David is a New England Chapter Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national community of business leaders who advocate for good environmental policy while building economic prosperity(www.e2.org) and has developed relationships with state and federal policy makers to support the growth of the clean energy industry. He is a founding member of the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Energy Special Interest Group and chaired the mentor program for what is now the Northeast Cleantech Open for its first four years. David also co-founded EPrime, which is a forum for clean energy entrepreneurs to network and support each other’s enterprises, was a board member of New England Energy and Environmental Funders, which educated investors interested in energy and environmental companies, and was a founding advisory board member of the New England Clean Energy Council.
Previously, David founded several companies, including Quantum Telecom Solutions which developed software for programmable switching equipment. He grew the company to profitability, with over 100% annual growth over a four-year period and then negotiated venture financing and sold the company to a division of Lucent Technologies. At Lucent, he served as Director in the New Ventures Group where he managed and evaluated a diverse set of early stage investments.
David was awarded a patent for co-developing a “one number” telecom service, and taught at Rutgers University in the Electrical Engineering Department. He received his BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, and completed his doctorate at MIT’s Lab for Energy and the Environment where he studied the utilization and commercialization of distributed generation and energy efficiency measures. His dissertation examined the impact of a variety of management and investment strategies and public policy initiatives on the success of new clean energy ventures. As Research Affiliate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, he supervises the continuation of this work.
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