Luke Pustejovsky is a Silicon Valley business development (bd) executive, skilled in creating long-term growth and profitability for “cleantech” products in the energy, power and advanced materials sectors. He is especially skilled at: (1) establishing business in new markets, (2) creating economically meaningful partnerships, and (3) increasing the value of a customer base. Classically, business development is a blend of corporate strategy, sales, marketing, networking, project management and contract review. While not explicitly commissioned sales and not exactly marketing, “bd” drives larger, strategically meaningful deals for the CEO, founders and investors. Its effectiveness is correlated to revenue and profitability. Luke has worked in senior business development roles at View, Calera, and CalStar and in analyst and associate roles at venture firms Echelon Ventures and Saturn Capital. His early work concentrated on cleantech venture capital in Boston’s Route 128 Corridor and growth capital in Greenwich–and he moved to the Bay area in 2005.
Active in the San Francisco Bay Area community, Luke is a member of The Long Now Foundation, The Commonwealth Club, The World Affairs Council and The Harvard Club. He swims with friends at The South End Rowing Club and mentors Stanford graduate students for CEE-246: Entrepreneurship in Civil & Environmental Engineering, and is a Judge for Cleantech Open in Advanced Materials. He is an advocate of international education, a former Alumni Board Member of the United World College USA in Montezuma, New Mexico, and a recent lecturer at UWC USA’s Energy Innovation and Climate Change Summit.
Luke earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, studied The General Course at the London School of Economics, and completed the International Baccalaureate at UWC USA. He lives in Oakland, California and Washington, D.C.