"Clean-tech is the industry of the future – and our planet's salvation."
MITCHELL SCHWARTZ, CEO
Mitchell Schwartz is an entrepreneur, a lifelong environmentalist and a 35-year veteran of local, state and national politics. He combines an exhaustive knowledge of the California regulatory system with a relentless passion for environmental protection to help clean-tech companies reach market potential.
Schwartz spent over three decades in senior positions in government and politics at the local, state and federal levels, and has played a role in nearly every presidential election since 1984. In 1992, Mitchell ran then-Governor Bill Clinton’s pivotal primary campaign in New Hampshire, and in President Clinton’s first term, Mitchell was appointed Communications Director at the U.S. State Department. In California, Mitchell has played key roles in the campaigns of Senator Barbara Boxer, Governor Gray Davis, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In 2008, Mitchell ran then-candidate Barack Obama’s California campaign.
Following his government service, Schwartz founded the Bomaye Company, a public relations firm at the forefront of high-impact social and environmental movements. Among the company’s achievements was the successful launch of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s “Green Power” program, the largest and most visible green power campaign in the country. The company also worked on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the California League of Conservation Voters, as well as Global Green USA, and organized the grassroots marketing campaign for An Inconvenient Truth.
In 2001, Mitchell ventured into renewable energy and as a partner at Prometheus Energy Services led the development of the Pine Tree Wind Project – the largest municipally-owned wind farm in the United States. He later founded SK/Impact to help businesses meet the needs of a public demanding solutions in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable resources and green capital.
Mitchell is a Board Member of Temple Israel of Hollywood and a past president of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters. He lives in LA with his wife and their three children.