ThreeG Capital founder Gary V. Awad has served on the Board of Directors of both public and private companies, where he has experience as both Chairman and member of Board Committees such as Audit, Governance, Compensation, Nomination, and Reserves Committees. He chairs the Advisory Board of the Homeboy Industries Ventures and Jobs Fund and serves on the Board of the non-profit Beacon Housing. He is also an Executive in Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), where he mentors several of the organization's portfolio companies.
As an Executive in Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Mr. Awad mentors portfolio companies with environmentally friendly technologies in energy, transportation, and water conservation. He is also a member of the Pasadena Angels, an investor group which averages over $5 MM annually in early stage company investments. LACI and Pasadena Angel companies in which he has invested are discussed in the ThreeG summary of Activities.
Mr. Awad also chairs the Advisory Board of the non-profit Ventures and Jobs Fund of Homeboy Industries. Established as a $15 million capital fund by Homeboy, it is focused on investments in businesses which will create quality jobs for the employment challenged, minorities, and the previously marginalized or excluded in society.
He serves on the Board of Petro Life Energy, a petroleum company focused on increasing oil production in the fields it purchases with a technology from Titan Oil Recovery, to which it has preferred access. This environmentally safe, Organic Oil Recovery (OOR) technology combines physical geoscience with the science of microbiology to recover significant amounts of remaining trapped oil in older oilfields at very low cost and without fracking. Recovering previously unrecoverable trapped oil in existing fields promises to reduce the need for further exploratory drilling and fracking.
Mr. Awad serves on the Boards of Mamey Investment Corporation, a commercial real estate firm, and Repurpose Compostables, as a Board observer. He is also on the Board of Beacon Housing, a non-profit which provides safe, low-cost housing and education-centered supportive services.
Prior to founding ThreeG, he had responsibility for Unocal International Energy Ventures, Ltd., a unit of the energy company, Unocal Corporation, which was acquired by Chevron Corporation, and where he led multidisciplinary business development teams to secure oil, gas, pipeline, and power projects outside North America.
He also served as Vice President of Global Development for Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest public engineering-construction companies, where he was responsible for creating new businesses via equity investments, strategic partnering and deal structuring.
Mr. Awad was a Lead Director on the Board of Centurion Energy International, which was sold for over $950 million to a Middle East based oil and gas company in 2008, and he has served on the Boards of Metamatrix Corporation, which was sold to Redhat in 2008, the Southwest Products Company, and the EHD Technology Group.
He has an MBA from the University of Chicago in both international business and finance and a BA in Economics with Honors from Claremont Mckenna College.
Skills and Competencies
Gary V. Awad, Managing Principal of ThreeG Capital, has broad experience on Board committees of both public and private companies, and in successful negotiations and deal structuring to raise equity, finance and develop projects, and accelerate company growth.