Jimmy Jia, Managing Partner, grew up within walking distance to the ocean and forests of Central California, where he learned the value of environmental stewardship early on. As an entrepreneur, author and strategist, he uses energy as an indicator of corporate governance and strategy responsibly manage consumption of natural resources.
Currently, he sits on the board for the Center for Sustainable Energy, chairing the Strategy Committee, is a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University and an adjunct faculty member at Presidio Graduate School. His book, Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power has been sold in over 15 countries.
As Chair Emeritus of the MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest, he led an all-volunteer organization for 4-years to produce dozens of events in technology innovation and entrepreneurship. These programs included the Future of Fun, Science Fiction Meets Technology and Meet the Angels, among others, that support the innovation economy.
He received his BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Oxford. Read his personal reflection on his energy path: 20 Years Later