Larry Gilbert, Managing Partner, CEO and Chairman. Mr. Gilbert has spent his career structuring and executing transactions and advising and managing entrepreneurial and start-up companies. Prior to founding Kairos Energy Capital, Mr. Gilbert was Managing Director and CEO of Sennet Capital, LLC, a merchant bank providing corporate finance, M&A and energy project finance services. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Authentication Solutions for ChoicePoint, Inc., a NYSE-listed data company in Atlanta, Georgia (since acquired by LexisNexis, a unit of Reed Elsevier). In that role, he oversaw strategic transactions as well as market development for the company’s identity authentication business.

Prior to ChoicePoint, Mr. Gilbert was president and chief executive officer of Identico Systems LLC, an early-stage company focused on identity validation of individuals in financial dealings, retail purchases, educational testing and other applications. Prior to Identico, Mr. Gilbert served in a series of roles at Internet payments pioneer CyberCash, Inc., where he started at the company’s inception as Vice President and General Counsel, handling its financing matters (including strategic capital rounds and the company’s successful IPO), development of its intellectual property portfolio, and government relations matters. He then assumed authority for a key business unit, where he had P&L responsibility for overseeing final development, positioning, marketing and launch of the Internet small-value payments service. He also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning, being responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for strategic business relationships.

Mr. Gilbert has also worked with numerous companies in strategic transaction structuring and advisory roles, as well as assisting professional venture investors in structuring transactions and assessing and managing companies. Prior to moving into full-time operational and management roles, Mr. Gilbert founded, developed and managed a successful Honolulu law firm serving entrepreneurial and business clients, including serving as counsel and close advisor to VeriFone, Inc., from its earliest stages through its IPO.

Mr. Gilbert received his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA in 1977 and a B.A. degree from Pitzer College in 1974. He served as President of the Hawai'i State Bar Association in 1992 and as a per diem Judge in the District Court for the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, 1991-1996. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Enterprise Honolulu and on the Board of Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawaii.