About me

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

I’ve been in Cleantech for over 15 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 Cleantech Group. The Group includes Hyperion Executive Search. A global headhunting company for Board, C-Suite and Senior hires. We work with some of the world’s most innovative cleantech companies, including many invested in by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The latest addition to the Group is Fully Charged Recruitment, a collaboration with the Fully Charged Show, focused again on the cleantech sector, but for mid to senior roles.

I believe when you have the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with a sense of mission, we can make a real impact and achieve the impossible.

David Hunt is a prominent figure and thought leader in the cleantech sector. Hailed as a leading green entrepreneur by the Financial Times, David also presents at industry events such as EcoSummit, Energy Storage Europe and Fully Charged Live. He also hosts the ‘Leaders in Cleantech’ Podcast. He was also chosen as one of 25 Linked In Top Voices 2018, and is a Board Advisor, a Mentor for several cleantech accelerators and Speaker.

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 Forbes Magazine, BBC Radio Four and ITV’s 6 O’clock News.

A cleantech expert and industry insider, David specialises in the clean energy and eMobility transitions. His drive to accelerate these growing markets led him to set up Hyperion Cleantech Group Ltd, a Group of companies in talent acquisition, specialising in the cleantech space that incisively places talent where it’s needed. Leadership and talent retention are also core to their offering.  Hyperion Group companies have been helping some of the world’s most innovative cleantech businesses grow and succeed since 2014, with offices in Liverpool, London, Munich and Jacksonville, FL. David’s headhunting team now operates across EMEA and North America.

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 leading entrepreneurs, CEOs, thought leaders and industry insiders, David explores the challenges, opportunities, highs, and lows of business in the cleantech sector.