As interim president and CEO of Ecova, Martin Sieh is responsible for maintaining a clear vision for the company as the leader in total energy and sustainability management. Martin is leveraging 25 years of experience in the energy and sustainability industry along with organizational and people leadership skills, Martin delivers a market leading client experience with world-class efficiency and process control.
“Ecova has built a strong business helping companies understand their utility data to make meaningful changes. But the future we’re building will be real-time and predictive.”
In the five years since joining Ecova, Martin has held leadership roles in the Sales and Client Management organization as well as the Expense and Data Management operating team. Most recently, Martin was focused on developing Ecova’s global expansion strategy.
Prior to joining Ecova through the acquisition of The Loyalton Group, Martin Sieh was a Founder and Chief Operating Officer of that organization. While at The Loyalton Group, Martin lead the company as it grew its energy management portfolio to over $5 billion, taking a market leadership position in several vertical markets including Hospitality and Sr. Health Care living.
Martin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University. When he’s not traveling the globe supporting Ecova, he enjoys time outdoors near any form of water – lakes, rivers or streams – as long as he is boating, fishing or chatting by the campfire.
As chief strategy officer, Bennett helps define, develop and sustain Ecova’s business and technology strategy in order to drive growth. Bennett oversees strategic planning and corporate development, including managing partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. He also leads corporate and product marketing efforts to ensure Ecova’s solutions are effectively communicated to the market. And, as interim chief products officer, Bennett currently leads the product management function for Ecova, where he is responsible for defining the worldwide product vision, product strategy, and business model for products across the Energy & Sustainability lifecycle.
“Ecova’s mission of combining data, insight, and action has the potential to deliver engagement and savings to commercial customers at a speed and cost that has never been done before.”
Bennett has spent more than 15 years building and leading companies around data and analytics. He has consistently developed innovative ways to utilize data, software, and emerging analytical approaches – from acquiring and operating more than $500 million in commercial building assets to enabling more effective institutional portfolio management for endowments and high-net worth individuals. In 2009, Bennett co-founded Retroficiency, a venture-backed, leading energy analytics software company acquired by Ecova in October 2015. Under his leadership, Retroficiency was selected by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies and by BusinessWeek as one America’s Most Promising Social Enterprises.
Bennett earned his B.A. in economics and entrepreneurship from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.
In his free time, Bennett can usually be found enjoying the outdoors or coaching one of his children’s many sporting activities.
Mark ensures the successful growth of Ecova’s utility business by overseeing sales and client management, solutions development, and program delivery, helping our utility partners cement relationships with their customers and cost-effectively meet their strategic energy management objectives.
“Ecova is in a position to help utilities transform the energy industry. By building the right teams and giving them the insight and tools they need to be successful, we can adeptly navigate changing conditions while providing the same level of client focus and innovation our partners have come to expect from us.”
Mark joined Ecova in 2004, bringing with him a strong background in retail management that provides him with unique insight into the importance of customer service and quality delivery. He has leveraged this understanding to create and cultivate the teams needed to establish Ecova as a leader in the energy industry. Over the past decade, he has launched, developed, and grown Ecova’s Sales and Client Management organizations to support the company’s targets while maintaining exceptional rates of client satisfaction. His proactive response to industry trends and complex client needs prepares Ecova for the rapidly changing energy landscape and continued business development.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Oregon.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys traveling, exploring Portland’s restaurant scene and cheering for the Oregon Ducks.
As chief business performance officer, Lauren is responsible for coordinating and supporting key business processes across Ecova, including annual business planning and operational performance monitoring cycles. Additionally, Lauren leads the Program and Project Management Office, Quality and Business Process Improvement, Risk Management, Site Optimization, Corporate Responsibility, Information Security, and Safety for Ecova.
“It’s exciting to help connect and align such talented teams at Ecova, and see the remarkable impact and value these efforts are bringing to our clients and to our environment every day.”
Prior to joining Ecova in 2012, Lauren spent 10 years with Harland Clarke Holdings Corporation. As vice president of Internal Audit, she led a team responsible for the Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance program and an audit plan covering financial, information technology, security, compliance and operational risks. Lauren’s experience also includes two years of business process risk consulting at Andersen LLP.
Lauren is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a bachelor’s degree in financial management from Clemson University. Lauren loves being a mom, and when she is not working she enjoys playing just about anything outdoors and taking trips to the beach with family.
As Chief Technology Officer, Bryan and his team work with company leaders across Product, Utility, Facility, and all areas of Ecova to deliver the technology strategy that supports our leadership in energy as a service.
Bryan was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Retroficiency until 2016, at which point the company was acquired by Ecova. He was instrumental in building the Retroficiency platform, a scalable solution that meets the needs of both small and large clients to deliver energy analytics in a fraction of the time traditional methods required. At Ecova, Bryan became VP of Software Engineering & IT to help integrate the Retroficiency platform into Ecova’s solutions, continuing the innovation that helped position Retroficiency as a technology leader.
“I like to find the right technology for complicated business problems and ensure the right team is in place to support the success of our clients. I get excited about making a difference in the world by applying technology to solve tough problems.”
Prior to Ecova and Retroficiency, he spent nearly ten years at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, working on projects like the Maritime Security and Safety Information System, a system that tracks commercial ships globally and links over 30 countries’ Automated Identity System networks.
Bryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at Northeastern University and his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
When he’s not at work, Bryan enjoys trying out the latest in consumer gadgets, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his three daughters, inspiring them in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Vincent was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Ecova in February 2016, having previously been Deputy CFO of Cofely UK (rebranded ENGIE UK) since 2014. Vincent has held various roles within ENGIE, at the corporate level as well as in Suez Environment and the Energy Services business line, since 2008. Throughout his career, Vincent has developed his finance expertise in a number of international positions between China and Europe, in a context of restructuring, company mergers and fast-paced growth.
“I am personally very proud of contributing to this new energy economy: a virtuous circle where our clients can combine economic growth and sustainable behaviors.”
As the leader of finance and procurement, Vincent is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the company’s financial controlling environment, optimizing the efficiency of financial operations, driving financial performance and discipline in line with Ecova’s strategy and promoting a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
Vincent holds a Master in Science degree from EM-Lyon business school and holds the CFA designation.
As chief legal officer, Christine oversees Ecova’s legal team which provides counsel on a wide variety of matters for Ecova. In addition, Christine serves as the company’s Ethics Officer and Privacy Officer.
“There are so many disruptive changes happening in the energy industry – the shift to renewables, advances in batteries and demand response, and the development of distributed generation technologies to name a few. Ecova understands these changes and has the ability to help clients harness them to reduce resource usage and spend.”
Prior to joining Ecova in 2013, Christine practiced law for eight years at Tonkon Torp LLP, a leading business law firm serving clients throughout the Northwest. Christine has been an active member of the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest since 2009.
Christine graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from Boston College Law School.
When Christine isn’t working, she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing with her Basset Hound Brophy, and indulging in the food and wine of the Pacific Northwest.