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Ken Davies
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Ken Davies

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Ken Davies

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Birch Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

  • Kenneth is a recognized leader in renewable energy strategy, having structured and negotiated over 3GW of corporate renewable energy transactions. Moreover, he is known as someone to continually push the boundaries of what is possible in the market. Since 2011 he has helped spearhead the introduction of reinsurance-based weather risk-transfer products to the renewable markets, thereby driving greater capital efficiency.
  • Prior to founding Birch, Kenneth was Director of Innovation for Energy Strategy & Research at Microsoft, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s wholesale renewable energy and portfolio management strategies to manage the economic and environmental risk associated with purchasing nearly one billion dollars of electricity worldwide annually. Before joining Microsoft Kenneth was Managing Director of Market Analytics at Altenex, the first brokerage house for corporate renewables. Altenex was sold to the publicly traded utility Edison International in 2016.
  • In the past Kenneth worked at Google, where he was the first energy expert on its Energy & Site Selection team, created Google Energy LLC and served as cleantech advisor to Google Ventures. He has worked for over a decade in the renewable energy space, including experience at Constellation Energy, Charles River Associates, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Rocky Mountain Institute. Kenneth holds a BS, summa cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering and MEng in Operations Research, both from Cornell University, and a MS in Environmental Studies, with a focus on energy economics, from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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David Crowley
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David Crowley

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David Crowley

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Birch Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

  • An Industry Executive with a history of leading strategic teams and contract negotiations including: network infrastructure (Terrestrial/Submarine Cable Systems, Metro/Long Haul Dark Fiber, Lit Services); content distribution networks; data center relations and design, as well as internet peering/transit. With over 30 years’ experience, David embodies a unique industry perspective and can articulate an in-depth knowledge of network design, architecture, capacity management, traffic engineering, deployment, scheduling and support for some of the world’s largest network infrastructures. David managed a $1B annual network infrastructure budget spanning the globe with multiple investments in subsea and terrestrial fiber projects valued in excess of $6.6B over the term while at the same time achieving $4.7B in cost reductions over that same term. He is a motivational, results-oriented leader with a record of directing top-level international teams to grow and deliver business worldwide. Highly regarded by partners, customers and executive teams, David is known as a creative problem solver, skilled leader, key adviser and astute business development strategist who supports $110B of revenue globally.
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John Lucas
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With over 18 years’ experience across the energy space…

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John Lucas

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John Lucas

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Senior Director with over 18 years’ experience across the energy space in trading, power marketing, renewable procurement and data center infrastructure.

  • John joined Quinbrook from Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) where he was Head of Renewables and Energy Procurement and oversaw AWS’s renewable power procurement efforts across the Americas. During his time at AWS John’s team set records for renewable energy procurement by a corporate in back to back years with 4GW+ in 2020 and 6GW+ in 2021. 
  • Prior to his leadership role at AWS, John held commercial roles focused on global energy, renewable and infrastructure procurement at META (Facebook) as well as energy trading positions at Morgan Stanley and Shell Energy North America.  
  • John has considerable experience in business development, renewables, carbon-free supply and energy trading across global markets. 
  • John holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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