Reenst Lesemann is the CEO of C-Power, an ocean energy company. He is also a Co-Chair of the US Marine Energy Council, the trade association for the US marine energy industry, and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Hydropower Association. Before joining C-Power, Reenst was a Co-founder and Managing Director of Tall Oaks Capital Partners, a seed and early stage venture firm based in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. Prior to Tall Oaks, he ran a series of successful businesses including TradeSource, Inc. a maritime logistics company that he started. During his career, he has been responsible for all aspects of business management including strategic planning, marketing, and information services.
Reenst graduated from the University of North Carolina with a BA in History with Honors. He also holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.