Ferri - Exec-Innov-Int'l-Tech Inv-New Vent-Vent Cap/PE - Boston, MA, USA


Career Overview – Successful venture executive within large companies or entrepreneurial firms

P&L Responsibility / Strategic Planning / Emerging & Clean Technologies / Start-ups / Open Innovation
Public-Private Partnerships / Technology Incubation / Commercialization / Sustainability
International Business Development / Growth Strategies / Market Creation / Strategic Alliances

Career Track – Proven record of launching/steering organizations through growth in technology–driven environments. Ability to craft and translate strategic requirements into successful private-public ventures. In-depth knowledge of range of energy, wireless, transportation and clean technologies in start-ups/established firms. Expertise in business case development, incubation, product management, business development, investment, concept-to-demo-to-implementation financing/ technology solutions.

International Experience – Direct multicultural business experience in private/public spheres in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia and developing partnerships & cross-functional global teams.

BA ¬-- Tufts University, MALD – Fletcher School (International Business & International Law)


Exec-Innov-Int'l-Tech Inv-New Vent-Vent Cap/PE


International Business Development • Private-Public Partnerships • Venture Capital • Open Innovation • Private Equity • Strategic Alliance Formation • Corporate Venturing • Capital Formation • Deal Making / Structuring / Negotiating

Work History

Executive Consultant


From January 2013

Bellevue, WA/Boston, MA January 2013 to present
Intellectual Ventures is a privately held invention capital company founded in 2000 with $5B under management & 35,000+ IP assets. IV collaborates on new technology-based inventions; acquires, invests in & licenses inventions/IP; partners with companies, universities, governments/labs to minimize the invention gap by developing, patenting & monetizing IP. Investors span Fortune 500 companies, institutions & individuals.

Executive Consultant-Business Development/Implementation for Innovation MegaProjects (IMP)
IMP, a new paradigm for growth and innovation, builds sustainable ecosystems with partner cities and aims to solve complex global-scale problems by attracting companies to develop new products and technology solutions.
• Develop IMP criteria, strategy, visions and platforms for host governments' innovation ecosystems.
• Identify and vet IMP project engagements, stakeholders and investment funding options.

Partner-Green Infrastructure & Green India RE Fund

C Change Investments

February 2010 - December 2013

C Change is a cleantech private equity firm formed in 2008 to generate financial returns from equity investments in companies addressing resource limits in energy, water, food, air and materials. C Change makes investments in companies and assets on the cutting edge of technologies with potential to create significant changes in the cost,

Responsible for fund formation and partnering efforts in the areas of green energy infrastructure and energy efficiency including partnership development, business planning, financial evaluations for pilot projects and negotiations.

Partner - Green Infrastructure February 2010 to August 2011
• Identified partner and negotiated $100M commitment to launch green infrastructure technology fund
• Forged alliances with a Fortune 300 A&E/Construction firm and a $6 Billion infrastructure investor to support an SPV infrastructure fund focused on energy efficiency and utility scale infrastructure
• Secured industrial energy construction partner in China to complement energy efficiency retrofits
• Evaluated range of sustainable and clean technologies
• Identified new project/technology/investment/joint venture/partner opportunities
Managing Partner - Green India Real Estate Fund (GIREF) September 2011 to December 2012
• Secured partnership with sustainable technology real estate firm in India.
• Launched innovative sustainable property fund.
• Led firm efforts to attract $60M+ commitment from governmental investment agency.

Director - Investment (Renewable & Alternative Energy)


March 2007 - January 2010

March 2007 to January 2010
MTC is a technology development entity, established in 1982, with a $500M multi-year renewable/alternative energy venture fund. MTC makes direct equity investments: wind, solar, hydro, fuel cell, energy storage, biomass & geothermal areas, catalyzes technology-based business development and private-public partnerships.

Director - Investment (Renewable & Alternative Energy)
• Identified seed, early &later-stage investments in renewable/alternative energy-technology companies.
• Conducted due diligence, structured deals, oversaw investment negotiations stipulated deal terms.
• Piloted initiatives: Green Manufacturing, Green Defense, International Alliances, Tech Incubation
• Managed direct staff of 4 fund/investment managers and $15+M budget.
• In FY2007-2009 completed $75M+ in equity & debt investments in clean-energy-tech companies.
• Provided direct financial, partnering or management consulting assistance to individual tech firms.
• Catalyzed public-private establishment of 2 national research centers in wind and solar technologies.

Cleantech Advisor -Direct-to-Entrepreneur (DTE) Program


June 2006 - March 2007

Wellesley, MA June 2006 to March 2007
Ampersand Ventures is a $600M private equity firm in MA and CA, established in 1988 that invests in acquires and partners with established privately held industrial technology companies.

Cleantech Advisor -Direct-to-Entrepreneur (DTE) Program
Investment Focus: Clean Tech/Alternative Energy Technology companies
• Identified, evaluated and sourced new investment lead opportunities in emerging clean technology, alternative energy and industrial technology arenas to support expansion, acquisition, buyout, and spin-off or turnaround investment decisions.
• Generated ideas and provided analytical primary and secondary research to support due diligence and investment activities.

