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About-Intro


“A business is an entity with more revenue than expenses. A sustainability plan gives more resources back to the environment than it takes away. Therefore, a sustainable business generates profits while giving back to the environment.”

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About-Intro


“A business is an entity with more revenue than expenses. A sustainability plan gives more resources back to the environment than it takes away. Therefore, a sustainable business generates profits while giving back to the environment.”

Jimmy has a multi-disciplinary background, ranging from entrepreneur, author, educator, strategist, and speaker.  As founder and CEO of Distributed Energy Management, he helps companies create corporate strategies that align energy consumption with financial strategy. This helps corporations “right-size” their consumption, thereby reducing wasted energy expenditures. In acting as a “Chief Utility Officer” for companies, he helps CFOs manage the life-cycle costs of their utility line-item to save money, reduce exposure to volatile pricing, increase profitability, and improve competitive advantage.

He is active in the community, currently sitting on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego and being a member of the Executive Committee CleanTech Alliance in Seattle. In that capacity, he also chairs the Events Committee, supporting the Breakfast Speaker Series, the Leadership Summit and the annual Showcase. As Chair Emeritus of the MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest, he led an all-volunteer organization for 4-years to produce a dozen events in technology innovation and entrepreneurship every year. These programs include the Future of Fun, Science Fiction Meets Technology, Meet the Angels and others that support the innovation economy. 

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About-Community


“Technology innovations happen at the intersections of disciplines. Energy innovations will happen at the intersections of our major energy infrastructures”

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“Technology innovations happen at the intersections of disciplines. Energy innovations will happen at the intersections of our major energy infrastructures”

As an educator, he teaches both Strategy and the Sustainable Energy Solutions Certificate at Presidio Graduate School, helping MBA students understand the impact of energy systems on societal outcomes.  By examining user demands, MBA students learn how societal issues influence the energy infrastructure decision-making process.  He also frequently guest lecturer and speaker at George Washington University, Oxford University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, among others.

His book, Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power, published by Cambridge University Press, demonstrates how companies and countries have used outcome-oriented energy approaches to reduce their carbon footprint. It explores topics of mobility, security, comfort and resilience as core values for the energy sector to address. He has also written numerous articles about best practices in energy management, including for Harvard Business Review.

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About-Educator


Effective leaders must navigate the societal conundrums created at the intersection of energy, environment and the economy.”

About-Educator


Effective leaders must navigate the societal conundrums created at the intersection of energy, environment and the economy.”

Jimmy received his BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Oxford. He is on numerous boards, including the Center for Sustainable Energy and the CleanTech Alliance. He holds 5 patents, authored numerous publications, and is a frequent speaker and moderator on topics of energy futurism and leadership. His workshops have helped companies discover easy strategies in utility management that achieve significant results. His lectures are impactful and reframe the energy problem in ways that are simple, effective and achievable.

About-Series


 

This three-part series discusses how he entered into the energy industry.

Why I Went Into Energy Part I

Why I Went Into Energy Part II

Why I Went Into Energy Part III

 

About-Series


 

This three-part series discusses how he entered into the energy industry.

Why I Went Into Energy Part I

Why I Went Into Energy Part II

Why I Went Into Energy Part III

 

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