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Benjamin Finkelor
Executive Director
Cell: (530) 848-9493


Benjamin Finkelor currently serves as the Executive Director for the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC). In this role, he manages the general operations of the organization, including the establishment and on-going oversight of strategic research collaborations between key faculty, staff and students at UC Davis. He also works to maintain and grow relationships with supporting industry partners and communicate RD&D progress to program sponsors.

Prior to joining the EEC, Mr. Finkelor served in a variety of roles within the Clean Technology sector, including Director of Business Development for a local clean energy start-up company, Interim Executive Director for CleanStart (a Sacramento-based business incubator supporting local clean energy technology ventures and entrepreneurs), and as a Cleantech Analyst for the private equity arm of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Mr. Finkelor earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Management at University of California, Davis, where he studied Technology Management. He also earned an emphasis in Corporate Environmental Management through the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara.