Communities are becoming more localized. We increasingly get our groceries, seafood and beer locally sourced. Why not our electricity? Founded in 2014 in Brooklyn, NY PowerMarket creates an opportunity for customers to choose from various clean local power producers. Staying local allows us to provide clean power cheaper than your old utility. It's farm-to-table energy, at a discount.
Where We Started
Eric has a background in both the utility and software industries. As a program manager at PSE&G he helped manage over $1B in demand side management programs, and as an engineer within the financial services industry helped companies like Morgan Stanley, Commerzbank, Bank of New York and others build and manage their trading infrastructure. He has a masters degree in Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. When he's not thinking about how software can be used to improve the delivery of clean energy programs, he spends his time in search of music venues and restaurants off the beaten path in New York City.
Jason Kaplan has extensive experience in the financing and management of renewable energy assets. Previously, Jason was the General Counsel and Head of Policy at United Wind, where he led all legal and advocacy work related to United Wind's distributed wind energy business including corporate governance and lobbying, as well as overseeing $200M+ raised in project and corporate finance from global energy corporates like Statoil, Total, and TEPCO. Jason graduated from Vermont Law School, cum laude with a joint degree in law and masters in environmental law and policy, and Colgate University, cum laude B.A. Geology.
Nick heads up business development efforts at PowerMarket after spending time with an Icelandic company doing geothermal and solar project development around the globe. He graduated with his Masters in Energy, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School in London. Although he played professional baseball while living in Ireland, his baseball talents are mediocre at best.
Sam joined PowerMarket in 2017, focusing on account management, asset management and business development. Prior to working at PowerMarket, Sam was a project development analyst at SunPower where he helped build out SunPower's east coast commercial & industrial solar portfolio. Sam also worked at Solaire Generation, where he specialized in business development and design of solar parking structures in the commercial & industrial solar markets. Sam received his bachelors degree at Columbia University, with a special concentration in Sustainable Development through the Earth Institute.
Mahvish supports operations and business development at PowerMarket. Previously, Mahvish was the Director of Finance and Operations at Dvinci Energy where she focused on operations, business development, sales, and finance. Prior to working in clean energy, Mahvish was in the financial industry with a concentration in derivatives pricing and valuations. Mahvish has a Bachelors of Finance from the Rutgers Business School and completed a diploma in Clean Energy from NYU. Mahvish has traveled to over 30 countries but still hasn't found a suitable replacement for home.
Kathryn supports business development and policy research and analysis at PowerMarket. Previously, she was a policy research intern at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3) in San Francisco. She is currently completing her BA at New York University, majoring in Public Policy with a focus on Environmental Studies. She grew up in Hong Kong and hopes to one day work on renewable energy at an international scale.
Danielle brings over a decade of experience in solar energy consulting. The clients she has advised include solar developers, tax equity providers, banks, and state and local governments. In addition to consulting, Danielle brings strong expertise in project management and operations. Danielle graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Masters) and Boston University.
Following an outstanding tenure as an intern, Ellen has joined PowerMarket to help our operations and business development teams on a full-time basis. Prior to PowerMarket, Ellen was an account manager at an advertising agency in Massachusetts and has always been passionate about sustainability. Today, she studies sustainability management as a master's student at Columbia University's Earth Institute. She also studied communication, business, and environmental and sustainability sciences as an undergraduate student at Cornell University. Ellen is a former Division 1 athlete and loves going on runs around NYC.
Andie supports operational billing, transaction, and financial reporting to maximize the financial performance of clients' assets. Before PowerMarket, Andie studied finance and environmental sciences at Columbia University and was awarded Davis Fellowship for her corporate sustainability research. She completed her bachelor's with honors from the University of Virginia in 2 years, studying economics, business, and climate. Andie once placed 25th in a 26 participant singing competition, but we've heard her voice and it's 1st place material as far as we're concerned.
Ben supports the business development and operations teams at PowerMarket. Previously, Ben led executive research in support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s development program. Passionate about environmental sustainability, Ben is pursuing a Social Impact MBA and a MS in Digital Technology focused on clean tech and sustainability at Boston University. Ben also leads the Social Impact and Non-Profit Club at BU. Ben holds a BS in Economics and Political Science from American University. When he is not working or studying, Ben is usually playing bass, doing yoga, gardening, or skiing.
Patrick is an accomplished software developer at PowerMarket. He studied Computer Science at LAGCC and Actuarial Science at Baruch College before finally settling on a Computer System Technology degree from The City College of New York. He enjoys playing video / PC games. After becoming a father he is no longer the core DPS in his WOW guild, but is now a very talented baby sitter of his two young children.
Haris is a full-stack software engineer at PowerMarket. After starting with an associate's degree in Comp. Sci. from LAGCC, he recently finished his Bachelors Degree in Computer Science at Queens College New York. When Haris isn't writing code, he likes to read books or meditate to cancel out the noise of the daily grind.
