Bob Powell

Founder & CEO

My Contribution to the Mission:
I am the key dream and vision maker for Brightmark. I have to look beyond what we are doing now and create the path for what we will realize many years in the future. Ultimately, I am responsible for making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, and acting as the main point of communication with all external stakeholders.

A Retrospective:
I have spent the majority of my career working in the renewable energy industry. Most recently, I co-founded a virtual energy team that helped small and large commercial and industrial customers make intelligent energy decisions. Prior to that role, I was the president of North America for SunEdison and president and CEO of Solar Power Partners. I was also the CFO for Pacific Gas & Electric and a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

When I’m not working on how to fix the planet’s waste problem, I donate my time as a member of the Board of Trustees on Member Mills College, as well as other charitable organizations that are near and dear to my heart.

Diplomas On My Wall:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Master of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia Tech College of Business.

Where Else You Might Find Me:
Hiking, listening to music and traveling to cool places around the globe.

Words I Live By:
You only live once, so dream big and find a way to make it happen.