Chief Executive Officer, Edgewise Energy
Jim is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Edgewise Energy. He is a 36-year veteran of the high tech medical industry, mostly concentrated in the field of nephrology (Dialysis). Jim spent 16 years in the areas of system design, product management, and sales of dialysis equipment and adjacent products from 1977 to 1993. He held executive sales management positions with Dow Chemical, Gambro and Fresenius.
In 1993 Jim left the corporate world and started breaking out on his own. By leveraging his experience and access to the dialysis market, Jim created many start-up, next generation product and services companies. Jim’s vast body of work rolling out high tech products and services to under-served markets and his ability to coordinate the efforts of scientists, engineers and businessmen toward a common goal, ideally suits the leadership needs of our start-up, next-gen tech company.
Chief Innovation Officer, Edgewise Energy
Sammy Chu is the Chief Innovation Officer for Edgewise Energy. A proven leader in promoting market adoption of residential energy efficiency, Chu was the Founding Director of the Town of Babylon’s Long Island Green Homes Program, the first operationalized property assessed clean energy program (PACE) in the country.
Prior to his current position, Sammy served in the administration of County Executive Steve Bellone as Director of Operations and as Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs. He was the lead county official in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, tasked with coordinating response and recovery. A staunch advocate of inclusive, sustainable economic development, Chu was instrumental in creating workforce opportunities for traditionally underserved individuals during the planning of the transformative Wyandanch Rising development, one of the seminal LEED ND projects.
Chu currently serves as Chairman of the Long Island chapter of the US Green Building Council. He formerly served as a board member of the National Home Performance Council, currently serves as a board member of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, and was recently elected to the position of second Vice Chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission.