About Our Team

By building multi-billion dollar enterprises, Cool Planet’s management team has the leadership experience and track record to deliver results. In addition, the company has assembled an industry-leading scientific team of microbiologists, surface chemists, plant pathologists and pyrolysis experts who have been advancing the technology for years.

Jim Loar

President & CEO

• VP Operations, Wilbur-Ellis Company
• VP North America, Griffin LLC
• Bachelor of Nautical Science, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
• MBA, Ohio University
• U.S. Navy Reserve, 1980-1990

Drew Jackson

Chief Financial Officer & EVP Strategy

• PL, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
• Director Strategy and Business Planning, HDL
• MBA, Harvard Business School
• BBA, BHP, University of Texas at Austin

Juliette MacKay

VP Technology and Innovation

  • Project Development Group Leader, ExxonMobil
  • 11 years at ExxonMobil
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Rice University
  • Pursuing MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management (2021)

Jake Quicksall

VP Operations

• Mechanical Engineering, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
• MBA, Pepperdine University
• BS, MS, Mechanical Engineering Georgia Tech