As a member of Ecova’s Product Management Team for more than four years, Ian lends his energy expertise in maximizing renewable usage and mitigating price risk to drive powerful results. He guides the product roadmap for Ecova’s energy supply-oriented solutions, including Energy Sourcing, Regulated Rates and Distributed & Renewable Energy Resources. Ian’s approach to product management positions Ecova as a strategic advisor to our clients—supplementing sophisticated technology with the insight of our people.
With more than 20 years of experience integrating software and advisory services in the energy industry, Ian contributes unique expertise in breaking down silos between offerings to yield consistent reporting and a seamless customer experience. As industry interest in renewables continues to grow, his understanding of the way in which renewables penetration impacts wholesale and grid prices enables Ecova to provide foresight to our clients.
Ian graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Organizational Psychology.
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eBook: Five Key Considerations for Integrating Renewables into Your Procurement Strategy
Blog Post: Going Green to Save Green: Helping Finance Leaders Turn Energy & Sustainability into Long-Term Value
Webinar: Energy Outlook Update Q1
Jamie Daubenspeck is Ecova’s expert of anything relating to “the Internet of Things” – including meter interval data, trend and telemetry data, and big data and advanced analytics. He is also the product manager over Ecova’s continuous monitoring and metering solutions and is an expert at integrating a variety of building monitoring systems so that data can be seamlessly collected on Ecova’s end. This data, from building automation and control systems and energy management systems, helps our commercial clients detect site-level issues before they become expensive problems. Prior to his current role, Jamie served as Ecova’s director of Information Technology.
Before joining Ecova, Jamie spent six years at Vestas, where he served as the IT director for all of North America. During this time Vestas was already on the cutting edge of streaming real time alarm and telemetry data – similar to today’s continuous monitoring services. Overall, Jamie has more than 15 years of experience in monitoring, telemetry data and advanced analytics.
Jamie graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Clark College.
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George’s business background includes 25 plus years in commercial facility and energy management with an emphasis on automation and controls. Prior to joining Ecova, George was President and Co-Founder of a leading independent Systems Integration Contracting firm where he was responsible for the company’s vision, sales and business development activities. George’s technical skills include a thorough knowledge of energy management systems, building controls and their application to efficient facility operations.
As Solutions Engineering Director for Ecova, George works in the Business Solutions Group with a focus on Facility Optimization. This market offering within Ecova leverages Benchmarking, Engineering, Controls and Continuous Monitoring and Management Services to drive energy and operational savings strategies for multi-site, multi-geographic clients.
George holds a BSME from North Carolina State University and is a professional engineer registered in the State of Florida. George has served on several client advisory and professional organization boards including Lonmark International and is a past chairman of Lonmark Americas.
Patrick Jones is Ecova’s expert on everything related to expense management and complex payables. As the Expense Management Product Management Director, he draws on more than 15 years of industry expertise, including vast experience implementing operational software tools and services across telecom, waste and utility spectrums.
Before transitioning into his current role, Patrick served as Director of Operations for Ecova’s telecom, vendor relations, utility open/close and waste solutions and functional teams.
Patrick graduated from Gonzaga with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.
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Mike Kaplan leads Ecova’s product marketing efforts for solutions provided to utility partners and commercial and industrial organizations. His focus areas include product messaging, sales enablement, go-to-market strategy development, demand generation support and analysis of market and customer data. Mike’s proficiency in stakeholder relations coupled with a thoughtful, data-driven approach to problem solving drives innovative and actionable results for both Ecova and our clients.
Prior to joining Ecova, Mike managed marketing activities for Retroficiency, the award-winning building efficiency analytics platform acquired by Ecova in October 2015. His experience spans a number of high-technology markets, including enterprise software, wireless and mobile, analytics and Internet.
Mike holds a B.A. in Media Studies from the University of Rochester and went on to earn an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
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Blog Post: Ecova Demonstrates Digital Engagement Solution at CES 2017
Blog Post: Reflections from the NY REV Summit, and What We Can Learn from the Mobile Industry
As Product Manager at Ecova, Kristin Kinder oversees waste service management and related waste solutions for Ecova’s clients. She works closely with industry leaders and helps Fortune 500 businesses gain insight into the waste they generate and how to improve diversion and waste reduction. She also leads public thought leadership projects and supports internal waste-related education and creative problem solving.
Kristin’s strong background in recycling education, behavioral change and program development positions her to identify market needs and develop waste management solutions that align with clients’ existing processes and strategic priorities.
