Peter Rothstein currently leads the New England Clean Energy Foundation (NECEF) and is also NECEC President. He leads NECEC’s and NECEF’s widely-recognized regional innovation cluster strategy and initiatives. He has over 20 years of venture, entrepreneurial, executive and deal experience in the cleantech venture and high tech markets. Previously, Mr. Rothstein was part of the Flagship Ventures team, a leading seed and early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge Massachusetts.
He also founded Allegro Strategy, serving as a consultant, advisor and executive with early-stage cleantech start-ups. Mr. Rothstein has been in early-stage deal or executive roles with a number of cleantech companies, including Mascoma, Planar Energy Devices, Ze-gen, Novomer, Boston-Power, and Mechanology. He is also actively involved in a range of leading cleantech and entrepreneurial organizations, including the National Renewable Energy Lab’s VC Advisory Board, catalyst to MIT Deshpande Center solar and energy storage MIT projects, and a Board member of the Cleantech Open. Earlier, Mr. Rothstein was an entrepreneur and executive in the software industry, including as a Lotus/IBM VP of Strategy and leader of an internal Lotus incubator accelerating new knowledge management businesses.