Sound of Business

#15 Entrepreneurship in the US with Thomas Meth, Co-Founder of Enviva LP

February 08, 2021 Advantage Austria US Season 1 Episode 15
Sound of Business
#15 Entrepreneurship in the US with Thomas Meth, Co-Founder of Enviva LP
Show Notes

In this episode we interview Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Enviva and discuss the following questions: 

  • What it is like to start a company & raise money in the US.
  • Cultural differences in Entrepreneurship between Austria and the US and the right to fail.
  • What it is like to be an Austrian in an entirely American company. 
  • The Biden administration and Renewable Energy in the post Trump world.

Thomas Meth was born and raised outside of Vienna, Austria in Gablitz. He graduated from high school in Tulln and then studied at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.  He was the head of Sales at Europay (MasterCard) Austria (today Paylife) before he did his MBA at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  After a 2 year stopover in Germany as Head of Sales and Marketing for Colfax, EMEA he returned to the US in 2004 to start Enviva (formerly known as Intrinergy) in 2004, now the largest wood pellet manufacturer in the world. Traded at the NYSE (EVA) valued at almost $2bn, the company employs ~1200 associates in the South East of the US with offices in Bethesda, MD (HQ), Raleigh, NC, Berlin, York, UK and Tokio.