Titus Brenninkmeijer is a social entrepreneur whose work has focused on assisting global entrepreneurs to grow sustainable businesses through the development of commercially viable applications. Titus’ decades long experience in international retail allows him to leverage deep knowledge of consumer behavior and trends to help his partners successfully target current and future consumer needs. Before entering the solar energy industry in 2003, he spent twenty-five years in the retail industry in the UK, Germany, Spain, Brazil and US.
In 2005, Titus founded Solgenix, LLC, to support solar energy entrepreneurs in emerging and developed markets around the world. He is also a co-founding member and sits on the Steering Committee of the REDCO Alliance (Rural Energy Delivery Companies), a group of thirteen solar energy entrepreneurs from Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Brenninkmeijer serves as Chairman of the Energy Access Foundation, which he co-founded in 2006. The EAF is a non-profit organization devoted to providing support and funding for innovation in clean energy delivery in the rural marketplace in emerging markets.
He is a board member and partner of Phatenergy a company focused on the installation of solar systems in Southern California and Pod Generating Group, a Canadian company installing utility-scale solar systems in Canada and the US. He is a board member of ACCION International a non-profit micro finance institution with close to thirty overseas affiliates and his other associations include memberships in the International Advisory Board of ETHOS (a non-profit promoting business and social responsibility in Brazil), the Advisory Board of NFTE Southern California (the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship), and TechnoServe a non-profit which supports agricultural entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Titus Brenninkmeijer is also a board member and serves as treasurer of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, is a supporting fellow of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and member of the Pasadena Angels, an investor’s group that supports local entrepreneurs in Southern California.
Mr. Brenninkmeijer holds a BA from Boston College, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and resides with his family in a solar-powered home in Pasadena, California.