Agora Ventures

Dave H

Michael Schmitt


Dave Hetherington


Dave has worked in the energy efficiency, environmental and construction industries since 1996. This experience has been driven by his passion for the environment we live in and effective management of our natural resources. With a scientific approach to his work, Dave can navigate complex problems and situations to find effective solutions and develop new ideas and approaches. He is a driven and effective manager for clients, teams and projects focused on an attention to details, project goals and timelines.

Prior to joining Agora Ventures, Dave started his career as an environmental scientist and regulatory compliance specialist with AMEC Earth and Environmental for 11 years. His focus was on both large and small property transactions for a variety of clients such as Boise Cascade, US Army National Guard and National Cash Register across the country and abroad. He joined Fluid Market Strategies in 2006 becoming a director focused on energy efficiency program design, delivery and management for electric utilities in the Northwest. Dave maintained this position through its acquisition by CLEAResult prior to leaving in 2012 and becoming a private consultant.

Dave received his bachelor’s degree from Hanover College in Indiana and Master of Science in Geology from Akron University in Ohio. He has called Portland, Oregon home for over 20 years and enjoys the outdoors; skiing, rock climbing, camping and biking.

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Design
  • Program Management
  • Green Building
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Property Assessment


  • Utilities
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Green Building