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Gary Survis

Lecturer, Master of Environmental Studies Program

Gary Survis is a Venture Partner at Insight Venture Partners where he focuses on driving operational strategies and improvements within Insight and its portfolio companies. Prior to joining Insight, Gary was the Chief Marketing Officer of Syncsort, a big data and mainframe enterprise software company, and the General Manager of its Sort business unit.

Gary is a leader in the corporate sustainability space. Industry experience includes being COO of Geoscape Solar, a firm specializing in residential, commercial and non-profit solar projects; and Founder/Managing Partner of Go Green Displays, a sustainable print and display company. Gary has been featured in multiple media outlets including CMO.com, SiriusXM Radio, Forbes.com and Knowledge@Wharton. He is a regular speaker and panel member covering marketing, big data and sustainability to organizations including Canon, Cushman & Wakefield, FMC Corporation, Sustainable Brands and the Wharton Energy Club Conference.

Gary is a Senior Fellow at Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) which focuses on corporate engagement in sustainability issues and has served as the learning director, and faculty member, for Wharton’s Executive Education program, Business Sustainability Leadership. Gary has been responsible for and moderated IGEL’s Annual Conferences on Big Data and Sustainability, Climate Change and the Circular Economy.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science from Wharton in Entrepreneurial Management, and an MBA in marketing from NYU’s Stern School.

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