Clean energy, IT, OT and business professionals
Mark Johnson is a ‘grad’ of U.S. Department of Energy, Navigant, IBM Energy/Utilities & Schneider Electric founding Helpanswers.org & CleanEnergyBlockchain.com with a MBA from Loyola Chicago and BA from the University of Notre Dame whose extensive clean energy experience helps him lead holistic professional teams to identify and satisfy customers needs. Mark serves all of North America.
Frank Curran lives in Boston, MA and is an accomplished business development and partnering executive with a proven track record for designing, developing and executing strategic partnerships and global programs to accelerate company growth with significant experience in start-up and new product launch environments skillful at identifying, negotiating, closing, managing, and growing strategic accounts through the development of long-lasting relationships both at the c-level and across functional units. Frank serves NYISO & ISO-NE.
Vignesh Ramasamy has a Master's in Industrial/Engineering Management from Northwestern University, Evanston Campus and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is not only an Application Value Analyst but also a sustainable energy admirer and has 4+ years of experience in renewable energy analytics, stochastic financial modeling and product management across different wholesale electricity markets like CAISO and NEISO with award winning companies like ViZn Energy Systems and Schneider Electric.
Dan is originally from Chicago and now a San Diegan who is successful with customer care, marketing, sales and customer satisfaction identifying and satisfying customer needs with clean energy solutions that cut time and cost. Dan is a consummate professional who has built his trusted reputation in sales, development, new products, value-added services and ongoing operations and maintenance. Dan has hands-on experience with structuring transactions, hedging, risk management & analytics, and billing providing tangible and measurable value to clients. Dan is an expert of online and social media marketing, analytics, and business-to-business communications plus a pleasure to work with.
Dr. Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University with a BS from the University of Notre Dame. While his thesis work focused on new materials for solar cells, he has since developed expertise in clean energy project design and development, including financial modeling for new types of projects. Concurrently, Mike has engineered blockchain-based systems for more efficient data processing and value transfer in clean energy programs.
Jenn Schroeder is a Los Angeles native who is the onsite local lead for project management and customer care. Jenn’s communications skills help identify customer needs and gaps to successfully complete projects on-time and on-budget. Jenn has a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara. Jenn serves CAISO & Alberta.
As an energy industry veteran setting up supply shop for F-500 energy companies like Sempra Energy and Noble Energy, Azhar brings in expertise from supply and demand side of the equation. Azhar’s mantra is deriving inefficiencies in the power markets thus creating sustainable business solutions for commercial and industrial power consumers. As an Energy Costing & Cost Analytics professional, Azhar has modelled and risk managed all cost elements of a $750 million wholesale energy portfolio. Azhar has also been the business lead for developing an energy settlement software for three North American physical markets. As a Lead Energy Structurer, Azhar has closed more than 150 retail transactions amounting to $80 million in revenues. Azhar has also been an advisor to a California Energy Supplier to export power into Mexico with the federal government of Mexico as the end user.
Mike is a successful entrepreneur, business builder and trusted consultant who has served the Peace Corps for four Philippine tours, worked inside the largest utility in Ohio for 10 years, led senior engagements with Navigant Consulting on large scale reliable systems based on teaming. Mike purchased and sold a gas and oil pipeline company and several other companies building them from bankruptcy to successful enterprises mainly solving problems balancing technology and people. Mike has an undergrad in Psychology & Economics, an MBA in systems integration and a partial PhD in systems and organizational development from The Gestalt Institute, an affiliate of Case Western University.
Brandon lives in Chicago and is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Engineering Management from Northwestern University. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Brandon is an engineering professional with 4+ years of experience within the automotive industry. With a passion for sustainable energy, he is looking to further contribute to the advancement of alternative fuel and energy sources within the automotive industry. He contributes to the team by providing project management services.