Senior Consultant/Project Coordinator - PPP Infrastructure


October 2006 - March 2007

Boston/New York October 2006 to March 2007
The Meridiam Infrastructure Fund is a $5B Greenfield private equity investment fund, designed for investment purely within public private partnership (PPP) infrastructure assets within the OECD.

Senior Consultant/Project Coordinator - PPP Infrastructure
• Reported to Senior Investment Director-Meridiam Infrastructure Fund &President-AECOM Technology
• Led consulting team budget and business plan review for toll road concession bond financing
• Developed and prepared internal strategic research brief of P3 trends in three emerging US & Canadian PPP markets: healthcare, higher education and courthouse facilities.
• Maintained and updated PPP global project tracking tool

Vice President - Global Energy-Technology Practice


April 2002 - May 2006

Cambridge, MA April 2002-May 2006
Fuld & Company, Inc. is the world's preeminent strategic consulting firm in the field of business and competitive intelligence with a 30+year history serving Fortune 500 and FTSE 1000 clients worldwide.

Vice President - Global Energy-Technology Practice
Director, Business Development
Recruited to direct sales and consulting engagements in emerging technology and new venture areas with multinational energy, oil & gas, energy service and energy-technology client companies in public and private sectors. Managed market research, SWOT analysis and complex strategy assignments.
• Chosen to lead firm-wide consultative sales, corporate venturing, new business development, R&D, innovation, strategic alliance and partnering activities.
• Identified and qualified emergent energy technologies, services and energy solutions within corporate environment or university labs.
• Led transfer process from concept development to value proposition creation to market sector application with private and public sector launch customers.
• Leveraged public and private equity/venture funding sources.
• Structured joint ventures to commercialize university lab technologies related to energy-efficiency, energy security, energy-intelligence systems and grid security using open innovation techniques.
• Cultivated an active network among the venture capital, university technology ventures, and federal defense, energy and technology agencies: (DOD, DOE, DOT, DARPA, etc.)
• Identified patented wireless power technology; convened consortium for demonstration.
• Explored federal market and security opportunities for an information management software company.
• Worked with economic development consulting firm on technology alliances in emerging disciplines.

Manager, Business Development & Strategic Alliances


Boston, MA 1996 to 2002
NSTAR is a Fortune 500, NYSE-listed, energy-delivery company with revenues of $3B and assets of $6B.

Manager, Business Development & Strategic Alliances
Recruited to investigate and monitor business development activities across diverse energy-technology products and services arenas (electric/clean vehicles, technology development, electro-technologies energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy sources, power line communications, telecommunications, load growth management, etc.). Establish pilot projects, structure finance packages to facilitate project development, and marshal internal and external funding resources (federal grants, private foundations, VC firms, state and local development financing entities, private lending institutions, etc.). Conduct business strategy research and analysis, business proposal development, project initiation and strategic plan implementation.

• Identified a patented advanced multi-modal electric transportation infrastructure technology system and structured a strategic alliance to incubate the technology and the project in the Boston region. Structured an ongoing $500K+ project management fee.
• Raised over $8M from federal, state and external private funding to launch a 3-year demonstration project and follow-on projects across the United States. Leveraged external project funding obviating need to invest corporate financial resources.
• Assembled a team of Fortune 100 multinational companies to assist in the technology project development and demonstration.
• Conceived, designed and launched an emerging technology business incubator/venture center focused on advanced materials, clean transportation, electro-technologies, distributed generation, renewable energy technologies in city's empowerment zone.
• Coalesced private sector and public sector partner network across business, federal, state, local agencies, academia and community organizations. Recruited over 20 emerging high...

Managing Director / Partner


August 1989 - December 1995

Managing Director / Partner
Career success in developing, managing and leading diverse international business strategy consulting project assignments as senior executive of this boutique-based, multi-disciplinary consulting firm serving middle market corporations and government entities.
• Executed client attraction, new business development and selling efforts and led the consulting engagement process, managing teams of up to 5 persons.
• Forged affiliations with domestic and multinational banking entities, state agencies, venture capital firms, trade associations, and other consulting firms.
• Directed new initiatives and projects with joint venture/strategic alliance partners and conducted all primary and secondary international market research to support consulting project assignments drawing upon subject matter expertise in: Foreign market entry; foreign trade zone siting, design, development and opera tion; foreign partnering; joint venture formation; trade finance; and international market research/analysis.
• Established satellite office presence, network of professional relationships and business development opportunities for firm in Bangkok, Thailand.

Senior Consultant / Research Planner


Boston, MA 1986 to 1989
International Finance is a privately held international trade and strategy firm.

Senior Consultant / Research Planner
• Analyzed domestic and foreign incentive-based trade zones and economic enterprise models for a range of clients, integrating strategic, legal, financial, public policy and planning issues.
• Independently initiated, developed, prepared and presented a series of project proposals examining the relationship among and between infrastructure investments, international trade expansion, local economic development and community revitalization initiatives culminating in a published case study of East Boston's Logan Airport and its environs. Study used as the basis and conceptual blueprint for a multi-million dollar development project featuring an improved transportation access plan as a lure for international firms/subsidiaries and catalyst for area economic growth and urban development.

Qualifications & Certifications

Political Science & International Relations


International Business


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