Our team works in close collaboration with our clients and offers a wide range of expertise in business, sustainability, and government. We combine business experience, insider policy analysis with deep industry knowledge to offer unparalleled insights and cutting edge strategies maximizing business opportunities, strategic decision-making, and organizational goals.
Roger Ballentine is the President of Green Strategies Inc., where he provides management consulting services to corporate and financial sector clients on sustainability strategy; investment and transaction evaluation and project development execution in the in the clean energy sector; and the integration of energy and environmental policy considerations into business strategy. He is also a Venture Partner with Arborview Capital LLC, a private equity firm making growth capital investments in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors. Previously, Roger was a senior member of the White House staff, serving President Bill Clinton as Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Initiatives. Prior to being named Deputy Assistant, Roger was Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs where he focused on energy and environmental issues. Before joining the White House, Roger was a partner at Patton Boggs LLP.
Over the years, Roger has acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge of the energy sector, financial markets, and environmental business practices as well as the politics, players and trends in the energy and environmental space. Using his expertise and deep relationships, Roger has helped clients develop better business strategies, make better investment decisions, negotiate new business partnerships, build critical alliances with stakeholders, and devise impactful government and public affairs strategies.
Roger currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Clean Capital LLC, 8 Rivers Capital, and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), where he was a founding Board member in 2001. He is a member of Ingersoll Rand’s Advisory Council on Sustainability. Roger also serves on the Selection Committee for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Zayed Future Energy Prize and is the Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Clean Energy Forum.
In addition to being a frequent speaker, media commentator and writer, he has been a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School teaching in the area of energy and climate policy and a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C.
Roger is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut and a Cum Laude graduate of the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Connecticut, District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court bars.
Patrick Falwell is Senior Director and works with clients on state and federal policy and energy efficiency technology and markets.
Prior to joining Green Strategies, Patrick was Senior Solutions Fellow for the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES, the former Pew Center on Global Climate Change). During Patrick’s time at C2ES, he managed a broader stakeholder coalition of companies, environmental groups, labor organizations, and state officials looking to advance carbon capture technology through federal and state policy action. He also oversaw the coalition’s analysis and outreach efforts. Patrick contributed to additional C2ES initiatives involving clean energy finance, carbon pricing, and the Clean Power Plan.
Before C2ES, Patrick worked as a research analyst for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), where he conducted analysis of consumer expenditure behavior and national inflation data.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Masters of International Relations with a concentration on energy, resources, and environmental policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
As Associate, Mackenzie works with clients to develop strategies to engage consumers, business partners, and other stakeholders in improving the environmental impact of their products and services.
Prior to Green Strategies, Mackenzie interned with a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, including Ceres and the U.S. Department of Justice, on environmental research and investor advocacy. She became particularly interested in clean energy and sustainable agriculture while earning her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University.