Ron Pernick is an American author and the co-founder and managing director of Clean Edge, a Portland, Oregon research and advisory firm that monitors clean technology markets. He is "an accomplished market research, publishing, and business development entrepreneur with two decades of high-tech experience". At Clean Edge he has co-authored many reports on emerging green technologies and has worked with multinational companies, government agencies, and investors. Through his work at Clean Edge, Mr. Pernick has also helped design and develop three clean-energy focused stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX (one for U.S. clean energy, one for global wind energy, and one for global smart grid). He has also taught MBA-level courses at Portland State University and New College, is widely quoted in the media, and is a regular speaker at industry events in the U.S. and abroad.