Advisor, Entrepreneur, Professor
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
g-bit.com is a research, advisory, and software company providing subscription services and custom research in clean energy, green building and corporate sustainability. We have the world’s largest database of curated data points, reports, trends, tools, and analysis in these three sectors. We also support team collaboration via our personalized system for saving, annotating and sharing relevant market research. Key collaborators or clients include William McDonough + Partners, the American Institute of Architects, the US Green Building Council, Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Make It Right, ScottMadden, Cherokee Investment Partners, Mithun, Enterprise Community Partners, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, and UNC Chapel Hill.
Cherokee is an environmentally focused investment company that has raised over $2 billion in private equity funds and, separately, founded a number of environmental businesses and invested in over 80 startups and venture funds in the past 29 years. I provide expertise regarding innovation and sustainability to support strategic relationships and new ventures and also co-managed the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge, a competition and accelerator program for high impact environmental startups.
UNC Chapel Hill's Business School is ranked as the 7th best business school in the world on sustainability (Bloomberg Businessweek); the 7th best business school in the world on leadership development (Bloomberg Businessweek); and the 11th best business school in the US (Forbes). I teach via the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and focus on strategy and entrepreneurship related to real estate and clean energy.
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
IronOak Innovations is a boutique management consulting firm that helps investors, real estate developers, corporate executives, and the U.S. military with strategy, business development, innovation, and finance in solar power and green building.
Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, with over 100 faculty, at the nation's 7th best university (US News), is one of the world’s "premier schools for the study of environmental science and policy." I teach about business and strategy related to green real estate development and clean energy via the Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) executive masters program.
The IDB provides executive education to seasoned executives and high-potential performers in the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the private sector. The Institute focuses on logistics, technology, life cycle systems, leadership, organizational transformation, strategic studies, stabilization and economic reconstruction. I teach about the importance of energy innovation and entrepreneurship to the US military.
Duke CE, ranked #1 globally by the Financial Times and BusinessWeek in custom executive education, is a global learning and development company that uses innovative and flexible learning methods, processes and educators to help organizations achieve their goals. I focus on corporate sustainability strategy as a way to excel in leadership, new revenue, innovation and risk mitigation.
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