Jack Howell founded ION in 2014 as a way to help affordable property developers manage water more efficiently.
Under Howell’s leadership, ION is now helping many of the industry’s largest affordable developers, including Dominium, Kittle, Standard, Pennrose and others to optimize water consumption. Prior to ION, Howell served as Chief Development and Underwriting Officer for multi-family private equity group Denton Floyd. While there, he led the acquisition, development and underwriting of financing, budgets and proforma. He also led the development of two $50M student housing projects at the University of Louisville. Howell also served in several other senior roles in commercial property management.
Orlando Valdes identifies markets where ION can have the greatest impact and builds strategic relationships with customers and partners.
He is responsible for growing ION’s presence within Affordable Housing and ensuring that ION’s clients receive the highest levels of service. Valdes also leads ION’s marketing strategy. Prior to ION, Valdes served in numerous senior sales and business development roles with renewable energy and sustainable technology providers.
Kevin Warner provides strategic market and finance counsel for ION.
He helps define ION’s go-to-market strategy and areas of focus of the business. Warner’s career has been dedicated to advancing investment, enterprise and a healthy society through sustainable food, energy, water and infrastructure development. From non-profit to public to high-tech industries, Warner has vast experience in sustainability and property development.
Giles Hohn leads ION’s operations team and is responsible for the successful deployment of ION’s water optimization platform across its affordable housing customer base.
With 15 years of operations experience, Hohn previously served as senior service director for GE Renewable Energy where he managed all aspects of a $100 million business with over 140 employees and 2,800 wind turbines. While with GE Renewable Energy, he also served as North American operations leader and western region operations leader and site manager. Prior to GE Renewable Energy, Hohn was plant manager for one of the largest medical gas plants in North America. He was also a captain in the Army where he served as operations manager for two 80-person special forces companies.