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Shayne McQuade    

CEO Voltaic Systems

Shayne is the founder of sustainable products company Voltaic Systems and is the inventor and designer of Voltaic's line of solar bags which were premiered on Treehugger. This is Shayne's first effort in the development of sustainable products, following a decision to focus on ventures with a positive environmental impact. He has a long history as an entrepreneur having been involved with multiple technology startup companies either as Founder, CEO, or negotiating the sale. Prior to that Shayne was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. in New York and with KPMG in Australia, the UK and Taiwan. He has and MBA from Columbia University in New York, and a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University in Australia.


41 Companies Imagining the Future From a Brooklyn Shipyard
... surviving unattended in these conditions.” —Shayne McQuade, CEO. *A version of this article appears in the October 17, 2016, issue of New York Magazine.
Deja vu all over again as Voltaic introduces a new generation of solar backpacks
Back in the day when TreeHugger started, when the pictures were small and we were all about green products, and long before Kickstarter existed, Shayne McQuade’s original Voltaic Backpack was actually launched on TreeHugger. Shayne was on our board of advisors and our many posts about the backpack always had (full disclosure: this is a friend of TreeHugger's) buried in them...

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