Josh Richman

Josh Richman
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Lecturer in Management


Josh Richman is the Vice President of Global Business Development and Policy for Bloom Energy Corporation where he oversees new market development, strategic partnerships, public sector sales, utility scale project development, and state and federal legislative and regulatory affairs. Before joining Bloom when it was a pre-revenue company in 2006, Josh worked as an associate at Greenrock Capital, a private equity fund focused exclusively on clean energy investments. Prior to his work in clean energy, Josh spent six years working on national Congressional and Presidential political campaigns.

Josh graduated with honors from Brown University and received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Josh is a co-founder of Stanford Professionals in Energy, serves an advisor to early stage energy start-ups, and served on the board of the Clean Tech Advisory Council for former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Josh is a best-selling author whose books have been translated into nine different languages. He lives in Portola Valley with his wife and two children.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 2005
  • AB, Public Policy, Brown University, 1997

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2018

Professional Experience

  • Vice President of Global Business Development and Policy, Bloom Energy, 2015-present
  • Advisor, Semtive, 2016-present
  • Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs, Bloom Energy, 2011-2014
  • Director of Business Development, Bloom Energy, 2007-2010
  • Manager of Business Development, 2006-2007
  • Associate, Greenrock Capital, 2005-2006
  • Political Director, US Congressman, 1999-2003


Degree Courses


The future of the energy industry is deeply intertwined with politics and the formation of policy. What happens beyond the market shapes the rules of the game for market competition. In this class we'll take a deeper dive into the market and...

Stanford Case Studies

ChargePoint Beyond the Market: S.B. 350 and the Future of EV Charging | SM292
Steve Callander, Josh Richman, Julie Makinen2018

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

  • Co-Founder, GSB Energy Club

Greater Stanford University

  • Co-Founder, Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE)