John D. Kuhns

Mr. Kuhns is the majority shareholder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kuhns Brothers, and has been an investment banker for thirty five years. Originally employed in the industry at Salomon Brothers in 1976, Mr. Kuhns has helped finance many of the country's most significant electric power projects and companies during this period.

As a venture capital investor, Mr. Kuhns has closed 5 IPOs (initial public offerings) of companies he has created, including the first independent power producer and first wind power company to go public, respectively. Most recently in 2006, Mr. Kuhns founded China Hydroelectric Corporation, the largest foreign owner and operator of hydroelectric projects in China, which closed its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in January 2010. Mr. Kuhns also founded and heads the China Hand Fund, a private equity organization with investments in Chinese companies.

Mr. Kuhns received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he was also captain of the varsity football team and is a member of the University's Athletic Hall of Fame; a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Chicago, where he was also a teaching assistant in sculpture and drawing and the art critic for the Maroon, the university's newspaper; and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

He published his first novel, China Fortunes, in 2010, and hopes to publish his second –also about China–in 2013. A contributor on matters involving China to Bloomberg, CNBC, and other media, he is also an avid sportsman and fly fisherman. Mr. Kuhns's website is

John D. Kuhns

Mary Elizabeth Fellows

Mary E. Fellows is a shareholder and executive vice president of Kuhns Brothers. As an investment banker, Ms. Fellows has approximately twenty years of experience providing financial advisory and strategic management services to corporate clients, and investment advisory services to institutions and high-net-worth individuals.

As a principal involved in establishing businesses, Ms. Fellows was a co-founder, executive vice president, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of China Hydroelectric Corporation, an owner, operator and developer of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China whose common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CHC). From 2003 to 2006, she helped establish and was a director of GenSelf Corporation, a leading seller of photovoltaic systems to residential and light industrial customers in Southern California. From 1997 to 2002, she was a director and corporate secretary and helped establish the Solar Electric Light Company, a provider of solar home systems to customers in India, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. From 1996 to 1999, she was employed as director of corporate administration and corporate secretary of the New World Power Corporation, a renewable energy company that owned, operated and developed wind, solar and hydroelectric projects around the globe. She is also the president of Project Midway, Inc., a not for profit organization, and holds positions on the boards of several domestic and International companies.

Ms. Fellows received her bachelor's degree in Science from Teikyo Post University, and graduated from the AMP program of Harvard Business School.

Mary E. Fellows

Thaddeus J. North, CRCP

Mr. North has been in the securities business for over twenty years, beginning his career on Wall Street with Murphey, Marseilles, Smith & Nammack, Inc. and MMS&N, LLC. MMS&N, LLC was an old line Specialist on the Floor of the NYSE with 30 employees, and Murphey, Marseilles, Smith & Nammack, Inc. was the self clearing Broker Dealer with 250 employees. He rose to the position of Vice President of Administration and Secretary. Duties included: Director of Personnel & Employee Benefits, Director of Facilities, Director of Information Technology, Accounts Payable and CRD registrations for all registered representatives.

After four years at MMS&N, Mr. North joined Oppenheimer & Co., Inc as a registered representative working in a group of five within the organization primarily as an institutional executing and retail broker. Mr. North worked with numerous market makers, floor brokers, operations staff as well as retail and institutional customers.

After seven years at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., Mr. North joined Westport Resources Investment Services, Inc. in February 2005. Mr. North worked in the areas of Compliance and Operations. In February 2006 he became the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer and in June 2007 he took on the additional responsibilities of General Securities Principal and Branch Manager, supervising 25 registered personnel.

After leaving Westport Mr. North joined Southridge Investment Group LLC in Ridgefield, CT where he was the Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer, AML officer, Options Principal and General Securities.

Mr. North moved back to Westport where he and a partner started their own broker dealer naming it Ocean Cross Capital Markets LLC where they operated as a boutique banking firm and traditional retail broker dealer.

Mr. North graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in History and a minor in Political Science. In November 2007, Mr. North completed the FINRA Institute at Wharton program. He holds the following certification and registrations: FINRA CRCP, Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 55, 63, 79 and 99.