Kristin graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S., and earned a Certificate in Environmental Law and Regulation from the University of Washington. She obtained her LEED Green Associate credential from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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Paul Kuck oversees the development of innovative, cost-effective solutions that enable Ecova’s business clients to manage resource consumption and deploy effective sustainability programs. His work is informed by more than 20 years of experience in program design, management and consultation in the energy-intensive food service industry.
Since 2010, Paul has driven Ecova’s strategic and tactical guidance for clients, contributing expertise in everything from technical audits and data analysis to project management and program development.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. He is a Certified Energy Manager.
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Jonathan Lee has been with Ecova since March 2009 as a member of the Energy Supply Management (ESM) Advanced Analytical and Reporting team. His expertise in market intelligence, customer reporting, and energy intelligence informs Ecova’s recommendations to ESM clients on energy procurement. He regularly provides his expert outlook in formats suited to our clients as they make procurement decisions, including Ecova’s Energy Price Hub, Energy Market Watch newsletter, quarterly Energy Market Outlook webinars, and the Energy Price Insider blog.
Jonathan has a strong background in finance, having worked for financial services companies, banks and options trading. His early focus was on the stock market but his knowledge translates well to the energy market.
He earned degrees in finance and marketing from Concordia University in Portland and can be found as a regular contributor to various natural gas industry polls and articles, including Reuters, Platts and Bloomberg.
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Diane Levin is a seasoned executive with deep knowledge of the energy efficiency and energy management markets and oversees the design, launch and implementation of Ecova’s commercial and industrial programs for our utility clients. Diane’s adeptness at designing programs that combine natural business dynamics with energy efficiency has helped drive increased participation and customer satisfaction. She and her program team work closely with client managers and facility liaisons to develop leading-edge programs and successfully champion strategic energy management.
Diane has more than 15 years experience in energy efficiency programs—working with DSM programs for utilities and adoption of energy management initiatives by national accounts—and and an additional 10 years working with businesses. Prior to Ecova, she founded Catalyst Associates LLC, an energy management consulting firm. Before Catalyst, Diane served as executive vice president at PECI, developing and managing programs that realized sustained energy savings. During her tenure there and in previous organizations, she consistently grew segments of service and product companies from $1 million to $10 million over a 4-year period.
Diane says her greatest passion is creating strong energy and environmental businesses that create a sustainable future. She earned her BS in Economics from Duke University and her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Article: Utilities Can Light the Way for Customers with Data-Driven Energy Management
Webinar: An Organizational Approach to Drive Commercial Energy Savings
Research Paper: Strategic Energy Management – A Framework Approach
Brooke Mittermann has designed and led strategic programs for Ecova’s large, multi-site commercial clients since 2012, developing holistic resource reduction projects to drive consumption and cost savings across a client’s portfolio. Brooke and her team of experts partner with clients across the country to identify and prioritize opportunities in the areas of energy, water, waste, carbon and supply chain, and implement operational and equipment efficiency measures. The team’s consultative approach ensures that solutions align with the client’s specific business goals. Brooke is also a member of Ecova’s Product Management team, focused on driving Ecova’s Water Management and Facility Optimization market offerings.
Prior to joining Ecova, Brooke founded a boutique consulting firm in Portland, OR with a simple mission: to give small business a sustainable advantage. Partnering with local and national businesses, Brooke provided strategic consulting; life cycle assessment research and reporting; and marketing, branding, and PR support for sustainable brands. In her early career, prior to pursuing an MBA, Brooke designed circuit boards for color laser printers at Xerox. With a foot in engineering and a foot in sustainable business, Brooke has honed her ability to translate between engineering, marketing, sales, and finance, and explain complex concepts to everyone from senior executives to site-level staff.
Brooke is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). She holds an MBA in sustainable business practices from the University of Oregon and graduated Cum Laude with an Honor’s Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.
Webinar: Blue is the New Gold
Webinar: Tap into Water Savings Opportunities
Webinar: Prioritizing Energy & Water Efficiency Project Rollouts Across a Complex Portfolio
Article: Three Comprehensive Strategies to Reduce Water Consumption
Katie Vrabel leads Ecova’s utility residential retail program line, driving market strategy and program design, contributing subject matter expertise and proposal support, and establishing best practices. She draws on nearly 10 years of experience in the energy industry, with a focus on designing, evaluating and implementing utility programs.
Katie previously managed a portfolio of 13 utility programs in the Midwest, with a track record of smooth launches and subcontractor transitions. Prior to joining Ecova, she engaged and directed third-party vendors to ensure the success of the Energizing Indiana statewide energy efficiency initiative.
Katie graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Studies. She earned her MBA from Texas A&M University
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