Eric Graham, MBA – Vice President, North Shore InnoVentures and Director of Energy Efficiency Financing, Next Step Living. He is an engaged leader in the New England cleantech industry as a professional and a volunteer in the effort to commercialize new technology companies. Previously he was Director of the TechBridge Program for the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Business Development Manager at EnerNOC, and with the Global Private Client Group at Merrill Lynch. Founder of ColdWave Systems LLC, Mr. Graham holds two patents issued globally that cover ultra-low temperature refrigeration and transportation methods. Mr. Graham has started and managed business that have touched on every continent and engaged in cross borders trade in more than 30 countries. Mr. Graham holds a degree in Finance & Insurance from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Ocean Institute; he founded Friends of Northeastern University Rugby and served as President 1995-2008, and he played professional rugby at Rovigo, Italy, 1992 and 1993.