Matt Burks oversees new product development, strategic partnerships, and corporate strategy for E Source. His years advising North America’s largest utilities support a robust understanding of the connections between energy, technology, society, and policy. Matt is an industry thought leader in the rapidly evolving electric and gas utility sectors, with a vision for innovating energy-related products and services and an extensive knowledge of customer experience. He focuses a behavioral lens on energy consumers and takes a holistic view of utility markets, disruptive technologies, and new business models.
A nationally recognized speaker on energy technology, product innovation, policy and society, and customer experience strategy, Matt has spoken at conferences for Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Public Power Association, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, among others. He has also authored articles on Energy Central, American Gas magazine, and FierceEnergy, and his work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Intelligent Utility magazine, and other respected publications. Closely tied to the cleantech community, Matt serves as a department chair for the Energy Fellows Institute, a regional chair for the Cleantech Open, and an advisor to early-stage energy-related start-ups. He holds an MA in environmental management from Duke University and a BA from Cornell University.