Board of Directors

Tim Bridgewater Headshot.

Timothy Bridgewater

Chief Executive officer, chief financial officer, director

Mr. Bridgewater currently serves as Zeo Energy Corp.’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bridgewater joined Sunergy, previously Sun First Energy, in 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bridgewater also is the Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Managing Director of Interlink Capital Strategies (also known as “Capitol Financial Strategies, LLC”), an investment advisory services company, where he advises on debt and private equity investments in industries ranging from mining, building materials, renewable energy, and automotive component manufacturing to electronics and software technologies in the U.S. and Asia. Additionally, Mr. Bridgewater currently holds the position of Managing Partner at Prometheus Power Partners, LLC, a solar energy development company. Prior to that, Mr. Bridgewater served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tintic Consolidated Metals, LLC, a mining company. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Bridgewater served as a Managing Director for Utah Fund of Funds. LLC, an economic development program by the State of Utah. From 2003 to 2009, he served as a Managing Director for MACC Private Equities, Inc., a publicly traded mezzanine fund focused on investments in small and medium-sized companies. Mr. Bridgewater earned his B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University and completed graduate studies in International Economics from University of Utah.
Luke Guy Headshot.

Gianluca "Luke" Guy

Chief installation and strategy officer, director

Mr. Guy serves as Zeo Energy Corp.’s Chief Installation and Strategy Officer. Mr. Guy is also the Co-Founder of Sunergy Solar, and oversaw sales, finance, and construction operations until its merger with Sun First Energy that formed Sunergy in October 2021. Prior to founding Sunergy Solar, Mr. Guy founded and operated JHL Group, LLC, a marketing and sales company for solar energy installation companies. Mr. Guy also holds a construction financial officer license in the state of Florida.

Dr. Abigail M. Allen


Dr. Allen is a tenured associate professor of accounting at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Dr. Allen holds a doctorate in business administration from Harvard Business School, as well as undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Southern California. She is a licensed CPA. Prior to BYU, Dr. Allen was a Lecturer in the Accounting and Management Unit at Harvard Business School. Prior to academia, Dr. Allen worked as an external auditor for Deloitte. Dr. Allen’s research focuses on the political economy and economic consequences of accounting standard setting, as well as corporate governance and diversity. Her work has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science and the Journal of Law Finance and Accounting and has been cited and discussed in Forbes Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Columbia Law School Blue Sky blog, and the Institute for Truth in Accounting.

James P. Benson


Mr. Benson is a founding partner of Energy Spectrum, where he oversees Energy Spectrum’s efforts in sourcing investments, transaction evaluation, negotiation, executing and financing, monitoring of portfolio companies and the firm’s management and strategy. With approximately 37 years of venture capital and private equity, investment banking, financial advisory and commercial banking experience, Mr. Benson brings extensive relationships and his network across the energy industry to the company. Mr. Benson currently serves as a director on the boards of multiple Energy Spectrum portfolio companies and has been on two public boards in the past. Prior to co-founding Energy Spectrum in 1996, Mr. Benson served for ten years as a Managing Director at R. Reid Investments Inc., where his experience included energy-related private placements of debt and equity, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Benson began his career at InterFirst Bank Dallas, where he served for four years and was responsible for various energy financings and financial recapitalizations. Mr. Benson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas Christian University.

Neil Bush


Mr. Bush has served on the board of directors of FutureTech II Acquisition Corp. since February 2022. Mr. Bush has been the sole member of Neil Bush Global Advisors, LLC since January 1998. Additionally, Mr. Bush has been on the board of directors for Hong Kong Finance Investment Holding Group since 2012. Mr. Bush has also served as the co-chairman for CIIC since 2006 and as an adviser to CP Group since 2015. Further, Mr. Bush has served as a partner for Asia & America Consultants since March 2016 and the chairman of Singhaiyi since April 2013. Mr. Bush served on the board of Greffex, Inc. since June 2020 and the Points of Light Foundation. Mr. Bush was appointed director of Rebound International, LLC in early 2022. Due to his extensive investment experience in the energy industry, we believe Mr. Bush is well qualified to serve on our board of directors.

Mark M. Jacobs


Mr. Jacobs brings more than 30 years of executive management, operations and investment banking experience across multiple segments within the broader energy industry. Since his retirement, Mr. Jacobs has served as an independent outside consultant serving the energy industry and privately-held entities undertaking a change in control as well as serving as board chair for a number of nonprofit organizations. Mr. Jacobs previously served as CEO, President and Director of Reliant Energy, a publicly-traded, Fortune 500 energy company. During Mr. Jacobs’ tenure, he led the company through a series of crises including the impact of Hurricane Ike and the financial market crisis in 2008. He initiated and negotiated a merger-of-equals with Mirant Corporation to form GenOn Energy in 2010 where he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the largest competitive generator in the U.S. Mr. Jacobs was originally recruited to Reliant Energy in 2002 to serve as Chief Financial Officer. In that role, Mr. Jacobs brokered a landmark $6.2B debt restructuring transaction, leading the company away from a potential bankruptcy filing and repositioned the company to compete in the emerging competitive electricity market. Prior to Reliant Energy, Mr. Jacobs served as a Managing Director within the Natural Resources Group and Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he provided strategic advice for large public and private corporations related to M&A and capital markets. Mr. Jacobs received a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Due to his extensive operational and leadership experience in the energy industry, we believe Mr. Jacobs is well qualified to serve on our board of directors.

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