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James A.C. McDermott
Chairman and Board Member 

Jim McDermott has served as Chairman and a member of the board of directors for Fulcrum Bioenergy since founding the company 
in July 2007. McDermott holds significant experience in the energy industry and acute experience with development stage companies. 
He has served as Managing Partner and Managing Director of US Renewables Group since 2003, a private equity firm that he co-founded. 
Before co-founding US Renewables Group, he worked as a private equities investor for Prudential’s Private Capital Group. 
As an entrepreneur, McDermott has launched and run three software startups—Spoke Software, Archive, and Stamps.com 
(NASDAQ: STMP)—and invested in numerous others, among them NanoH2O, Inc., Real Practice, Inc., OH Energy Inc. 
and MagnaDrive. In addition, he has invested in more than 20 start-ups in the energy and internet sectors. He started his
 career as a public power banker with Credit Suisse’s Municipal Finance Group in New York. McDermott also previously served 
as a director of the American Council on Renewable Energy, or ACORE. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Colorado College and 
an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA.



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