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John Piret

MIT Energy Initiative

Dr. Piret leads Newbury Piret international M&A activities, with an emphasis on assisting European buyers who seek expansion opportunities in the US market. As an investment banker and CEO, Dr. Piret has negotiated private equity investment, licensing and joint venture/strategic alliances agreements. His specialties include strategic and financial advisory services with an international focus; in-depth acquisition search for the US and abroad; managing cross cultural relations and problem-solving; and performing sale, licensing, and valuation advisory of US assets. He is expert at valuing and evaluating technologies, intangibles, and companies, and is a Certified Valuations Analyst [CVA]. Dr. Piret has extensive experience in the formation and development of technological and engineering companies. Previously, he was President and founder of Corion Technologies, Inc., a maker of static electricity elimination instruments for process industries, focusing on in sales, manufacturing, engineering and product development.

He is a Director of Hyannis Port Research, Inc. and of the European American Chamber of Commerce – France. He is a Mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service, the CleanTech Open, and MassChallenge, as well as a Harvard i-Lab student advisor. He also served on the Advisory Committee for Shareholder Responsibility for Harvard University’s endowment fund, as a Director of Nascent Technology Corp. (a UAV avionics company), and as a member of the President’s Council of the Olin College of Engineering.