In graduate school at Stanford, Dan sat in on a speech delivered by T.J. Glautier, former Deputy Secretary and COO of the U.S. Department of Energy under the Clinton administration, that changed his life. It resonated so much, it inspired him to dedicate his business talents towards playing a part in building the renewable energy sector in the United States to address climate change.
In 2007, Dan co-led the formation of 3Degrees with Steve McDougal, a spin-off of the 3 Phases Energy Services division Dan co-founded and ran from 2002 through 2007. Under Dan’s leadership as CEO (until January 2015), 3Degrees successfully entered the utility green pricing, REC and carbon offset markets and converted to a B Corp. Today, 3Degrees makes it possible for businesses to take urgent action on climate change by helping hundreds of organizations incorporate clean energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies into their business operations. Currently, Dan serves as the Chairman of 3Degrees, focusing on the company’s long-term corporate strategy and strategic initiatives.
A native of Maynard, MA, Dan graduated with a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Dartmouth College and an MBA with a Certificate in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
When he isn’t helping build 3Degrees, Dan lives with his Dartmouth wife and three children in Marin County. Dan also serves on the board of trustees of the Mark Day School and the governing council of the Northern Sierra Partnership, which is dedicated to conserving the natural landscapes of the Northern Sierra Nevada.