The Voltus leadership team knows distributed energy resources
Our team has brought to market a combined 12,000 MWs of distributed energy resources (DERs) over the past twenty years, from demand response to distributed generation to energy storage, and we’ve built out markets around the world in more than a dozen countries, from Australia to Korea to the UK. In fact, Voltus’s leadership team is responsible for opening most of the DER market opportunities that exist today.
Our leadership team
Carey brings decades of experience to her role as VP of People and Culture. Prior to Voltus, Carey was the Chief Experience Officer at Shift Thinking, where she was in charge of designing and delivering experiences that create the conditions for exponential growth for large organizations. In 2018, Carey gave a Ted Talk on the power of storytelling at TedX UVA. She taught leadership and professional development in the Masters of the Environment program at the University of Colorado, which includes a Renewable and Sustainable Energy track. Previously, she facilitated a leadership development program for high-potential women executives from Fortune 500 companies with Women Unlimited.
Carey was also an executive recruiter at The Capstone Partnership and managed a multi-million dollar P&L for Kaplan. She co-founded and served as Creative Director of In This Together Media, an organization dedicated to creating more diversity in the media and producing stories for children and young adults that represent and reach all audiences. Carey holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Dana has dedicated her career to pursuing a cleaner energy future and a smarter, more affordable electric grid. As Chief Product Officer, she leads the development of Voltus’s technology-enabled Distributed Energy Resource (DER) platform, which connects Voltus’s customers and technology partners to the value that they can extract from their local energy markets, while contributing to a more resilient and decarbonized electric grid.
Dana is a leading expert in global energy markets and brings more than a decade of experience developing innovative, demand-side energy management products and programs that have delivered billions of dollars in proven value to customers and ratepayers. Before Voltus, Dana was Director of Product Marketing at FirstFuel, which offers cloud-based engagement software to help utilities deepen relationships with their business customers and increase energy efficiency. Prior to FirstFuel, she led corporate development and go-to-market strategies at Ambri, an MIT spinout company commercializing batteries for large-scale energy storage on the electric grid. Prior to that she was the Director of Energy Markets at EnerNOC, where she led a team responsible for the profitable management of the company’s complex portfolio of nearly 10,000 MWs of demand response assets, covering dozens of wholesale electricity markets and regulated utilities across NorthAmerica, Europe, Asia, andAustralia.
Dana grew up in New York City and holds an M.S. in Engineering Management, B.S. in Engineering, and B.A. from Dartmouth College. In her now home state of Massachusetts, recognized as the U.S. leader in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Dana was named a Mass High Tech “Woman to Watch” in 2014 for her groundbreaking work in the energy and technology industries. Outside of work, Dana is likely to be found on the ski slopes, biking, or hiking with her husband and two children.
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.
Jon brings his passion for clean energy and years of expertise to his role as Chief Regulatory Officer. 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.
In addition to Voltus, Jon is CEO at GridPolicy, Inc. 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.
Kelly joined Voltus to combine her passion for go-to-market strategy with clean energy innovation. Kelly has a talent for taking the complex world of distributed energy resources and distilling it down in a way that’s engaging and approachable for prospective customers. Kelly loves partnering with the sales team to drive efficiencies in the sales process and helping every Voltan achieve personal and professional success.
Kelly arrived at Voltus after three years in the world of commercial product startups, first as Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Waggletooth and then as Director of Customer Analytics at Qore Performance. Prior to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Kelly served on the Admissions Committee of the George Washington University. Her foray into the energy industry began as an Analyst at DC Energy, where she traded Financial Transmission Rights in PJM’s deregulated electricity market.
Kelly graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. You can find her before the sun rises swimming with her masters team. After hours, she’s most likely driving her three kids to a myriad of after-school activities or watching true crime documentaries with her husband. Kelly resides in Vienna, Virginia outside Washington, DC.
Laurie brings over 20 years of experience and expertise to her role as Chief Legal Officer. Throughout her career, she has represented high-growth, innovative public and private technology companies, helping those companies grow and scale quickly. Prior to Voltus, Laurie was CLO at AgileThought, a leading provider of digital transformation and consulting services to Fortune 1000 clients. She also served as General Counsel at Fuze, a leading cloud-based communications provider for the modern global enterprise, and 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.
