Jim Brock, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Jim Brock’s career spans 30+ years in environmental planning, sustainability and renewable energy. Jim possesses a deep understanding of the development approval and regulatory process, and has worked closely with the region’s most respected and innovative leaders throughout his career. Over the years, he has provided advisory and business development services to a diverse number of cleantech and renewable ventures, including Absolutely Solar. Currently, as Absolutely Solar’s Senior Vice President of Business Development, Jim taps his considerable sustainability, green building, real estate, legal, design and engineering network to identify project opportunities, assist with site acquisition and develop new business.
Prior to joining the ASI team, Jim was a Senior Business Development Consultant to Tecnospot Solar North America, where he cultivated business for the company, provided regulatory and policy support and assisted management in company operations and marketing.
In 1987, Jim founded Environmental Planning Associates, a firm that accrued decades of project analysis experience and an outstanding reputation. Jim has personally steered hundreds of projects through the environmental review process, including many notable and often controversial developments.
Sustainability remains a core value that drives Jim’s business achievements. He is an active member of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC), where he works closely with key committees on sustainability and renewable energy issues. Jim has served in a number of leadership roles with the US Green Building Council Los Angeles (and remains a Director Emeritus to the Board) and became a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional in 2004.
Education and Professional Memberships
- BA, Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1981
- Board Emeritus, US Green Building Council, Los Angeles
- Energy and Environment Committee, Los Angeles Business Council
- LEED Accredited, 2004