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2020-04-02 14:15:00


By David Hunt CEO & FounderHyperion Executive Search Ltd

ENERGYCENTRAL  - The podcast is all about the cleantech and start-up journeys of the leading CEOs and founders in the sector. For some time I’ve been told I should share my story, but whilst not exactly being a ‘wall-flower’ I’ve been reluctant to do so. But when a scheduled guest has to cancel, I thought this would be a good time to share my journey, trials, tribulations, successes and failures and hopes for the future.

About David Hunt: 

David Hunt is a prominent figure and thought leader in the clean energy sector. Hailed as a leading green entrepreneur by the Financial Times, David also presents at industry events such as EcoSummit, Energy Storage Europe and Fully Charged Live. He also hosts the ‘This week in Cleantech’ Podcast. He was also chosen as one of 25 LinkedIn Top Voices 2018.

David is a frequent contributor to trade publications such as Energy Storage News, Solar Power Portal, PV Tech, Clean Energy News and Smart Cities World. His industry insights have been quoted in UK broadsheet newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and the Sunday Times. Being well versed in business and economics, he has also lent his voice to the likes of BBC Radio Four and ITV’s 6 o’clock news.

A cleantech expert and industry insider, David specialises in the clean energy and eMobility sectors. His drive to accelerate these growing markets led him to set up Hyperion Executive Search Ltd, a talent acquisition company specialising in the cleantech space that incisively places talent where it’s needed. Hyperion has been helping businesses grow and succeed since 2014, with offices in Liverpool, Munich and Austin, TX. David’s headhunting team now operates across EMEA and the US.

Before this, David co-founded an award-winning multi-technology renewable energy installation business, sat as a policy board member with the UK Renewable Energy Association, and was a member of PRASEG (Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group).

The ‘This Week in Cleantech’ podcast is a platform for David and invited expert guests to share their cleantech journeys and insights. Speaking with entrepreneurs, CEOs, thought leaders and industry insiders, David explores the challenges, opportunities, highs and lows of business in the cleantech sector.

About Hyperion Executive Search

Hyperion Executive Search is a specialist executive search firm working exclusively in the cleantech sector. We are intrinsic to the growth of a strong and prosperous cleantech economy by helping the world’s most innovative cleantech companies to find the most talented people, and to do extraordinary things.

Operating internationally from offices in Liverpool, Munich and Austin, Texas, we have a simple purpose: To find the best people, for the best companies, achieving the best results, for the best possible future of the clean energy and mobility transitions.  

Recruiting at C-Level and the tiers immediately below, across all functional disciplines, we help to build the high-functioning management teams cleantech businesses need to scale and stay ahead in this super fast paced sector.

We have a wealth of previous experience working in senior roles within the cleantech sector, so we know the industry from the inside out. Right now, there’s a huge demand for talent within the E-Mobility, energy storage and renewable energy sectors and our executive search service has already placed excellent talent into pioneering roles within the industry. 

In everything we do, we are grounded, straightforward and honest. We care deeply about the state of the planet and always strive to put the right talent in the right roles, accelerating the continued growth of the cleantech sector.

Hyperion is not a “database agency” – instead we make it our business to know and connect with the ‘movers and shakers’ in the cleantech sector, and to mine the very best talent from aligned and allied industries. Our cleantech knowledge, experience and network is second to none.


This Podcast was originally shared with Energy Central's Clean Power Community Group. The communities are a place where professionals in the power industry can share, learn and connect in a collaborative environment. Join the Clean Power Community today and learn from others who work in the industry.