President, Juniper Creek , LLC; Managing Director, U.S. Water Partnership
Hank Habicht currently serves as a Managing Director of the U.S. Water Partnership and President of Juniper Creek, LLC, a water consultancy. He most recently served as Managing Partner of SAIL Capital Partners an early stage fund focused on alternative energy and water technologies. Mr. Habicht’s career has included leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and at the U.S. EPA as Chief Operating Officer (Deputy Administrator). At the U.S. EPA, he oversaw the development of new air and water programs to prevent pollution, including the development of the Energy Star program, implementation of market-based trading programs under the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments and support of development of regional watershed strategies.
Mr. Habicht has served as Senior Vice President in charge of acquisitions and other divisions of Safety-Kleen, a billion-dollar environmental service company and served on the team that exited at a value of over 2X sales. He has also held positions and started ventures in the for-profit environmental arena, including VP of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, which co-managed the successful Environmental Venture Fund (EVF), one of the first successful green funds in the 1980s. Both EVF and SAIL Capital invested in leading edge water businesses. As Co-Founder of Capital E, LLC, a strategic consultancy for emerging renewable energy products and technologies, he advised Fortune 100 and early stage ventures on sustainable growth strategies. He also served as CEO of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation, and worked with Fortune 100 companies on water strategy and partnerships.
Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the US Water Alliance, as head of Strategy for SunToWater, LLC, and chairs the Board of WaterHealth International. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and previously served on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. In 1991, the U.S. EPA awarded him with the Total Quality Leadership Award, and in 2009 he received the national Richard Mellon Award for Environmental Stewardship. Mr. Habicht holds a BA with High Honors from Princeton University and a JD from the University of Virginia.