Dallas is the principal of cleantech research and consulting firm Kachan & Co. He was formerly managing director, executive editor and head of global marketing for the Cleantech Group, the organization credited with coining the term cleantech and founding the cleantech investment theme.
Dallas has authored 400+ cleantech articles and reports, served on the board of the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business' Cleantech Institute, the editorial advisory board of the cleantech magazine Impact, and is a former director of Centrinity, Inc. (TSX: CTI), Creative Standard Canada and clean transportation company EnerMotion. In 2006, Dallas founded the first trade publication focused on clean technology, Inside Greentech, acquired by the Cleantech Group. Today, he is a regular speaker on cleantech worldwide and is widely quoted as a clean technology expert in the press.
Dallas previously had a 15 year career as VP marketing in high tech, working with, consulting to or leading engagements for dozens of technology firms in Silicon Valley and Canada, both with his own firm and as a senior consultant with famed technology marketing innovator Regis McKenna. He has a bachelors degree in broadcasting from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
Dallas is also a pilot, and author of the novel The Starship Diaries, chronicling a two year round the world flight and travel adventure. He is Canadian by birth and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“An influential tracker of the breakthrough technologies enabling humankind's transition to a less harmful global economy.”
-The Tyee, November 7th, 2013
"An influential voice in the cleantech world."
-Burns Clean, December 9th, 2012
“Dallas Kachan, principal author, [understands his] industry as well as anyone.”
-Triple Pundit, November 30th, 2009