Visionary and collaborative leader with strong market acumen and ability to authentically lead organizations to deliver results with impact.
Strategic thinker with a commitment to solving social and environmental challenges using business and technology as a force for good.
Entrepreneurial executive with track record in building new ventures and leading global growth organizations in the technology and environmental sector.
He has a background as a corporate executive, venture capitalist, entrepreneur and consultant, and brings to his organizations accrued expertise in strategy creation, innovative product design, and data driven business development.
Tao served as head of the Grundfos Water Utility business with €400m in sales, leading an organization of 1000 employees across 55 countries. Our advanced pump systems provided clean water to a billion people daily.
Tao was a Grundfos ambassador on climate change and sustainable water technologies as speaker, panelist and negotiator. He is passionate and active in pushing the water agenda and has signed milestone agreements with collaborators Richard Branson and Jose Maria Figurines in the Caribbean under the Carbon War Room partnership.
Before coming to Grundfos, Tao was a partner at the Venture Capital firm Vækstfonden. He worked with early-stage technology investments and was responsible for screening as well as investment and portfolio management.
Prior to Vækstfonden, he co-managed the technology transfer unit at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy and lead the assessment of commercially viable technologies within the Polymer, Plasma Physics and Technology Research departments. Several technologies were successfully spun out into viable start-up companies or licensing deals.
Earlier in his career, Tao worked in the consulting industry, first serving as technology expert to clients such as Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, and later co-founded and served as managing director of Rainier Technology (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), where he secured major contracts fortune 500 companies like Siemens and Microsoft which was instrumental in growing the company from 20 to 200 employees prior to it’s acquisition.
Tao has served on the board of directors for Ventura Capital, The Energy Action Project, Novitell, Rainier Technology and Betterboards and has sat on numerous advisory boards in innovative growth companies. He holds an Executive MBA from SIMI and has studied executive courses at Harvard Business School.
Founder, Bindslev Invest
Group Vice President, Grundfos
Partner, Vækstfonden (Venture Capital)
Technology Transfer Manager, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy
Business Development Manager, Bang & Olufsen Americas
Managing Director and Co-founder, Rainier Technology
Technical Project Manager, Microage
Corporate Boards, Harvard Business School
Executive MBA, Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI)
Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tbindslev
Email: tao (at) bindslev (dot) com