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Director, Clusters and Innovation - USA
Ebie Holst has been focused on water-related market trends and technologies since 2009, identifying key water-related challenges, commercial assets and innovation opportunities relevant to markets around the world. Currently serving as Director of Clusters & Innovation for the Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), Ebie was founder and CEO of SplashLink, an online marketplace for the water industry which was acquired by Toronto-based WatrHub in 2019, when she went on to serve as Interim CEO for Jet, Inc., a wastewater treatment solutions company in Cleveland prior to joining CWA. A Price Waterhouse and 12-year Silicon Valley veteran in information technology, as well as a seasoned consultant and navigator of the start-up landscape, Ebie has worked in both information and clean technology, and brings over 25 years of management and practical experience in the strategic design and launch of new business models and alliance initiatives across multiple sectors and global industries. Within the water industry, Ebie has been tapped as an advisor and speaker on water issues, opportunities, trends and technical considerations by organizations including The White House and Brown, Gibbons Lang & Company, as well as water-intensive industry stakeholders such as Oil & Gas. In addition to industry speaking engagements on innovation, market intelligence, smart water and regional water challenges. .In addition to consulting in management and technology, Ebie has served on the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) for the U.S. Department of Commerce on global markets for water and wastewater technologies, and is a graduate of The University of Michigan.