New Crop of Pivotal Leaders

5/25/11

Votes are in for the second class of Pivotal Leaders—the peer-selected group of cleantech business leaders in the Pacific Northwest, created by Portland, OR-based venture firm Pivotal Investments. This year’s honors were whittled from a field of more than 700 nominations for leaders from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.
One interesting thing about the criteria for the Pivotal Leaders is that they reach beyond just the world of business to include notable people from higher education, government, and the nonprofit sector. As we discussed when the program was launched, the founding idea is to formalize a network of top people who can build connections and grow the regional cleantech industry.
This year’s honorees include folks from outfits like Microsoft, McKinstry, Nike, Climate Solutions, SeQuential Biofuels, and much more. Go check out the list of nearly 50 people identified by the regional the cleantech community as poised to make a big impact in the next few years.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @

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