Earl is a recognized thought leader in the fields of water and environmental services who specializes in growing technology-based organizations. At DCVC, he focuses on investing in solutions that can transform the availability, quality, and affordability of water resources around the world.
Earl previously served as CEO of Heartland Water Technology, where he developed innovative solutions for decontaminating and cleansing the world’s most difficult-to-treat industrial wastewaters. He also worked as Global Commercial Leader at GE Water and as a partner at Liberation Capital, a private equity fund focused on project finance for water, renewable energy, and resource recovery. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the US Naval Academy, a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Earl co-founded and is Chairman Emeritus of the Northeast Water Innovation Network (NEWIN), which brings together stakeholders from industry, finance, academia and government to solve water resource challenges globally. Earl is proud to have served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force.