Thomas  Loxley Rosenberg

Thomas Loxley Rosenberg

Change Management | Strategy and Innovation | Collaborative Leadership: Energy /Climate Change /Resiliency

Summary

Mr. Rosenberg has more than 15 years’ experience blending change management and leadership, policy and business, science and applied technology expertise to create and facilitate innovative solutions in the U.S., Europe and developing world. He advises clients how to capture greater value from their strategic environmental initiatives by improving collaboration and innovation. Mr. Rosenberg has directed client engagements that delivered strategic and technical services including product life cycle assessment, organizational sustainability and carbon strategy, and regulatory assessments. He has managed client relationships, the US country office for an international advisory firm, and developed projects in developing countries.

INDUSTRIES: Utilities/energy Government (local and national, nationally and internationally) | Renewable Energy | Life and Material Sciences | Food Products | Professional services FUNCTIONS: Client Relationship Management | Sales | Proposal Development | Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy | Rapid Assessment Framework Development | Project Management | Marketing Strategy | Regulatory Assessments | Business Models | Business Planning and Development | US Office Manager | Team Leader | Client Engagement Management SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * advise Fortune 1000 firms on corporate carbon strategy and its impact on the development of new business models * coordinate sustainability strategy * address regulatory issues to improve the delivery of renewable energy programs in the US power sector * develop rapid assessment models to assess maturity of organizational and supply chain sustainability management * design and implement a ground breaking rural solar electrification project * generate white papers and conference presentations * address sustainability issues in the US hospitality sector SPECIALITIES: • Cross-cultural communication & negotiation • Stakeholder engagement & broad based consensus building • Market and policy strategy • Organizational capacity building • Native English, Fluent Spanish

Work History

Work History
Jun 2013 - Present

Co-founder

HeartStorm Collective

Facilitate collaboration, inspiration and innovation by engaging the whole being through movement, reflection, small group discussions and more.

Jan 2012 - Present

Management Consultant, Partnership Director, Board Member, National Judge

ReGenerative Solutions
  • Advise clients how to create greater value from their strategic environmental initiatives by focusing on opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and adaptability. For government client, developed new project portfolio management process. Blended strategic change management elements and project management best practices to maximize organizational effectiveness and value generation for customers
  • Co-lead for the Bay Area Biomimicry Network, working to ensure a more resilient, well adapting Bay Area
  • Currently Western Regional Sustainability Chair for the Clean Tech Open.  Previously served as sustainability mentor and repeatedly selected as National Judge for the Clean Tech Open Global Forum
  • Member, SxSW Eco Startup Central Advisory Board
Mar 2010 - Dec 2011

Vice President Advisory Services & US Country Manager

Emergent Ventures International, Inc

Had P&L responsibility. Responsible for establishing EVI’s sustainability strategy, measurement & reporting offerings. Provided strategic vision, leadership, technical expertise, client and relationship management, business development and market research.

  • Managed startup team and $300,000  budget to build out sustainability services
  • Developed technical proposals from scratch to address business problems for a wide variety of clients including retail, food products, financial services, chemical and government sectors
  • Created rapid assessments to measure sustainability performance
  • Served on Bay Area Council Renewable Energy Finance Task Force that created ground breaking legislative proposal to boost California’s economy, jobs, and renewable energy generation without cost to the State
  • Wrote articles, blogs, and white papers on climate risk, carbon and sustainability strategy issues
Jan 2007 - Oct 2009

Consultant/Sustainability Lead

PA Consulting Group

As primary subject matter expert on environmental sustainability, led firm-wide efforts to develop service offerings. Oversaw internal communications to optimize business development opportunities in climate change, carbon markets and environmental sustainability. Advised Fortune 1000 clients on a wide array of projects including:

  • Guided DSM on how to develop new business model, corporate sustainability strategy and optimize potential greenhouse gas benefit in R&D project assessment.  Identified key levers in the value chain to create pull demand; performed primary research on the market concentration and propensity of those levers to proactively work to mitigate climate change
  • Optimized statewide solar energy initiative for SCE by benchmarking best practices, interviewing internal stakeholders and making recommendations on how to navigate regulatory and energy-related business challenges
  • Served as Principal Investigator for CA PUC-funded impact evaluation of utility energy efficiency programs.  Through effective consensus building and client management, helped clients understand importance of initial findings and why project focus and metrics should shift to align with those findings
  • Raised press coverage on PA Consulting’s service offerings nationally and internationally through interviews and editorial submissions
Mar 2006 - Dec 2006

Independent Consultant

Thomas Rosenberg Associates

Advised clients on climate change and carbon market development to address clients’ needs:

  • FerrazziGreenlight’s Big Task Initiative: Developed content and sponsorships for a climate change summit targeting Fortune 250 executives
  • Climate Investment Network for Carbon Sequestration (CINCS): Provided market analysis, marketing and product branding strategy, and business plan development services for start-up.  Resulted in more clearly defined value-added market niches and business opportunities for presentation to potential investors
  • EcoLogic Development Fund: Conducted capacity analysis of community forestry projects for carbon sequestration potential.  Assessed options for certification, developed strategy framework to enter the voluntary markets that the client followed
Aug 2003 - Mar 2004

