Andrew Taitz founded GVW Group, an internationally diversified private investment firm specializing in starting and incubating commercial, industrial and technology companies, in 1993. In 2009, Andrew Taitz co-founded GreenOhm and currently serves as
the company’s Chairman.
In addition to GreenOhm, GVW Group owns and operates Autocar, the largest manufacturer of “green” alternative energy heavy duty trucks, Aculocity and
Triz Engineering. Previously, Andrew successfully started and exited investments in Workhorse Custom Chassis, Union City Body Company and Uptime Parts. Andrew is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to help them in build sustainable businesses
that create long-term equity value.
Connie Capone joined GVW after being the CEO of ePropertyData, a software data company serving the commercial real estate market. ePD was merged after a turnaround of the business. She also served as the EIR (entrepreneur in residence) at Argonne National Laboratory, representing various venture capital firms’ interests in Lab technology.
Prior to this, she spent 11 years as a Partner with JK&B Capital, a leading Chicago based venture capital firm. Prior to joining JK&B, she was a Senior Manager at Booz Allen & Hamilton and started her career at Price Waterhouse. After earning a CPA, she transitioned into the systems consulting group where she programmed and installed SAP financial software. Connie earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with distinction and high honors.
Joe Lukas joined GVW in 2010 and was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of GreenOhm in 2010 by Andrew Taitz. Prior to joining GVW, Mr. Lukas was Senior Corporate Counsel at Stark Investments, an international, multi-strategy investment firm.
Prior to Stark, he was a partner in the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn LLP.
While at Winston he practiced in the corporate law area with an emphasis on finance and general corporate matters. He began his career at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia where he was a member of the business and finance group, focusing on
finance, securitization, securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lukas earned a J.D., cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995 and he earned a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude from Boston College in 1992.