At the EFI Foundation, Stephen Comello is Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Deputy Director of the Energy Futures Finance Forum, positions he assumed in May 2022. He has more than 20 years of experience in examining pathways to a low-carbon energy future through the lenses of finance, innovation management and policy. Most recently, he spent close to a decade as the founding research director of the Energy Business Innovations focus area and as a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The early years of Stephen’s career were spent in process engineering and infrastructure development. Stephen holds bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Toronto and a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University. Originally from Canada, he currently resides in Washington, D.C.