Wade Randlett, Founding Board Member
Wade Randlett is the Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Enagra Holdings, LLC, a holding company for renewable energy projects worldwide, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, and Kuala Lumpur. Enagra owns NextFuels, Inc., the United States based producer and distributor of renewable fuels. Since 2005, Enagra and NextFuels have developed projects utilizing domestic U.S., and international feedstock, refining, logistics, and off-take.
Prior to Enagra, Mr. Randlett co-founded Technology Network, Silicon Valley’s bi-partisan political action committee. At TechNet, he was responsible for the strategy and execution of TechNet’s federal and state agenda. Mr. Randlett negotiated with the White House and Congress over issues including securities litigation reform, H1-B Visa expansion, China MFN status, and FASB stock option treatment.
Upon leaving TechNet, Mr. Randlett founded Bay Area Democrats, through which he has hosted events for dozens of national Democratic leaders, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, all of the current Senate leadership and over 50 sitting Senators and House members. He is a founding National Finance Committee (NFC) Member of Obama for President, a current DNC NFC member, a DSCC Legacy Circle member, and was a founding National Finance Co-Chair of the Presidential campaigns of John Kerry in 2004, and Al Gore in 2000.
Among his numerous outside activities, Mr. Randlett served on the Obama-Biden transition team, focused on policy change in the Environmental Protection Agency. He was later appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). He is a founding Board member of the Global Bio-fuels Alliance, and is the President of the governing council for his children’s public school, Alice Fong Yu elementary in San Francisco, the country’s first Chinese immersion public school. Mr. Randlett was the first outside Board of Directors member of E-Loan (Nasdaq: EELN), serving through its IPO, on its audit committee through the Sarbanes-Oxley transition, and until its $425 million all-cash acquisition by Banco Popular.
Mr. Randlett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Princeton University and a juris doctorate from the University of San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Lorna Randlett, a manager at McKinsey & Co., and their son and three daughters.