|September 19, 2012|
6:15p - 8:30p (246 days ago)
Environment/Energy Circle Meeting
New Resource Bank, 405 Howard Street, Suite 120, San Francisco, CA
Join us for our Environment/Energy Circle's September Meeting, where you'll hear from guest speaker Brian Steel, find out how you can get engaged, and how our new grant partnerships are taking shape! If you're a non-member considering joining, come check out what's in store.
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Environment/Energy Featured Speaker Brian Steel is an expert in renewable energy and a successful business leader. He will discuss his role as the Co-Director of Cleantech to Market, Haas School of Business and governing partner at Clean Energy Advantage, which seeks to grow investments in renewable energy in the U.S.
Brian Steel is Co-Director of the Cleantech to Market program (Energy Institute at Haas) at UC Berkeley to which he brings 30 years of business innovation and leadership experience. He is also a governing partner of Clean Energy Advantage Partners. Brian serves on the advisory board of the Berkeley Startup Cluster and is a mentor to companies in the Greenstart digital cleantech accelerator.
In addition, he is an advisor to the Department of Energy, working on both renewable energy financing and solar initiatives, and to the Renewable Energy Trust. Prior to joining the UC Berkeley faculty, Brian was Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development for PG&E Corporation, where he led the energy industry's first tax-equity solar project financing by an investor-owned utility, investing $400 million in nearly $1 billion of photovoltaic assets from 2010-2011.
Prior roles include Chairman, International, Pandora Media – the world's leading Internet radio company; President, International, Overture Services – building a billion-dollar division of Yahoo! with operations in 20 countries; President and CEO, Idealab Silicon Valley and Managing Director of Idealab; and President and COO, On Command.
Previously, Brian was Senior Vice President and co-head of the Real Estate Merchant Banking Group at Shearson Lehman Brothers. He has served on the boards of more than 20 early-stage technology companies, several of which went public, and many of which had successful acquisition exits. His separate angel investments include LiveOps and Powerset (sold to Microsoft). Brian holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Economics from Duke University, where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar.
Agenda: (subject to change)
6:15pm - Dinner & Networking
7:00pm - Welcome, Introductions, Announcements
7:15pm - Speaker: Brian Steel, Energy Institute Haas. Clean Energy Advantage Partners
7:45pm - Grant Partner Project Discussion
8:15pm - Meeting Wrap-Up
We look forward to seeing you there!
Braden Penhoet and Sienna Rogers
Co-Chairs, Environment/Energy Circle
Coordinator, Environment/Energy Circle
Thank you to New Resource Bank and Gary Groff for hosting us at their office.