Transform Materials Appoints New Senior Execs

May 24, 2022
The hiring of Noelle Grainger as chief financial officer, Amber Dolman as general counsel and VP of strategy, and promotion of Kenn Flessner to chief operating officer strengthens company's capabilities.

Transform Materials, a sustainable chemical company that uses microwave plasma technology to convert natural gas into acetylene and hydrogen, appoints Noelle Grainger as chief financial officer, Amber Dolman as general counsel and VP of strategy, and Kenn Flessner as chief operating officer.

Grainger joins from J.P. Morgan, reportedly bringing more than 28 years of relevant experience in equities, investments and financial analysis. Grainger held a variety of senior leadership roles during her tenure at J.P. Morgan, most recently as global head of equity research for J.P. Morgan's Corporate and Investment Bank. During her tenure as head of U.S. equity research, she was reportedly was named Wall Street's "Best Analyst" by Greenwich Associates/Bloomberg. Prior to her leadership roles, Grainger was a senior equity analyst for nearly 10 years. She holds a B.S. from Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

Prior to joining Transform Materials, Dolman was a partner at Goodwin Procter where she worked for 18 years advising companies and investors on a variety of public and private transactions and ongoing matters. While at Goodwin, Dolman reportedly co-founded and co-chaired the firms fintech practice and was named “Top Women of the Law” and a “Super Lawyers Rising Star.” Dolman earned her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Before joining Transform Materials, Flessner led end-to-end supply chain activities for Givaudan's fragrance business in the Americas, including oversight of the world's largest fragrance compounding factory, according to the company. Prior to that, he led operating activities for all Linde America businesses, reportedly driving $2.5 billion in sales. Flessner holds an MBA in Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business, as well as a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.

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