Dr. Barry Stevens is founder and President of TBD America, a global Technology Business Development consulting group serving the public and private sectors in the energy, water remediation and nuclear waste reclamation industries. Barry has highly productive executive experience leading globally competitive companies to higher levels of profitability and growth.
Prior to TBD America, Barry co-founded and presided over the National Hydrogen Fund, an enterprise designed to commercialize hydrogen technologies demonstrated by the U.S. Department of Energy, and held executive positions with Superior Concrete Products, RadioShack, Memory Tech, a Mitsubishi JV he was instrumental in creating, Alcon Laboratories, Eastman Technology — a division of Eastman Kodak, CBS and RCA (non-executive position). Earlier in his career, Barry taught chemistry at Rutgers University, University of Nevada in Reno, and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Dr. Stevens led R&D, development, engineering, manufacturing, operations, sales and marketing organizations to higher levels of quality and productivity and ultimately to critically acclaimed products and services. He managed a wide variety of revenue-generating ventures with more profitable product lines and managed budgets up to $780 million and activities with approximately 500 employees. Barry has a depth and breadth of experience in energy generation, storage, transportation and end-use as well a broad spectrum of experience in various clean energy technologies.
Barry’s expertise includes integrating key equities, values, technologies, and investments of partners and clients to maximize ROI and extending those relationships to new, improved or future opportunities. One of his greatest strengths is the ability to execute and provide bottom line results in addition to developing the strategic foundation of a business’ potential, the subordinating tactical plans of action, and project management required to incorporate the efforts and execution of the various cross-functional teams to ensure the full opportunities and benefits are realized.
Dr. Stevens was instrumental in the startup of several high-tech and commodity businesses, established JVs, conceived and developed various revolutionary products and championed several hydrogen and natural gas technologies. Barry negotiated and closed over 2,100 contracts.
Barry has deep industry knowledge and front-line experience managing multi-faceted operations, business and technology development, financial planning, cost analysis, program planning and management, problem solving, education and training, and bringing superior products and services to market at the right time, cost and quality.
Dr. Stevens has a successful record developing and negotiating sound and mutually beneficial partnerships and strategic alliances while forging relationships by connecting with people. He also has a strong set of communication and writing skills. He excels in creating plans, successfully completing plans, and making presentations to all levels, from trainees and staff to top management, boards of directors, and C-level clients.
Barry raised $112 million in investments from institutional and angel investors, obtained five U.S. patents, published numerous papers, presented at international symposiums, and conducted Webinars on environmentally sensitive issues. Mr. Stevens received several recognition awards for “turning creativity into reality.”
Dr. Stevens earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Science (tri-major, biology, chemistry and physics) from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he graduated magna cum laude, 1st in his class. Barry successfully completed Managing Managers Program, Texas Christian University (TCU), Office of Extended Education.