Our Dedicated Team

Mark Romano, President

Mark is a founding member of Quantum Power, Inc (QPI). He started QPI in 2020 along with well-established investors, and he built upon his successful background in energy conservation and power production. He founded Fan Man Inc., in 2001, a business that specializes in home energy efficiency and solar power generation. He is from Bluefield, West Virginia. Mark earned a business management degree from East Carolina University. After graduating from ECU, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, and he has lived in the Lake Norman area since 2005. He loves coaching various sports for his kids, working out and spending time on the lake.

Zachary Romano, Executive Vice President

Zack began his career with QPI as a Strategic Consultant, responsible for knowledge consolidation on various energy recovery technologies, renewable energy industry developments, and crypto-currency mining. He grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia, and graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management. After graduation, he became Vice President of Sales for a family-owned construction company, Roofing by Romano, where he was instrumental in day-to-day sales, operations, and revenue growth. Zack became General Manager for Heritage Equipment, a commercial truck dealership, where he was responsible for overall dealership operations, development, and implementation. He currently lives in Princeton, West Virginia, with his wife and two children.

Joshua Philip Drake, Partner

Joshua has a strong background in management, marketing and investing. He is an ambitious and active professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Bryan College. From 2002-2005, he was employed as the manager of Franklin Factory (previously Fun Factory in the Smokies – a family entertainment center.) Since 2006 Joshua has held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Drake Software. He served from 2009-2013 as the Vice President of Education for Drake Software. He is currently a partner of Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, Ho Hum Campground, and VanDrake Investments. Joshua lives in Franklin, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristin, and two children. 

Jason C. Shott, Partner

Jason is a member of the Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation. He is founder and principal owner of Diamondback Development, LLC, a company that has developed unique residential properties which have been sold to hundreds of customers throughout the southeastern United States. He also is a principal owner and managing member of several other entities involved in a variety of real estate development and capital lending ventures. He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He is a past Member of the City of Bluefield, West Virginia’s Economic Development Committee. He and his wife Michelle have three children and reside in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Benjamin Vanhook, Partner

Benjamin is an entrepreneur and an established businessman from Western North Carolina. At the age of 19, he started his first company and aided in its growth until it was sold for a significant profit when he was 22. Benjamin taught math at the high school level, and coached high school athletics for three years while launching a real estate and construction company; these companies continue to thrive in Western North Carolina. In addition to these business ventures, he is the co-founder and head principal of VanDrake Investments, LLC, a diversified company that specializes in real estate development and various investment opportunities. VanDrake Investments has started and invested in several businesses in Franklin, North Carolina, to spark economic growth for the principal’s hometown. He graduated with honors in Math Education from Western Carolina University. He and his wife Shana currently reside in Mooresville, North Carolina, and have two sons and a daughter.