Elisabeth Brinton

Executive Vice President, New Energies - Shell

Elisabeth Brinton is a trusted senior executive, thought leader and entrepreneur, with a track record of successful innovation, execution, value creation and disruption across multiple industries including energy, water, food, agriculture and high tech.

Prior to Shell, Elisabeth was the Corporate Strategy Officer for Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation (PG&E). While at PG&E, she launched the company’s groundbreaking IOT ‘Grid of Things’ business strategy, ran M&A and strategic investments, and led California’s exploration of new utility business models.

An entrepreneur at heart, Elisabeth has been in the C-Suite as an executive officer, CEO or Founder of four successful Silicon Valley start-up companies with technologies and products that were pioneering and disruptive for their time. One of her most notable ventures includes Loudcloud, where Elisabeth was on the founding leadership team, managed global marketing and helped the company reach a successful IPO.

Elisabeth is a chemist, and is passionate about blending her scientific and technical expertise with customer-centric market innovation, business strategy and policy leadership.

She is a top honors graduate of Principia College with a triple major across scientific and humanities disciplines, and both a Harry S. Truman and Lincoln Academy Scholar.

Currently, Elisabeth is a voluntary faculty Co-Chair for Singularity University’s Global Energy & Climate track (2013 Executive Program Alum). In addition to Smart Wires’ advisory board, she is also on the advisory boards for Rancho Purisima Farms and the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center.