With over 25 years of experience, our Sustainable Collaborations Group industry experts - experienced consultants, market research analysts - leverage their direct practitioner experience, and engage with our client's to help them to achieve their goals surrounding sustainability strategies and business performance. We also work in collaboration with our ecosystem of partners. Through these relationships, we are able to extend our ability to provide the interconnected solution offerings required to meet our client’s needs.
Linda Moffat – Founder & Managing Director
Linda manages all aspects of the Sustainable Collaborations Group (SCG) business. SCG is a combination of her 25 years of experience in strategic business planning and development; research and advisory services; performance measurement, management and benchmarking; database management and architecture/green building. Linda has created the frameworks for and facilitated advisory councils and stakeholder engagements; and has experience in working with the C-suite including Chief Sustainability Officers - and equivalent.
Linda's has held the role as an AutoCAD Specialist which entailed selling AutoCAD along with the HP and Sun workstations. Linda spent nearly 9 years at Gartner, Inc. in marketing and sales. She helped launch the first MarCom Department; was on the team that developed the first client retention program; co-designed the first council that became the Best Practices Groups product offering; sold research, advisory and benchmarking services; worked with the government and educational sectors; and was a Gartner Learning Specialist representing their training/learning products and services.
Defining data, KPIs, data extraction, management, monitoring, measurement and output through BI tools and dashboards - all to ultimately manage performance - has been a consistent thread in Linda’s career in her work with Gartner’s Benchmarking services; Informatica (data integration software) which included partner management of the BI vendors such as Cognos, Hyperion, Business Objects; and Intrado, a data management company for ILECs and CLECs.
Linda’s ran her own company for over 8 years - consulting companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and others. She has worked with SAP, PeopleSoft, PWC, IBM and HP.
Linda graduated with a BS in Marketing and Management State University of NY at Fredonia. Linda has completed post graduate work in Human Behavior at the University of California at Berkeley, Architecture courses at the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a Green Building Certification from Colorado State University. Linda is a member of: CORE- Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy, U.S. Green Building Council and Boulder Green Building Guild. She has published articles in Wild Foundation’s Wilderness Journal, Channel Advisor News and Software Business Online. Linda was a speaker at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit 2011 in Denver. She has captained Eco-Challenge team World Championships – in New Zealand 2001 and raced Eco-Challenge World Championships – Borneo, Malaysia in 2000. Her team raised $60,000 in sponsorships and $6000 for Earth Island Institute - working directly with David Brower (founder of the Sierra Club and Earth Island Institute). Mountain Summits include: Kilimanjaro, Rainier, Kinabalu, Shasta & multiple peaks in Patagonia & New Zealand.
Len Bergstrom – Benchmarking, Performance Measurement and Management Senior Advisor
Len contributes to and consults on Sustainability Performance Measurement and Management frameworks and benchmarking. Len Bergstrom is known in the industry as the original founder of IT Measurement Services. He joined Real Decisions Corporation (RDC) in 1976 as one of its first associates and became RDC president at the beginning of 1992. In this role, he was responsible for planning the overall business strategies of the company, particularly in the areas of developing major client accounts and tracking movements and trends in the IT marketplace. During those years, he handled the corporate relationship with the NYNEX parent company and was instrumental in the acquisition of Real Decisions by Gartner in December of 1993.
Mr. Bergstrom is best known as the originator of the first internal IT measurement program (originally known as the Decision Support Center [DSC] association) established in 1982. Mr. Bergstrom was a central figure in the design, development, delivery and enhancement of the core DSC benchmark components including the data center, network and distributed computing arenas. He was a pioneer in establishing the market-based competitiveness of outsourcing arrangements.
At the start of his Gartner tenure, Mr. Bergstrom was responsible for the introduction of measurement services internationally and he conducted an extensive number of briefing tours, management of major client assignments and coordination of distributors in Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Due to the global nature of his role, Mr. Bergstrom was the central measurement relationship manager for dozens of Fortune 100 accounts including major vendors (e.g., Microsoft, CSC, and HP) and large multi-nationals (e.g. Alcatel, Telstra, Philips). He was also responsible for the development of new Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models and managed alliances with key industry leaders. He is an expert on performance management systems and has assisted many firms in designing measurement programs that link business activities to the results of the larger enterprise supported – establishing the building blocks to demonstrate the business value.
