Elihu Dietz

Elihu Dietz

Experience professional with corporate and nonprofit experience focused on developing responsible renewable generation. 

Career Interests

Electric markets, energy efficiency, utility business models, electric policy and regulation

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

Master of Environmental Management
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Energy Concentration
Co-President, Nicholas School Energy Club, EDF Climate Corps Fellow, Merit Award Winner
Coursework: Modeling for Energy Systems, Resource Economics, Microgrids, Energy Law, Energy and the Environment, Advanced Corporate Finance, Power Markets, GIS, Energy Technologies    
 
 
Bachelor of Arts, 2006
St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
Majors: History of Math and Science, Philosophy 
 

Professional Experience

EDF Climate Corps Fellow, Sustainable Jersey
Guided three municipalities and school districts to complete State Energy Audits on 20 buildings, saving tens of thousands in annual energy costs. Led community effort to get 5% of local businesses to take advantage of state energy efficiency incentives, saving 225,000 kWh a year. June – August 2017
 
Business Development Manager, Peclarsparis, A WPP Company, New York, NY
Developed and managed new client relationships in North American markets, grew new accounts by 19% in product development and brand strategy consulting. Created email marketing strategy to convert prospective clients into customers. Managed extensive CRM database, Salesforce, allowing for informed customer engagement from sales team. Advanced strategic goals of the department to exceed growth expectations by 5%. 2015-2016

Business Development Agent , GB Properties, New York, NY
Reduced ‘soft costs’ of client procurement and transaction times. Ensured accurate listings to maintain client information and identify opportunities for customer growth. Addressed client questions and concerns from first contact through lease signing. 2015-2016

Manager of Online Sales, Inventory Manager, Wholesale Manager, Housing Works, Inc., New York, NY
Managed 10 staff and 30 volunteers to run daily operations of online bookstore. Grew total gross revenue by 10% in a year, to over $1.6 million. Renegotiated contracts with 3 biggest vendors: saved 22% on annual shipping supply costs. Developed successful marketing strategy to reach new customers, growing the wholesale department by 32%. 2007-2014
    

Additional Information

Co-president, Energy Club

Projects:
The Future of Utility-Scale Solar in North Carolina, 2016–2030, Class Project
•    Wrote the policy analysis and created the CO2 emissions modeling projections
Revolutionary Power: A Look at Cuba’s Energy Future 
•    Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
•    Analyzed potential for Cuba-specific energy technologies such as wind, solar, and biofuels.
Lighting Africa: Targeting Credit Risk as a Barrier to Scale
•    Duke Global Challenge, Runner-Up – Written report and presentation on ways that perception of credit risk limits solar growth in rural agrarian communities in West Africa. 

Skills

business development
energy efficiency
excel modeling
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

Spanish

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Northeast

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government