John Bertuzzi

Partner
M.B.A, University Of Michigan
B.S, State University of Albany
Before co-founding Ecogy, John served as a Managing Director in the J Aron division at Goldman Sachs for 13 years. At Goldman Sachs, John managed a derivatives trading desk focused on serving clients in petroleum products worldwide, with offices in New York, London and Singapore. Prior to Goldman, John was a senior vice-president in the commodity trading group at Lehman Brothers for seven years.

Ken Becker

Partner
M.A in Urban Affairs, University of Delaware
B.A in Urban Affairs, University of Delaware
Prior to co-founding Ecogy, Ken Becker was an officer and director of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. for over 25 years. During his time there, he was a senior member of the project finance and structured finance groups within the Public Finance Department. During this period, he successfully structured and completed nearly $30 billion in capital transactions to fund projects for clients. Ken was twice nominated for an Institutional Deal of the Year Award and received an award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for innovative financing. Prior to joining Citigroup, Ken served in every level of government, including a Presidential appointment to a position in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as a position in the White House.

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Jack Bertuzzi

Principal
B.S in Finance, Tulane University
B.S in Psychology and Studio Art, Tulane University
Prior to Ecogy, Jack spent four years as a Financial Analyst at HelioPower, where he structured financing deals for over multiple MW of small commercial and multi-family solar systems spread over hundreds of roofs. Jack also successfully structured financing solutions for non-profit and REIT solar deals and helped close a $25 million fund with Citibank. In 2011 he co-founded, BrightCurrent, a venture funded residential solar customer acquisition company that has helped tens of thousands of consumers switch to solar. He currently sits on the Board of Directors.

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Brock D. Gibian

Business Development Manager
B.A. in Mathematics, University of Vermont
B.A. in Economics, University of Vermont
Prior to joining Ecogy, Brock worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Vermont (UVM) with the Energy-Climate Transitions Research Team and with the Department of Economics on racial, gender and economic inequality. Previously, Brock worked as a Fellow at Renewable Energy Vermont, the state trade association, where he helped pass the nation's first integrated renewable portfolio standard and energy transformation program during the 2015 legislative session. He has also worked as a Researcher for the Vermont Public Service Department on the state's Comprehensive Energy Plan for 2050 and as a Research Associate with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group on a net-metering redesign and a carbon pollution tax proposal.

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Francesco Ranieri

Regional Development Manager - Caribbean
MBA, Eserp University of Barcelona
Diploma in Clean Energy, New York University
B.A. Business & Economics, University of Bari

Prior to Ecogy, Francesco founded Solarando, enabling seed-stage European startups to explore opportunity in the U.S. clean energy industry. Francesco is also a 2017 graduate of NYU's Advanced Diploma in Clean Energy where he served as a consultant for United Wind as part of his course capstone project. Before Solarando, Francesco built up his experience over 9 years across several industries – technology, consumer services and market research. At Hewlett Packard and Euromonitor International he specialized in business development with a strong track record of increasing revenue and building territorial value. Francesco was responsible for account management, new deals, profitability growth and project management. 


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JOEL SANTISTEBAN

Business Development Manager
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prior to joining Ecogy Energy, Joel worked in the Hudson Valley of New York consulting local municipal governments on clean energy procurement and development strategies while co-designing Sun & Energy, a unique Community Choice Aggregation program. There he led program implementation and managed the early stage development of large scale commercial PV solar projects. Before pursuing the renewable energy industry, Joel spent 3 years as a macro-economic financial analyst on the ETF trading desk at Morgan Stanley. He worked with a small team managing firm risk and interacting with the industry’s leading asset managers to facilitate capital allocations across all asset classes. Joel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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TONY LEBE

General Counsel
J.D., University of Southern California Law School
B.A. English & Government, Georgetown University

Prior to working with Ecogy, Tony served as General Counsel to Green Lake Capital, an investment firm focused on developing, owning, and operating renewable energy assets, and previously as Director of Legal and Regulatory to Tioga Energy, an independent power provider (IPP) specializing in financing, developing, owning, and operating solar energy projects owned by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Frontier, NGEN Partners, Rockport Capital, and Nth Power.  He has extensive experience in all aspects of the development of renewable energy projects and has structured, negotiated, drafted, and closed over $250 Million of solar energy project funds.  He understands what makes a project financeable, how to pragmatically resolve the various issues that affect most energy infrastructure projects, and how to move a project from development and design, through construction, and into successful commercial operation.


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John Gorman

Product Lead
ME Hons. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Auckland
B.A. Physics, Franklin & Marshall College

Prior to joining Ecogy, John was the Founder and Protector of SolarNetwork Foundation. John has been implementing rock-solid solutions with the SolarNetwork Foundation for 10 years with proven results.


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Matt Magoffin

Lead Architect
B.S.E. Computer Engineering, University of Michigan

Prior to joining Ecogy, Matt was the Architect and Director of SolarNetwork Foundation and is the lead developer for the SolarNetwork platform. Matt aims to support open standards wherever possible while crafting a high performance software implementation focused on advanced DER management.


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Philip Court

Scrum Master

Philip serves as the software team manager for Ecogy, demonstrating his extensive experience in the Agile software development process with impressive market-driven results.


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Max Duncan

Lead Developer
University of Canterbury
B.Sc., University of Otago

Prior to joining Ecogy, Max worked as an independent consultant through Spindrift, primarily in technical roles for large scale eCommerce solutions using Oracle ATG Commerce.