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About Us

Clean products. Fresh thinking.
Paving the way to a more sustainable future.

ClearShift produces ultra-pure, environmentally friendly specialty products using our cutting edge GTL process, responsibly replacing legacy oil-based products.

Our GTL technology converts methane, flare gas, and CO2 into non-combustible specialty products, removing the associated CO2 from the air permanently.

We help companies turn their gas/CO2 into a new revenue source — converting pollution into profit, while also reducing their carbon footprint.

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Clearshift turns Pollution into clean, more sustainable specialty products
POLLUTION/CO2 + CLEARSHIFT = CLEAN, MORE SUSTAINABLE SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

Meet Our Team

  • John Stephenson

    John Stephenson

    Chief Executive Officer

    John co-founded ClearShift in August 2017. For the past ten years, he served as CEO of several successful start-up companies focused on acquiring, developing, and monetizing midstream and E&P assets. Mr. Stephenson’s career began at a multi-billion dollar investment fund, where he and his team achieved high teens net returns to investors for almost a decade.  John holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Charles Nelson

    Charles Nelson

    Chief Commericial Officer

    Charles co-founded ClearShift in August 2017. Previously he was the CCO of an energy/chemical technology company and prior to that was developing natural gas, condensate, crude oil, and refined products transportation and processing assets in the US. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University.

  • Jeff Bricco

    Jeff Bricco

    Chief Operations Officer

    Jeff joined ClearShift in January 2020. Previously he was the Director of Project Execution and Northern Engineering, and prior to that spent 19 years in the Specialty Chemicals industry in Project Management and Operations. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

  • Seth Whittlesey

    Seth Whittlesey

    Chief Accounting Officer

    Seth joined ClearShift in September 2018. Previously he was the Assistant Controller of a private equity backed Midstream company. He received both a Bachelor's and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Denver, in addition to being a CPA licensed in the state of Colorado.

  • Scott Bradford

    Scott Bradford

    Chief Financial Officer

    Scott joined ClearShift in March 2019. Previously he was the CFO of a private equity-backed energy company, and prior to that spent 15 years as both an investor and investment banker. He has BBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Herb van Bloemen Waanders

    Herb van Bloemen Waanders

    EVP of Engineering

    Herb joined ClearShift in May 2019. Previously he was the VP of Engineering for large EPC contractor, Midstream and GTL company. Prior to that he has spent 15 years with a large integrated oil company in Project Management on various international projects. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and PMP certified.

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