About me

“Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet.”

I’ve been in Cleantech for over 13 years, in business for 30, my passion is to use my experience and my network to accelerate the growth of the global cleantech sector, though supporting founders, entrepreneurs and start ups to succeed and scale.

Day to day, I’m the founder and CEO of Hyperion Executive Search. We’re a global headhunting company like Egon Zender and Heidrick and Struggles. We work with some of the worlds most innovative cleantech companies, including many invested in by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

I believe through parternships and collaboration we can make an impact and achieve the impossible.

David Hunt is a prominent figure and thought leader in the clean technology sector. Hailed as a leading green entrepreneur by the Financial Times, David also presents at industry events such as EcoSummit, Energy Storage Europe, Solar & Storage Live and Fully Charged Live. He also hosts the ‘Leaders in Cleantech’ Podcast. He was also chosen as one of 25 LinkedIn Top Voices 2018, where he has over 150,000 followers.

David is a frequent contributor to trade publications such as Energy Storage News, Solar Power Portal, PV Tech, Clean Energy News and Smart Cities World. His industry insights have been quoted in UK broadsheet newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and the Sunday Times. Being well versed in business and economics, he has also lent his voice to the likes of BBC Radio Four and ITV’s 6 o’clock news.

A cleantech expert and industry insider, David specialises in the clean energy and eMobility sectors. His drive to accelerate these growing markets led him to set up Hyperion Executive Search Ltd, a talent acquisition company specialising in the cleantech space that incisively places talent where it’s needed. Hyperion has been helping businesses grow and succeed since 2014, with offices in Liverpool, Munich and Austin, TX. David’s headhunting team now operates across EMEA and the US. David is also Board Advisor at Nanotechnology company Nexgen Futures.

Before this, David co-founded an award-winning multi-technology renewable energy installation business, sat as a policy board member with the UK Renewable Energy Association, and was a member of PRASEG (Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group).

The ‘Leaders in Cleantech’ podcast is a platform where David invites expert guests from his network to share their cleantech journeys and insights. Speaking with entrepreneurs, CEOs, thought leaders and industry insiders, David explores the challenges, opportunities, highs, and lows of business in the cleantech sector.