We know we can’t do it alone, that’s why Nor1 welcomes and searches for the influence and guidance from business and technology’s greatest minds. Our Board of Directors and Strategic Advisory Council, along with the Experts in Residence are a balanced blend of skill and experience, allowing each member to offer guidance in critical areas of the Nor1 business. Each person was recruited by Art Norins based on his potential contribution to the company, how he could help and what we could learn from him. It’s been that influence that has led to some of the biggest names in capital investment to sit up and take notice of this burgeoning upstart.
Prior to creating Nor1, he founded Sandium, a B2B commercial heating ventilation and air conditioning system equipment supplier which provides engineered solutions for mission critical applications such as bio-tech facilities. Sandium also has initiatives in the high-end residential market along with partner manufacturing facilities in Germany and China. Art continues his role as Chairman of Sandium. Art is passionate about supporting fellow entrepreneurs; whether that be via angel investment, mentoring / board / advisory board roles or speaking engagements [Cornell University, Erasmus (Rotterdam), Harvard, Purdue, Stanford, etc…]. He has philanthropic initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa and serves on the Board of the Indiana Institute of Global Health along with Purdue University's Strategic Alliance Council. Art has traveled extensively (visited over 100 countries spanning six continents) and has lived internationally. He is a patent holder and earned an Engineering degree from Purdue University.
Mr. Pasquesi graduated from Dartmouth College (AB degree in Religion 1981) and Stanford Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA degree 1985).
Otter Capital was founded by John Pasquesi to make a variety of private equity investments. Prior to founding Otter Capital, Mr. Pasquesi was a Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity investment firm that has raised and managed over $4.8 billion of committed capital. Prior to joining Hellman & Friedman in 1987, Mr. Pasquesi was associated with Golder, Thoma & Cressey, a Chicago based private equity firm.