor Clientele. Rick has a B.S. in Finance & Economics from Florida State University and a MBA in Finance, with honors, from Columbia University.