Business Activities


“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

I’ve founded and scaled companies. I’ve founded and failed companies. I’ve worked with some of the great cleantech success stories, their founders, VC’s and leadership teams. I’ve learned a lot. I have grey hair and wrinkles!

My passion is to use these experiences, these lessons, to accelerate the clean energy and mobility transitions, working with entrepreneurs, founders, Investors and industry Thought Leaders to create opportunities, jobs and a better environment and society.

I’m open to hear about opportunities for

• NED/Board Advisor roles
• JV and Partnerships
• Consultancy
• Mentoring
• Scale up support
• Speaking

Hyperion Executive Search I’m proud to lead the amazing team at Hyperion Executive Search, which now has offices in Liverpool (UK), Munich (Germany) and Austin, TX (USA). We work throughout EMEA and North America, with amazing start-ups and scale-ups. Our clients come from across the Cleantech sector, including Energy Storage, Smart Mobility, eMobility, Renewable energy and the circular economy.

I’m proud to be an Advisor and Mentor for the global cleantech accelerator, Plug and Play. Plug and Play’s core objective is to catalyze technological advancement. Over the past 12 years, they have built the largest innovation platform on the planet, bringing together startups, investors, and blue chip corporations. They are now active in 22 locations globally, including U.S., China, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia, and Mexico.

We are experts in facilitating meaningful introductions, investing in startups, and bringing together key stakeholders into one world-changing network.

I love supporting the growth of cleantech companies globally. The Canadian cleantech sector is booming, and I’m delighted to be a Mentor for Foresight. Foresight is a Canadian cleantech ecosystem builder and accelerator. They help drive the growth, commercialization, and adoption of clean technologies, developed by small to medium-sized enterprises (SME). They focus on scaling technology that will help governments and industry meet progressive climate targets and fully transition to a green economy.

I’m delighted to be an Advisor and Mentor for the Greentech Alliance. The Greentech Alliance is a community of Greentech companies from all over the world which connects the members to top tier VCs, media and experts.

For the last decade the movement to create solutions in the fight against climate change has reshaped the world and given humanity an opportunity to use the power of community and technology to shape a vision of a sustainable future. We built the Greentech Alliance to connect the stakeholders who are true to this vision and who work tirelessly for our planet and its communities.

Nexgen Futures. I’m delighted to work with Nexgen Futures as a Board Advisor, supporting them as they exploit an innovative, and disruptive Nanotechnology for use in a multitude of heating applications, from buildings to wearables.

EcoLogo Investments. I’ve seen the awesome work ecoligo do from the earliest days, having met Martin Baart at an event in Berlin. ecoligo enables businesses in emerging markets to use clean energy. With fully financed solar-as-a-service and energy efficiency-as-a-service solutions, ecoligo makes it easy for businesses to go green and lower their energy costs. Projects are funded through crowdinvesting, enabling impact-driven individuals to fight the climate crisis with their investments. I’m delighted to be an Ambassador for ecoligo investments.

Cleantech Heroes.

This is an awesome campaign I’m proud to have initiated alongside a couple of passionate cleantech freinds.

Cleantech Heroes is an initiative of Life Size Media, Hyperion Executive Search and Inven Capital that is providing free individual consultations to enable cleantech companies to realise their full potential.

Collectively, the teams behind Cleantech Heroes have the experience and knowledge to accelerate these companies towards their commercial goals.



David is an inspiring business leader, a captivating speaker, and a true champion of the clean tech sector. If you are in need of recruiting senior leaders, or looking for mentoring and adding value to a start-up, founding team, or investor Group as an independent NED or Board Advisor, look no further.

Rick Snyder- Business Coach, Author of Decisive Intuition