Our Team

The Verdantix management team

David Metcalfe
CEO & Co-Founder, New York

David is the CEO and a co-founder of Verdantix. Since 2007 he has developed a global network of relationships with executives responsible for energy, EH&S and sustainability in some of the world’s largest firms. He advises clients on a wide-range of strategic issues with a focus on growth strategies in sustainability services, energy and environment software and environmental innovation. Prior to founding Verdantix David was a Senior Vice President at Forrester Research and Head of Analysis and Forecasting at BT Group, the UK’s largest fixed line telecoms operator.

David is a frequent speaker at industry events including at the World Economic Forum, Green Corporate Energy, Sustainable Brands and Greenbiz Forum as well as Verdantix Summits in the UK and the US. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University which applied game theory to assess negotiations on the liberalisation of European energy markets. He is a co-author of the award-winning book "Negotiation Analysis" published by Harvard University Press.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon
Managing Director & Co-Founder, London

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 energy, environment and sustainability 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.

Stuart Neumann
Director of Advisory Services, London

Stuart is Director, Advisory Services and leads Verdantix custom research and advisory work on energy, environment and sustainability. 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.