Summary

World-class expert on greenhouse gas and carbon management software. Technology-fluent business executive with proven ability to operate and profitably grow companies, manage programs and projects and to achieve business results with technology. Distinguished competence in finding, quantifying and organizing to achieve value propositions.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2002 - Present

Principal

Don Bain, P.E.

Interim executive and management consultant.  Adviser to multiple tech start-ups.  Active in venture community. Contributing author to CIO Wisdom II, More Best Practices.

Hands-on experience with web 2.0, virtual worlds, consumer and enterprise applications. Extensive applied research on social software, behavioral economics and practical neuroscience for improved usability and insights into user behavior. International executive experience including positions in U.S.A. and Europe. Active in the venture community.

2009 - Present

Founder

SumSmart

Executive-level leadership and consulting for profitable business performance in a carbon-managed world.

  • Expert in carbon management software
  • Program and project management leadership
  • Supply chain performance improvement while managing carbon
  • Greenhouse gas management and accounting
  • Expert in quantifying carbon inventory uncertainty
  • Expert on readiness of people, process and technology for managing carbon
  • Scenario planning
  • Business case development.
Aug 2009 - Present

Technologist and Consulting Engineer

The Greenhouse Gas Institute

Deep, hands-on evaluation of multiple software packages used to report emissions to The Carbon Disclosure Project and in support of the WalMart supplier program. Regarded as a world expert on carbon management software. Specialized on conformance to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, data and calculation methods, implementation methods and risk. Published contributor to the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard, a.k.a the supply chain standard, supplement to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard.

Nov 2006 - Jan 2008

V.P., General Manager, Solutions

The Electric Sheep Company

Delivered results to corporate clients entering and participating in virtual worlds such as Second Life. Strategy, design, implementation, and project management. Delivered clear and profitable value propositions to clients. Rapidly grew professional staff to $5 million P&L first year.

2004 - 2006

Board of Directors, Member

Robin Hood Ventures

Early stage investing and advisory services, specializing in the web, mobile and enterprise applications. Extensive networks established with regional investing, commercialization and academic organizations. Served on the board of the Pennsylvania Angels Network.

Jul 1996 - Dec 2001

Partner

Ernst & Young

Supply chain and enterprise systems. Led study of 175 ERP implementations including SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Baan and JD Edwards for best practices and key methods to achieve business value and success.

Jan 1993 - Jun 1996

President and Chairman

Setpoint Europe

Developed and implemented international growth strategy, including acquisitions in The Netherlands and start-up in the U.K. Executive with $33 million U.S. P&L. Lived and worked in Europe.

Aug 1979 - Dec 1992

Division GM, Program Manager

Setpoint

Created new Manufacturing Systems Division growing to $5 million revenue in first year.  Created Oil & Gas business unit.  Program manager, project manager or engineer on over 80 process control and optimization engagements.  Managed technology licensing program and j.v. in Japan.  Extensive work in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, Japan, India, Taiwan, Korea, Austria, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, and Brazil.

Education

Education

BS

Stanford University

TMP - The Management Program (executive program)

Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management

Skills

Skills

Business Process Performance Improvement and Reengineering

Expert in simplifying and reengineering enterprise business processes for performance improvement using technology. Also expert in developing the systems to realize the improvements across entire life-cycle, from requirements to implementation and updates. Applied most often in manufacturing and supply chain.  One assignment to bring best practices to healthcare processes.

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply chain improvements and optimization in chemicals, refining, resources and other industrial processes. All projects driven by solid business benefits.  One notable project developing the operational decision framework for maximizing enterprise value in an SAP-enabled chemical supply chain.  Lead role in formulating solutions for Elemica, B2B supply chain trading hub for the chemicals industry.

Process Control & Optimization Engineer

Implemented advanced control and optimization systems in oil refining, chemicals, consumer goods, natural gas production & processing, pipelines, oil production, metals and food & beverages.

Quantifying Business Value and Achieving Business Cases

Distinctive competence in formulating clear value propositions and realizing them with the right technologies, people and processes.  Remarkable skill at quantifying intangibles and developing business cases.  Experience licensing technologies and software internationally to corporations and government. Conducted over 50 planning engagements including benefits, costs and implementation requirements for supply chain and enterprise software. Experience in Japan, across Asia, India and Europe. Trusted adviser to executives including CIO, CFO and external auditors.

Python and Octave

Python including NumPy and Pyplot for numerical analysis.  Using Octave, an open source alternative to MatLab, for Monte Carlo simulations and risk analysis.

Ecometrica - Our Impacts (software)

EPS - xChangePoint (software)

AMEE (software platform & web service)

CA - EcoGovernance

IHS - OpsInfo (software)

Credit360 (software)

PE-International - SoFi (software)

SAP - Carbon Impact (software)

Project and Program Management

Proven ability to organize and deliver complex, technology-based projects and programs.

Carbon Management Software

Rigorous analysis of and hands-on experience with multiple carbon management software packages for the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. Trained in more enterprise carbon management systems than anyone.

Certifications

Certifications
1986 - 2011

Licensed Professional Engineer

Texas Board of Profesional Engineers