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 also serves on non-profit Boards, including the board of the YMCA of the Foothills. 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, Mr. Awad mentors portfolio companies with environmentally friendly technologies in energy, transportation, and water conservation. LACI companies in which he has invested are discussed in the ThreeG summary of Activities. He is also a member of the Pasadena Angels, an early stage company investor group which averages over $5 MM annually in company investments.
Mr. Awad currently serves on the Board of Level 27, an advertising technology company which incentivizes its platform participants to engage with sponsored content, enabling brands to reach new audiences and benefit from peer-to-peer validation. When friends influence friends, marketing budgets achieve a higher ROI.
He serves as Lead Director on the Board of Petro Life Energy, a private petroleum company focused on increasing oil production in the fields it purchases with a new technology from Titan Oil Recovery, to which it has preferred access. This environmentally safe, Organic Oil Recovery (OOR) technology has consistently proven successful in combining physical geoscience with the science of microbiology to recover at very low cost significant amounts of remaining trapped oil in older oilfields.
Mr. Awad also serves on a number of Advisory Boards including those of Mamey Investment Corporation, a commercial real estate firm, the EV shuttle bus company Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing, and Repurpose Compostables, as a Board observer and mentor.
Prior to founding ThreeG, he served as Executive Vice President of 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 securing 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 served on the Boards of Metamatrix Corporation, which was sold to Redhat in 2008, 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.