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 growing team of employee-owners 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.

Our Culture

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.

IDEA

(Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility)

We know that change often starts from within, and it’s why we are building an organization that reflects the diversity of our world and creating a workplace culture that is inclusive and fosters belonging.

Community Engagement

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

We’re Hiring!

Our team is working on solving one of the most critical problems of our time – how to have a healthy planet and a sustainable economy. Sound like fun?

Our Leaders

Sam Cohen

Sam Cohen

President / CEO

Christopher Burmester, PhD

Christopher Burmester, PhD

Chief Operations Officer

Jamillah Spears, PHR

Jamillah Spears, PHR

Chief People Officer

Angela Rodriguez

Angela Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer

David Weisong

David Weisong

Chief Information Officer

Dana Cofer

Dana Cofer

Executive Vice President, Client Services

LeAndra Archuleta

LeAndra Archuleta

Vice President, Growth Management & Strategy

Daniel Cornejo

Daniel Cornejo

Vice President, Business Strategy

Hector Lefbad, PMP

Hector Lefbad, PMP

Vice President, Energy Efficiency

Mike McGaraghan, LC

Mike McGaraghan, LC

Vice President, Policy & Ratings

Richard Boehler

Richard Boehler

Senior Director, Energy Efficiency

Sheryl Bunn

Sheryl Bunn

Senior Director, Operations

Ben Carrier

Ben Carrier

General Counsel

Dawn Dzedzy

Dawn Dzedzy

Senior Director, Marketing

Patrice Flynn

Patrice Flynn

Senior Director, Distributed Energy Resources

Alex MacCurdy

Alex MacCurdy

Senior Director, Energy Efficiency

Marla Parker

Marla Parker

Senior Director, Software Engineering, Information Systems

Christine Riker

Christine Riker

Senior Director, Distributed Energy Resources

Heidi Werner

Heidi Werner

Senior Director, Policy & Ratings

Ryan Bird

Ryan Bird

Director, Distributed Energy Resources

Monica Blakeslee-Kish

Monica Blakeslee-Kish

Director, Energy Efficiency

George Chapman

George Chapman

Director, Policy & Ratings

Laura Degitz

Laura Degitz

Director, Policy & Ratings

Eric Foryan

Eric Foryan

Director, Information Technology

John Jacobs

John Jacobs

Director, Business Strategy

Jeff Johnston

Jeff Johnston

Director, Trade Ally Strategy

Evan Kamei

Evan Kamei

Director, Building Electrification

Kimberly Kingen

Kimberly Kingen

Director, People and Culture

Celina Stratton

Celina Stratton

Director, Energy Efficiency

Cassandra Squiers

Cassandra Squiers

Director, Energy Efficiency

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Director, Energy Efficiency

Jim Hanna

Jim Hanna

Senior Technical Director, HVAC

Kitty Wang

Kitty Wang

Technical Director, Distributed Energy Resources

Alex Alzugaray

Alex Alzugaray

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Sonya Barry

Sonya Barry

Associate Director, Information Systems

Julie Birchfield

Julie Birchfield

Associate Director, Greenworks

Kyle Booth

Kyle Booth

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Bryan Boyce

Bryan Boyce

Associate Director, Engineering

Sarah Braun

Sarah Braun

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Kate Buck

Kate Buck

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Xiomara Castro

Xiomara Castro

Associate Director, Creative Services

Linh Combier

Linh Combier

Associate Director, Business Services

Kyle Coumas

Kyle Coumas

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Alex Gutkowski

Alex Gutkowski

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Associate Director, Learning & Development

Mythili Kandalam

Mythili Kandalam

Associate Director, Information Systems

Renee Lafrenz

Renee Lafrenz

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency

Jessica Mahoney

Jessica Mahoney

Associate Director, Finance

Corissa Marino

Corissa Marino

Associate Director, Trade Ally Strategy

Jennifer Moffatt

Jennifer Moffatt

Associate Director, Marketing

Marisa O'Brien

Marisa O'Brien

Associate Director, Business Development

Carey Oster

Carey Oster

Associate Director, HVAC and Water Heating

Eric Rubin

Eric Rubin

Associate Director, Policy & Ratings

Alanna Torres

Alanna Torres

Associate Director, Business Services

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Associate Director, Business Strategy

Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young

Associate Director, Software Solutions

Our Experts

Bobby Castaneda

Bobby Castaneda

Senior Fellow, Growth Management & Strategy

Pradeep Bansal, PhD

Pradeep Bansal, PhD

Senior Engineering Fellow, Policy & Ratings

Mike DeWein

Mike DeWein

Senior Fellow, Building Efficiency

Chris Granda

Chris Granda

Senior Fellow, Policy & Ratings

Maureen Guttman

Maureen Guttman

Senior Fellow, Policy & Ratings

Teddy Kisch

Teddy Kisch

Senior Fellow, Decarbonization Strategy

Howard Merson

Howard Merson

Senior Fellow, Trade Ally Strategy & Management

Derek Okada

Derek Okada

Senior Fellow, Business Strategy

Michael Budds

Michael Budds

Fellow, Energy Efficiency

Diana Burk

Diana Burk

Engineering Fellow, Policy & Ratings

Nate Dewart

Nate Dewart

Fellow, Business Strategy

Ted Jones

Ted Jones

Fellow, Energy Efficiency

John King

John King

Fellow

Bijit Kundu

Bijit Kundu

Fellow, Policy & Ratings and Business Strategy

Cosimina Panetti

Cosimina Panetti

Fellow, Policy & Ratings

Aniruddh Roy

Aniruddh Roy

Engineering Fellow, Policy & Ratings

Yao-Jung Wen

Yao-Jung Wen

Fellow, Energy Efficiency

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