During the past 30+ years, Mr. Bergstrom has made numerous speeches and presentations on a variety of IT topics to industry conferences and user groups. An accomplished writer as well, Mr. Bergstrom has published a number of articles and is quoted in major trade magazines including FORTUNE and Forbes. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.
Paul W. Lander, PhD, ASLA, LEED A.P. – Water & Resource Management – Senior Advisor
Paul has worked in the fields of water, energy and land conservation for over 28 years. For 16 years, he led the City of Boulder’s Water Conservation Office, directing the city’s award-winning program for a community of over 100,000 people. He teaches courses in Western Water, and Landscape Sustainability at CU Boulder and Denver; is Chair of the ASLA Water Conservation Professional Network, the Alliance for Water Efficiency Outreach and Education Committee, and the AWWA Water Wiser Committee; and is on the advisory board of the Lane Community College, OR Water Conservation Technician Program.
Paul attended the Universities of Washington and Colorado, receiving graduate degrees in landscape architecture and geography, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Paul’s focus: Urban Sustainable Systems-Water Demand Management; Sustainable Landscape Education/Planning/Program Management
David Herrmann – Senior Advisor
David Herrmann is a senior executive with 25 years experience in leading and managing sales and marketing organizations in technology and clean tech. Most recently David led and developed the Sustainability Solutions practice within Critigen/CH2M HILL, directing the product management, business development and client services functions. His practice won a landmark contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to work with 25 U.S. cities implementing solutions to promote solar development. As part of this contract, David worked closely with each of these cities and developed and refined several generations of their solar maps. The DOE program also involved collaborating closely with National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL), Sandia Labs, and other DOE organizations. As part of David’s leadership the Sustainability Solutions practice defined and developed key products that advanced effective renewable energy development including the wind map, the eco map, and the renewable energy financing portal.
Prior to joining Critigen/CH2M HILL, David was a sales and marketing executive with Advanced Micro Devices and Intel. David skills include a strong background in technical sales and marketing, he has worked in technology and clean tech companies his entire career. His technical acumen, vision, and understanding of complex problems make him an effective leader in product development and strategic marketing for the companies he has worked for. His recent work has enabled him to develop relationships in the clean tech industry across numerous federal and local governmental organizations as well as with leading clean tech companies, non-profits, and alliances.
David received his B.S. in Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering from The University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana.
John Egan – Senior Research Advisor
John’s career includes 25 years of utility-industry experience as a communications consultant, research director, competitive intelligence analyst, corporate spokesman, and journalist.
John’s recent work includes engaging with utilities and professional services firms to increase the effectiveness and lower the cost of stakeholder communications, leading to better business outcomes through higher customer satisfaction and reduced friction with external constituencies.
John has researched, spoken, and written about various aspects of utility Smart Grid/Smart Meter projects. His Smart Grid/Smart Meter clients include Florida Power & Light, the largest utility in the state of Florida, and Power Tagging Technologies, a Boulder, Colorado-based smart grid company.
John spent nine years a research director at E source, a well-respected utility-industry research and advisory firm based in Boulder, Colorado. John led the firm’s practice area in communications, marketing, and strategic issues. In that capacity he researched, consulted, wrote, and spoke on a wide variety of strategic topics, including utility restructuring, regulatory issues, advanced metering, customer satisfaction, rate-case communications, stakeholder engagement, managing customer perceptions, brand management, and retail marketing.
From 1991-2000, John worked at Salt River Project (SRP), a $2 billion electric and water utility serving one million customers in the greater Phoenix, Arizona market. For four of those years, he was a senior competitive intelligence analyst, distilling data and information into actionable intelligence for SRP’s Board of Directors, executive managers, and mid-level managers so the utility could position itself favorably among its stakeholders as Arizona restructured its retail electric market. For five years before that, John directed SRP’s media relations function. Through daily interaction with members of the print and broadcast media, he helped manage and enhance SRP’s reputation with critical stakeholders like customers and elected officials.
Prior to SRP, John was a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C. for The Energy Daily, a leading energy-industry trade publication, where he covered state and federal regulatory agencies, among other issues.
During his career, John has received multiple awards for communications excellence from the Phoenix chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). A member of Utility Communicators International (UCI), John holds an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a B.A. with honors in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Sustainable Collaborations Groups' skilled professionals experience also spans: Green IT, Energy/Cleantech, Waste and Corporate Responsibility