Who We Are

About Us

Our History

Energy Solutions was founded more than 25 years ago because we knew there was a better way to protect the environment.

From our beginning in CEO Sam Cohen’s home office in 1995, we have focused on practical solutions that have the most impact possible.

Since then we’ve not just evolved with the clean-energy industry; we’ve driven change within it.

Our Culture

Our people are why we love to come to work every day, and why our clients love to work with us.

We’re mission-driven, not ego-driven (remember, we started in a home office). Our 130 employee-owners in Massachusetts, California, and across the country are bright, passionate people who are invested in our mission and our future success.

Who do we hire? Our founders look for smart, motivated people with “good kindergarten skills” — curiosity, respect, teamwork, and a healthy sense of fun.

We help our employees grow through mentorship, professional development, and countless opportunities to contribute to the team. Many of our senior leaders rose through the ranks because we invested in their potential.

While shared values unify us, we also know that diverse experiences and points of view makes us stronger. We work hard, support each other, and don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Work Life

We provide a healthy work environment including floating holidays and flexible hours to sustain productivity and promote work-life balance.

Professional Development 

We value curiosity and support lifelong learning. Our employees take advantage of annual stipends to improve their skills for the future.

Diversity

We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that welcomes people of all genders, races, religions, national origins, ages, and abilities.

Community Engagement 

Our employees’ passion for sustainability doesn’t stop at work. Many of us volunteer after hours to support environmental and community causes.

Our Leaders

Sam Cohen

Sam Cohen

President / CEO

Christopher Burmester, PhD

Christopher Burmester, PhD

Chief Operations Officer / Executive Vice President

Jamillah Spears, PHR

Jamillah Spears, PHR

Chief People Officer

Mike Laffey

Mike Laffey

Chief Financial Officer

David Weisong

David Weisong

Chief Information Officer

Daniel Cornejo

Daniel Cornejo

Vice President, Business Strategy

Mike McGaraghan, LC

Mike McGaraghan, LC

Vice President, Policy & Ratings

Hector Lefbad, PMP

Hector Lefbad, PMP

Vice President, Energy Efficiency

LeAndra Archuleta

LeAndra Archuleta

Senior Director, Growth Management & Strategy

Jason Biggs

Jason Biggs

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Christine Riker

Christine Riker

Director, Distributed Energy Resources

Jeff Johnston

Jeff Johnston

Director, Trade Ally Strategy

Heidi Werner

Heidi Werner

Director, Policy & Ratings

Marla Parker

Marla Parker

Director, Software Engineering Information Systems

Alex MacCurdy

Alex MacCurdy

Director, Energy Efficiency

Dawn Dzedzy

Dawn Dzedzy

Marketing Director, Growth Management & Strategy

Richard Boehler

Richard Boehler

Director, Demand Side Management

Mario Carrasco

Mario Carrasco

Director, Business Operations

Bobby Castaneda

Bobby Castaneda

Director, Client Relations

Cassandra Squiers

Cassandra Squiers

Director, Energy Efficiency

Celina Stratton

Celina Stratton

Director, Energy Efficiency

Monica Blakelee-Kish

Monica Blakelee-Kish

Director, Energy Efficiency

Alex Alzugaray

Alex Alzugaray

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Carey Oster

Carey Oster

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Evan Kamei

Evan Kamei

Associate Director, Decarbonization

Tamara Perry

Tamara Perry

Associate Director, Distributed Energy Resources

George Chapman

George Chapman

Associate Director, Policy & Ratings

John Jacobs

John Jacobs

Associate Director, Products & Strategy

Jim Hanna

Jim Hanna

Senior Technical Director, HVAC

Kitty Wang

Kitty Wang

Technical Director, Distributed Energy Resources

Greg Barker

Greg Barker

Technical Director, Lighting

Our Mission

Energy Solutions is focused on creating large-scale environmental impacts by providing cost effective, market-based carbon, energy, and water management solutions.

Our Expertise

For more than 20 years, Energy Solutions has created reliable, market-driven strategies to protect the planet. View our qualifications.

Careers

Our employee-owners are passionate about developing solutions that are good for people, the planet, and our clients’ bottom line. See our openings here.

Contact

449 15th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510.482.4420
hello@energy-solution.com