David Poli comes to the XPRIZE Foundation with over ten years of experience in engineering and sustainability. As a Senior Research Associate on the Impact & Design Team, he will be using his proven ability for learning and effectively communicating new and innovative technical concepts to create Prize Designs and build Impact Roadmaps with an eye toward lasting change.
Prior to XPRIZE, Mr. Poli was an engineer and energy management consultant working in the area of real estate sustainability in Chicago, IL. His previous projects included the development and integration of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) data analytics system for AT&T to update and standardize operations at aging telecommunications facilities for the purpose of reducing energy use, and the acquisition and reporting of data on energy-use and other sustainability metrics to achieve green certifications (ENERGY STAR, LEED) and comply with local energy benchmarking laws on behalf of dozens of commercial real estate clients.
Mr. Poli recently graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with his MBA and a certificate in sustainability leadership. He earned his Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering and physics from DePaul University in Chicago. Outside of XPRIZE, Mr. Poli enjoys hiking, cooking, travelling, and attending his book club with his partner Michael and their husky Loki.