Cathy Zoi headshot.png

Cathy Zoi

Cathy Zoi is co-founder of Axess Energy, a start-up business helping to bring distributed, renewable electricity to communities and businesses in emerging economies. Previously, Cathy served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary of Energy where she oversaw more than $30 billion in energy investments. Zoi was the founding CEO of Frontier Power (a subsidiary of SunEdison), the Alliance for Climate Protection (established by U.S. Vice President Al Gore), and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (a $50m fund to commercialize clean energy technologies in Australia). 

Cathy has been an investor at Silver Lake and Bayard Capital, a board member for Ice Energy, SES, and Pacific Solar, and a management consultant at ICF and Next Energy. She was Chief of Staff for Environmental Policy in the Clinton White House and she pioneered the Energy Star program at the US EPA.  Cathy spent several years at Stanford University, co-founding the Energy Transformation Collaborative (ETC), and remains a Consulting Professor, teaching courses on energy technology commercialization and policy.  Zoi has a B.S. in geology from Duke University and a M.S. in engineering from Dartmouth.