Nick Sinai currently serves in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, with a focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship policy. Mr. Sinai helped develop the Obama Administration’s Smart Grid policy, A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future, released June 13, 2011.
Mr. Sinai previously served as the Energy and Environment Director of the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan. Mr. Sinai led a team exploring how broadband and advanced communications can help the nation achieve its goals of energy independence and energy efficiency.
Mr. Sinai is a former venture capitalist and strategic advisor. Most recently, he served in executive and advisory roles with two Boston area clean energy technology companies, and served as a senior advisor to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Mr. Sinai played a key role in building the clean energy practice at Polaris Venture Partners, and subsequently served as a Principal of Tenaya Capital. He also has private equity experience at Madison Dearborn Partners. Earlier in his career, he was a senior management consultant with Cambridge Strategic Management Group, where he led teams working with large communications and media companies. He earned an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an A.B. from Harvard University.