FORA.tv Speaker - John Woolard
John co-founded Silicon Energy, one of the first successful clean tech companies, and was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2003. Following Itron’s acquisition of Silicon Energy, John served as its Vice President of Software Solutions and subsequently the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Prior to BrightSource Energy, John was an Executive-in-Residence in VantagePoint Venture Partner’s CleanTech Group and remains a Venture Partner with the firm.
With over twenty years in the energy technology field, John has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, PG&E, and Alpine Software. He is co-author of a patent for web-based Energy Management systems and has been a member of the executive sessions on National Energy Policy in Washington D.C. John is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and has served on the Board of the California Clean Energy Fund, the Tuolumne River Preservation Trust, and the Strategic Advisory Board for Xcel Energy.
John holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, a Masters in Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
01.29.08 | 01:20:57 min
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