Gregg Dixon

Chief Executive Officer

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.”

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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.

Dana Guernsey

Vice President of Product and Energy Markets

Dana joined Voltus to continue her passion for helping customers find double bottom line opportunities by using less energy to save money. She 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 rate payers.

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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 world-class 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 North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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.

Stephanie Hendricks

Vice President of Operations

Stephanie joined Voltus because she wanted the fellowship of brothers and sisters in arms to help solve big energy challenges. Stephanie brings a wealth of experience leading mission-driven teams to accomplish great things, particularly in the world of technology integration and customer success . . . special ops! Her passion for excellence ensures that what we promise in the market is delivered to our grid and end-use customers.

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Previously, as Vice President of 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 in Afghanistan.

Todd Krause

Senior Vice President of Sales

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.

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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!

Neil Lakin

Vice President of Engineering

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 Vice President of Engineering, 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.

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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.

Doug Perrygo

VP Finance

Doug joined Voltus as VP Finance to continue his passion for working with fast-growth companies that make the world a better place.  He brings more than 20 years of valuable business and finance experience in a variety of industries, including software and clean-technology. His favorite aspects of Voltus are its mission-drive team and amazing customers.

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Doug joined Voltus from Runkeeper (acquired by ASICS Corporation), where he served as Chief Financial Officer, leading all aspects of finance, legal, HR, and office operations.  Prior to Runkeeper, Doug advised numerous start companies, including ReferralMob, Zagster, Open Blue Sea Farms, mClinica, Ambri, XL Fleet, and Genospace (acquired by Sarah Cannon/HCA Healthcare). Doug held a finance leadership role at EnerNOC during its transition from pre-IPO to public company and rapid growth from $50M to $300M+ in revenue. Doug previously maintained a financial blog covering trends in market volatility and was a periodic guest blogger for the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE).

Doug graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and earned his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Outside of work, Doug can be found enjoying all four seasons in rural New Hampshire with his wife and son.

Matthew Plante

President

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.

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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 daughters can often be found hiking around the Bay Area.