Former private equity investor and banker (cleantech, solar, real estate, $1B+ of investment experience). Founder (IronOak Energy Capital, Entrepreneurs for Impact, g-bit). Professor with 30,000 students taught (Duke, UNC, GLG, IDB, Coursera). Speaker. Author. 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. Ax throwing champ.
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Climate Change Investment Briefs
These monthly reports are a quick scan, with 15-20 pages of bullets covering recent investments (seed, VC, PE, projects), investor profiles, new funds, and climate finance headlines worth skimming.
Twice a month, I curate trends and tools to help catalyze ZERO greenhouse gas emissions, ZERO species extinction, ZERO pollution, 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.
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.
Climate CEO Interviews (aka, The Torch)
This is my Q&A series with CEOs and Presidents growing businesses that tackle climate change. Recent interviewees lead innovative companies such as Sofdesk, Dvinci Energy, TIST, Plantible Foods, BIOMILQ, Energicity, Rebellyous Foods, and Dandelion Energy.
My goal is to tell positive stories about world changers that are fighting the good fight, despite the all the terrible news out there.