David is co-founder and immediate past President and CEO of GreenerU. He is an industry veteran whose career grew out of a passion for making a positive environmental impact by improving the way we generate and consume energy—a passion that still motivates him today.
In his 25+-year career, David held a range of engineering and management positions in a variety of types of businesses. His experience is rooted in the years he spent as an energy engineer, conceiving, analyzing, developing, and designing energy projects primarily for large commercial and institutional clients. His technical expertise encompasses HVAC systems, building automation, lighting and central heating, cooling, and power generation (combined heat and power) plants. David also has significant project management experience focused on managing multi-faceted energy projects and programs for large institutional clients. In his time at GreenerU, David has been responsible for developing several innovative programs with utilities and quasi-state agencies to accelerate delivery of energy efficiency on college and university campuses. He brings a talent for assembling and leading teams, as well as a deep, hands-on understanding of GreenerU’s work to that role. David is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, with a Bachelor of Arts in energy studies.
While hitchhiking up and down Japan in his early 20s, he and a friend were picked up by a yakuza—i.e., Japanese mafia—and his girlfriend. After two days of wining and dining, the young Americans politely negotiated a ride back to Tokyo...by train.