I help climate entrepreneurs and investors with private CEO peer groups, project finance, and venture capital.
Founder (Entrepreneurs for Impact, IronOak Energy Capital, g-bit). Former private equity investor and investment banker (cleantech, solar, real estate, $1B+ of investment experience). Professor with 40,000 students taught (Duke, UNC, GLG, IDB, Coursera). Speaker. Author. Podcaster. Connector. Certified Mastermind Professional.
OUTSIDE OF WORK
Husband. Father of three. Global citizen: 23 countries, 3 languages. Japanophile. Kentucky roots. Chapel Hill transplant. Personal development geek. 25+ years of meditation experience. Hiker. Kayaker. Hefeweizen fan. Full of dad jokes. Ax throwing champ.
Sample Research & Writing
This is all about climate investment and startups, plus personal development and productivity. I curate trends and tools to help catalyze ZERO greenhouse gas emissions, ZERO pollution, ZERO species extinction, ZERO distractions from what’s most important, ZERO inefficiency, ZERO racial and gender inequity, and ZERO apathy and inaction.
Are these goals realistic? Probably not.
Are they worth striving for? Yep.
Climate CEO Interviews
Through the TORCH, I interview CEOs and investors growing businesses that tackle climate change. Recent interviewees lead innovative companies such as Arcadia, Cross River Infrastructure Partners, Sofdesk, Dvinci Energy, TIST, Plantible Foods, BIOMILQ, Energicity, Rebellyous Foods, Gridium, EOS Energy Storage, Checkerspot, OneConcern, Kettle, and Dandelion Energy.
My goal is to tell positive stories, in written and audio form, about world changers that are fighting the good fight, despite the all the troubling news out there.
A super short read, this ebook covers topics such as contrarian thinking, Blue Ocean strategy, productivity hacks, health tips, quotes to inspire, and notes on developing more calm and self awareness.