The Business Perspective

Geoff Greenfield, Third Sun Solar

Geoff Greenfield is a serial clean-tech entrepreneur committed to building great organizations that address human needs. In 2000 he founded Third Sun Solar, an award-winning solar installation firm serving commercial, institutional, government and residential clients. After frustration with the available third-party financing for solar projects, Greenfield founded New Resource Solutions, a fin-tech platform connecting project developers with investors. He is a member-owner and former board member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative. Greenfield is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional and has served on the NABCEP Board of Directors since 2012. Geoff graduated from Miami University and Ohio University (Masters in International Affairs) and was a Peace Corps Volunteer constructing water projects in Congo/Zaire Africa. Geoff lives in a net-zero solar home with his wife and business partner Michelle and is the proud father of two young men.

Steve Melink, Melink Corporation

Steve Melink is the founder of Melink Corporation, a provider of HVAC commissioning services, energy-saving kitchen ventilation controls, solar PV systems and geothermal HVAC for the commercial building industry since 1987. Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and holds a BSME degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Duke University. He is past president of the U.S. Green Building Council – Cincinnati Chapter; board member of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy; and former board member of Green Umbrella and Green Energy Ohio. Steve is the author of ‘CEO Power & Light – Transcendent Leadership for a Sustainable World’, and advocates for a clean energy revolution to improve our global economy, security, and environment.