Matt Futch

Strategy and Business Development Lead | National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Matt serves as the strategy and business development leader for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His work focuses on aligning the research priorities with critical industry partners to formulate scientifically valid projects with long term commercial value. Matt has successfully developed regulatory and utility business strategies for a diversity of projects, captured large revenue streams across global operating geographies.

Most recently, as VP of Regulatory Strategy for National Grid US, Matt led the development of a long-term regulatory and business strategy for three jurisdictional companies across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, along with corporate-wide policy on key energy issues involving security, data privacy and distributed generation.

Prior to this, as Global Policy Director for the IBM Corporation, Matt directed a corporate-  wide program on energy regulation, policy and business climate for all IBM international growth energy markets in the ASEAN region, Middle East and Africa, Australia, Brazil, the EU and North America. He spearheaded approvals of regulators and final client signature for major system integration and software / services deals totaling over $150M.

Earlier in his career, Matt provided leadership for energy policy at the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office while working with the State’s electric and gas power sector. He helped negotiate and craft the clean energy policies of Governors Bill Ritter, Jr. and John W. Hickenlooper including the passage of numerous renewable energy, smart grid, and energy efficiency bills.

Matt holds a Master of Arts in Global Finance and International Trade from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Colorado State University. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.