Gregg Dixon

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board

Gregg connects customers, investors, teammates, and the world with Voltus value, ensuring that the vision for the company, and its culture, is meeting their expectations. Gregg is a world-renowned expert in commercial and industrial energy management and has pioneered many of today’s innovations that unlock the economic and environmental benefits of “intelligent energy.”

Prior to co-founding Voltus, Gregg was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales and a founding executive at EnerNOC, a leading provider of demand response, energy procurement, and energy intelligence software, where he led all facets of marketing, sales, product, and professional services. Gregg developed and executed EnerNOC’s award winning go-to-market strategy that took EnerNOC from $0 to nearly $500 million in revenue over the course of 10 years. Among his proudest achievements, he created more than 350 jobs, brought to market more than 10,000 MW’s of demand response around the world, delivered more than $1 billion in cash savings to customers, opened more than two dozen markets for the very first time to demand side resources, architected the company’s product strategy, and, before he left, led EnerNOC’s Supreme Court of the United States case on FERC Order 745, which was decided in favor of EnerNOC, ensuring that the demand response industry can continue to grow.

Prior to joining EnerNOC, Gregg was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Hess Microgen, the leading provider of commercial on-site co-generation systems and services in the United States, where he pioneered efforts to bring more than 100 co-generation systems to leading grocery, hospitality, commercial property, and manufacturing customers. Gregg was also a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting, where he advised Fortune 1000 companies on customer and product strategy, economic analysis, and new business development.

Gregg has been the keynote and contributing speaker at hundreds of energy conferences, and his work in the industry has been cited broadly in the media, including The Wall St. Journal, The Economist, USA Today, Wired Magazine, and The Boston Globe, among others. Gregg graduated from Boston College with bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems and he is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Demand Side Management Professional, and Certified Sustainable Development Professional with the Association of Energy Engineers with whom he was also recognized as a “Lifetime Legend in Energy.” Gregg was also voted one of Boston’s “40 Under 40” by Boston Business Journal as recognition for having established himself as a leader to be watched in the field of technology and energy.

Matthew Plante

President, Board Member

Matt co-founded Voltus to pursue his passion for a cleaner energy future. As President of Voltus, Matt is responsible for Voltus’s new market entry and for developing customer solutions that marry leading technology, energy markets knowledge, and straightforward and compelling value propositions.

Prior to founding Voltus, Matt was the CEO of EcoFactor, a connected home software developer and operator of the award winning, 70 MW residential demand response program with Nevada Energy. Prior to that, Matt held VP of Sales roles at Bidgely and at EnerNOC. At EnerNOC, Matt secured EnerNOC’s first utility contract and spearheaded its initial international efforts, which resulted in the acquisition of two Australian demand response companies and in EnerNOC’s largest non-US portfolio. He also built from scratch EnerNOC’s two largest US markets, PJM and TVA, growing them from 0 to 2,000+ MWs and 0 to 500+ MWs, respectively. Matt led worldwide sales for EnerNOC’s 200-person commercial and industrial sales team, 15-person utility solutions team, and 40-person energy intelligence software team.

Matt graduated from Connecticut College with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Government and earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. When he’s out of the office, Matt and his wife and daughter can often be found hiking around the Bay Area.

Veery Maxwell

Board Member, Director of Energy Innovation

Veery Maxwell is a partner at Ajax Investment Strategies and a director at Energy Innovation. She focuses on regulatory, financial, and legal due diligence on technology companies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions at scale.

Veery is a member of the California Bar, having earned a J.D. degree with honors from UC Hastings School of the Law. Veery received a B.A. degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a double major in finance and international business.

Previously, Veery worked for The Nature Conservancy, ClimateWorks Foundation, and the environmental law division of Union Pacific. She serves on the boards of several companies and nonprofits, including Element Analytics, Ketos, Midwestern Bio Ag, Streetlight Data, Sunfolding, Trace Genomics, Voltus, and CREO Syndicate.

Tim Woodward

Board Member, Managing Director of Prelude Ventures

Tim joined Prelude Ventures in 2013 as a Managing Director with 25 years of venture capital investing experience. Having grown up in Silicon Valley, Tim has a long history of working with talented entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Prior to Prelude Ventures, Tim was a Managing Director for 15 years with Nth Power where he led investments in companies involved in renewable energy, demand response, advanced materials and outsourced utility customer management. He was the lead investment partner for that firm’s successful investments in Evergreen Solar (ESLR), Comverge (COMV) and Proton Energy Systems (DESC).

Before joining Nth Power, Tim spent eight years managing venture capital investments for Liberty Environmental Partners, a firm that focused on energy, industrial and environmental technologies. During that time, he served as full-time Chairman of Monitoring Technology Corporation, a company that provides on-line condition monitoring of power and industrial equipment.

Prior to entering the venture capital business, Tim was involved in the launch of First Source, a company providing industrial solvent recycling services. He also spent more than six years in international marketing for an industrial filtration equipment manufacturer.

Tim currently serves on the board of directors for Allotrope, Encycle, EnergySavvy, MineSense and Powerhive, and he has oversight for Prelude Ventures’ investments in QuantumScape.

