Hobbs & Towne


There is only one executive search firm which has specialized in the Power & Energy, Technology, and Sustainability & Impact markets for nearly 20 years.

Hobbs & Towne, Inc. remains the premier firm in the sector, having completed 200+ CEO searches and averaging more than 150 executive searches per year. Ranked as one of the 25 largest search firms in North America, Hobbs & Towne has 9 Partners and a team of 38 across offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, New York and Toronto.

We maintain the most extensive network of executive contacts from the industry (and peripheral industries), which enables us to quickly navigate, identify and attract the most talented executives.

With an aggressive recruiting and networking process, Hobbs & Towne offers the speed, quality, responsiveness, flexibility and delivery that early-stage and growth-stage companies require to be successful.




Stem Welcomes Chief Financial Officer Bill Bush

SAN FRANCISCO, November 22, 2016 — Stem, Inc., the global leader in commercial-scale intelligent energy storage services, today announced Bill Bush as its new Chief Financial Officer, responsible for leading and expanding the company’s corporate and project financing efforts. “Stem’s innovative project financing model has attracted a suite of corporate luminaries to its market-leading customer fleet and set

Lisa Lambert to Join the Westly Group as Managing Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2016 — Lisa Lambert, who most recently served as vice-president and managing director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services Fund and the Intel Capital Diversity Fund has joined the Westly Group (www.westlygroup.com) one of the leading sustainability funds in the US. Lisa is one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley having generated

EnergySavvy Welcomes Tom King to its Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2016 — EnergySavvy, a leader in cloud software for utilities, announced that energy efficiency industry leader, Tom King, joins its Board of Directors. With more than two decades of utility senior management experience in roles including CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and more recently National Grid U.S., Tom King brings invaluable expertise

Edison Energy Appoints Kristin Barbato as Managing Director of Enterprise Development

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2016 — Edison Energy, an independent energy advisory company for the nation’s largest energy users, today announced Kristin Barbato has joined as managing director of enterprise development. In this role, Barbato will work closely with Edison Energy prospects and customers, delivering strategic guidance on a range of projects and Edison Energy service offerings including energy efficiency

Bayer CropScience CEO Jim Blome Elected Independent Board Chair of Inocucor Technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2016 — Jim Blome, President & CEO of Bayer CropScience L.P. and Head of Crop Protection for its North American region, has joined the Board of Directors of Montreal agriculture biotech company Inocucor Technologies, Inc. as Independent Non-Executive Chairman. The placement was done by Hobbs & Towne, Inc. Inocucor’s President and CEO, Donald R.