Ron Pernick, founder and managing director of Clean Edge, is an accomplished research, publishing and business development entrepreneur with three decades of high-tech experience. He is the coauthor of two books on clean-tech business and innovation, "Clean Tech Nation" (HarperCollins, 2012) and "The Clean Tech Revolution" (HarperCollins, 2007). At Clean Edge he has coauthored more than three dozen reports on clean technologies, markets and policies and oversees the firm’s research, indexing and benchmarking services. He consults regularly to companies, government agencies, NGOs and investors.
Prior to founding Clean Edge, he helped build the brands of such Internet pioneers as Internet In A Box, Preview Travel, The WELL, and Yahoo and lived and worked in Japan with a focus on the telecommunications and consumer electronics sectors. He has taught MBA-level courses at Portland State University and New College, is widely quoted in the media, and is a regular speaker at industry events in the U.S. and abroad. Ron graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Telecommunications and a Certificate in Asian Studies.