is the founding partner of Ulupono Initiative, (co-founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar) and Envision Hawaii’s guest speaker in November.
In his role, he forges and manages Ulupono’s partnerships and guides Ulupono’s system transformation and investment strategy.
Previously, he was the CEO of U.S. Biodiesel Group, a national biodiesel firm funded by private equity; Managing Director of Research and Consulting at the Rocky Mountain Institute; and a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton where he served as managing director of the firm’s Asia energy practice and head of the US utilities practice. Kyle received a master’s degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Organization and Management and a master’s degree in environmental science in resource economics from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is co-author of the RMI books “Winning the Oil End Game” and “Small is Profitable.” Kyle lives on the Big Island and Oahu. Kyle likes to camp, kayak, and play music with his wife and daughter. He is an avid gardener and local food gourmet cook, as well as a student of art.
We are looking forward to an awesome hour with Kyle and our growing community of social entrepreneurs. See you at The Manifest next Tuesday, November 5, at 8 a.m. for a free breakfast and an engaging discussion. Bring your friends! Follow us live on Twitter @EnvisionHawaii and tweet using the hashtag #1stTuesday.
Q: What is The Manifest?
A: A modern coffee shop by day and a culturally sophisticated cocktail bar by night. And it’s our new First Tuesdays venue!
Q: Where is The Manifest located?
A: Chinatown/Downtown Honolulu. Their address is 32 North Hotel Street, Honolulu 96817.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Unfortunately, no. A cheap parking option is any of the municipal parking garages.