Jon Wellinghoff

Adviser, CEO, GridPolicy, Inc.

Jon Wellinghoff is CEO at GridPolicy, Inc. He received two Presidential appointments to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a total of seven years, and he was the longest serving Chairman of that 1,500 person agency (5 years). He held the corporate position of Chief Policy Officer for SolarCity, the largest provider of distributed solar energy systems in the U.S., and was also in state government as General Counsel at the Nevada Public Utilities Commission and Nevada’s first Consumer Advocate under the Office of Attorney General.

During his FERC tenure, he led efforts to make the U.S. power grid cleaner and more efficient by promoting and integrating renewable energy, demand response, energy efficiency and storage. He championed FERC’s landmark Order 1000 which required grid operators to integrate solar and wind resources into the network, created FERC’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation to promote new efficient technologies and oversaw the development of the Office of Energy Infrastructure Security focused on cyber and physical security of our Nation’s energy security assets.

He has written extensively and been published on numerous subjects related to energy policy and practice in such publications as the Energy Bar Journal, Public Utilities Fortnightly, and Greentech Media. He has lectured on distributed energy resources, energy market reform, and emerging grid structures at Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, the Beijing Energy Club among other venues. Wellinghoff received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Nevada, Reno, a M.A.T. in Mathematics from Howard University, and J.D. from Antioch School of Law. He currently calls Berkeley, California home.

Alex Laskey

Adviser, Founder, Former President of Opower

Alex Laskey is the Founder and former President of Opower, now an Oracle company, an industry leading Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency software company that partners with utilities to engage their customers to drive large-scale, measurable and verifiable reductions in energy usage through a combination of behavioral science, data analytics and software expertise.

Alex was Opower’s public face, responsible for engaging utility and government partners in Opower’s vision and products. He is highly sought-after as a speaker at energy-related conferences throughout the country and abroad. In his role as Opower’s President, Alex was one of eight industry leaders to be invited to the White House to meet with President Obama and discuss innovation and job creation in the green economy. .

Prior to Opower, Alex enjoyed a career in politics and policy serving as a campaign manager, strategist, and public opinion analyst for several candidates nationwide. Alex provided strategic consulting on several statewide ballot measures for The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, and The League of Conservation Voters. Alex has worked for the White House and on a presidential campaign. Before turning to politics and policy, Alex produced the award-winning feature film, Assisted Living, and worked as the director of new business and strategy for The Romann Group, a New York-based advertising agency.

Alex received his B.A. in History of Science from Harvard University.

Philip Deutch

Board Member, Founder & CEO at NGP Energy Technology Partners III

Mr. Deutch is Chief Executive Officer of NGP ETP III, a portfolio company of NGP XII that invests in companies with products, services, or technologies in the areas of renewable energy, power, energy storage, environmental, energy efficiency, and transportation. Mr. Deutch founded NGP ETP in 2005 and has been investing in the energy technology sector since 1997. Mr. Deutch managed NGP Energy Technology Partners and NGP Energy Technology Partners II, two private equity funds affiliated with NGP, which invested in companies that provide products and services to the oil and gas, power, environmental, energy efficiency, and alternative energy sectors.

From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Deutch was Partner, COO, and President of Social Capital, a $1.8 billion Silicon Valley-based investment firm, where he helped launch SC Public Equity Partners and Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. (NYSE:IPOA). From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Deutch was Managing Director at Perseus, L.L.C., where he led or co-led the firm’s energy investing activities and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. At Perseus, Mr. Deutch helped launch Perseus CDO I Limited, Perseus Acquisition-Recapitalization Fund, and Perseus-Soros Biopharmaceutical Fund, L.P. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Deutch was a financial analyst in the Mergers & Acquisition Department of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. Mr. Deutch is a board member of Form Energy Inc., Voltus Inc., Community Energy Inc. and TPI Composites Inc. (NASDAQ:TPIC) and is a former board member of, among other companies, American Wind Capital, Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI), and SatCon Technologies.

Mr. Deutch is a member of the External Advisory Board of the MIT Future of Storage Study, the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Board of Trustees of the Menlo School. He previously served on the Boards of the International Center for Women, the Washington Performing Arts Society and Capital for Children. Mr. Deutch holds a J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Laurie Harrison

Board Member, CLO at AgileThought

Laurie Harrison is Chief Legal Officer at AgileThought, a leading provider of digital transformation and consulting services to Fortune 1000 clients, where she oversees all legal and regulatory matters on a global scale.

Laurie has more than 20 years of experience representing high-growth, innovative public and private technology companies, helping those companies grow and scale quickly, often with a view towards trading on the public markets. Prior to AgileThought, Laurie was General Counsel at Fuze, a leading cloud-based communications provider for the modern global enterprise, and prior to Fuze was General Counsel at Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music headquartered in New York City. Earlier in her career, Laurie was Deputy General Counsel at Boston-based EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC), now known as Enel X, a leader in demand response and energy intelligence software, where she spent seven years managing and growing its legal operations for the full lifecycle from an IPO-stage company to a global public company leader in its industry.

Laurie began her legal career practicing corporate and securities law at the Boston office of WilmerHale, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and public company representation. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law.