Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Ashish Nanda, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Managing Director and majority shareholder of Innovations Group, a Dubai based business conglomerate involved in diversified financial services and outsourcing services with over 6500 employees outsourced till date.

20+ yrs. of experience as an entrepreneur with deep expertise in financial products and services.
Previously worked at Citibank and Emirates Banking Group


Dr. Chris D’Couto, President and CEO, and Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. D’Couto brings more than 15 years of sales, marketing, and product development experience to XNRGI. In his previous roles at Intel Corp., Novellus Systems, and FormFactor Inc., he was responsible for introducing new, dynamic products that were critical to the respective company’s success. A primary author of various patents, he has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Clarkson University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University California Berkeley.


Paul Sidlo, Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Sidlo is a ten time Emmy winner, he has 16 US patents and has been the founder or manager of several internationally recognized technology, energy and design firms, including Tillster and REZN8. His clients have included Intel, Citibank, Microsoft, NVIDIA, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, NETFLIX. For Microsoft Sidlo Designed the XBOX UI, Windows XP, Surface, and Microsoft’s Home of the Future.


Jon M. Garfield, Board Member

Jon M. Garfield has served on the Board of NEAH Power since May 2008. Mr. Garfield is currently the CFO of Monte Nido LLC a behavioral healthcare treatment facility. He served as Chief Executive officer of technology company Clearant, Inc. (OTCBB: CLRA) from January 2007 until October 2010, and as Chief Financial Officer at Clearant, Inc. from September 2006 until January 2007. Mr. Garfield has served as a member of Clearant, Inc.’s board of directors from May 2007 until August 2010. From September 2001 through 2006, Mr. Garfield served as an independent financial consultant, including advising as to SEC reporting obligations and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He has had responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer of a telecom service provider and a software developer, Vice President of Acquisitions for the formerly NYSE-listed ground transportation consolidator Coach USA, Inc. among others. Mr. Garfield was chosen to serve on the Board of XNRGI because of his previous experience in chief executive officer and chief financial officer roles at public companies and because of his financial literacy.


Mr. Deepak Gupta, Board Member

Mr. Gupta brings more than thirty years of entrepreneurial & managerial experience to XNRGI, having owned and managed several joint ventures with multinational companies in India. He brings experience in areas of strategic management, sales and marketing, commercial and general administration.