Cycle7 is a reference to seventh generation stewardship, the concept from Iroquois tradition that urges us to live and work for the benefit of those who will inherit the earth seven generations after us.
This concept animates the 20-year career of founder and principal Sean Patrick Neill, one that spans non-profits, philanthropies, small business and consulting. A generalist in business and economic development, he is a specialist in energy, energy efficiency and sustainability. His career straddles theory and practice, including roles as policy advisor, program designer, program manager, developer, and owner's representative. On two occassions he launched initiatives to address market failures in energy that garnered government and donor support, one of which spawned a long-term international program. Neill holds a BA from Brown University and an MS in Resource Economics from Cornell. When not in New York City or traveling, he lives in Massachusetts with his fiancee, two dogs, and twenty or so chickens.