Strategic Advisors


James Barber

James Barber served as President and CEO of Metabolix, Inc. from January 2000 to May 2007. During this period, he led the transformation of Metabolix from a research boutique to a world-renowned, highly regarded leader in “clean tech” and industrial biotechnology, building the company into a multi-disciplinary, industry leading, publicly traded enterprise. He negotiated a highly attractive joint venture arrangement with Archer Daniels Midland for commercializing Metabolix’s first product platform, Mirel natural plastics, and took the company public in November 2006.

Prior to joining Metabolix, Dr. Barber served as Global Business Director for the Organometallics and Catalysts business of Albemarle Corporation, with global P&L responsibility for that $100+ million business, and as Representative Director of Nippon Aluminum Alkyls, a joint venture company between Albemarle and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Before joining Albemarle, Dr. Barber served as Director of Business Development with Ethyl Corporation, with responsibility for acquisitions and managing Ethyl’s venture capital activities; as President of Geltech, Inc., a venture capital backed company focused in the area of precision molded micro optics; and as Chief Operating Officer of Hyperion Catalysis International, a pioneering developer and producer of carbon nanofibers.

Dr. Barber received the American Chemical Society’s Henry F. Whalen, Jr. award for Business Development in September 2003. Dr. Barber holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Raymond DuBois

Raymond DuBois is a senior adviser at CSIS, where he focuses on international security policy, defense management reform, and initiatives emanating from the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review. He most recently served as acting under secretary of the army from February 2005 to February 2006. From October 2002 to May 2005, he was director of administration and management and principal staff assistant to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on all manpower, real estate, and organizational planning. Concurrently, he was the director of Washington Headquarters Services, where as “mayor of the Pentagon,” he directly managed 2,500 employees and a $1.3-billion budget, the 800-person Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and the $5.5-billion Pentagon Renovation Program. From April 2001 through November 2004, DuBois served as the deputy under secretary of defense for installations and environment, during which time he managed the “Base Realignment and Closure” Program and established policy for the $660-billion worldwide inventory of installations, ranges, housing, utilities, and environmental programs.

Mr. DuBois was president of Potomac Strategies International LLC from 1995 to 2000, providing strategic management, marketing, and financial support to companies in the aerospace, electronics, telecommunications, and telemedicine industries. From 1990 to 1995, he worked for the Digital Equipment Corporation as director of strategic plans and policies of the Aerospace, Defense Electronics, and Government Group. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969, including nearly 13 months in Vietnam as a combat intelligence operations sergeant, where he received the Army Commendation Medal. He is the recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Army Civilian Distinguished Public Service Award (twice), the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service. Mr. DuBois is currently a member of the Defense Health Board and its NCR BRAC Health Systems Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Stabilizing Fragile States. Mr. DuBois received a B.A. degree from Princeton University.

TJ Glauthier

TJ Glauthier is an advisor and corporate board member in the energy and clean tech sector. He advises companies dealing with the complex competitive and regulatory challenges in the energy sector today and has worked in various fields including smart grid, plug-in hybrid vehicles, renewable energy resources, advanced coal technologies, and critical infrastructure security. He is the former President and CEO of the Electricity Innovation Institute, an affiliate of EPRI, which was created by the electric utility industry to sponsor strategic R&D programs through public/private partnerships and he has held two Presidential appointments where he was tasked with managing for major lines of business in the energy sector including Defense, Science, Energy, and Environment.

Mr. Glauthier serves on the Boards of Directors of three companies: EnerNOC, Inc., a provider of demand-response services to the electric utility industry; Union Drilling, Inc., a contract natural gas drilling company; and EPV Solar, a manufacturer of thin-film solar panels. He also sits on advisory boards at Stanford and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Mr. Glauthier was the Deputy Secretary and COO of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, he served in the White House for five years as the Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science in the Office of Management and Budget.

He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and the Harvard Business School.

Donald Kennedy

Donald Kennedy is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science and President Emeritus at Stanford University. He received AB and Ph.D. degrees in biology from Harvard. His research interests were originally in animal behavior and neurobiology--in particular, the mechanisms by which animals generate and control patterned motor output. His research group explored the relationship between central "commands" and sensory feedback in the control of locomotion, escape, and other behaviors in invertebrates. Among the issues considered were how environmental variables that could not be "anticipated" by the animal’s genetic endowment could be compensated in fixed behavioral patterns and whether certain circuit arrangements for a given class of motor output were favored in different evolutionary outcomes.

In 1977 Dr. Kennedy took a 2 1/2 year leave to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This followed an increasing academic interest in regulatory policy regarding health and the environment, which included the chairmanship of a National Academy of Sciences study on alternatives to pesticide use and membership of the World Food and Nutrition Study. Following his return to Stanford in 1979, Dr. Kennedy served for a year as Provost and for twelve years as President, a time marked by renewed attention to undergraduate education and student commitment to public service, and successful completion of the largest capital campaign in the history of higher education. During that time Dr. Kennedy continued to work on health and environmental policy issues as a member of the Board of Directors of the Health Effects Institute (a non-profit organization devoted to mobile source emissions), Clean Sites, Inc. (a similar organization devoted to toxic waste cleanup), and the California Nature Conservancy.

His present research program, conducted partially through the Institute for International Studies, consists of interdisciplinary studies on the development of policies regarding such trans-boundary environmental problems as: major land-use changes; economically driven alterations in agricultural practice; global climate change; and the development of regulatory policies. He co-directs the Environmental Studies Program in the Institute for International Studies and oversaw the introduction of the environmental policy quarter at Stanford’s center in Washington, DC in 1993.

Dr. Kennedy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He holds honorary doctorates from several colleges and universities. He served on the National Commission for Public Service and the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government.

R. James Woolsey

James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners of San Bruno, California. Currently, Mr. Woolsey is also the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; chairs the Strategic Advisory Group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group; is a Senior Executive Advisor to the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton; and is Of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston-based law firm Goodwin Procter. In the above capacities he specializes in a range of alternative energy and security issues.

Mr. Woolsey previously served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently (1993-95) as Director of Central Intelligence. During his 12 years of government service, in addition to heading the CIA and the Intelligence Community, Mr. Woolsey was Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989–1991; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977–1979; and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970–1973. He has held numerous consulting and legal roles as well, including practicing law for Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC, now Goodwin Procter, for 22 years.

Mr. Woolsey has served in the past as a member of boards of directors of a number of publicly and privately held companies, generally in fields related to technology and security, including Martin Marietta, British Aerospace, Inc., Fairchild Industries, and Yurie Systems, Inc.

He received his B.A. degree from Stanford University, an M.A. from Oxford University, and an LL.B from Yale Law School.