Executive Director, CLEANTECH OPEN

Dick is the Regional Director and Co-Founder of the Clean Tech Open which has grown to become the largest clean tech accelerator in the world!  The Clean Tech Open has aided over 865 companies who have collectively raised over $1 Billion dollars and created thousands of jobs.

Dick is also the CEO and Founder of Envirobrand which helps companies embark on “Triple Bottom Line” strategies and social innovation in order to help maximum their organization-wide profits.

Dick is also the Former President and CEO of the REMAX Wildlife Experience, the Former COO of Circadence and the Former President of IT International.

Dick brings 35 years of CEO, COO, CSO, SVP level experience with corporations such as Reebok, Coors, Head Sports, Seven-Up, TCI, Nestle etc – to name a few.

In 2008, the South Metro Chamber awarded Richard the “Volunteer Leader of the Year” award. In 2010, he was nominated for the “Governor’s Award for Cleantech Leadership.”

And last, but certainly not least, Dick is the proud Father of Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Missy Franklin.  Missy is also a world record holder, the 2012 AAU Amatuer Athlete of the Year, a Five-time Olympic Medal recipient and the first female to win Six Gold Medals in a World Championship in Barcelona.

Richard "Dick" Franklin, the Executive Director/Co-Founder for the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open talks about opportunities in heating and cooling solutions for buildings (smart buildings), infrastructure upgrades, water desalination, carbon mitigation, methane capture, drones, robots and satellites.