Serving as D+R’s President and CEO, David Steiner leads the company’s efforts to grow business aligned with its strategic direction and vision. He learned the lessons and benefits of improving efficiency and reusing resources early in his career, and now seeks to spread the word that responsibility and sustainability are not just good for the environment, but also for businesses, organizations, families and life in general. Steiner envisions energy efficiency and data solutions that transcend the typical confines of business and ideology. Before becoming president of D+R, he served as program manager for the ENERGY STAR program, providing leadership for the team’s efforts to promote and qualify DOE’s list of products. Prior to joining D+R, Steiner was vice president of government affairs for Maytag Corp., where he had primary responsibility for federal, state, and international government relations. He was a leading advocate for the company’s energy- and water-efficiency efforts. Steiner earned his BA from Ashland University and his MBA at Case Western Reserve University.
As Executive Vice President, Innovation, Stephen is responsible for tracking national energy and energy efficiency market trends to identify and develop novel research and program opportunities with the potential to advance national energy efficiency and generate revenue. He helped originate and develop many of D+R’s groundbreaking programs, products, and strategies, including Market Lift® and Unitary HVAC Market Reports, as well as some for which the ground didn’t break. Stephen is a leading expert on the application of behavioral research to promoting energy efficiency, including in markets such as windows, window attachments, lighting, and advanced power strips for audiovisual systems. He holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MS from MIT, and teaches behavioral psychology and communication theory at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. David Goldschlag
Dr. David Goldschlag is an experienced IT security executive, having led both large and small companies. He is currently co-founder and CEO of New Edge, a startup offering a zero-trust networking service. Previously, he was senior vice president of strategy and chief technology officer at Pulse Secure; Pulse had acquired MobileSpaces, which was Goldschlag’s previous startup. He was also vice president for mobile at McAfee, a leading IT security vendor; McAfee had acquired Trust Digital, where Goldschlag was president and chief technology officer. His distinguished career also includes serving as CTO at USinternetworking and, while working at the Naval Research Laboratory, he was a co-inventor of Onion Routing, which later became Tor. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
Joshua Izenberg has 20 years of experience as a corporate, finance and transactional attorney, including seven years at Baker & McKenzie LLP, the world’s largest international law firm, and 10 years advising boards of directors and senior management as a senior in-house attorney at startup, mid-market and Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Izenberg runs his own legal practice providing outside general counsel and M&A services to government services and technology businesses. Previously, he was the general counsel of the aerospace and defense businesses of Alliant Techsystems, prior to its merger with Orbital Sciences Corporation. Izenberg has co-founded two successful technology companies, Modus Create, an HTML5 development shop based in Reston, Va., and Off-World, an autonomous robotics company based in Pasadena, Calif. In addition to serving on D+R’s board of directors, he is a member of the board of directors of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a BL (JD equivalent) from the University of Toronto Law School and a BS in Computer Science from McGill University.
As CEO of M. Beacon Enterprises, Tara Rethore knows what it takes to make strategy real. She works with organizations and leaders to develop business strategies and to break them down into the key actions that will overcome common roadblocks to successful execution. Both as an executive and as a consultant, Rethore has built models for strategic implementation that apply across a variety of industries, globally and in both mission-driven and for-profit contexts. Prior to founding M. Beacon Enterprises, she held executive leadership roles at Lafarge and Arthur D. Little. In addition to serving on D+R’s board of directors, she serves on the board of the Stuart Educational Foundation and previously on a Fairfax County School Board Advisory Council. She earned a MBA from the University of Chicago and an AB cum laude from Mount Holyoke College.