Jason is CEO & Managing Director of Energy Foundry, a venture capital fund focused on transformational energy innovations, where he sets the firm’s vision, leads its investment activities, and advises its entrepreneurs. He is Executive Director of ISEIF, the nation’s largest independent smart grid consumer education fund. Jason is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches energy and cleantech entrepreneurship.
He’s a Board member of multiple companies, including Glidepath Power and InVekTek and is on the Advisory Boards of a number of leading industry organizations, including Spark Clean Energy and WBC/ChicagoNEXT and co-led the effort to create Coalition: Energy, the Midwest’s hub for Energy & Cleantech Innovation.
Jason is a frequent speaker and commentator on energy, cleantech and smart grid. He and his work have been featured in numerous media outlets (TV, Print & Radio) including NBC, New York Times, NPR, Entrepreneur, PBS, Forbes, Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, Greentech Media, Jerusalem Post, Bangkok Post and INC. He was named by NBC as one of Chicago’s top “Eco-preneurs”, MwEN 40 under 40 and WGN as their “Entrepreneur of the Week”.
He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he received the Dean’s Award of Distinction and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University.