Carl Widell

My Interests

     My projects focus cutting edge technologies on economic and social problems in developing countries.  An expert on structured finance, I have introduced  solutions in telecommunications, software and energy to locales where new technologies can 'leap frog' conventional solutions.

Current Projects

     My company, Vané Consulting, is currently installing solar generating plants in remote villages in Ghana to provide electricity for the first time to this area.


     Earlier in my career, I started a software company which was part of the team that programmed the first p/c based airline reservation software for America West (now American) Airlines. This company then acquired a company that performed epidemiology analysis for hospital accreditation, and was acquired by larger public company.

     I served as CFO of a regional insurance company, department manager at a natural hazard risk assessment company, and comptroller of a real estate and leasing company.

     I earned an A.B. in history at Princeton with concentrations in Asian studies and the economic development of modernizing nations.  My thesis focused on how the traditional culture of Japan aided its rapid transformation into a modern nation.  I have also completed three years of accounting at UCLA and taken MBA courses at Pepperdine University.  After Princeton I spend five years as a Marine Corps officer in combat in the air and on the ground in Vietnam.



Vané Consulting LLC - Managing Partner

We are currently developing and managing  energy projects in West Africa.  See

Development Equities Associates, Inc.

CFO of energy development company dedicated to raising funds for projects in emerging markets.

Network Technologies International, Inc.

CFO of international communications company active in Africa.

Ventel Telecommunications, Inc.

President and founder of a telecommunications company active in  emerging markets.

Third World Foundation

CFO and operations manager of NASA funded NGO which trained emerging market scientists on satellite image interpretation.

TTI, Inc.

President and founder of a software company focused on hospital software.  It went public in 1996.