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.
Mike joined Voltus as CFO to continue his passion for building mission driven businesses. He brings more than 20 years of Finance experience, having spent his career in both operating and advisory roles. Mike joined Voltus from Apeel Sciences, where he served as Vice President of Corporate Finance, leading all aspects of finance and accounting. Prior to Apeel, Mike was Vice President of Finance at Sonos (NASDAQ: SONO), leading several functions including Global FP&A, M&A and Investor Relations. At Sonos, Mike played a critical role in guiding the company’s transition from pre-IPO to public company. Mike joined Sonos after 10 years in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, advising companies on capital markets and M&A transactions.
Mike graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. and earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. In addition, he is a CFA charterholder.
Outside of work, Mike spends his weekends traveling to his kids’ soccer and basketball games throughout Southern California.
Neil Lakin joined Voltus to use his passion for building great technology to help create a smarter grid. Neil brings his world-class experience designing cloud-connected hardware to his role as CTO, where he is leading a team to build the technological infrastructure that will enable Voltus to deliver industry-best value to customers. His passion for solving big problems using the “Internet of Things” sets the foundation for Voltus to elegantly scale into a global leader.
Previously, as Chief Technology Officer and founder of MindMe, Neil developed wireless technology for networked microgrids in developing world markets. His engineering consulting firm has brought more than a dozen products to market for early-stage startups and multinational corporations. Neil enjoys working on every aspect of the Internet of Things: building scalable cloud architecture, designing hardware, and using data science to extract insights from networked sensors.
Neil graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Physics and completed his M.Eng. in Computer Science at Cornell University. A former teacher, Neil enjoys sharing his love of technology with young people by teaching coding camps, including at his alma Mater, Cornell, and mentoring at hackathons around the country.
Stephanie, a former Naval intelligence officer, joined Voltus to be part of the solution to the energy crisis. Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience building teams with a strong focus on operational excellence. As vice president of Operations and Customer Success, Stephanie leads all operational functions across the U.S. and Canada. Stephanie loves achieving complex, great things, particularly in the world of technology integration and customer success! Her passion for excellence ensures Voltus delivers critical energy resources to grid and utility operators as well as revenue to our customers.
Previously, as Vice President at nDimensional, Stephanie led her teams in extracting real-time business value from big data as an embedded component in customer products and solutions and ensuring customer success using nDimensional's artificial intelligence tools. Prior to nDimensional, Stephanie led cross-functional account management teams for Power Advocate, to ensure clients were getting full value for what they were buying.
Stephanie graduated from Harvard University with a A.B. in Government and completed Reserve Officers' Training Corp (ROTC) at MIT, after which she served in the United States Navy as a commissioned intelligence officer serving in OEF and OIF.
Todd joined Voltus to continue his personal mission to connect commercial and industrial customers with the immediate, bottom line benefits of demand response while helping the world secure a more sustainable energy future. With nearly 20 years of experience in energy and sales leadership, Todd is a recognized industry leader and passionate customer champion, always looking to connect his teams to customer goals and needs.
Prior to Voltus, Todd was the Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Pillar, Inc., a leader in the rapidly growing energy “Internet of Things” industry, where he led global sales, marketing, and operations organizations to accelerate Blue Pillar’s market momentum and strengthen customer relationships. Prior to Blue Pillar Todd was the Vice President of Sales at EnerNOC where he drove its global go-to-market strategy within the utility and energy service provider markets, having started as a front-line salesperson and playing a critical role in increasing leadership roles that were instrumental in growing the business from $20 million in revenue when he started to nearly $500 million from nearly 10,000 MWs of demand response in his eight year tenure. Prior to EnerNOC Todd held various leadership roles focused on profit and loss management, sales management, technical sales and engineering with Nalco Company and General Electric.
Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in geo-environmental engineering from Penn State University. Having lived in Pittsburgh for 10+ years, Todd has become a fan of Pittsburgh sports. And, like most in Western Pennsylvania, enjoys rooting against the New England Patriots on Sundays. He and his wife are big supporters of their kids’ athletic endeavors in the Pittsburgh area and, as a family, are Penn State super fans!