Executive Search: Energy

BSG executive search expertise covers a vast array of Energy and CleanTech industries.

Retained Executive Search for Energy

One of the larger new practice areas for BSG in the last 7  years has been Energy, and specifically its related cleantech subsectors. Given its relative newness as an industry, cleantech has been referred to alternatively as renewable energy, sustainable energy, and greentech. We’re proud to have done search work in the vast majority of subsectors of cleantech including:

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Green chemistry
  • Water technologies
  • Software related to energy efficiency
  • Energy services
Our Search Specialties & Expertise in Energy
Latest Articles
BSG Team Ventures Completes Cleantech Energy Search in 90 Days for EVP Sales for Telkonet BSG Team Ventures is pleased to have assisted in the recent search for Telkonet’s new Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Subscribing to the renewable energy industry mantra, “Efficiency is the first fuel,” Telkonet provides energy efficiency systems for residency intensive buildings. Read More
An Insider’s look at UK innovation in cleantech / greentech & sustainability A comprehensive gathering of the UK cleantech ecosystem for an exchange of ideas and “show-and-tell” around the UK of their commitment to sustainability and cleantech thought leadership. Our US band of cleantech brethren among others included investors from Rockport Capital and Kleiner Perkins. There were three notable differences between the UK and US surrounding renewable energy & cleantech: Read More
BSG Team Ventures completes search for residential energy efficiency firm BSG Team Ventures has recruited Alexander D. (Lex) Crosett III to join the executive team of Conservation Services Group (CSG). As Executive Vice President of Software and Services, Crosett shall oversee the company’s software development, information systems and network operations. Read More

energy & cleantech

BSG’s body of search work parallels the evolution of the cleantech industry.

Energy storage.

One of the most exciting areas of the cleantech innovation sector, energy storage remains the holy grail, or the “last mile” challenge for energy markets. BSG has done searches in cathode/anode materials like graphene.

Fuel cells.

Another storage related area, BSG has done search work in hydrogen-based and other fuel cell related technologies, for both stationary and mobile applications, military and commercial.


BSG has done numerous searches in the wind sector, including searches for break-through wind measurement solution (SODAR), to wind farm software management and monitoring to wind turbine technologies.


BSG has done search work around clean water, everything from filters and filtering technologies  to innovative new twists on both reverse and forward osmosis solutions.


One of the largest subsectors of the new energy development landscape, BSG has done searches in everything from photovoltaic/ PV silicon wafer technology for solar cells to inverter technologies, thermal window innovation and more.  Downstream solar development has also been an area of BSG expertise, with a track record in solar energy development, ownership and operation. Multi-megawatt solar fields, site acquisition, design, engineering and construction, along with financing and project management.

Green chemistry.

BSG has done searches in areas of green chemistry that touch on carbon sequestration and alternative plastics.

Energy efficiency and energy consumption and management.

BSG has done a host of searches in energy efficiency, energy consumption monitoring, and energy auditing.  Often these searches involve a combination of software and services capabilities, and span the energy supply chain spectrum from ISOs to commercial transmission, and both commercial and residential energy auditing, retrofitting, demand response, power purchase agreements, and co-generation solutions.  BSG has also done work in the smart home sector and related LED lighting segments.


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 “Clark performed an executive search for one of SJF's clean energy portfolio company with excellent results. He was diligent at helping us find the best talent, with superb results, and is quite informed and connected in cleantech sector."

David Kirkpatrick, SJF Ventures

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