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FCM's Core Team is comprised of individuals with decades of experience in subsurface operations and safety, stakeholder engagement, commercial negotiations, and large-scale project development.

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Zach Pendleton

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Zach has spent his career in the energy industry, building and leading teams in Finance, Operations, Strategy, and Project Management. Prior to founding FCM Carbon Solutions, Zach served in numerous leadership roles within Noble Energy, ultimately serving as Head of Asset Development for Noble Energy in Colorado.

In conjunction with his traditional energy background, Zach also spearheaded Noble Energy’s carbon management initiatives in Colorado. The knowledge gained through his work led Zach to identify a practical need for near-term carbon emissions solutions in the industrial sector and FCM was founded to address these needs.

Zach was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He received a BBA in Finance & Accounting from the University of Colorado-Boulder and currently serves as a member of the Colorado School of Mines CCUS Task Force. Zach is a 4th generation energy pioneer that believes everyone should share in affordable energy, a strong economy, and a clean environment.


Douglas Hollett

Technical & Public Policy

Doug has over 29 years of operations and executive experience in the oil and gas sector, combined with 6 years at the U.S. Department of Energy, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power and Acting Assistant Secretary Fossil Energy, where he directed the U.S research portfolio in CCUS technologies.

He is a member of the Sandia National Laboratory Energy and Homeland Security Board, is on the Board of Trustees at Wellesley College, and was recently a member of the National Academies CORES Committee which produced the recent “Earth in Time: A Vision for NSF Earth Sciences 2020-2030” report.  He is also a member of the Colorado School of Mines CCUS Task Force, and the Pacific Northwest National Lab Closed Loop Geothermal Panel. 

Doug advises several U.S. Universities on research strategies and priorities, and is on the advisory boards for startups in geothermal energy and uncertainty quantification.

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Mark Patteson

Operations & Technology

Mark has over 40 years of operations, technology and executive experience in the Energy sector, primarily with Arco, BP & Noble Energy. Prior to joining FCM, Mark served as Vice President of Noble Energy in Colorado, responsible for all Colorado-based operations from 2014-2020 

With BP, Mark led the Global Drilling & Completions Technology organization and served as Vice President of BP's Global Onshore Wells organization, responsible for all Drilling, Completions and Intervention operations in the US, Canada, Iraq, Oman and Jordan. In 2010, Mark was asked to lead one of the four response teams to the Deepwater Horizon / Macondo Incident. Mark's team designed and executed the first deepwater subsea dynamic kill ever attempted.  

Mark previously served as President of the Houston Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers and during his time in Colorado Mark was a member of Board of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Mark currently sits on the Board for the Hildebrand School of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas.

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Win Warren

Commercial & Corporate Development

Win has over 40 years of broad-based commercial/transactional management and corporate development experience in the international energy sector, with experience ranging from major multinational corporations to independents and start-ups.

Win's prior roles have encompassed every region of the world, with responsibilities including strategic planning, business development, investment evaluation, corporate/project financing, portfolio management, commercial negotiations, acquisitions and divestitures (including major M&A transactions), and government relations. Prior to joining FCM, Win served as the primary corporate development role for Noble Energy in Colorado.

Win is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Rhode Island School of Oceanography, and currently serves as an Advisor and Investor in a number of early-stage companies focused on the energy transition.

FCM Team

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