Scott DePasquale is an executive with 20 years of experience in global energy, technology and security, with responsibilities ranging from executive corporate leadership and institutional investment management, to the development of government homeland, cyber and energy security policy. He serves as Chairman of Utilidata, Inc., and is an operating partner at New York based energy venture capital fund, Braemar Energy Ventures—where he is a member of the firm’s investment committee. Mr. DePasquale is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, where he supports projects related to the nexus between physical and cybersecurity, focusing on vulnerability and risk issues in the Middle East.
Mr. DePasquale’s career has focused on managing change elements related to commodity, security and technology development for some of the world’s largest users, suppliers, and financiers of energy. Prior to his role as a venture capitalist at Braemar, DePasquale was a senior vice president at GE Energy Financial Services, where he led the group’s Boston-based energy-tech activities. In this capacity, DePasquale worked closely with scientists and engineers across GE’s corporate R&D center, as well as executives from various internal businesses, to identify and commercialize game-changing energy technologies. Before joining General Electric, DePasquale spent several years managing analytics and dispute resolution for an energy security think tank, working closely with several multinational energy concerns, national oil companies, and governments to resolve issues related to energy security, trade and risk.
Mr. DePasquale currently serves on the board of several emerging growth energy technology companies as well as the Rand Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security, the Internet Security Alliance and Northeast Clean Energy Council. DePasquale holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a Master of Science in Finance from Suffolk University, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University. He also serves as the Chairman of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission, appointed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and is a member of the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council Subcommittee on Cybersecurity.