Thomas A. Hurkmans

Chief Executive Officer

Portrait of Thomas A. Hurkmans

Mr. Hurkmans is the CEO and founder of 20/20 Capital Group (previously Hurkmans Associates).

Mr. Hurkmans is an energy, communications, and clean technology and water entrepreneur, having started, developed, sold and/or liquidated over 50 companies. Mr. Hurkmans has also consulted on strategic and financial matters to regional and supra-regional communications and data center companies.

In prior periods, Mr. Hurkmans assisted in the start up, business modeling, capital raising, and development of a project finance syndicate for The Efficiency Network, Inc. (TEN), serving as TEN's interim VP of Business Strategy and CFO. Mr. Hurkmans is a part-owner of TEN and continues as an advisor.

CEO and founder of DQE Enterprises (the non regulated arm of DQE:NYSE - during the 12 years as CEO, Mr. Hurkmans assisted in starting H-Power/Plug Power, Satcon Technologies, DQE Communications, Beacon Power, Enermetrix, ITRON AMR, Body Media, National Water and Power and the Energy Facility at the Pittsburgh International Airport); founder and CEO of Hurkmans Associates LLC; financial advisor on the acquisition of Chester Engineers by a much smaller company; interim restructuring CFO of a regional telecom company (an assignment in connection with Mike Puskar, former CEO of Mylan Labs); special advisor to the Wright Fuel Cell Group (Case Western Reserve University); founder and CEO of BottomLine Resource Technologies (installer and operator of the largest solar/wind facility of any university in Ohio); founder and CFO of Plug Smart (the technology developer behind GE's WattStation, the in-home electric vehicle charging station leader); investment banker with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets; founder and CEO of Organization Technologies Group, Inc. (eventually installing 25 percent of newsletter business software in use in the US); and CEO and founder of RMH Diversified Enterprises.

While Mr. Hurkmans was CEO of DQE Enterprises, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley designated DQE Enterprises as the most successful developer of technology businesses addressing the utility industry.

Mr. Hurkmans graduated from Bates College (a top 20 liberal arts college) with a BA in Economics (Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, and Highest Honors in Economics). Mr. Hurkmans also attended the London School of Economics, but decided not to pursue an advanced degree.

Mr. Hurkmans has served on numerous public, private and non-profit boards. Mr. Hurkmans is fluent in Dutch and reasonably conversant in Spanish. He resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Diane, and their three young sons, Andres, Jacob and Samuel.