Sam is the founder and Managing Director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors, a battery and energy storage research, analysis and consulting company. Sam is known for his expertise on battery materials, markets, manufacturing and next gen battery research. For fifteen years, he has been recognized as a leading voice in the future of the battery industry. Previously, Sam served as research manager at Navigant Research and IDC Energy Insights, as well as CEO of Cygnus Energy and Panea Energy. He lives in Boulder, CO.