Jason is CEO & Managing Director of Energy Foundry, an energy and cleantech impact venture capital fund, where he sets the firm’s vision, leads its investment activities, and advises its entrepreneurs. Jason is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches energy and cleantech entrepreneurship. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Clean Energy Trust and the Midwest Energy Forum.
Prior to co-founding Energy Foundry, Jason co-founded Energy Results, where he was the company’s CEO. At Energy Results he built a leading residential energy business, which gained significant market traction and was adopted by industry leaders such as Best Buy. Before co-founding Energy Results, Jason worked at McKinsey & Co. where he was a member of the firm’s Energy & Climate Change leadership teams. In this role, Jason worked with many leading companies and public entities, advising them on a broad range of topics with particular focus on energy, alternative energy, smart-grid, efficiency, carbon, EV’s and consumer trends.
Earlier in his career, Jason worked for the CEO of GVW Holdings, an industrial and transportation platform of The Carlyle Group, where he led direct investments and was an active Board Member of GVW’s portfolio companies. Prior to working with GVW, Jason served as Vice President of Corporate Development at The Interpublic Group. Jason other experience include working for Sterling Partners and the Transaction Advisory Group at Arthur Andersen.
Jason is a frequent speaker at industry events on cleantech, energy and smart grid. He and his work have been featured in numerous media outlets including NBC, Entrepreneur, Crain’s, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and Greentech Media. Recently, he was named by NBC as one of Chicago’s top "Eco-preneurs".
He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University.