Founder, Executive Chairperson & CTO
Bill Brown is an American entrepreneur, banker, lawyer, educator, and the co-founder of 8 Rivers Capital, LLC and NET Power, LLC. He is the Executive Chair and CTO of 8 Rivers, which develops and deploys sustainable, infrastructure-scale solutions to achieve net-zero emissions. He is also Strategic Adviser to the United States Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he helps build large-scale partnerships to transform energy economies across the globe. Previously, he was professor and senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law; a leader in the sales and trading areas of Morgan Stanley, AIG International, and Goldman Sachs; and a law partner at Sidley Austin. He serves on the Sustainable Markets Initiative of the Prince of Wales, Duke University School of Law Board of Visitors, and the President's Council for Resources for the Future. Brown earned two Bachelor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Juris Doctor from Duke Law School, where he sat on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal.