Gillan Taddune is the Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Water. She believes that technology solutions are the most effective way to address critical natural resource issues and has dedicated her career to realizing that vision.
Gillan came to Banyan with the belief that water scarcity is a growing global concern and that sustainable water solutions must be adopted to address this critical issue. Prior to her time at Banyan Water, Gillan served in numerous executive positions at leading mission-driven technology companies such as Recyclebank, ranked #1 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of top venture-backed cleantech companies; EnerNOC, a publicly-traded energy management firm helping large enterprise customers reduce their energy use, cost, and impact on the environment; and Green Mountain Energy, where she helped lead the company’s rapid growth and ultimate sale.
She also served as Chief Economist for the Public Utility Commission of Texas where she developed the Texas Renewable Energy Portfolio standard resulting in over 9,000 MW of new wind capacity installed and for which she received achievement awards from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA). She currently sits on the Austin Technology Incubator’s Water Advisory Board where she advises start-ups in the water conservation field. Gillan has served as a member of the board of directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA). Gillan holds an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from the University of Vermont.