Joshua Raffaelli, Partner at Silver Lake Kraftwerk
Mr. Raffaelli’s primary areas of interest are in energy and services businesses. Prior to joining Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Mr. Raffaelli was a principal at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). Prior to DFJ, Mr. Raffaelli was an Analyst at Och-Ziff Capital Management in London where he focused on merger arbitrage and emerging market investments in the logistics and oil and gas markets. Prior to OZ, Mr. Raffaelli was an Analyst at JPMorgan’s Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and debt and equity offerings for media-related consumer products and software clients.
Mr. Raffaelli is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Government, and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Mr. Gottfried is the Managing Partner of Regenerative Ventures. The firm serves as the holding company for the Regenerative Network and Regenerative Consulting. In addition, Mr. Gottfried serves as an Advisory Board member to seven venture‐funded greentech start‐ups, helping them to expand their business and profit in the high growth green building marketplace.
Mr. Gottfried is the Founder & CEO of the U.S. Regenerative Network. The start‐up company is creating a uniquely vetted collaborative green building marketplace, featuring the best green building technologies. Network staff will screen building industry product segments for the best green‐tech solutions, using a proprietary triple‐bottom‐line screening guideline. Leading green portfolio real estate owners and product specifiers will attend two forums a year – to meet Network product manufacturer members. The Network will also provide an intranet commons to share best practices in green companies and products with its members.
Mr. Gottfried is the CEO of Regenerative Consulting. Since 1994, Regenerative Consulting, formerly WorldBuild, has advised many of the U.S.’s leading green building organizations and their projects across the many sectors of the built environment. The entity provides strategic green management consulting services, treating each client as an exclusive “partner” and one of its portfolio companies. Its specialty is the greening of companies, products and real estate portfolios – through invention of creative programs and initiatives. The company has worked with hundreds of leading organizations that strive to lessen their reliance on limited natural resources and wasteful practices, while boosting lifecycle based economics and quality of life.
Mr. Gottfried has over 25 years of multidisciplinary real estate, consulting and non‐profit experience in the building industry: as a “green” management consultant, Cleantech strategic advisor, real estate investment fund manager and developer, construction manager and founder of the U.S. and World Green Building Councils – the foremost green building organizations in the world.
Mr. Gottfried received his degree in Engineering and Resource Management from Stanford University, and is a regular lecturer for the University and a member of its Sustainable Built Environment Advisory Board. Mr. Gottfried has won numerous awards and is the author of Greed to Green: The transformation of an industry and a life. His personal residence is the highest rated LEED® Platinum home.
Mr. Picard is one of the leading thinkers and builders of sustainable societies. He has conceptualized and built hundreds of the smartest homes, workplaces and communities in America and his vision guides the future planning of dozens of Fortune 500 Companies. As a gifted builder and architect he has successfully translated many of his most innovative ideas into buildings, college campuses and even entire towns.
The scope of Mr. Picard’s influence in transforming the built world is unmatched. In 1990 Mr. Picard built one of the first modern homes to function totally off of the grid. He built the first LEED rated building in the US (So Cal Gas), developed the first green film studio (Sony), designed and developed the first green retail stores (The GAP). In recognition of his pioneering work on green buildings, in 1994, Mr. Picard was appointed the lead consultant for the greening of the White House in the first term of the Clinton/Gore Administration. This project led to a sustained collaboration of the core founders and creators of the US Green Building Council.
Mr. Picard’s influence in popular culture is also pervasive: he designed and engineered the sustainability effort in partnership with Gregory Colbert for the traveling film and photo exhibit Ashes and Snow. Mr. Picard’s capacity for change thinking comes at a critical time when the pace of transforming societies for the health of the planet is both urgent, and supported by next wave technologies.