Bernard Ferret
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Bernard Ferret


Title: owner
Location: Silver Spring MD
Industry: Internet
OnGreen Category: Human Capital/Recruiting, Management & Business, Green Business & Support

Bernard Ferret, Founder and CEO of TheGreenJobBank.com, has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital and product management. Prior to founding The Green Job Bank, he founded InterQuery in 1998 for which he raised $6 million in venture capital.  Prior to InterQuery, he was a founding partner and senior vice president and COO of Monumental Network Systems, Inc., a regional Internet Service Provider (acquired by Verio). Earlier, Bernard served as senior product manager at LEGENT Corp.


A native of France, he came to the U.S. with French systems integrator Marben Group, a world leader in communications software, to direct the firm's entry into the U.S. market.

Bernard holds a Master's degree in Physics from the University of Provence, France, and an Executive MBA from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia .


Employment and Education


  • The Green Job Bankowner | 2009 - current


  • The College of William and Mary - The Mason School of Business - BusinessMBA | 2005 - 2006
  • University of Provence, France - PhysicsMS | 1974 - 1979

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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:19

TheGreenJobBank ranked USA's #1 Green Jobs website


In a comparison of 30 green jobs websites, TheGreenJobBank comes up as #1 in the US based on Alexa's traffic rankings.


TheGreenJobBank is, by far --an order of magnitude higher (15 times), more green jobs than any other site. Compared to our 10,000, the closest behind TheGreenJobBank has less than 700.





Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:11

New Study Concludes Renewable Energy Will Create More Jobs Than Fossil Fuels in Virginia


A recent study by George Mason University concludes that 172,000 green jobs can be created in the next 25 years in Virginia by renewable energy projects, compared to 70,000 by fossil fuels.


In a recent study prepared by George Mason University (GMU) of Fairfax, Virginia, for the Virginia Conservation Network, the authors concluded that a renewable energy mix would create 100,000 more jobs than a fossil fuel mix, for the same level of electricity production.

The 2010 Virginia Energy Plan estimates that Virginia's additional need for energy in the next 25 years will increase by a total of 19,448 MW, and that half can be produced by solar, biomass, on-shore wind, and off-shore wind, and the other half by coal and natural gas.

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 00:30

28,000 Green Jobs Indexed since January 1, 2012

2012 will be a record year for green jobs. And it's an easy prediction... we've already indexed 28,000 since the beginning of the year, compared to 63,000 for the whole of last year. So in less than 3 months this year, we're reached 40% of last year's catch.


Read more at: http://www.thegreenjobbank.com/green-blog/28000-green-jobs-indexed-since...


Fri, 05/04/2012 - 00:36
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 16:04

New Green VC Fund Gets US Government Backing

Venture Capital firm SJF Ventures recently announced a new $75 million fund (SJF Ventures III) to be invested in green companies. The fund is the first to receive the SBA "Impact Investment Fund" license.


Is the US Government turning into a venture capitalist, and again trying to pick the winners? Yes and No...

Through the US Small Business Administration (SBA), the government has supplemented the flow of private equity capital and long-term loan funds to small businesses. In FY 2011, the SBA's Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program provided $2.8 billion of financing to 1,339 U.S. small businesses.

However, the US Government is not picking the winners. The venture capital firms are, and most of them are very good at it.

SJF Ventures is one of them. "After working for 12 years with thousands of entrepreneurial firms and investing in 34 portfolio firms, SJF has built a deep network of experts able to share highly valuable expertise and insight in the firm’s focus areas" says the company's website.


Read more at: http://www.thegreenjobbank.com/stories/new-green-vc-fund-gets-us-governm...


Fri, 05/04/2012 - 00:32