Business Advisory Board


Admiral Eric T. Olson (U.S. Navy, ret) joined Clear Path’s Advisory Board in April 2012. Admiral Olson last served as the 8th Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Admiral Olson as the first Navy SEAL ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to head USSOCOM.

His numerous awards include but are not limited to the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Admiral Olson retired with over 38 years of dedicated service to his country and those of its allies. His experience especially in tactical operations and concepts of operation, which have great relevance to our user community, will undoubtedly prove invaluable as Clear Path expands its activities in offering valuable solutions, equipment and services to its customers, including domestic and foreign militaries and special forces.

Admiral Olson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and qualified as a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) officer in 1974. He graduated in BUD/S Class 76. He has served operationally in an Underwater Demolition Team, SEAL Team, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team, Special Boat Squadron, and at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He has commanded at every level.

Admiral Olson has participated in several conflicts and contingency operations, and has served as a SEAL instructor, strategy and tactics development officer and joint special operations staff officer. His overseas assignments include service as a United Nations military observer in Israel and Egypt, and as Navy Programs officer in Tunisia. He served on the Navy staff as assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy, and Operations). In 1993, Olson participated in the Battle of Mogadishu. In 1994, Olson became commander of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, an American counter-terrorism unit. Olson was promoted again in 1999 when he assumed command of Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, California.

Olson earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and studied at the Defense Language Institute. He is a Joint Specialty officer and Political-Military Affairs sub-specialist with emphasis on Africa and the Middle East.


David Baker is one of the founders of Clear Path Technologies, Inc. and provides legal advisory services and counsel to the Company as a member of its Advisory Board.

Mr. Baker has been an attorney for over 50 years and has been Of Counsel to the firm Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, of Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama and New York City, since February 2003. Since October 1993, Mr. Baker has been a Retired Partner of the law firm of Jones Day from its New York City office. Prior to joining Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, Mr. Baker was a partner in Baker, Johnston & Wilson LLP, Birmingham and New York City, from October 1998 to February 2003.

Mr. Baker received a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Alabama and New York State Bar Associations and the American and Alabama Law Institutes, serves on the Liaison Committee of the American Bar Association to the Financial Accounting Standards Board and is the International Bar Association’s principal representative to the United Nations in New York. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the New York Legislative Service and is a Life Trustee of Birmingham-Southern College.


Peter L. Corsell is a founding investor and advisor to Clear Path. He currently serves as Chairman and is a founder of GridPoint, an established leader in the clean tech industry. M.I.T.’s Technology Review has recognized Mr. Corsell as one of the world’s top innovators under age 35. Mr. Corsell founded GridPoint to fuel the widespread adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. GridPoint raised over $120 million in invested capital, including a large investment by the Goldman Sachs Group, and is working with electric utilities nationwide.

Mr. Corsell served as Gridpoint’s company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2010 where he was responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the company. The World Economic Forum selected GridPoint as a Technology Pioneer in 2008. The company has been featured in several books including Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. Mr. Corsell was Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Energy (2008-2009) and is a founding member of the Electrification Coalition.

Mr. Corsell’s commitment to protect the environment and serve society is also evident in his background and work outside of GridPoint. Mr. Corsell serves on Newsweek’s Global Environment and Leadership Advisory Committee and the corporate board of the Environmental Media Association. Previously, he served with the U.S. State Department in Cuba and worked as a political analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Corsell holds a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.