Natural Science Advisory Council
Dennis R. Costello


Fredonia Science Center
201 Houghton Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3285


Dr. Holly Lawson
Project Shepherd

Markus Kessler
Director of Facilities Planning

John Kijinski
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Betty Gossett
Associate Vice President for University Development

David Tiffany
Vice President for University Advancement & Executive Director of the Fredonia College Foundation

  Dennis Costello

Dennis R. Costello


 

Graduation date from Fredonia: 1972
Major(s) while at Fredonia:

B.A. in Economics

Other Education

M.A. in Economics from Ohio State University

Master of Science degree in Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(Alfred P. Sloan Fellow)

Present professional positions
Managing Director/Principal:

Braemar Energy Ventures, Boston MA

Office Phone/Fax:  617-761-6549
E-mail: dcostello@braemarenergy.com
Costello Web Page

Past professional positions
Positions
  Partner and Chief Investment Officer with Advent International
 

Managing Director, Rock Maple Ventures

 

General Partner, Zero Stage Capital of Pennsylvania

  Executive [and first] Director of the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute ("CATI") in Denver, Colorado
  Project Manager at Midwest Research Institute
  Member of the original staff of the National Solar Energy Research Institute ("SERI"), which is now the National Renewable energy Laboratory (NREL).
 
Professional affiliation(s), e.g. Boards, National Committees, etc.
Board of Directors :

Nuventix,

Climos,

Fulham

Luminus and

Laser Light Engines (Observer)

 Advisory Council:    University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.
   
 

 

Brief bio

Dennis R. Costello has more than 30 years of experience in the energy and venture capital industries. Mr. Costello was previously a partner with Advent International, an international private equity firm where he rose to be Chief Investment Officer for North America. He was personally responsible for 23 investments, 10 of which were in the energy area. Mr. Costello was also a managing director in Rock Maple Ventures an early stage technology venture fund in Boston and started in the venture capital industry as a general partner of Zero Stage Capital of Pennsylvania. Before embarking on a career in venture capital, Mr. Costello was the first Executive Director of the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute ("CATI") in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Costello began his career in alternative energy, with positions as a project manager at Midwest Research Institute and a member of the original staff of the National Solar Energy Research Institute ("SERI"), which is now the National Renewable energy Laboratory (NREL). During that period, Mr. Costello published numerous papers and articles on the economic and market issues of solar energy commercialization. He is also the author of the Dow-Jones Irwin book, New Venture Analysis: Research, Planning and Finance and served on the Board of Directors of the New England Venture Capital Association from 1997-1999. He was a founder and Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Colorado and he remains active with the national MIT Enterprise Forum.


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