Where Passion Meets Experience
CEO & Founder
Harry Etra is the CEO & Founder of HXE Partners. Harry's experience is in advising public and private companies on their sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies.
As a Principal at CamberView Partners, he helped companies prioritize their sustainability disclosures and prepare for engagements with institutional investors. Previously as a Director at CodeGreen Solutions, he advised companies on ESG best practices with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. His experience includes working with clients to develop annual sustainability reports and earn recognition for their ESG initiatives through reporting programs such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), and the EPA's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award.
Harry holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in history from Yale University.
President & Founder of KO2 Consulting (Partner)
Ozgem Ornektekin is the President and Founder of KO2 Consulting (a New York City Women-owned Business Enterprise, WBE) providing strategic sustainability and energy planning, implementation and management services for large public and private organizations.
Prior to founding KO2 Consulting, she served as Chief Energy Management Officer (Deputy Commissioner) of the City of New York, Director of Office of Sustainability at New York University and first Director of Sustainability at NYC Department of Education. Before her leadership roles at the City and NYU, Ozgem was mechanical/energy engineer and project manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff and AECOM.
Ozgem holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Denver.
Founder & CEO of Third Economy (Network Partner)
Chad Spitler is the Founder and CEO of Third Economy, a sustainable investment research and advisory firm. Chad was formerly a Partner at PJT CamberView, an advisory firm specializing in helping public companies engage with their investors particularly around complex or contested shareholder matters.
He is most widely known for his role building what are now BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship and Sustainable Investing teams. As a Managing Director at the world’s largest asset manager, Chad led the team responsible for analyzing how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors may impact financial performance, and integrating that analysis into investment decisions, proxy voting, corporate engagement and product development. His work facilitated billions of dollars of capital into sustainable investments and hundreds of public companies to integrate long-term thinking into their business strategies.
Chad holds an M.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.