Management Team

PAX is managed by an experienced team of business professionals with a background in innovation, technology, licensing, and finance.

Jay Harman, President and CEO, has developed a number of successful companies. As founder and CEO of ERG Australia Ltd, he took the company to a highly successful IPO. Harman has extensive experience in technology licensing and is the author of numerous patents. More on Jay Harman...

Francesca Bertone, Chief Operating Officer, has experience in operations, program administration, and education. Before founding PAX, she served as Director of Operations for Tank & Pipe Welding Pty Ltd in Australia.

Laura Bertone, Chief Financial Officer, joins PAX after 18 years in the banking industry. During her tenure as an auditor with Bank of America, she managed the Global Capital Markets/Investment Banking Group, Retail Audit Group, and Development and Training Teams.

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
— Paul Hawken

Advisory Board

PAX benefits from the assistance of a visionary group of technical and business experts.

Janine Benyus
Author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine is an innovation consultant to clients such as GE, Hewlett-Packard, Levi's, NASA, Nike, and Procter and Gamble on the practical application of biomimicry.

Paul Hawken
Author of Blessed Unrest and Natural Capitalism (with Amory and Hunter Lovins), Paul is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several ecologically driven companies, including Smith and Hawken, Datafusion, and Groxis.

H. Robert Heller
A former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board and President of VISA U.S.A., Bob was also Chief International Economist at Bank of America, and has taught at UCLA, the University of Hawaii, and the Graduate School of Business Administration of UC Berkeley.

Dr. Ron Knott
One of the leading experts on the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers, Ron served as lecturer in Mathematics and Computing Science at the University of Surrey, England, and a Visiting Fellow of the Universities of Surrey and Exeter.

Vernon Loucks, Jr.
Chairman of The Aethena Group, LLC, a healthcare merchant banking firm, and retired CEO and chairman of Baxter International, Inc. Vernon also served as a CEO of Segway, LLC, and is a director of Affymetrix, Inc.

Amory B. Lovins
A consultant physicist, MacArthur Fellow, and prolific author, Amory founded the Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent nonprofit applied research center. He has been awarded the "Alternative Nobel," the Hero for the Planet, and the World Technology Award.