Smart Mobility/EV Adoption Team Manager, Smart Columbus
A Columbus Native, Zach received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics with a Concentration in Environmental Studies from John Carroll University near Cleveland Ohio in 2013. Zach then went on to receive a Professional Science Masters (PSM) of Climate Science and Solutions from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2015 where Zach focused on clean energy business development. At NAU, Zach developed and led a demand response pilot for Residence Life to reduce electricity costs to the University, and was a voting member of the University’s solar energy evaluation team. From there, Zach worked in the solar energy industry for Sungevity in sales operations and then moved onto solar and energy efficiency financing, where he led the inside sales efforts of the entire New York City Metropolitan area for Renew Financial. Zach left Renew Financial in December of 2016 to start a new sustainability consulting firm in Columbus with business partner, Abed Al-Shahal of A&R Creative Group, where the two have worked with clients to improve and develop their environmental sustainability efforts, while also increasing operational efficiency and revenue.