Todd Mitchell has spent his career in energy and clean-tech endeavors, first as a principal in start-up companies related to natural gas exploration and geophysics; and more recently as founder and president of Two Seven Ventures, a clean-tech investment fund. TSV’s portfolio includes companies involved in solar PV finance & development; building energy management; building power, lighting & controls; hot water monitoring & controls; energy storage; and synthetic biology. He was a founding investor and is a director of Alta Resources, a shale gas exploration company, and was a director of Mitchell Energy & Development Corporation (NYSE: MND, 1993-2002), and Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN, 2002-2012) where he served on audit and reserves committees.
Todd has a BA in Geology from The Colorado College (1981), MA in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin (1987), and MSc in Sustainable Development (with Distinction) from Edinburgh University (2007). His academic background includes research on aspects of the global carbon cycle and cycling of CO2 between ecosystems and the atmosphere. He has completed executive management continuing education at Rice University and Northwestern University Kellogg School. Todd was a member of the Roundtable for Science & Technology for Sustainable Development (2006-2012), organized by the US National Academies of Science.
He was president of Houston Advanced Research Center (2001-20006) and is currently HARC’s board chairman. HARC is a leader in sustainability science and policy development related to air quality, energy, water resources, and resiliency in the greater Houston Gulf Coast region. Todd served as a commissioner on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission from 2014 to 2016, and he is a member of the advisory board for Energy Futures Initiative. He is married with two teenaged children and lives in Aspen, Colorado, where he enjoys cycling, skiing, mountaineering and squash, and is active in local non-profit organizations.