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Patrick Maloney

Patrick Maloney
Founder & CEO

Patrick Maloney is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire. A lifelong entrepreneur with 12+ years of experience in the energy and technology space, Patrick is passionate about building sustainability-focused businesses that balance profitability with purpose.

Patrick founded Inspire based on a simple insight -- the average home burns over 8,000 pounds of coal each year. By creating the world’s first fully integrated clean energy company driven by a consumer-centric model, Inspire is providing a seamless opportunity for anyone to make a meaningful impact in addressing climate change, building a brighter energy future. Launched in 2014, Inspire has experienced tremendous growth, with a six-figure membership base and the potential to reach over 100 million people—the equivalent to putting over 177,000 new wind turbines on the grid.

Patrick has been nationally recognized as a leader in the clean energy technology sector, receiving numerous awards and accolades including being selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner in 2018. In addition, Patrick has been a member of YPO, a premier global community of chief executives committed to leading the world’s most impactful organizations.

Prior to Inspire, Patrick worked as a venture capitalist and served on the founding team of two energy ventures, which were collectively acquired for $190 million.

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