Ecotech Institute appoints business leader David Needham to be college's new president

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday November 12, 2013 0 comments Tags: David Needham, Denver, Ecotech Institute, NextWave Wireless, Somersetstreet, Tom Moore


DENVER - Ecotech Institute has appointed business founder and leader David Needham as its new president, the school announced.

Needham comes to Ecotech from Somersetstreet LLC, a company he founded in 2008. Somersetstreet provided investment, consultation and leadership to startup companies, including company formation, CEO guidance, fundraising and business development planning.

Before founding Somersetstreet, Needham worked at NextWave Wireless as the company's chief divisional officer for its Network Solutions Group, where he built a $10 million Innovation Center to test and demonstrate NextWave global solutions.

"David brings proven leadership skills, exceptional business results, a collaborative management style and a passion for education and Ecotech's mission," said Tom Moore, Education Corporation of America CEO.

"David will be responsible for continuing the growth of the college by producing outstanding graduates to meet employers' demands for qualified team members in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency."

Needham has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business and Bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

Ecotech Institute is the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability.
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