Cleantech Approach’s partners bring together complementary experience in energy, technology and finance to address the challenges of developing, investing, and deploying renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.
David launched Cleantech Approach in March 2009, bringing his passion for research to the cleantech sector. The impetus behind starting CTA was to bridge the knowledge gap between purchasers and suppliers of technology by delivering both deep technology expertise and financial analysis. To date, his advisory and research focus has been on energy efficiency technologies, with deep sector knowledge in lighting and lighting controls.
Overall, David's background gives him a unique top-down market approach, with strength in both constructing broad industry frameworks and analyzing individual companies (both from technology and financial perspectives).
Prior to starting Cleantech Approach, David worked for 10 years as a sell-side equity research analyst with Morgan Stanley (most recently), Bank of America, Montgomery Securities, and Schroders. As an equity research analyst, his coverage universe centered on both the data communications hardware and communications software sector; he created innovative reports, affording new perspectives on the following industries: Data Communications; Network and Application Management; SS7; Customer Care & Billing; and Technical Software.
David has also successfully launched two entrepreneurial ventures: Approach Guides, downloadable cultural travel e-guidebooks that offer a new approach to understanding and appreciating the world’s most important historical sites and offer insight into the big-picture connections that exist between civilizations; and AG Wine, a top-rated wine app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad that takes an educational approach, profiling regions, appellations, grape varieties, and vintages.
David received his B.A. with honors from Harvard University, with a concentration in Government.