January 7, 2016 – Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has launched a new power & clean technology practice. Managing partner Jim Thompson will lead the new practice and he will be joined by fellow managing partners Mary Campagnano and Gary Payne.
Allen Austin’s new sector orientation will be focused on critical growth areas, including solar, wind, fuel cells, energy storage, smart grid, bio-tech, clean air technologies, clean water technologies, waste to energy, waste conversion, transportation energy alternatives, energy efficiency, and private equity.
“Our new power & clean technology practice addresses the demand for a new generation of talent to transform both energy and the environment,” said Rob Andrews, chief executive officer and founder of Allen Austin. “Jim is the right power & clean technology practice leader. As a former industry executive he brings more than 30 years of international experience in both traditional and renewable power generation. Jim and his team are the best I’ve ever seen at identifying client challenge areas and offering insight and solutions – far beyond filling a simply filling an open seat.”
Allen Austin serves a number of clients in the space; among them: ABS, Aegion, AECOM, Athlon Solutions, Brinderson, BriteWater International, Global Power Equipment Group, Gateway Logistics, HMT, Omni Water Solutions, Orege, Rain for Rent, San Antonio River Authority, Waukesha-Pearce and Zenon Environmental.
Record consumer demand, federal funds, and venture funding are fueling the rising demand for executive positions in green and sustainable companies, say recruiters who work throughout the sector.
Global demand for environmentally responsible power and technology solutions has driven exponential growth in the cleantech sector. According to a report from global search firm TRANSEARCH: “Start-up companies and new ventures require nimble technology-savvy leaders and thinkers who can successfully migrate a tech-heavy, R&D focused entity to a place of profitability.”
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media