Jason leads Vivid’s business development across the firm and oversees project work in energy and industry, cities and infrastructure, natural resources and finance. Jason also co-leads Vivid’s work using earth observation and other high-resolution spatial data. He has recently led projects looking at the clean energy transition and its implications for business, the economic drivers of land-use change and zero-deforestation strategies, innovation-oriented urban development strategies, and national strategies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Jason works with various global companies, NGOs, international organisations, the UK Government (BEIS, UKSA) and local and national governments around the world.
Prior to joining Vivid, Jason was Regional Director for the Global Green Growth Institute, where he oversaw programs in Latin America, Africa and India, supporting public policy and private sector investment decisions in the energy, transport, industrial, agricultural and forestry sectors. Jason previously served as Head of Innovation Strategy at the Carbon Trust and led the development of the UK’s low carbon technology innovation strategy for an intergovernmental group comprised of key ministries and delivery bodies. In this role, he also led the Carbon Trust’s strategic development of its RD&D, incubation and seed-funding programs.
His private sector experience includes serving as a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Co., where he worked on market strategy, operational improvement and corporate finance in the Energy, Industrial, Healthcare and Financial sectors. He was also a fellow to McKinsey’s Sustainability and Resource Productivity Initiative, with a focus on innovation policy and green investment.
Jason has a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked as a researcher in the areas of public finance, social welfare, labour markets and international trade and investment. Jason earned his BA from Yale College with a double major in Economics and International Studies.