Robert ParkerAdjunct Instructor NYU School of Professional Studies
Robert F. Parker teaches Clean Energy Entrepreneurship in the Certificate in Clean Energy Program. He has 25 years of experience in leadership, management, capital markets, and creating sustainable growth at public & private, non-profit, and government clients. Mr. Parker is a Director at Sif Capital Advisors and an Innovation Advisor to NYSERDA. Since 2005, he has focused on the ClimateTech sector, working as an entrepreneur, executive, banker, policy advisor, project developer, consultant, and investor. ClimateTech sector experience spans: Solar / PV; Energy Storage / Battery; CarbonTech; Smart Grid, Monitoring & Energy Efficiency; Waste Energy; Heat-to-Power; Thermal Efficiency; Geothermal; Thermal Efficiency; AgTech & FoodTech; Smart Water; Policy, Energy Insurance & Risk Products; and Smart Water. He has successfully navigated in the Cleantech Sector through two full economic cycles, which has given him an awareness of how to identify companies which have the ability to grow and be resilient through a variety of market conditions. Mr. Parker volunteers for the CleanTech Open, the NREL Industry Growth Forum, and the Canadian Technology Accelerator. Mr. Parker has an MBA from Loyola University – Chicago and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
The Clean Energy Ecosystem
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