Peter L. Corsell

Chairman, GridPoint, Inc.

Peter L. Corsell

Peter L. Corsell is Chairman and founder of GridPoint, an established leader in the clean tech industry.  M.I.T.’s Technology Review has recognized Mr. Corsell as one of the world’s top innovators under age 35 and the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader in 2010.

Mr. Corsell founded GridPoint in 2003 to fuel the widespread adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.  He served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2010.  Today, GridPoint delivers a broad range of smart grid, energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to enterprises, governments and electric utilities, enabling reduced energy costs, increased operating efficiencies and improved environmental performance.  The World Economic Forum selected GridPoint as a Technology Pioneer in 2008, and the company has been featured in several books including “Hot, Flat and Crowded” by Thomas L. Friedman.

Mr. Corsell was Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Energy (2008-2009) and is a founding member of the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan organization committed to the mass deployment of electric vehicles as imperative to U.S. national security.  Mr. Corsell is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Clinton Global Initiative.  He serves on the boards of ClearPath, a leading immigration software company, and the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, Florida.  Early in his career Mr. Corsell served with the U.S. State Department in Havana, Cuba and as a political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He holds a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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