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Brian Tolliver

Brian Tolliver

Brian Tolliver

CEO and Founder, Banyon Power



ISEN 421 Scaling Sustainable Technology (1.0 credit)

Brian Tolliver is an adjunct professor within Northwestern's Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) Program.

Alongside his academic activities, he is the CEO and founder of Banyon Power, a company specializing in innovation solutions designed to facilitate the global transition to electric vehicles, making EV ownership more accessible while aiding utilities and energy providers with grid management and renewable energy integration.

With over two decades of diverse experience spanning the energy sector, technology, corporate development, strategy, and investment banking, Brian has a comprehensive background. During his tenure at Schneider Electric (SquareD), he focused on strategic initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and the development of innovative products and services.

He began his career as a software engineer and technology consultant, with a focus on distributed computing within the financial industry, and he progressed to senior positions in strategy, corporate development, and investment banking. Notably, at Schneider Electric, his responsibilities encompassed pivotal projects ranging from strategic growth endeavors to pioneering technologies such as energy management, e-mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), renewable energy solutions, and grid innovation.

Brian holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Industrial Management & Computer Science from Purdue University.