Our Team

Meet The Verdantix Management Team

 

David Metcalfe
CEO & Co-Founder, London
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David co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and leads Verdantix research on operational excellence covering technologies, best practices and growth strategies. His current agenda is focused on establishing operational excellence as a distinct category of technology investment. David has 20 years of experience in technology research. He co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and previously worked at Forrester Research, BT and the Harvard Business School. David holds a PhD from Cambridge University.

David is a frequent speaker at industry events including the World Economic Forum, Green Corporate Energy, Sustainable Brands and Greenbiz Forum as well as Verdantix Summits in Europe and North America. He is also co-author of the award-winning book "Negotiation Analysis" published by Harvard University Press.

 

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon
Managing Director & Co-Founder, London
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Rodolphe has a long track record in advising C-level executives on their toughest energy and environmental strategic challenges. He is a co-founder of Verdantix and joined the Verdantix Board of Directors from a strategy consulting background having worked in the London office of L.E.K. Consulting and in the strategy team at Barclays, one of the UK’s largest banking groups. He brings a wealth of strategy advisory experience and financial analysis skills to the Verdantix research agenda.

As well as consulting on real estate, energy and facility optimization strategies, he has worked in the retail, transport and financial services sectors through a variety of consulting and in-house assignments for government, corporates and private equity clients. Following his undergraduate studies at Jesus College, Cambridge, Rodolphe gained a PhD in Physics also from Cambridge University.

 

Steve Bolton
EHS Research Director, New York

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Steve is the EHS Research Director at Verdantix, based in the company’s New York office. He has nearly 25 years of experience advising various industries on environment, health and safety, sustainability, the circular economy, natural capital, and corporate social responsibility. Steve has served as a subject matter expert and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, SMEs and start-ups, public agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. He received a Bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary, a Master’s degree from Duke University, and an MBA from James Madison University.

 

Stuart Neumann
Director of Consulting Services, London
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Stuart is Director of Consulting Services and leads Verdantix custom research and Consulting work on EHS, real estate, energy, facilities and maintenance. The types of projects range from thought leadership studies and due diligence engagements through to strategy analysis and technology assessments. Stuart has delivered projects for a variety of clients including professional services firms, power utilities, private equity, oil and gas firms, telecoms firms, chemicals firms, IT systems integrators, engineering firms, real estate firms and consulting firms.

Prior to joining Verdantix in 2010, Stuart spent six years in Accenture’s consulting practice working on a number of technology implementation projects as well as developing a commercial carbon registry solution for the firm’s Sustainability Services Practice. Stuart holds an MSc from the University of Oxford in Environmental Geomorphology and a BSc in Geography from the University of Nottingham.

 

Luke Quinn
Sales Director, London
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Luke joined Verdantix in 2012 as part of the Account Management team. At this time Luke managed a range of relationships with professional service and consulting, technology outsourcing, software and professional services firms. After leaving Verdantix in 2015 to work within the financial media market, Luke returned to Verdantix in 2016 to head up the sales function.

As Sales Director Luke manages both the Business Development and Account Management teams and ultimately oversees value delivered to Verdantix clients through subscribing to research content, consulting projects and event sponsorships across EHS, Operational Risk and Smart Buildings.

Luke holds an MA from the University of Exeter in International Relations and a BSc from the University of Bath.