Catalyst Power develops innovative energy supply solutions for commercial and industrial companies, with a focus on a first-of-its-kind network of Connected Microgrids using onsite solar panels and gas-fired electric generators, as well as retail power and gas supply. By leveraging our extensive energy industry experience, Catalyst Power provides small- to industrial-sized businesses access to distributed generation through our network of Connected Microgrids.
Our goal is to identify, underwrite, fund, and provide greater opportunities to our customers while operating more cost-effective onsite energy projects for our retail energy clients. We accomplish this with a proprietary technology platform that gives us a fresh perspective on the data.
Gabe began his career trading electricity and gas at Sempra Energy Trading. He went on to found and ultimately sell GP Energy Management, a comprehensive outsourced trading, risk, and energy management platform for the electricity, gas, and renewables markets. Today, Gabe uses his unique outlook on the inefficiencies of the energy industry to run Catalyst Power as a brand new type of power company.
A 16-year veteran technologist, Carlo studied Computer Science and Math at Columbia University before going onto roles as Vice President at Goldman Sachs, Vice President of Engineering at Rent The Runway, and overseeing all software for a family of mutual funds at a premier asset manager. This broad experience has spanned functions in trading, operations, e-commerce, and logistics. A hands-on leader, Carlo has managed teams across the technology stack: front end, back end, DevOps, and vendor management. As our CTO, Carlo uses his expertise to make Catalyst Power a technology-first company. This includes putting the entire experience of buying commercial energy and distributed generation online, as well as streamlining and fully integrating our pricing, risk management, and asset operations.
Dara spent 4 years in audit at PwC and then five years managing all financial aspects of GP Energy Management as VP of Finance, including various subsidiaries, project companies, and a team providing outsourced financial management services to retail energy providers. In addition to her time at PWC and GP Energy Management, she also worked for 2 years in private equity fund accounting. She has managed the end-to-end finance needs for solar projects, cogeneration projects, proprietary power, gas and renewable energy credit trading, and merchant finance operations, presiding over two successful exits. At Catalyst Power, Dara is responsible for all financial management, financial planning and analysis, cash management, reporting, and day-to-day HR administration. Furthermore, she plays a key role in underwriting acquisitions, project finance, and accounting for the distributed generation portfolio that provides Catalyst Power the platform needed for significant growth in combining multiple capital-intensive businesses.
Joel has 20 years of experience in the retail energy industry, working for 6 retail energy companies in various functions, covering pricing, marketing strategy, FP&A, Power Operations and Corporate Development. Most recently, for the past 8 years Joel was the COO of Discount Power, Inc. where he managed all the day-to-day operations. While at Discount Power Joel led the expansion into 15 new markets, initiated and closed capital raises, and launched new sales channels. Joel earned an MBA from Rice University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University. Today, as Catalyst Power’s COO, Joel is responsible for the operations of the retail energy business along with integrating the distributed generation business into the retail operations.
Leah has 10 years of energy sector experience, including 6 years at Crius Energy during which she served as an integration liaison, after its acquisition by Vistra Energy. In addition, she held many different roles across the Crius organization including responsibility for pricing, gross margin forecasting, financial reporting, renewable portfolio obligations, and company-wide business intelligence. Leah earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. in mathematics from Adelphi University. Today, as Catalyst Power’s VP of Business Intelligence, Leah is responsible for retail energy company valuation, wholesale and retail energy intelligence and analytics, pricing model development, and management. She works in close coordination with the technology and finance teams and any areas of Catalyst Power where data is used to make decisions.
Bill has held positions of CEO, President, and Senior Vice President in five retail energy companies over the last twenty-two years. This is preceded by many years at a major New York City natural gas utility where he served as the General Manager of rates and regulation, customer service, and gas supply, as well as the Manager of computer programming, fleet services, and emergency gas leak response. Bill has a significant level of technical expertise in all retail energy company business processes. He is well known in the industry due to his multiple chairmanships of the National Energy Marketers Association Executive Committee and his continuing service on the Energy Marketing Conferences Advisory Board.
