“John deepens our already strong Energy & Sustainability bench and will leverage more than 30 years of government, business, and military experience to help our clients advance their goals,” said Alex Hecht, Executive Vice President & Director of Operations. “His understanding of both the Department of Energy and the commercialization and financing of energy and other technology projects will be invaluable to our clients in those industries. We look forward to welcoming him as an integral part of the ML Strategies team.”
For 15 years, John served in senior executive-level positions in the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Army. Most recently, he was a senior advisor to the director of the DOE’s Loan Programs Office, where he led outreach and business development for programs to finance clean energy projects dealing with advanced vehicle manufacturing, critical minerals for battery supply chains, and commercial demonstration of advanced clean energy technologies. In addition to several senior operational roles, he also served as the Director of the DOE Solar Energy Technology Office, the Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for clean transportation and energy efficiency, and Executive Director of the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force, all high-profile positions that advanced key administration policy objectives and required broad engagement across federal and state governments.
John also previously directed new business development efforts and oversaw strategy development for technology start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. While working for a US-based multinational technology company, John spearheaded corporate venture capital investments and other strategic growth initiatives to expand the company’s reach in a range of advanced materials markets and technologies.
ML Strategies professionals in Boston and Washington, DC use their extensive experience in federal, state, and city government, as well as in the private sector, to build creative, informed, and strategic solutions that meet clients’ goals.