Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and
technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology
Hidary co-founded Vista Research in 2001 as an independent financial
research company serving institutional investors. Hidary sold Vista to
the Standard & Poor's division of McGraw-Hill in April of 2005
In 1995, Hidary co-founded and served as President and CEO of
EarthWeb/Dice. He raised three private rounds of equity and completed a
record breaking IPO. Under Hidary's leadership, EarthWeb/Dice earned the
prestigious Business Week Info Tech 100 award as the third fastest
growing IT Company. Dice.com is currently traded on the NYSE under
Committed to community and philanthropic causes, Hidary has received
several industry and community awards as well as being recognized as a
Global Leader of Tomorrow at the WEF, Davos. Hidary is also a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Hidary has been particularly involved in issues of energy and
transportation. He is chairman and co-founder of the Freedom Prize
Foundation (www.freedomprize.org), which provides monetary prizes to
cities, schools and other entities that can most reduce their petroleum
use. The Freedom Prizes were mandated by Congress in the Energy Policy
Act of 2005 (Title X: 1008).
In New York City, Hidary was a leading proponent of switching over the
taxi fleet to high mileage hybrids. Hidary serves as Chairman of
SmartTransportation.org (www.smarttransportation.org), a non-profit
dedicated to promoting clean energy and transportation policy in the US.
Hidary studied philosophy and neuroscience at Columbia University and
was then awarded a Stanley Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the
National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under the fellowship, Hidary
conducted research in functional neuroimaging using techniques such as
positron emission tomography (PET) and functional Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (fMRI) to study brain and disease states.
Hidary serves on several boards including the X Prize Foundation http://www.xprize.org and the National Renewable Energy Lab http://www.nrel.gov. A
frequent keynote speaker, Hidary has presented at venues including the
business schools of Yale and Columbia.