Daron Coates, Managing Director
Daron is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder of ThinkBox Group a renewable energy development company focusing on energy and operations efficiency, power generation and storage, water conservation, operations technology, infrastructure redevelopment and community sustainability targeting vulnerable populations. Daron has developed more than $200M in projects over his career.
Daron is also the co-founder of ThinkBox Ventures, an independent investment vehicle with $20M in committed capital, concentrating on underutilized infrastructure assets and companies that accelerate the project development cycle, increase project margins and create innovative technology platforms for underserved customer segments.
Previously, Daron worked for Honeywell International, Inc., a Fortune 100, multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments.
Daron was a member of one of the earliest corporate venture / intra-preneurial teams that successfully launched the Energy Services Company "ESCO" market for renewable energy / performance contracting. Daron was one of the company's first SBU (Strategic Business Unit) Directors, responsible for leading six branches, 16 sales reps and six sales managers conducting business in 5 states and the District of Columbia. Daron earned the company’s highest sales awards and was accepted into the “High Talent Program” for rising senior executives.
Daron earned a BA in business administration from Morehouse College and a MBA from The George Washington University - Executive MBA program. He has recently been selected to serve on the Board of Advisors for the George Washington School of Business. Daron and his wife Lynn and their daughter Daryn reside in Arlington, VA.
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