Co-founder & CEO

Ari Matusiak

Ari “Breaker Box” Matusiak is the CEO of Rewiring America. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Purpose Venture Group, a social impact incubator building ventures to address climate and economic inequality.

He served in the Obama White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement, where he focused on economic policy related to jobs and competitiveness and oversaw the Administration’s relationship with the private sector. Ari was Chief Strategy Officer at Renovate America, which was the largest residential renewable energy and financing platform in the U.S., financing $3.5 billion of improvements across 150,000 homes. He is Co-Founder of Young Invincibles, a nonprofit delivering economic opportunity to young adults. As the senior executive responsible for strategy and impact investing at the Rhode Island Foundation, he secured over $1 billion of new affordable housing and thousands of new, local jobs.

Ari graduated cum laude and as a Public Interest Law Scholar from Georgetown University Law Center, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and dog in Southern California. Ari is proudly from Wisconsin. His family owns two shares of stock in the nonprofit Green Bay Packers, making him a part-owner of an NFL franchise.

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Watch Ari discussing the Climate & economic case for electrifying everything

October 29, 2021

Watch Ari moderate the most optimistic climate chat of 2021

November 18, 2021

Connect with Ari

Selected Writing

Freedom for Ukraine, electrification for peace and prosperity BY SEN. MARTIN HEINRICH (D-N.M.) AND ARI MATUSIAK

Selected Media Appearances

Print

Ari on US Energy Independence E&E News, 31 March 2022

Ari on Heat Pump Adoption Washington Post, 10 March 2022

Ari on Heat Pumps for Peace Campaign Treehugger, 3 March 2022

Ari on European Energy Independence Canary Media, 1 March 2022

Ari on Electrification & Rewiring Hires Canary Media, 2 February 2022

Congressional Testimony

Ari on Nationwide Home Electrification Push Joint Economic Committee, 22 September 2021

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Ari Matusiak is the CEO of Rewiring America. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Purpose Venture Group and former Obama White House Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement.

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