Martin Flusberg, CEO
Martin has spent most of his career developing innovative technologies that address climate change; the first half in transportation and the second half in energy. Most recently, he was co-founder and President of Nexus Energy Software, a pioneer in delivering on-line energy and carbon analysis to consumers and businesses. Nexus — sold to ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) in 2005 and now part of Aclara Technologies — evolved into a global provider of software solutions to the utility industry focusing on smart grid, smart meter, energy efficiency and demand-response. Martin was CEO of software companies Multisystems, Inc. and REALink SystemsCorp. and ran an energy software unit of TASC. that later became Lodestar Corp., since acquired by Oracle. He has also served on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Martin has an MSCE from MIT and a BEE from City University of New York.
What gives me energy: Working in a start-up
What drains my energy: Meetings that drone on with no accomplishments
Favorite eMonitor feature: Alerts about devices left on or off when they shouldn’t be. My new sump pump will take advantage of this.
Benjamin Sprachman, VP of Engineering
Ben is an experienced engineering executive who has spent his career managing hardware and software development. Before joining Powerhouse dynamics, Ben helped form several startup companies, including Virtual Broadband Technology which provided Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions to the SMB market, and UtilityVu, which developed unique technology for unobtrusively measuring power for smart grid/home area network solutions. He was a co-founder of blade and virtualization pioneer Egenera, where he was responsible for Hardware Development and Architecture as well as Manufacturing. Prior to Egenera, he held senior development positions at Ascend Communications, Stratus Computer and Prime Computer. Ben graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science.
What gives me energy: Cresting the summit after a long climb
What drains my energy: Flat tires
Favorite eMonitor feature: Detailed charts – found I had left the ice maker on after disconnecting water line – saved energy and my ice maker
Jay Fiske, VP of Business Development
Jay is a cleantech executive and investor with 17 years’ experience building businesses and bringing innovative and emerging technology products to market. Before joining Powerhouse Dynamics, Jay was actively involved in numerous cleantech start-ups, both through his consulting firm, 5312 Consulting LLC and as Vice President of Operations for Wakonda Technologies, a Boston-area start-up developing high-efficiency, low-cost, flexible photovoltaic modules. Prior to Wakonda, Jay was a General Partner at the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund (MGEF), a venture capital fund focused on making early-stage investments in clean technology companies. Jay also held various leadership positions in business development and product management for Teradyne, Incorporated. Jay holds an MBA and MS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Fellow in the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Yale University.
What gives me energy: Good ideas, good friends, good food.
What drains my energy: Group think
Favorite eMonitor feature: Controlling my heating and air conditioning from my iPhone. It’s great to be able to turn the system down remotely if I forgot to do so before leaving the house.
Mark Hardardt, VP of Sales & Marketing
Mark is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with extensive expertise selling complex, high-value software and hardware technology to commercial enterprises worldwide. Mark has a unique blend of building and managing sales and marketing teams for global enterprise technology organizations as well as early and mid-stage startups. Most recently, Mark was at PTC, Inc. where he led strategic sales initiatives worldwide. Prior to PTC, Mark was the Vice President of worldwide sales for a couple of startups including Revolabs and Ektron, where he drove double digit growth building field teams and opening new geographies. Before that, Mark was Vice President and General Manager at Novell where he led worldwide channels and partners and Vice President of Sales at Lotus, with key roles in making Lotus a billion dollar software enterprise, leading to the largest software company acquisition at the time by IBM.
What gives me energy: People who are passionate about what they do and who have a sense of urgency about making a difference.
What drains my energy: Accepting the status quo as ‘good enough’.
Favorite eMonitor feature: PhD's reports that show our customers saving significant amounts of money!
Helen Fairman, Director of Marketing
Helen has spent the past decade fostering the growth of clean energy companies, and of the sector, through innovative marketing approaches and programs. She is a clean energy business-to-business marketing specialist with a particular interest in energy efficiency. Helen specializes in digital and social media marketing. Before joining PhD, she was Director of Marketing for Advanced Energy Economy, an association of advanced energy businesses and business leaders. Prior to AEE, Helen was Co-Founder and Principal of Millville Partners, Inc., offering strategic marketing consulting to clean energy and related businesses. Her entry into the world of energy efficiency marketing was as Marketing Manager for Cimetrics, before which she enjoyed a first career in product design. Helen earned an A.B. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard.
What gives me energy: Learning new things, fast skiing, and my dog
What drains my energy:"Can't", "Won't", and "Shouldn't"
Favorite eMonitor feature: The intuitive interface design, and the fact that it enabled me to cut my electric bills in half!
Jason Roeder, Director of Energy Services & Products
Jason is responsible for leading the continued evolution of the eMonitor platform. Jason has a deep background in energy management and energy efficiency across large enterprises and has lead PhD’s successful implementation across many food service concepts. Prior to PhD, Jason helped create and deliver energy efficiency solutions at EnerNOC. Also at EnerNOC Jason helped lead the creation of an Account Management group that ensured customer success across both energy efficiency and demand response programs. Jason has an MBA from MIT and an engineering degree from Stanford University.
What gives me energy: Pushing the envelope with data. There is always more that can be done.
What drains my energy: Lack of urgency. If something is worth doing, let’s get on with it.
Favorite eMonitor Feature: Weather normalized benchmarking. It’s easy and pulls back the curtain on that mystery.