Brian Payer

Brian Payer

Senior Principal
  • Climate-Aligned Industries

Brian is a senior principal on RMI’s Climate-Aligned Industries Program, where he leads the chemical and refining and low-carbon fuel initiatives to drive low and zero-emission solutions.


Brian was previously the vice president of Product Management at Sphera, where he led the growth and strategic direction for the Environment, Health, Safety, & Sustainability business line. Brian was also involved in engineering and environmental consulting, where he supported customers in multiple industries, including renewable energy, oil & gas, chemicals, power, manufacturing, and government. He was the cofounder and programs director of Cleantech Open, a business competition that finds, funds, and fosters cleantech entrepreneurs.


BS, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
MS, Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Management of Technology Certification, Haas School of Business