Gary Simon is President of Sigma Energy Group, a clean technology investment and advisory firm. He serves on the Boards of Capstone Turbine, SmartPower and Rentricity, and the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance. He is the Chairman of SARTA’s CleanStart Program. He has a broad-ranging career in both Fortune 500 companies and in small start-up businesses, in consulting to major energy companies worldwide, and in government service.
Until retiring in October 2002, Gary was the Senior Vice President of corporate strategy and business development at Northeast Utilities, where he had responsibility for corporate R&D, corporate new venture investment, as well as business planning and strategic M&A transactions. In that position, Gary had a major role in over $1.8 billion of transactions, was the head of corporate venture investing, and was a member of the senior management committee.
Previously, Gary was Senior Director and head of the Global Power Practice for Cambridge Energy Associates (CERA) for nine years, and before that for five years was Vice President of sales and marketing for El Paso Natural Gas Company. Mr. Simon also served for four years as the head of forecasting and planning for the California Energy Commission and five years as senior consultant to the energy committees of the California State Assembly.
Mr. Simon has a master’s degree from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.