David Grantham is the founder of RedwoodAdaptive and his work in the new energy economy accelerates networked innovation in complex collaborative partnerships and adaptive capacity acquisition in individuals and organizations. He served as the co-founder and CEO of the hydrogen startup ReGen Global where he created and convened the Okanagan Hydrogen Innovation Hub (OHIH) in British Columbia which featured production to end user platforms, digital twins and AI/ML/DL. These energy infrastructure platforms were designed with integrated data and analytics software built for a sophisticated type of adaptive growth in new energy and environmental markets. Grantham also worked as executive director of the National Research Consortium at Innovation Pointe Labs where he led a team of university researchers, industry, governmental and national lab partners in a broad spectrum of technology to market initiatives including the research and planning of the Clary Advanced Resource Recovery Site (CARRS). David initiated Oklahoma’s participation in the Washington D.C. based National Clean Energy Week as a step toward expanding the State’s energy portfolio and asset base.
Grantham’s work also includes the creation and development of a ten-year, multi-phased, energy, environmental and economic development platform for a Native American tribe where he worked closely with NREL and the DOE Office of Indian Energy. This work featured a tribal power authority and a sustainable housing prototype designed in collaboration with the Energy, Environments and Design Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. David previously worked with an Italian off-grid renewable energy, water and bioarchitecture firm and consulted with NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility on a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) and a technoeconomic assessment of a North American launch. He also managed M&A, environmental remediation and toxic tort projects in Major Litigation for ARCO, now BP ARCO, in Los Angeles. David holds an MSc in energy resources policy & analysis, an MA in administrative leadership and a BA in international environmental policy, all from the University of Oklahoma. He was named a 2019 honoree of the Environment & Energy Leader 100 award. His work in the clean energy transition and digital transformation includes clients, research and presentations in the US, Canada, Italy and the UK.
Kelli Matthews is a communications advisor for RedwoodAdaptive and she specializes in digital innovation and execution, strategic planning, outreach and engagement including public policy support. She was instrumental in the 2018 National Clean Energy Week Proclamation issued by Governor Mary Fallin. Matthews is a critical executive interface with industry, utility, governmental and university participants and provides in person and virtual event planning, promotion and coordination for foundational relationship building activities among prospective collaborative and investment partners. She also works as presenter, spokesperson and science communicator for corporate and public broadcasts which include original communications content creation for broadcast and social media. As the designated creative, her content includes graphic design for social media, print and photography. Matthews holds a BA in communications broadcasting from the University of Central Oklahoma and has begun work on an MSc in environmental sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.