Advisor, Entrepreneur, Professor
I am an investment and sustainability professional focused on strategy, finance and business development in solar power and green building, plus:
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
g-bit.com is a market intelligence company providing subscription services and custom research in clean energy, green building and corporate sustainability. We aggregate, curate, analyze and organize the latest market data from 150+ trusted sources and create a searchable database of statistics, executive briefings, monthly trend reports, white papers and quantitative tools. We also provide a personalized system for saving, annotating and sharing your market research. We help business professionals read less, know more, boost business and change the world. Subscribers come from the academic, government, nonprofit, trade association and private sectors. Key collaborators or clients include William McDonough + Partners, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Make It Right, Cherokee Investment Partners, Mithun, Enterprise Community Partners 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-manage 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 energy.
Duke CE, ranked #1 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, innovation and risk mitigation.
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FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
IronOak Innovations is a boutique management consulting firm that helps investors, developers and the U.S. military with strategy, business development, innovation and finance in solar power and green building. We offer advisory services, executive education, new product development and keynote speaking.
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.
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