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Manik Suri

CEO & Founder at Therma

Manik is Founder and CEO of Therma, a technology startup whose mission is to help protect our food, health, and planet. Therma builds safety and sustainability tools to eliminate food waste, improve energy efficiency and reduce refrigerant emissions — protecting consumers and combating climate change. Therma is deployed across thousands of restaurants, retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies worldwide, with leading brands including McDonalds, Starbucks, Burger King, NOW Foods, 7-Eleven and Wyndham Hotels.

Previously, Manik co-founded The Governance Lab (GovLab), an innovation center at NYU that develops technology solutions to improve government. Manik is a former Affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and earlier held positions at global investment firm D. E. Shaw & Company and the White House National Economic Council. Manik has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a Truman Security Fellow. He writes on technology, climate change and public policy.

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BOOK NOW FOR your podcast

Manik Suri

CEO & Founder at Therma

Manik is Founder and CEO of Therma, a technology startup whose mission is to help protect our food, health, and planet. Therma builds safety and sustainability tools to eliminate food waste, improve energy efficiency and reduce refrigerant emissions — protecting consumers and combating climate change. Therma is deployed across thousands of restaurants, retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies worldwide, with leading brands including McDonalds, Starbucks, Burger King, NOW Foods, 7-Eleven and Wyndham Hotels.

Previously, Manik co-founded The Governance Lab (GovLab), an innovation center at NYU that develops technology solutions to improve government. Manik is a former Affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and earlier held positions at global investment firm D. E. Shaw & Company and the White House National Economic Council. Manik has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a Truman Security Fellow. He writes on technology, climate change and public policy.

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Every business decision has an impact on the longevity of the organization. That’s why each decision by leaders must be carefully made, considering the perspectives and direct feedback from the employees and consumers being impacted. 

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Timeline

Jun 2014 - Present

Therma

CEO & Founder

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Jun 2014 - Present

Mar 2011 - Present

Truman National Security Project

Fellow

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Mar 2011 - Present

Oct 2013 - Oct 2015

Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Affiliate

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Oct 2013 - Oct 2015

Dec 2012 - Jan 2014

The Governance Lab

Co-Founder & COO

Dec 2012 - Jan 2014

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012

University of Pennsylvania

Visiting Fellow

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Sep 2009 - Sep 2012

Sep 2006 - Mar 2009

D. E. Shaw & Co.

Private Equity Associate

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Sep 2006 - Mar 2009

Ask me

About getting the world's refrigeration to turn off for one hour a day.
Why cooling/refrigeration is the greatest climate change threat we don't talk about.
About the legacy of chlorofluorocarbons and how we can come together again to solve modern refrigeration issues with natural refrigerants.
About the constant tension between human health and planet health.

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