Author, Proposal for Pre-Investment Study

National Promotion Office, Secretariat of Energy Argentina
  • Benchmarked energy, environmental and poverty fighting initiatives in South American countries
  • Analyzed Argentine energy policy, tax and tariff structures, governmental division of oversight, and previous and current energy, environmental and poverty fighting initiatives
  • Authored proposal entitled “Evaluation of the Potential of Biomass Energy Utilization as a Substitute for Fossil Fuels and for the Productionof Electricity,” incorporating political and economic issues including sustainable harvesting, poaching, and transport and processing infrastructure
Jan 2001 - Aug 2003

Natural Resource Management Specialist

Peace Corps Bolivia
  • Acquired funding, designed and implemented ground breaking $64,000 solar rural electrification project.  Installed 98 systems to bring energy to 23 isolated communities for the first time ever.  Provided blueprint for successful second phase of project
  • Advised DANIDA on $30,000 Soil Salinization and Integrated Watershed Management study.  Directed oversight committee responsible for successful project completion
  • Evaluated the environmental impact of Natural Resources and Agriculture Program of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Bolivia at request of USAID mission.  Results included a conversion to natural pesticides and fertilizers, better riparian zone protection, and water management workshops.  Provided additional health and environmental programmatic services to ADRA Bolivia at the local, regional and national level
  • Designed and implemented $800 family greenhouse project with the Maternal Infant Center of the La Banda community, promoting improved health through diversified diet and use of natural fertilizers and pesticides
Feb 1999 - Dec 1999

Principal

Independent Consultant

Provided clients with technical, organizational and expert consulting services:

  • Authored presentation given by the CEO on the economics of advanced bioenergy technology (the Antares Group)
  • Developed new informational materials used in lobbying and outreach efforts; updated website with latest congressional and technological information (American Bioenergy Association)
  • Created efficient database system that converted existing spreadsheet records to track grants and venture capital funds for new renewable energy development fund for Latin America (Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund)
Sep 1998 - Dec 1998

Sr. Policy Analyst

Energy & Environment Institute
  • Developed congressional and other stakeholder strategy on climate change issues
  • Organized and chaired informative presentations for Congressional staff on sustainable energy and climate change issues
  • Contributed expertise on climate change and biomass energy and provided organizational vision, grassroots and industry organizing experience
  • Wrote two successful grant proposals
  • Supervised program staff
Jun 1996 - Aug 1998

Project Manager

American Bioenergy Association

  • Monitored all federal legislation on appropriations, utility restructuring, tax and climate change policy and produced monthly alerts on legislative priorities
  • Advocated before Congress and represented association on national and international conference panels 
  • Developed effective national coalitions in support of two tax credits involving biomass energy and facilitated development of other NGO networks domestically and internationally
  • Developed vision and management plans resulting in growth, national profile, and operational efficiency
  • Created well-regarded website, fact sheets, articles and chapters on biomass energy for global audiences
Feb 1996 - Jun 1996

Graduate Fellow

US Senate - Office of Sen. Christopher Dodd

Organized and managed multiple projects, monitored legislation and related interests.  Maximized the efficiency and effectiveness of the Energy and Environment Legislative Assistant by separating and collecting pertinent information.  Drafted submissions to the Congressional Record and assisted in research on Superfund, environmental clean-up of closed military bases, nuclear waste disposal (Yucca Mountain), and potential health impacts of MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether).

Aug 1994 - Dec 1995

Project Coordinator

Clean Energy Campaign
  • Led national coalition building, grassroots organizing and media relations efforts on energy efficiency and renewable energy issues
  • Created very effective database of 3,000 activists in all 50 states used to mobilize unions, religious organizations, businesses and individuals
  • Projected, prepared and allocated budgets for grant proposals
  • Strengthened local organizations through funding and skills transfer;  lobbied U.S. Congress
  • Wrote sample media packets and press releases on legislative issues;  researched and produced fact sheets on economic and environmental benefits of Federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - Dec 2005

Masters of Business Administration

Thunderbird, The School of Global Management

Global Management

Coursework included: Global Strategy, Country Risk Management, Strategies in International Development, Supply Chain and Network Leadership, International Economics, Global Leadership
Projects included:
Evaluating ways to optimize Gold Standard CDM/JI projects under the Kyoto Protocol to attract more private equity (Fall 2005)
Coordinating and performing a Customer Satisfaction Survey for the Jalisco Board of International Trade, Guadalajara, Mexico, (Summer 2005)
White paper on the Health Impacts of Environmental Pollution as seen in Mexico (Spanish only), (Summer 2005)

Feb 1996 - May 1998

Masters of Science

Johns Hopkins University

Environmental Science and Policy

Coursework included: International Environmental Policy, Soil Science, Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Economics, Environmental Law

Aug 1987 - May 1992

Bachelors of Arts

University of Colorado, Boulder

International Relations & Asian Studies

Coursework included: Macro & Micro Economics, Economic Development, Trade and Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Comparative Religion and Literature

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2014 - Present

Ecology of Leadership, Facilitation Track

Regenerative Design Institute

Skills

Skills

Policy Research and Analysis

Throughout my career I have analyzed policy and programs, and created alternatives to facilitate innovative solutions to strategic energy and climate change issues

Change Management

Coach

Training and Development

Project Management

Sustainability Consulting

Spanish

Energy and Climate Change Policy

Stakeholder engagement and consensus building

Sustainability Management

Sustainability Strategy

Portfolio

Text Section