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Thomas C. Niccoli

Board Chairman & Chief Operating Officer

Thomas C. Niccoli is a senior executive with over thirty years of leadership experience as a CEO and COO for public and private companies. He was a founder/co-founder of six high tech startups and has facilitated taking two of those companies' public. After six years as a systems analyst and beginning in the early '80s, Mr. Niccoli left IBM's General Systems Division. He built the largest Computerland franchise in the country, taking it public in 1987. In the early '90s, Mr. Niccoli secured a USWeb franchise and worked with the franchisor to rollup Internet Service Providers (ISPs) around the country, creating a $500M public enterprise by 1998. From 2001 thru 2012, Mr. Niccoli co-founded and helped raise money for three different high-tech companies, two of which were in the Location Based Services (LBS) market space.

Over the last eight years, Mr. Niccoli has focused on the AGI/ZHRO technology opportunity, now Proteum Energy. As it relates to that, Mr. Niccoli continues to be the manager of Pure Power Financial, LLC, Pure Power Financial II, LLC, and Pure Power Financial II, LLC, Series A, each a creditor who provided multiple loans to the Debtor. Loans from these companies were in default, and the lenders ended up with both secured and unsecured claims in Bankruptcy. Mr. Niccoli is also the manager and a member of Michigan Sustainable Power, LLC, and a member of Sustainable Power Solutions, LLC, each signed distributor agreements to distribute the ZHRO Solutions' injector technology. Mr. Niccoli is the manager and a member of Oklahoma Pure Power, LLC, and Michigan Pure Power, LLC. Each of them entered into distributor agreements with ZHRO Power, LLC, to distribute their on-site power generation technology.

Mr. Niccoli has been a member of the local chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 1984 and has been a member of the World President's Organization (WPO). He continues to be an active member of the charitable arm of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenix Thunderbirds, since 1987. Mr. Niccoli has served on several Boards and Advisory Committees for local organizations over the last several years. Mr. Niccoli has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics Engineering from Regis University in Denver, CO, and had completed all coursework towards a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from Arizona State University before accepting a Systems Analyst position with IBM in 1974.