Environmental challenges facing the world today seem daunting, yet they present tremendous opportunities for “eco-entrepreneurs.” Green-tech and innovative environmental strategies show great promise for reviving the economy and improving the environment.
Eco-Entrepreneurship students at the Bren School are trained to advance an innovation along the trajectory from science to solution. The Eco-Entrepreneurship Advisory Council (EEAC) guides, supports, and promotes eco-entrepreneurship education at the Bren School, and serves as the primary conduit between the school and the entrepreneurial and investor communities.
Lecturer, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UC Santa Barbara
CEO, Salty Girl Seafood
At UCSB, Craig Cummings lectures on Entrepreneurship, “Lean Launch” for Start-ups, and Eco-Entrepreneurship. He also mentors student teams that participate in UCSB’s annual New Venture Competition. He recently became the CEO of Salty Girl Seafood, a start-up focused on the next-day delivery of fresh, traceable, and sustainable seafood directly from the boat to any restaurant or fish market in the U.S. Mr. Cummings has founded or co-founded several technology-driven start-up companies, including one that executed a multi-billion dollar IPO, and one that was acquired for approximately $650 million. His areas of technical expertise include advanced energy-conversion technologies, electronic vision systems, and advanced sensor concepts. Mr. Cummings has served as a trustee of both the UCSB Foundation and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. He serves on the advisory board of the Technology Management Program (TMP) at UCSB and is a member of Tech Coast Angels. Previously, he served as chairman of the Central Coast chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum. Mr. Cummings holds engineering degrees from UC Santa Barbara and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Andy Konigsberg has advised numerous energy and resources organizations and for the past thirty years on operations and leadership excellence and prior to that he served as a managing partner at Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services firm. Mr. Konigsberg is an expert at developing innovative business models and implementing associated leadership and operational changes in a variety of renewable energy, conventional electricity, gas, oil and water settings. He has worked with prominent companies in most major markets throughout the world including the Ford Motor Company, British Petroleum, US Department of Energy, USDOJ, ConAgra, Rockwell International, Boeing, and numerous Asia-Pacific, US and European power and water utility companies.
Mr. Konigsberg has also served on several boards, most recently with Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), a non-profit organization based in Harlem, New York City, providing education and employment opportunities for justice-involved young men. In addition, he has served on the international advisory council to Mercy Corps, one of the largest non-governmental organizations, which provides humanitarian relief and post-crisis support around the world. Mr. Konigsberg now calls Santa Barbara home with his wife, Elena and continues to be involved with local and international businesses primarily in green energy and sustainable resources.
David Kramer graduated with a BS from the University of the Witwatersrand, and earned his MA and PhD from Princeton University. He joined Thinking Machines Corp. as a research scientist, and then moved to Oracle. Subsequently, he founded a software consulting firm that consulted to high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. He retired from the consulting business to captain a sailboat in Mexico. On his return to California, Dr. Kramer joined the founders of startup Vivace Networks as a software architect. After Vivace was acquired, he joined Google, where amongst other things he led the team responsible for data storage and designed GIS systems for the enterprise. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and two children.
President & CEO
Mary Moslander is the founder of LiveHealthier, a global provider of innovative health management program. Moslander spent ten years as an executive with The Washington Post Company, helping to create, build, and manage several online and e-commerce products and services. Most recently, Moslander was vice president of strategy and product development at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, and was member of the executive team that developed and launched washingtonpost.com in 1996. Before joining The Washington Post, Moslander was director of client services for Cunningham Communication, a Silicon Valley marketing firm.
An award-winning entrepreneur, Moslander won first place in the 2006 StartRight! Business Plan competition, was named by Washington Business Journal as one of 25 Women Who Mean Business, was recognized by SmartWoman magazine as a 2006 Bravo! Entrepreneur Business Achievement winner, and was winner of the 2007 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award for Best Information Technology Company. In 2011, Moslander was honored with the Maryland Comptroller's Office Better with Less Award, Montgomery County, and in 2012 garnered the Maryland Incubator Graduate Company of the Year Award.
Moslander earned a BA in sociology from UC Santa Barbara and graduated with honors with an MS in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from Chapman University. She lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and three daughters.
Infinity Wind Power
Matt Riley is Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Wind Power. Mr. Riley co-founded the company in April 2008 with the goal of developing quality wind projects with a focus on landowner and community issues. His experience in the wind industry spans eight years, during which time the wind industry has experienced unprecedented growth. During his tenure with Clipper Windpower Development Company, Mr. Riley originated more than 10,000 megawatts of wind projects in North America. Navigating the complex issues inherent in wind project development is his core strength, which was demonstrated during the origination ande xecution of the Intrepid and Victory wind project,s now owned and operated by MidAmerican Energy Company. Since starting Infinity, he has originated over 2,000 megawatts of wind projects in the U.S., including the Ironwood Wind Project. Mr. Riley holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management degree (2003) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the UC Santa Barbara.
Marc Stuart is a private equity investor in the carbon and clean-energy space. His firm, Allotrope Ventures, seeks out early-stage opportunities in technology and execution platforms that are positioned to thrive in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Previously, Mr. Stuart co-founded EcoSecurities in 1997 and departed in the spring of 2010, following transition to full integration as a subsidiary of JP Morgan. With offices in 16 countries, EcoSecurities was a globally leading developer of greenhouse gas-reduction projects and was publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange until it was purchased by JP Morgan in 2009. Marc was Director of New Business Development and also headed up the firm's Government and Regulatory Affairs Group, providing the firms positions within the evolving policy and regulatory processes of the UN, EU, US and elsewhere. He has nearly 20 years of international business development experience in carbon markets, project finance, and clean energy development across more than 30 countries.
He is currently serving a two-year term as one of two private-sector observers to the World Bank's $5 billion Clean Technology Fund. In January 2009, he was named one of 30 "Green Heroes" by CNBC European Business magazine. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics, and the Claremont Graduate University.
Emeritus Eco-E Advisory Council Members
Jim Boyden, is a management consultant and investor in energy and other areas. He served as Director of Energy and Environment Programs at Vulcan, Inc, the investment and project-management company founded by Paul G. Allen. In that role from 2000 to 2009, Dr. Boyden proposed, evaluated, and managed environment- and energy-related investments and grants. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of a Vulcan investment company dedicated to producing clean, low-cost energy without greenhouse gas emissions. Before joining Vulcan, Dr. Boyden was senior vice president at Interval Research Corp., an independent R&D firm financed by Allen, and prior to that, he made significant contributions to computing technology as Laboratory Director at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, where he headed the innovation of the inkjet and laser printers. Boyden received his BS and MS degrees in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University and his PhD in Physics from Caltech. He has more than 25 patents to his name. As an extension to his career, Dr. Boyden has become a professional photographer. He is a resident of Ojai, California.