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LEAD Impact: Reducing Energy Poverty & Enhancing Economic Equality with John Belizaire

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PostedMay 12, 2022

Episode Summary

Host Ron Haik speaks with John Belizaire, CEO of Soluna Computing, a company helping shape the future of renewable energy development. John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career.

They discuss John’s professional journey, the inefficiencies he witnessed in the renewable energy space, and how Soluna is on a mission to reimagine the future of the grid by providing efficient energy that reduces energy poverty and enhances economic equality across the globe.



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About Soluna
Soluna Holdings, Inc. is the leading developer of green data centers that convert excess renewable energy into global computing resources. Soluna Holdings was formed when Mechanical Technology, Inc. (MTI) acquired Soluna Computing in 2021. Soluna Computing builds modular, batchable computing centers for intensive applications like cryptocurrency mining, AI, and machine learning. Soluna’s scalable data centers provide a cost-effective alternative to battery storage or transmission lines.

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Guest Bio


John Belizaire

John Belizaire is the CEO of Soluna Computing, the world’s first utility-scale company building modular, batchable computing centers for intensive applications like cryptocurrency mining, AI, and machine learning. As a serial entrepreneur, John has successfully founded and scaled multiple industry-leading technology startups that have achieved market leadership and double-digit growth, including FirstBest, an insurance software company acquired by Guidewire, and The Theory Center, a software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.



About The Host - Ron Haik

Ron Haik is a Wealth Advisor in Nicola Wealth’s Toronto office, with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has gained a breadth of experience working with some of the world’s largest financial institutions advising clients in a variety of roles, such as Financial Planner and Investment Advisor, in the areas of domestic and offshore planning for the high net worth segment.

For his full bio, visit: nicolawealth.com/our-team/ron-haik



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