Over the course of nearly 35 years, executive Hurdle H. Lea has built extensive experience in the financial services and alternative energy industries. Focusing on international business, Hurdle H. Lea most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of NuCapital, Inc., and Director of several of its international affiliates. Hurdle H. Lea began his career in commodities trading, starting as a runner on the New York Commodities Exchange floor in 1978. He became a full member of the New York Cotton Exchange, the youngest person ever to receive this designation, in 1980. While serving as a floor trader, Mr. Lea presented numerous guest lectures on the analysis of futures, commodities, and derivatives at the New York Institute of Finance. Hurdle H. Lea returned to school in 1985 to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Management, graduating magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He returned to trading in 1989, and the following year he held his first executive position as founding Chief Financial Officer of hedge fund and fund of funds (FOF) manager Pointer Management Company. In 1996, he became Executive Vice President of Globalvest Management Company, serving until 2002 when he co-founded multi-strategy principal Margate Management, LP, and its corporate general partner, Tamien Holdings, Inc. He worked with these firms until 2007, conducting extensive business in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2007, Hurdle H. Lea co-founded NuCapital Renewable Energy, LP. He held this role until 2011, managing the business and its affiliates in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Hurdle H. Lea has participated in many community projects over the years, including service as Treasurer and Board Member of the International School of Curaçao, in the Dutch Caribbean where he makes his home. He has also served as Treasurer of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and a Director on the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Board. He continues to belong to the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, the Brazil Chamber of Commerce, and the Latin American Wind Energy Association.