Co-Director – ATI Clean Energy Incubator, University of Texas
Mitch has been a leader in bringing together government, industry, academia, utility and community interests to organize and shape a Clean Technology and Clean Energy Cluster in Central Texas. He is the Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2009 he has served as the lead advisor to Austin Technology Incubator (ATI)’s clean energy companies. Mitch serves as Chairman of the Board of the CleanTX Foundation our cluster development organization for clean technology in Central Texas, Regional Director for The Clean Tech Open South Central Region, Advisory Board member for SXSW Eco, Clean Energy Alliance, Advisory Board for the Environmental Sciences Institute at UT Austin, Board member for the Nature Conservatory, Board member for The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association, Advisory Board for The Austin Young Chamber and Board member for the Texas Foundation of Innovation & Commercialization. Prior to diving into the Clean Energy World, Mitch was in the Computer / IT industry for 25 years. He founded of Eyes of Texas Partners angel investment group, a network of angel investors in Texas that invested in companies developing innovative products and services in the region. He was the VP of Sales for Tech Data Corporation and Director of Sales, European expansion and ROW expansion for Dell for many years. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife Janna, daughters Sheila and Hailey and son Jarrod.