Operating on the Grid’s Edge and Beyond

David Doctor (Moderator)

E4 Carolinas

David is an award-winning business builder and leader. In 1980 he became Director of Strategy for an interstate natural gas pipeline. Subsequently, David co-founded or led seven companies, most of which were energy companies. He grew EnTrade Corporation, a natural gas marketing and trading company, to more than $1 billion in annual sales over eight years and Genscape, Inc, an energy information company, from R&D to international, cash-positive operation in 30 months. He raised more than $100 million in capital for these companies and managed the subsequent sale of three other companies. David was named an Inc. Magazine/Ernst & Young regional Entrepreneur of the Year award winner for EnTrade Corporation and Genscape, Inc. David is also an award-winning academic innovator and organizer. While a fulltime CEO of early stage businesses, he also served from 1997 through 2005 as the University of Louisville's College of Business Bank One Entrepreneur in Residence. In 1998 he was named the College's Graduate Educator of the Year. In 2012 David joined Duke University's Energy Initiative where he effectively served as its chief operating officer while collaborating in building the Initiative. David joined E4 Carolinas in September 2014 and serves as its President and CEO. E4 Carolinas is a trade association for 140+ Carolina energy companies which collaboratively promotes energy workforce development, economic development, federal and state policy, and innovation and capital attraction.


Moderator – David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas Defining the Need: The Distributed Generation Operator’s Needs – Zach Hobbs, Founder and Chief Development Officer, and Tim Fratta, Chief Executive Officer,... [ view full abstract ]


PD-1 » Panel Discussion (09:45 - Thursday, 28th June, Lakeshore III - IV)