Richard Stuebi


Richard Stuebi has 25 years of experience as an executive, entrepreneur, and consultant in the energy industry, with most of the past decade focused on advanced energy technologies and business opportunities. He shares his perspectives on energy and environmental matters weekly at

Richard is President of NextWave Energy, a professional firm he founded in 1999 to help clients capitalize on the transition to an advanced energy economy. He serves private sector clients on various business development topics, as well as civic organizations in Northeast Ohio as an outgrowth of his role as Fellow for Energy and Environmental Advancement at The Cleveland Foundation.

Richard is also a Managing Director of the venture capital firm Early Stage Partners, where he manages cleantech investment activities.

Earlier in his career, Richard was a senior vice president at Louis Dreyfus, the global commodity-trading firm, and was a management consultant in the energy practice of McKinsey & Co. Richard began his career in the late 1980s at ICF Resources.

Richard is a member of the Board of Directors of EnLink Geoenergy Services and MAR Systems, and is a member of the Advisory Board of The Generation Foundation and GLWN.

He earned degrees in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984) and Stanford University (1986).

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