Reginald Parker, Ph.D., MBA
Green Power Ventures
Founder & General Partner
Optimal Technology Corporation
Founder, President & CEO
Dr. Reginald Parker is Founder and Green Power Ventures, a project development and investment management fund aimed at accelerating climate resiliency and renewable energy at HBCUs, faith-based organizations, multi-family facilities, and EV deserts. He is also the Founder and CEO of Optimal Technology Corporation, an award-winning, venture-backed platform that helps intelligently lower the cost of electricity for small and medium sized building owners by up to 70%.
Dr. Parker has more than 25 years of experience in project development and technology design and management. He has developed over 15 clean energy and manufacturing technologies, commercialized material and renewable energy technologies, developed and implemented successful business plans, and optimized manufacturing processes and products. He has commercialized over $60 million in new products and optimized technology for a $600 million business unit while at Rohm and Hass (now Dow). Dr. Parker served as a consultant on a successful B2C implementation strategy for a major airline and worked on a growth plan for a large municipality while at BCG.
Dr. Parker developed a nanobiocomposite which can be used as a semiconductor, solar material, conductive paste, and a structural enhancer. Dr. Parker developed two associated manufacturing process which can be used on a wide class of nanomaterials.
A former university professor at Morehouse, FAMU, FSU, and UND for 8 years, Dr. Parker has distinguished himself as a thought leader in business, engineering, and commercialization.
Dr. Parker graduated one Ph.D. and four MS students, managed a 14-person research group, was a co-PI on a $2.5 million IDIQ research contract with the Army Research Laboratory, and received several awards for his work as an academician. He was a GEM Fellow, NASA Fellow, NCEA Fellow, Kodak Fellow, Beta Gamma Sigma Inductee, Delores Auzenne Fellow, GA Tech Tower Awardee, GA Tech PPA Fellow, Moot Corp Fellow, MIT’s Karl Taylor Compton Awardee, MIT’s William L. Stewart Awardee, Mobil Scholar, a 3M Scholar, and Who's Who Worldwide.
Dr. Parker has written several papers in Journals and conferences on materials and modeling. He has held executive positions including CEO and President for 510nano, Chairman of 510DC, Manager for 510REPP One, CTO for Nanotailor Inc., a Board Member for Mathematical Modeling Inc., Consultant at BCG, Sr. Research Engineer at Rohm and Haas, and. President of BITS LLC.
Dr. Parker earned three degrees in Engineering and one in Business Administration:
1. BS in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1992)
2. PhD in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2000)
3. MBA in Finance, Florida State University (2000)
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PIS/ Sold 40 kW of solar in Deerfield, MA PIS 121 kW of solar power in Los Gatos, CA US Pat. 8333949 50 Most Important African Americans In Technology US Pat. App 13019021 US Pat. App 12800449 Invented hybrid solar energy technology Invented a low concentrated PV technology Invented nano-structuring technology Invented nano-particle deposition technology US Pat. App 11607018, US Pat. App 11633605,
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Reginald Parker, PhD, MBA
Optimal Technology Corporation, Founder