Summer Grimes joined Clean Energy Ventures in 2018 as Director of Operations. In this role, she oversees all administrative activities for CEV and the Fund, CEV’s staff members, bookkeeping, accounting and cash management for CEV and the Fund, HR and compliance for CEV, and the interface with the Fund’s external fund administrator. She brings extensive experience in the administration and investment management of family office assets. Her most recent experience was managing operations and creating efficiencies for investment firms focused on climate change mitigation. Before joining CEV, Summer played a lead role in the formation and management of multiple startups, portfolio investments, and associated due diligence research. Her expertise lies in developing and implementing organizational processes and procedures, managing funds and cash, executing complex investment accounting, and portfolio project management.
Prior to CEV, Summer worked for a UK-based family office with multiple US entities focused on investments in renewables, clean tech companies, basic commodities, and medical imaging equipment. Summer was a critical part of the leadership team from the inception through expansion of US operations. Her role evolved from Executive Assistant to Director of Operations and ultimately to President of the entity.
Summer graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Conservation Biology and Political Science and an M.S. in Forest Sciences and Policy. Her passion for environmental preservation and mitigating the effects of climate change drives her both professionally and personally.
Read about the progress we made in 2020, including emissions reduction potentials for our portfolio company, details on our deal flow, and highlight investments.