Clay Collier was a founder and CEO of Akuacom, which was acquired in May, 2010 by Honeywell. Clay led the effort to productize and commercially deploy the first Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS) based on an Open message set (OpenADR). Akuacom worked closely with the Demand Response Research Center at Lawrence Berkeley Labs (supported by the California Energy Commission), Pacific Gas & Electricity, Southern California Edison, and Sempra-SDGE to develop the DRAS solution then open the message set up to the standardization process. OpenADR is now supported by over 50 control vendors and gateway devices, and is being widely deployed. Clay received his BA in Physics from UC Berkeley.
Dave Llorens is a three-time entrepreneur of disruptive opportunities. In his former years, Dave started out with an online gambling software business that printed money, but was killed by the Internet Gambling Act of 2006. Next he started One Block off the Grid, hailed the “Groupon of Solar” by CNN. This startup was featured in the Peter Byck documentary Carbon Nation. In 2009 the company accounted for a quarter of all solar installation in San Francisco Bay Area. As Founder and CEO, Dave raised $6+ million in operating capital and led the company to profitability before exiting to PURE Energies in 2012. Today Dave is using what he learned from those experiences to co-found 60DayMBA.com so that he can do what he likes most: help people start businesses. In his spare time he likes boxing, the Giants, and serves as an advisor at 500 Startups. Dave was also profiled as a pioneer in the book What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption and won the Heart of Green Award for “best new innovation. Dave graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Electrical Engineering.
Katie is a partner and battle-tested creative director at Greenstart. She leads our startups through the design process from discovery and insight to concept generation and realization. Katie was previously Creative Director at frog design San Francisco, where she worked with Fortune 50 companies to design user experiences that transcend individual touchpoints, delight users, and fulfill business needs. In a five-year relationship with Intel Corporation, she led a program that transformed strategic direction for a business unit valued at $2 billion, and redesigned the ATM of a top-tier bank. Katie teaches graduate-level interaction and industrial design at California College of the Arts. She holds a BA in History from Colgate University and a BA in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design.
Luca is an independent management consultant with a long experience in the development and commercialization of innovative Solutions & Services. Luca developed his strong interest in the energy / IT / Smart Grid nexus while serving as VP Global Strategy & Marketing for Honeywell Building Solutions (HBS), where, he was the driving force behind the Akuacom (OpenADR) acquisition. Prior to Honeywell, Luca led Strategy and Business development for GE Transportation EMEA, and held roles at Siebel Systems and Bain & Company. Luca graduated cum laude in Aeronautic Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, with a major in Computational Fluid Dynamics. He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds Masters degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mathematics as well as a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/
Bill Rever is an independent consultant in Solar and Renewable Energy with clients in industry, investment, and government both in the U.S. and abroad. He began his career in solar energy in 1982 with industry pioneer Solarex which eventually merged with and became part of BP Solar in 1999. Bill held a variety of roles within that company including applications engineering, project management, product management, marketing, business development and strategy. In his tenure with BP Solar and Solarex Bill was involved in the production, marketing, and deployment of over 1 GW of PV in over 150 countries including many seminal applications, product innovations and projects. With 30 years of experience in PV he is frequently called on as an industry expert and has spoken at numerous conferences and events. Bill has a B.A. in Physics from the Johns Hopkins University, an M.S.E. in Energy Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Annie is a marketing leader, brand builder and community organizer. She developed her marketing expertise in brand management at The Clorox Company, where she also founded the Clorox Eco Network, an employee-driven initiative to promote corporate environmental sustainability. Seeking to advance technologies designed to reduce environmental impact, Annie transitioned to renewable energy, managing channel marketing for Solyndra (solar panels) and leading marketing for Amyris (biofuels). Most recently, Annie was the Director of Marketing & Community for Couchsurfing, responsible for the Couchsurfing brand, public relations, user acquisition and engagement. She holds at BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she co-founded the HBS Green Business Alumni Association.
Quincy Yu is an entrepreneur and San Francisco native. She is the co-founder and President of SeaYu®Enterprises, a clean technology company focused on green chemistry that produces effective, safe and sustainable consumer and commercial cleaning products under the brand, Clean+Green®. Quincy was formerly the President and CEO of Ci2i, a cloud based project management platform; President and COO of Red Sky Interactive, an innovate interactive agency; and CFO of PeerLogic, a middleware software company. In addition, she is the co-chair Choice for Students that successfully passed Prop V in San Francisco. A graduate of Lowell High School, UC Berkeley and Stanford University, Quincy is a homegrown San Franciscan and mother (of five children and Simon, the family dog) who is passionate about education, and products and services that keep people, pets and the planet safe.
Peter De Mare is a clean tech industry expert in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability and more. He brings a diverse background of executive leadership and scaling the growth of non-profits, startups, Fortune 100 and local government initiatives. His specialties include reviewing emerging technologies, managing strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development, advising utilities and governments on public policy along with all mapping out global energy and sustainability strategies for all kinds of organizations. Peter’s true passion is impact and helping markets more rapidly adopt the technologies and strategies that can solve today’s challenges. Peter sits on a variety of advisory boards and received his M.B.A. from Marylhurst University in Sustainable Business Management with an emphasis in Renewable Energy along with a B.S. from Sonoma State University in Energy Management and Design / Environmental Studies and Planning.
Shelby Clark is the founder of RelayRides, the world’s first peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace. Shelby obtained his MBA from Harvard, where he cultivated his passion for entrepreneurship and social impact, and founded RelayRides. Before Harvard, Shelby helped launch three socially focused startups. Most notably, he was an early employee at Kiva.org, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in history, where he provided strategic direction while building internal systems to scale the organization. Previously, Shelby worked at Oliver Wyman as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy and operations. Prior to Harvard, Shelby graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern.
Josh Green is the incoming president of the National Venture Capital Association, a general partner with Mohr Davidow and part of their Cleantech Group. His 30+ years in Silicon Valley working across a broad range of industries help entrepreneurs define their markets and products. Josh has guided entrepreneurs and helped build some of the most successful emerging growth companies in Silicon Valley, including the Internet (Yahoo!), biotechnology (Geron), medical devices (Target Therapeutics), telecommunications/networking (Cerent), and semiconductors (Xilinx). Josh graduated from UCLA in 1977 and the UCLA School of Law in 1980.