UNC Clean Tech Speaker
As Executive Vice President, Mark Vasu leads and supports revenue-generating activities that sustain and grow Greentown Labs. He manages a portfolio of (40) corporate sponsors, partnerships with organizations in the cleantech ecosystem, and oversees the member pipeline. He also provides consulting and advisory services to new or growing incubators, and is helping to grow a national network of incubators.
Prior to Greentown Labs, Mark was the founder of perCent Inc., a software company focused on reducing personal energy use and spending. He also founded and led CMV Marketing, a marketing and sustainable strategy-consulting firm for social-purpose companies and high-performing social enterprises. He served in marketing and business development leadership roles working for the founders of three high growth social enterprises as the first development director for City Year, a model national service program that inspired President Clinton to create AmeriCorps; VP Marketing for ChildrenFirst, a pioneer of corporate-sponsored onsite child care and early education services (acquired by Bright Horizons); and Jumpstart, a national early childhood education program involving mentoring of low-income pre-school children by college students.
Mark holds a BA Economics from Duke University and began his career as a technology lender at a commercial bank. Mark was on the founding steering committee, and co-chaired the Boston Cleanweb Hackathon (2012, 2013, 2014). He has served on the Board of uAspire, a Boston based education non-profit from 2007 – 2015. He lives in Newton with his wife and is raising two sons. Every summer he water skis for one loop around a New Hampshire lake to remind him of his younger days when he skied barefoot.