Our diverse leadership team includes chemists, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, physicists, and management professionals. All of them are leaders in their respective fields and have backgrounds deploying complex managed technology and service businesses around the globe. Aligned with WaterTectonics’ core values, our board of directors is constantly seeking out new and creative ways to put clients first by enhancing and creating value for their business.
Mr. James Mothersbaugh is the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of WaterTectonics. Jim has been active in environmental applications for 30+ years with experience in sewage treatment, marine processing, agriculture, fishing, pulp and paper, construction, mining, and oil & gas industries. Jim’s career emphasis has been in the field of electrochemistry, with a focus on developing innovative technologies for advanced water treatment. Jim’s career experience includes new product development roles at FMC Corporation and Senior Estimating and President positions at Seattle-area industrial and commercial construction firms. Jim serves as a Board Member at the Washington Clean Technology Alliance and is a past Trustee of the Associated General Contractors of Washington State. Jim holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Washington.
Mr. Jason Mothersbaugh is the Vice President and General Manager of WaterTectonics. Jason leverages 15 years of executive leadership experience within the technology and manufacturing industries in helping the Company identify and strengthen the value of the WaterTectonics brand. His leadership experience spans sales, marketing, business development, technology service management, and strategic planning. Jason’s career has been largely focused on project delivery of technical systems, product manufacturing, management of professional services, and strategic market development . Prior to his tenure at WaterTectonics, Jason served as Senior Director for Scope Networks, where he was responsible for developing the infrastructure of a start-up service organization, managing $20 million in P&L, and for growing the employee base by more than 100 people in three years. At T-Mobile, Jason was selected to establish a Project Management Office (PMO) within T-Mobile’s fastest growing division during his tenure. Jason also served as Program Manager and Advisor to the Wireless and Enterprise market segments for Nortel Networks and was responsible for the completion of the largest network replacement of a competitor’s wireless network in North America. Jason received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He is certified in project management under the Stanford Advanced Project Management (SCPM) program at Stanford University. Jason also holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.
Mr. Russ Garrison is the President of VerAvanti, a Redmond-based company that develops innovative technology in the endoscopy segment of the medical industry. Russ served as Chief Operating Officer at Verathon for over 13 years, where he managed 130+ employees and led global strategic planning efforts in manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, engineering, customer care, technical services, and information technology. During Russ’s tenure, Verathon achieved 13x revenue growth with above benchmark earnings growth and was successfully acquired by Roper Industries in 2009. Russ is an investor member of the Seattle Branch of the Keiretsu Forum, a global angel investor network with 1000+ accredited investor members throughout 26 chapters on 3 continents. Russ holds a BS in Industrial & Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and a Master of Science in Management, International Business, and Technology from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
Mr. Kirt Montague is the Founder and CEO of Plum Energy LLC. He is a recognized business leader and visionary in the clean technology sector whose companies have gained attention from Inc Magazine, CNBC, and Seattle Business Magazine. Kirt founded and served as CEO of Prometheus Energy Group, a vertically integrated energy company that helped establish distributed scale, “mini-LNG” projects as an important niche in the expanding natural gas marketplace. During his tenure, Kirt raised over $72MM in funding and eventually sold the company to the Shell Technology Venture Fund. Kirt also co-founded and operated a boutique law firm based out of Bellevue, Washington which specialized in entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and corporate control. Kirt is the current Chairman of the Board at the Washington Clean Technology Alliance, is an Advisory Committee Member for Sustainable Business Practices at Bellevue College, and is past President of the BYU Management Society in Seattle. Kirt holds a BS in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University and a JD in Law from University of Michigan Law School.
Mr. Jeff Rose is the Director of Field Operations for WaterTectonics. Throughout his career, Jeff has continually established himself as a team leader, having managed regional, national, and global sales and field operations teams. His experience includes project management, systems engineering, and installation of complex equipment packages in temporary and permanent facilities. He has deployed field service programs from the ground up that have significantly contributed to customer satisfaction and an increase on return business. During his 11 year tenure at TTI Group, Jeff built out customer-facing teams that were consistently ranked as the top performing business units in the company. Jeff is a Certified Operator of Electrocoagulation and Chitosan Enhanced Sand Filtration Systems and maintains active certifications in Erosion and Sediment Control and Hazardous Materials handling.
Mr. Brad Wiens is the owner of Vantage Point Advisors LLC, a Bellevue, WA based firm that provides interim and contract financial management services. Brad served as Chief Financial Officer at Sun Gro Horticulture for nearly 10 years, where he managed public reporting, strategic planning, acquisitions, an Initial Public Offering, treasury, risk management, multinational accounting, human resources and information technology. Sun Gro sales grew from $73M to $222M during Brad’s tenure and operating income increased eight fold. Sun Gro was acquired in 2011. Brad is currently on the board of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. and is a past board member of Plum Energy LLC. He has been active in professional organizations and is a former board member and President of the Washington State chapter of Financial Executives International.
Mr. Varghese was appointed to the Board in January 2015. He is the Senior Legal Advisor with OMZEST. The Omar Zawawi Group is a diversified business conglomerate in Oman with business interests in manufacturing, trading, insurance, oil field services and banking. The group also has interest in investing in new technology projects/companies in oil field services and energy. Prior to joining Omzest group, Mr. Varghese was legal counsel for IBM India / South Asia. Earlier to that Mr. Varghese was with Norton Rose, an international law firm in London. He graduated from National Law School of India and did further post-graduate courses at College of Law, UK and Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Sweden.