A2E Solutions LLC is a purpose-driven, for profit company dedicated to innovating best practices that remove carbon from the Air and return it back to Earth (i.e., Air to Earth). We are an affiliate of Air to Earth LLC.
Our mission is to accelerate carbon removal innovation and advocacy.
The folks that lead us have been friends for many years. As diverse as their backgrounds may be, they are all passionate about the need for carbon removal in size. Collectively, they reach out to the best minds across multiple industries to deliver the most innovative ways for you to remove carbon today.
They not only believe, they act. Each of them subscribe to the Diamond Plan, which retires carbon pollution rights equivalent to 40 years of an average American’s carbon emissions. It does so and helps us advocate for carbon removal and innovate technology of Direct Air Capture, a deep decarbonization net-zero solution.
Founder and CEO - Air to Earth LLC
Joseph has over 30 years of investment experience and has originated, capitalized and managed over $1.9 billion of structured direct investments in energy and community development assets for institutional and corporate investors. Prior to founding Air to Earth LLC in 2019, he served as Managing Director and Strategy Head at DW Partners, LP in New York, an alternative asset manager. From 2008 to 2012, he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Cielo Wind Power, a wind energy developer, where he secured $0.5 billion of project financing to develop, construct and energize utility scale wind farms in Texas. From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Stark served as Senior Managing Director with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York, where he negotiated, acquired, hedged and sold over 500 billion cubic feet of coalbed methane and shale gas reserves and related infrastructure. He also invested in industrial processing facilities, headed energy marketing and credit intermediation trading businesses and ran a community development New Markets Tax Credit fund. Joe began his career as a petroleum engineer with Shell and Exxon in New Orleans, where he gained direct engineering, operations, investment and project management experience. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and MS and BS degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University.
Founding Member | Executive Creative Director – Air to Earth LLC
Richard has over 30 years of experience in the luxury goods and cosmetics industries. Prior to joining Air to Earth in 2020, Richard was the Senior Vice President, Creative Director at Movado Group, from 2001 through 2019. He was responsible for 360° consumer facing brand imagery in: digital, social media, visual merchandising, retail environment design/in-store experience, packaging, outdoor, print & television advertising. Movado Group’s globally recognized brands include Movado, Ebel, Concord, Coach, Ferrari, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, MVMT, Olivia Burton and Tommy Hilfiger. Richard started his career designing for world renowned designer Milton Glaser and subsequently worked at Random House, Elle and Elle Décor. Prior to joining Movado Group, he was the Vice President of Creative Services Worldwide at Revlon for 10 years.
Chief Operating Officer - Air to Earth LLC
Andrei has over 17 years of European and US banking and capital markets experience with a primary focus on renewable energy and investment operations. Prior to joining Air to Earth in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer, he served as head of finance/operations for Energy Direct at DW Partners, LP in New York, an alternative asset manager. Before joining DW in 2016, he completed a wide range of structured transactions that involved complex financing solutions (i.e., term/hybrid loans, tax equity) for clients of European and U.S. money center banks and consultants (Banco Santander, Navigant, Citigroup, SMBC Capital Market). Andrei started his career in Europe with Société Générale as a Large Corporates Analyst. He earned a B.S. in Finance and Banking (2003) from the Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania) and also graduated from the Romanian Banking Institute (2000).