He is Managing Director of Sixth Element Sustainable Management, a "boutique" consulting firm specializing in commercializing innovation, and evaluating the business preparedness and commercial potential of technology developers and their projects. We provide executive management services for investors, inventors, entrepreneurs, and public sector agencies in new technology, start-ups, and early-stage ventures. Services are directly provided by the Managing Director of Sixth Element Sustainable Management, Gerald Kutney, Ph.D. in chemistry. Dr. Kutney has participated in all aspects of innovation and technology commercialization, from the research laboratory to patents to marketing to the executive suite. With two decades of executive experience in technology commercialization with global corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises, he brings the innovation of research and technology development, the financial discipline of big business, and the spirit of entrepreneurship to start-ups and early-stage companies. Dr. Kutney has extensive C-level experience, including strategic, operational, business development, and administration leadership, business and financial planning and analysis, financing strategies, techno-commercial evaluations and feasibility studies. Beginning his career in research and marketing on new and emerging technologies, he later led the bioproducts business of a major forest products company. He subsequently was president of an emerging-technology company and then an executive in an early-stage venture to commercialize a new technology. Dr. Kutney participates in various knowledge philanthropic activities. He is an MBA mentor and Startup Tune-up mentor with the University of Ottawa, a board member of the Ottawa Eco-Talent Network, and a mentor for entrepreneurs with Invest Ottawa. He is also the author of a book which examines the policy challenges for addressing climate change.