Andrew has over 11 years of digital marketing and sales experience in both agency and corporate environments big and small. After 8 years in manufacturing, most recently with Volvo Group North America, Catalyst Power presented a fascinating challenge in a brand new industry. Andrew provides both strategic direction and tactical implementation to bring about business goals and fundamentally change the way organizations conceive of and implement marketing. With a specialization in sales and marketing integration, process alignment, and education, Andrew has managed software implementations, national revenue generation campaigns, expansive product portfolios, and spearheaded several change management initiatives.
Cristian has 19 years of energy industry experience, including accounting, asset optimization, scheduling, and trading for retail marketers, wholesalers, and asset managers. Before joining Catalyst, Cristian was with SouthStar Energy Services for 13 years. During this time, his responsibilities included overseeing scheduling & optimization to retail natural gas markets, and financial reporting, forecasting, and analysis for operations and financial hedging. As AVP of Portfolio Analytics, Cristian is responsible for natural gas pricing models, retail market and customer analytics, risk management, and supply.
Linda began in the energy sector in 2003 with U.S. Energy Partners as an Administrative Assistant. In 2010 she moved to American Power Partners as Director of Operations serving Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Both electric supply in PA and WV and demand response in New York State were the focus of her tenure at APP. In 2012 Linda returned to U.S. Energy Partners as Director of Operations, focusing on electric supply again in NYS. Now, as Associate VP of Operations, Linda is responsible for billing, customer service, day to day financial management, assisting in managing sales team, and daily operations of solar projects.
Neil has 17 years of energy industry experience working for U.S. Energy Partners LLC primarily in operations, but also highly involved in its margin/financial reporting, sales support, forecasting, scheduling, rate design, and new product development. Neil earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from Syracuse University in Marketing and Innovation Management.
Tim is a seasoned software engineer who has spent the last 15 years in hands-on and leadership roles across application development, infrastructure, and data. Tim was most recently a Director of Engineering at Rent The Runway, where he was responsible for building and scaling data and analytics platforms. He has also spent time as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, New Jersey Institute of Technology, teaching undergraduate courses on computer networking. As a Staff Software Engineer at Catalyst Power, Tim is responsible for building and maintaining the technology platform with a focus on security, reliability, and scalability.
Shannon has 10 years of experience in the retail energy industry working for Discount Power, Inc. as the Operations Manager. While at Discount Power Shannon managed the customer service department and worked closely with the COO to ensure the day-to-day operations were being met. She was the primary liaison with the companies EDI provider ensuring new markets were set up in a timely manner, billing and enrollments were fulfilled, utility rate management as well as customer and broker support. Shannon earned her B.S. from The University of New Haven in Marketing and E-Commerce.
Joe attended college at SUNY Fredonia and graduated with a double Bachelor’s in Sociology and Social Sciences in 2014. He worked hands-on in the public domain in customer service for over 8 years before moving into the energy sector at NRG Energy Inc. At NRG, he spent two years prospecting and qualifying companies of all kinds, from hospitals to factories, for Distributed Energy Resources, as well as solving for energy management problems. Now at Catalyst Power, Joe’s responsibilities include lead generation, prospecting, customer outreach, sales development, and data management.
Chris Holdren is a seasoned marketing professional with experience in email marketing, automation, SEO, and a wide spectrum of complementary skills. He has extensive knowledge about all things related to digital marketing including the latest trends in the industry. He loves the challenge of helping businesses grow their customer base through innovative digital marketing strategies. His vast knowledge of internet technology enables him to develop new ways to market your business using different channels like blogging, video production, social media management, and content creation. Chris discovered his passion for working on startups while interning at an early-stage company that was just getting off the ground.
Loren has enjoyed more than 14 years in the energy industry, working for both suppliers and consultants to grow and develop their channel partnerships. Throughout her career, Loren has excelled at managing new and existing programs, attracting and onboarding additional partnerships, and providing training and support to accelerate sales growth for key products and markets. She is a liaison between the supplier and the channel partners to find mutually beneficial opportunities.