Stephen D. Comello

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

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Stephen Comello is Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at the EFI Foundation and Deputy Director of the Energy Futures Finance Forum.

Comello helps steer its overall direction including program development, fundraising, and operations. Within the Energy Futures Finance Forum, he leads the strategic development of all research products, drives the analytical agenda, and co-leads engagement with external stakeholders, including policymakers, business executives, advisory board members, and the academic and nongovernment organization communities.

Comello brings more than 20 years of experience in systems engineering, finance, and strategic management. Previously, he spent close to a decade as the research director of the Energy Business Innovations focus area and as a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was also a research affiliate within the Grid Integration, Systems and Mobility (GISMo) group at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and a technoeconomic lead on a variety of research initiatives at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University.


  • Committee Member, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Carbon Utilization Infrastructure, Markets, Research and Development
  • Non-resident Senior Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy, Policy and Finance, Stanford University

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