The co-founder and CEO of 3Degrees, Dan is responsible for 3Degrees’ overall business strategy and leads new product and service development.
Before forming 3Degrees, Dan co-founded the Utility Partnership and Renewable Energy Certificates division of 3 Phases Energy in 2002 and served as its general manager for five years. During this time, Dan successfully positioned the company as a leading provider of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and utility voluntary green power program services.
In 2007, Dan led the formation of 3Degrees, a spin-off of the 3 Phases division he co-founded and ran from 2002 through 2007. Since its formation, Dan has strengthened 3Degrees’ leadership position in the U.S. REC and utility green power program markets. In addition, Dan has managed 3Degrees’ successful expansion into the carbon markets and the development of 3Degrees' Environmental Market Services group, which helps renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction project owners bring their RECs and carbon offsets to market, encouraging the development of similar projects.
Dan directly advises many of 3Degrees’ partners on renewable energy and carbon balancing strategy, particularly in respect to corporate sustainability. Under his leadership, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized 3Degrees with its Non-Utility Green Power Supplier of the Year award five times.
Dan’s professional experience also includes work as a management consultant at Carlisle, Fagan, Gaskins & Wise (CFGW) and at Carlisle & Company from 1996 to 2000, where he served clients in regulated industries. Prior to this, he worked in corporate finance at JPMorgan covering Basic Industries.
Dan co-founded the Renewable Energy Business Network (REBN) in 2002 and is a member of the advisory board for the University of Arizona’s Masters in Climate Science and Solutions program.
A native of Massachusetts, Dan holds a B.A. with honors in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. with a certificate in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.