Senior Operating and Investment Executive

Dan Dwight has a leadership track record of building businesses and operating globally as both a Fortune 500 Executive and an entrepreneur. He is high-integrity executive recognized for being passionate, innovative and customer-centric in order to drive business growth, improve operational performance and increase shareholder returns.  Dan has the ability to operate in challenging operational and financial environments.  

Dan is a Partner and Cleantech & Renewable Energy Segment Leader at Tatum LLC, the largest executive services and consulting firm in the country.  He works with select cleantech and renewable energy companies of any size or lifecycle stage, as well as providing operations and due diligence support to private equity groups and venture capital firms that invest in cleantech and renewable energy.  He also sits on the Board of Satcon Technology, a NASDAQ listed leader providing utility scale distributed power solutions for solar photovoltaic, fuel cell, wind turbine and energy storage systems.

Previously, he was President and CEO of an energy efficiency air movement and purification technology company.  Prior to building this successful startup and its subsequent sale, Dan spent 17 years in a steady progression of domestic and international executive roles for GE, including seven years in Asia developing new businesses.  His global successes include building a $100+ million Asian private equity operation from scratch.

He earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing with honors from The University of Chicago and a BS in Accounting with honors from The University of Vermont.  

Areas of excellence include:

  • Builidng new businesses
  • Leading and motivating teams
  • Establishing vision and strategic direction
  • Forming strategic alliances
  • Negotiating and closing deals
  • Demonstrating high integrity
  • Commercializing disruptive technology
  • Operating in emerging markets
  • Restructuring and turning around businesses
  • Raising capital
  • Managing costs, cash flows and P&Ls
  • Communicating effectively

Board Memberships

SatCon Technology Corporation Board of Directors (2006 – Present): NASDAQ listed leader in providing utility scale distributed power solutions for the renewable energy market.

Varentec, LLC Board of Advisors (2009 – Present): Developer of high efficiency, solid-state transformers and power converters for controlling high voltage AC and DC power transmission, micro grid, energy storage and other smart grid distribution applications for the utility and renewable energy markets.

Kronos Advanced Technologies, Inc. Board of Directors (2001 – 2008)

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Partner and Cleantech & Renewable Energy Segment Leader

Tatum, LLC

Led the expansion of cleantech & renewable energy practice area  by providing strategic, operations and financial leadership to companies at varying stages development and to private equity/venture capital firms and hedge funds.

2001 - 2008

President, CEO and Acting CFO

Led the restructuring of an investment holding company into a clean technology revenue generating, positive cash flow operating business.

1995 - 2000

Director

GE Capital - Equity Capital Group

Initiated GE Capital’s entry into the Asian private equity market. Built and staffed the organization and sourced, negotiated, underwrote, closed, monitored and exited investments across the Asia Pacific region.

1993 - 1995

Managing Director

GE Capital - Commercial Finance

Defined strategic vision and formulated business plans for entering Commercial Financing business in Asia.

1992 - 1993

Manager - Business Development & International Operations

GE Capital - Vendor Financial Services

Developed business plans for expanding Vendor Financial Services (VFS) internationally and managed VFS’s domestic business development operation.

1989 - 1992

Manager - Corporate Business Development

Provided operational, strategic and business development support to CEO, including rationalization of industrial business units through workouts and implementation of best practices across multiple GE industrial businesses, development of new business ventures, and commercialization of GE Corporate Research and Development clean technologies.

1984 - 1987

Manager - Corporate Audit Staff

Performed extensive operating and financial reviews of 16 Company owned or affiliated businesses in 20 domestic and foreign locations.Addressed client problems through data gathering and analysis, customer and employee surveys, competitive analysis and constant interaction with line personnel and operating management, as well as worked with all levels of management to implement solutions.

1982 - 1984

Financial Management Program Trainee

Completed management training classes and rotated through job assignments in finance, engineering and manufacturing.

Education

Education