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Ned L. Harvey

Managing Director (Carbon War Room Operations)


Ned Harvey is a Managing Director at RMI and Carbon War Room. In this role, he drives institute-wide improvement in internal and external processes and aligns those processes to enhance RMI’s mission effectiveness.


Ned has over twenty years of experience in diverse business leadership and has tremendous cross-functional skills. He has extensive experience in project finance, business development, marketing and business planning.

Prior to coming to RMI, Ned was the CEO and founder of Cistern Solutions, a strategy consultancy that specialized in assisting large corporations identify new business opportunities and structure development projects in the emerging renewable and clean energy industries.

Before founding Cistern, Ned was the president of startup firm Simplicity Energy Farms, an advisory and development company working with ranchers and rural communities to develop their renewable energy resources. Preceding Simplicity, Ned was a ten-year executive at Parson Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in corporate finance and accounting. Ned spent eight years as an officer in the United States Navy, serving aboard nuclear submarines and in the Tomahawk cruise missile program office.


  • Masters of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering; University of California at San Diego
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