Kishan is a front-end software engineer at PowerMarket. He has a computer science degree from Columbia University, where he focused on intelligent systems and human-computer interaction. When he's not coding, you can find him experimenting with photography, videography, and digital art. Or in the office kitchen whipping up a mean PB&J.
Henri is interning for the Tech team working as a Full-Stack Software Engineer. He is about to begin his final year of his Computer Science major at Columbia University, where he is on the Applications track. His passions are music, video games and superheroes, so you can probably always find him with headphones, a controller or a comic book in his hand. Or a computer for working on the PowerMarket website, of course.
Max supports PowerMarket as a software engineering intern. He is in his junior year of computer science and film at Hunter College / Macaulay Honors College. His passions are in using tech for good, screenwriting, and language technology. When he's not dreaming up new programming languages, Max moonlights as an amateur urbanist.
Patrick joined PowerMarket in 2020 as Community Solar was being launched in Maine. He helps coordinate the outreach efforts, talking directly to folks and their families about how Community Solar works, and how to get involved and support locally generated clean energy. Patrick, his partner, and their two young kids live on the edge of the Appalachian Trail in rural Monson, Maine, in a small community with a lively artists' residency program (Monson Arts) and plenty of world-class outdoor activities to explore. Patrick studied contemporary American poetry with his B.A. in English from UNH, and has a long background as a bicycle sales professional, a craft cocktail bartender (from Brooklyn to New Orleans, and New Jersey to New Hampshire), and happily toiled away the entirety of his 20s as the creative force behind the wildly unsuccessful Bushwick band "Of Course!"
Kay is part of the outreach team in Maine, making new friends every day in Maine's businesses and communities and introducing them to the benefits of community solar. Before this, Kay was the outreach coordinator for the Maine Green Power program, sponsored by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. She holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has also worked as a teacher, counselor and marketing manager. She speaks several languages. When she is not fretting about climate change and what we need to do about it, she is fretting some wicked cunnin' old time tunes on her mandolin, or enjoying Maine's great outdoors on a bike, kayak or skiis.
Chris joined the PowerMarket team in 2021, helping Maine residents get connected to community solar programs across the state. Having grown up in Maine, he can't get enough of being outside in every season. When he's not talking to fellow Mainers about community solar, you can find him, his fiancée and his pup doing projects or hiking around their 20 acre homestead in the Maine's north woods.
Kelly supports PowerMarket's Business Development and Operations teams among many other things. She's a recent graduate of Colgate University, where she studied Mathematical Economics and Environmental Studies. When Kelly is not working for PowerMarket or studying, she enjoys going on walks in scenic central NY and cooking new vegan recipes.
Leland is the co-founder of an environmental organization, called DC Doesn't Suck, which advocates for the reduction of single-use plastics. Previously, he was Director of Sales for Ipsun Solar. He also completed a graduate certificate from Harvard University's Sustainability program and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University. Leland brings years of organizing, sales, and marketing experience to PowerMarket.
Keena helps manage customer inquiries and is a support specialist at PowerMarket. She is very passionate about healthcare and knows that renewable energy has a significant impact in public health. She holds a baccalaureate degree in Health Science and a Masters in Public Administration in Health Services Administration from Columbus State University. Keena loves dancing and enjoys trying to master all of the trending dance moves but she needs a lot of work!
Maya supports the customer support team here at PowerMarket. She recently co-founded an early childhood education startup in NYC, and previously ran launch operations for Arianna Huffington's startup, Thrive Global. She holds a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University and is on a lifelong mission to find and make the best cup of chai. Please let her know if you have any recommendations.
In 2013, Dianne received her Bachelor's degree in Finance from Essex County College and has studied Technology Management from Staten Island University in 2018. Prior to working at PowerMarket Dianne handled training and development of Customer and Technical support with Altice USA for almost 10 years. With her vast experience she was then promoted to the Corporate Executive Escalations Division where she handled issues with the Attorney General's office, Federal Communications Commission, Public Service Commission and Department of Utilities. In her spare time, Dianne participates in animal rescue programs such as Staten Island Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and NYC food drives for the homeless. Most recently, she traveled back to her hometown of Dorado, Puerto Rico where she volunteered with Habitat For Humanity to assist local communities due to natural disasters.
Rebekah has made a career in customer service and thrives on delivering client experiences that are rooted in empathy and a passion for problem-solving. An incurable theatre nerd, Rebekah performed onstage professionally for many years. She is also a yoga teacher and children’s theatre educator. Her experience has led her to be the resident choreographer and dance teacher at several young artists’ theatre camps in Washington State, where she is originally from. Rebekah is delighted to now be a part of the PowerMarket team, where she gets to combine her excitement for renewable energy with her background in education and customer service. Rebekah does her best thinking while in motion, so you can bet that she will either be dancing or walking in a figure-eight while processing every detail of the customer inquiry at hand.
Chris has extensive experience managing software integrations within the energy industry, having previously managed the development of the Victorian Government's carbon abatement certificate trading platform in his native Melbourne, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Melbourne. He's an avid Hawthorn Hawks supporter, but no one is entirely sure who they are.