Rob Pratt is the Chairman and CEO of GreenerU, a company he founded to help colleges and universities become sustainability leaders while reducing energy, water and infrastructure costs. Previously, Rob was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Energia Global International (EGI, now Enel Latin America), a company that became one of the leading renewable energy companies in Central America. Prior to GreenerU, Rob was the senior vice president of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, where he worked with cities, states and nonprofit organizations in developing innovative, large-scale energy efficiency implementation projects. He also served as director of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, a $250 million state fund to promote renewable energy and clean energy economic development.
Rob is a nationally renowned expert in clean energy and serves as chairman emeritus of the American Council on Renewable Energy. He is also chairman and a board member of the International Institute for Energy Conservation, an organization he founded in 1984. Rob is Treasurer and a board member of the Alliance to Save Energy, a board member of the New England Clean Energy Council, and President and board member of the Cambridge Energy Alliance. He earned an MPA degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. Pratt complete CV
David Adamian is co-founder and Vice President for Engineering and Operations for GreenerU, bringing more than 18 years of experience in project management and corporate management. Previously, David was regional manager for HEC/Select Energy Services where he developed, designed, and implemented major upgrades to central utility plants, installed cogeneration facilities, and completed large energy efficiency projects for the University of Massachusetts, Bridgewater State College, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. David was also a vice president for Carter & Burgess, a major national engineering firm, and founded an engineering consulting firm focusing on energy efficiency and cogeneration, boiler, and chiller plants. David earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Adamian complete CV
David Kopans is co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for GreenerU. Previously, Dave was head of finance/CFO for two publicly traded companies and is a serial entrepreneur who has started, operated, and advised software, hardware, biotech, and clean-energy companies. After starting his career as a CPA and CMA at Coopers & Lybrand, Dave has been actively involved in renewable energy. He co-founded Value Added Energy Information Systems (VAEIS) in 2003, a leading provider of metering and monitoring services for renewable energy. In 2005, VAEIS merged with Fat Spaniel Technologies and Dave assumed responsibility for business development and regulatory affairs. Today, he mentors teams in the MIT Ignite Clean Energy competition and is a member of the board of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Dave is a graduate of Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and public policy. He also holds an MBA degree, with honors, in finance and accounting from New York University. Kopans complete CV
Bonny is the Director of Sustainability at GreenerU. She is widely recognized as a leader in higher education sustainability as a result of her many accomplishments at Arizona State University (ASU). As Director of University Sustainability Practices at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, she worked with President Michael Crow in helping the University chart a course to achieve carbon neutrality and integrate sustainability into all of its operations and practices. In her seven years at ASU, Bonny was a key contributor to the university-wide solar initiative and the installation of 10 megawatts of solar photovoltaics; the establishment of a $3 million Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Loan Fund; a redesigned recycling program for over 70,000 students; and the highly acclaimed Carbon Neutrality Action Plan. She has provided guidance and support to numerous colleges and has mentored many students. Bonny is active in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Bonny is a LEED Accredited Professional and has a BA in Environmental Sciences from Mount Holyoke College. Bentzin complete CV
Kailash Viswanathan is the Director of Energy Efficiency for GreenerU, with more than 17 years of experience in energy services. His primary responsibility is the development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Prior to GreenerU, Kailash held senior positions for Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI), most recently as the project development manager for its Solutions business and earlier as the technical lead for higher education and healthcare facilities for the Northeast. Kailash is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University, India. He is a member of the Association of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Project Management Institute. Viswanathan complete CV