Our Approach

metronuclear is a Diverse Business Enterprise with two purposes: (1) engaging in commercial and investment transactions along the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle in support of the production of clean energy with zero greenhouse gas emissions; and (2) facilitating the economic participation of communities traditionally underrepresented in the nuclear energy industry. We are a member of the World Nuclear Association.

Our Story

Our founders launched metronuclear after New York and Illinois approved annual ratepayer subsidies for nuclear power plants. One of our co-founders pioneered uranium trading at two global investment banks; the other co-founder has deep experience in community development and chairs New York City Community Board 9 in Harlem.

Our Team

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Roy Adams

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

  • Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer of metronuclear
  • Pioneered uranium trading at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers previously, in London and NYC
  • Reuters: Deutsche Bank’s global uranium trading business was a long-term supplier of uranium to utilities, profitable each year of its existence, and later sold to Australian bank Macquarie.
  • Originated and executed first-ever long-term uranium supply contract between a bank and a nuclear utility
  • Traded first-ever financially-settled uranium swap with institutional investors
  • Arranged first-ever financially-settled uranium swap with a nuclear utility, covering 25% of its annual fuel requirements
  • Graduate of NYC public schools (K-12), (MS)2 Program, Yale College and Tuck School of Business (Edward Tuck Scholar)
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Padmore John

Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer

  • Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer of metronuclear
  • Appointed by Manhattan Borough President as NYC Community Board member and voted Chair within 3 years
  • Works with various NYC agencies to deploy $25mm budget
  • Works closely with city, state and federal elected representatives on issues addressing all aspects of community life, from transportation and health to economic development and education
  • Chairs collaboration that implements $90mm community benefit agreement
  • Graduate of NYC public schools, Johns Hopkins University, New School in Health Service Management & Policy