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Nancy Pfund

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Nancy Pfund
Managing Partner,
DBL Investors

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Nancy E. Pfund
is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Investors, a venture capital firm located in San Francisco, whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions in which it invests.  As a leading player in the growing field of “impact investing”, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement, and Nancy writes and speaks frequently on this topic. Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including; SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), BrightSource Energy, Primus Power, Eco.logic Brands, EcoScraps, OPx Biotechnologies, Powergenix and, prior to their public offerings, Tesla Motors and Pandora Media. 

Originally a regional venture capital group within JPMorgan, DBL Investors spun out as an independent firm in January 2008.  Ms. Pfund joined JPMorgan (then Hambrecht & Quist) in 1984 first as a securities analyst and then as a Venture Capital Partner and Managing Director.  Ms. Pfund also built and directed H&Q’s external affairs and philanthropic programs from 1996 to 2001.  Previously, from 1977-1984, Ms. Pfund worked at Intel Corporation, the State of California Department of Health Services and the California Governor's Office of Appropriate Technology, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Sierra  Club.

In 1988, President Bush appointed Ms. Pfund as a charter member of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. In 1999, Ms. Pfund was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Congressional Web-Based Education Commission.  Ms. Pfund is a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Davis Center for Energy Efficiency; the Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University; the California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) board of directors; a C3E Ambassador to the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Program, led by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with the MIT Energy Initiative; and is a founding officer and director of ABC2, a foundation aimed at accelerating a cure for brain cancer.

Ms. Pfund is the author, along with Benjamin Healey of the widely cited report on the history of U.S. energy subsidies entitled, “What Would Jefferson Do? The Historical Role of Federal Subsidies in Shaping America’s Energy Subsidies” and co-authored with Michael Lazar, “Red, White & Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs”.  
Ms. Pfund received her BA and MA in anthropology from Stanford University, and her MBA from the Yale School of Management.

2013 Speakers Include

Dan Adler Dan Adler
President,
CalCEF
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Managing Director,
GE Ventures
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Doug Arent
Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

baker-kyle0 Kyle Jones Baker
Principal,
Greentech Capital Advisors
black-neil0 Neil Black
President,
California BioEnergy
bohn-john0 John A. Bohn
CEO
Renewable Energy Trust
Dan Adler Michael Butler
CEO,
Cascadia Capital
brower-michae0l Michael Brower
Interim President & CEO,
ACORE
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Steve Corneli
Senior Vice President,
Policy & Strategy,
NRG Energy, Inc.

davidson-peter0 Peter Davidson
Executive Director
U.S. Department of Energy: Loan Programs Office's (LPO)
deleon-kevin0 Senator Kevin de Leόn
Representing District 22,
California State Senate
desmond-joseph0 Joseph Desmond
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Government Affairs,
BrightSource Energy Inc.
detering-paul0 Paul Detering
CEO,
Tioga Energy
diaz-chris0 Chris Diaz
Partner,
Seminole Financial Services
eckel-jeff0 Jeff Eckel
President and CEO,
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure
eggert-anthony0 Anthony Eggert
Executive Director,
U.C. Davis Policy  Institute
Dan Adler Ira Ehrenpreis
General Partner,
Technology Partners
eisenberger-nick0 Nicholas Moore Eisenberger
Managing Partner,
Pure Energy Partners
feo-ed0 Ed Feo
Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director,
Coronal Management LLC
field-david0 David Field
CEO & Co-founder,
OneRoof Energy
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Jonathan Foster
CFO,
LS9

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Michel Gelobter
Founder & Chairman,
Cooler

grant-terry2-0 Terry Grant
Managing Director,
Marathon Capital
grow-skip0 Schuyler "Skip" Grow
Managing Director, Clean Technology Group,
Morgan Stanley
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Henry Hely Hutchinson
Managing Director,
Euromoney Energy Events

kreamer-nat0 Nat Kreamer
CEO,
Clean Power Finance
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Tracey A. LeBeau
Acting Manager, Transmission Infrastructure Program,   
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

macwilliams-john0 John MacWilliams
Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy,
U.S. Department of Energy
mashall-bates0 Bates Marshall
Vice President,
Medium Power Solutions,
SMA America, LLC
mark-juancarlo0 Joncarlo Mark
Founder,
Upwelling Capital Group
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Richard Matsui
CEO,
kWh Analytics

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Stephen Munro
US Policy Analyst and Editor,
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

orourke-stephen0 Stephen O'Rourke
Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainable Officer,
MEMC/SunEdison
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Lynn Orr
Keleen & Carlton Beal Professor; Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment,
Stanford University

oros-dan0 Dan Oros
Partner,
Kleiner Perkins
Paul Owen Paul Owen
Account Manager,
Caterpillar Financial
Jeetu Balchandani Kyung-Ah Park
Managing Director, Head of Environmental Markets Group,
Goldman Sachs
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Haresh Patel
CEO and  Co-founder,
Mercatus Inc.

peevey-michael0 Michael R. Peevey
President
California Public Utilities Commission
peterman-carla0 Carla Peterman
Commissioner,
California Public Utilities Commission
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Mark T. Peters
Deputy Laboratory Director,
Argonne National Laboratory

pettit-julia0 Julia R. Pettit
Of Counsel,
Stoel Rives LLP
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Managing Partner,
DBL Investors
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Michael Picker
Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy Facilities,
California Governor's Office

pimentel-john0 John Pimentel
President,
Foundation Wind Power
radtke-chris0 Christopher Radtke
Director,
Credit Suisse
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Dick Rai
Manager,
PNC Energy Capital

redinger-andrew0 Andrew Redinger
Managing Director and Group Head,
Keybanc Capital Markets
Dan Reicher

Dan Reicher
Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance,
Stanford University

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CEO,
SolarCity
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Gregory Rosen
Chief Investment Officer,
Mosaic

schauble-barney0 Barney Schauble
Managing Principal,
Nephila Advisors
sharp-phil0 Phil Sharp
President,
Resources for the Future (RFF)
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J. Radford Small
Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs

sternthal-rob0 Rob Sternthal
President,
Reznick Capital Markets Securities, LLC
setyer-tom0 Tom Steyer
Founder & Board Chair,
Advanced Energy Economy Institute
Business Leader & Investor
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President,
Renewable Resources Group
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Timothy Vail
CEO & Founder,
G2X Energy

Vant-Hof-Darren0 Darren Van't Hof
Director of Renewable Energy Investment,
US Bank
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Partner,
Dentons
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Chase Weir
Co-Founder & CEO,
Distributed Sun

yuzon-damon0 Damon Yuzon
CFA, Principal,
Wastewater Capital Management (WCM)
zalke-ed0 Edward W. Zaelke
Partner,
Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld LLP
   

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