Quinton Zondervan is an entrepreneur, non-profit leader and dedicated community activist in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He has been a member of the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC) in Cambridge since 2008, including as Chair from 2012 through 2014. CPAC is a City Manager appointed advisory committee of stakeholders advising the city on climate change action, including mitigation and adaptation responses.
Quinton cofounded and serves as the President and board chair of the Climate Action Business Association, Inc. (CABA), a 501(c)6 non-profit association of local businesses, based in Boston. CABA helps its member businesses be more sustainable, be more effective policy advocates to combat climate change, and be more active community members in our collective response to climate change.
Quinton also serves as President of Green Cambridge, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the environment and enhancing Cambridge's sustainability, including combating climate change. He was one of the leaders behind the Net Zero buildings emissions zoning petition in Cambridge in 2013, and served on the subsequent City Manager appointed year-long Getting to Net Zero Task Force (2014-2015) which produced a 25 year action plan, adopted by the City Council, for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings in the city to zero as quickly as possible.
Quinton serves as board member of Better Future Project, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to a future free of fossil fuels and climate change, and the sponsor organization for the volunteer lead 350 Massachusetts network. He also serves as an active volunteer in the 350 Mass Cambridge Node.
Quinton is an active member of MIT Alumni for Climate Action Leadership (MITACAL), an organization of MIT alumni concerned about climate change, urging MIT and the world to take more action and to demonstrate leadership on the issue.
Quinton is a Software Engineer and entrepreneur, and has worked at IBM, was the CTO at internet start-up company Clickmarks, Inc. and was the founding CEO at therapeutics focused biotech Excelimmune, Inc. for 7 years (2006 – 2012). He currently works as a software consultant, and is the Chief Technology Officer at internet start-up company eCare Vault, Inc.
Quinton holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and two bachelor’s degrees in the fields of mathematics and computer science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves on the board of trustees at Eckerd.
Quinton lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.