Reenst Lesemann is the CEO of Columbia Power, a US-based wave energy technology company focused on both low-power and utility-scale systems. Before joining C-Power, Reenst was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tall Oaks Capital Partners, a seed and early stage venture capital firm. Prior to Tall Oaks, Reenst ran a series of successful businesses, including a maritime logistics spin off, TradeSource, Inc., that he created, led and managed. During his career, he has been responsible for all aspects of business management, including strategic planning, marketing, and information services. He is also a Board Member of Lumin and the National Hydropower Association, in addition to being a Co-Chair of the NHA’s Marine Energy Council—the national trade association for the marine energy industry in the US. Mr. Lesemann graduated from the University of North Carolina and holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.