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Glenn Best welcomes Samuel Jenifer to the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame

Updated: Mar 26

In this episode, Glenn Best, Host and CEO of Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame speaks with Samuel Jenifer, Elyte Energy's Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Known for his leadership and a savvy business operations expert, Sam Jenifer stands as a prominent figure in the realm of renewable energy, serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Elyte Energy. Armed with a degree in physics, Sam's journey has been shaped by several years of dedicated service in a chemistry research laboratory, laying the foundation for his multifaceted expertise.

With a versatile professional background spanning the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Automotive, and Machining industries, Sam brings a wealth of experience and proficiency in Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management, Shingo, and Value Engineering methodologies. His academic grounding and hands-on laboratory experience position him uniquely at the intersection of physics and renewable energy innovation.

Elyte Energy, under Dr. Jalaal Hayes and Samuel Jenifer's strategic guidance, emerges as a pioneering Research and Development company with an unwavering commitment to advancing renewable energy solutions. With a particular emphasis on cutting-edge hydrogen storage technologies, Elyte Energy is at the forefront of innovative endeavors in the sustainable energy landscape.

Sam has helped position Elyte Energy as a formidable player in the renewable energy sector. The company has dedicated its resources to the exploration and advancement of cutting-edge solutions with a primary focus on hydrogen storage technologies.

Amidst a distinguished career, Sam's tenure at Elyte Energy stands out for his pivotal role in shaping its strategic trajectory. A Shingo Alumni and holder of various esteemed certifications, including Lean Bronze, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Sam's commitment to operational excellence is evident in every facet of Elyte Energy's research initiatives.

As the renewable energy landscape continues to evolve, Sam Jenifer remains a stalwart advocate for innovation and sustainability. His leadership at Elyte Energy underscores his dedication to the advancement of cutting-edge research and development, positioning the company as a key player in the pursuit of a more sustainable and resilient energy future.


The Black Excellence Alliance Series is a consortium of Black leaders and organizations focused on the development of the Black diaspora through education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame can be viewed on HBCU Smart TV , Facebook and LinkedIn (@TheHBCUNation) and heard on HBCUiRadio, Thursday - 8pm.

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