Meet Our Team

  • Aaron Panzer
    Managing Director, Market Development, Gridium Alpha
  • Adam Stein
    President and Co-Founder
  • Allison Inouye
    Full-Stack Developer
  • Andy Richardson
    Front-end Engineer
  • Boyd Arnold
    Senior Account Manager
  • Chelsey Van Naarden Richardson
    Data Analyst
  • Cristian Jansenson
    Senior Software Engineer
  • David Welch
    DevOps Engineer
  • Dawn Pattison
    Backend Engineer
  • Greg Anderson
    Director of Data Science
  • Joseph Thomas
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Katy Martin
    Senior Energy Analyst
  • Kimberly Nicholls
    Technical Lead
  • Ian Guerry
    Managing Director, Gridium Alpha
  • Melanie Wade
    Assistant Controller
  • Millen Paschich
    Director of Marketing
  • Pete Nelson
    Operations & Energy Analyst, Customer Success
  • Tim Canavan
    Director of Operations
  • Tom Arnold
    CEO and Co-founder
  • Will Snavely
    Back-end Engineer
  • Sugar Ray
    Cofounder Coach

Aaron Panzer

Managing Director, Market Development, Gridium Alpha

Aaron is Managing Director, Market Development of the Gridium Alpha team.  Like many before him, Aaron started his career in Hollywood before transitioning into the clean tech arena.  Aaron most recently worked at ENGIE NA in a similar capacity.  Previously Aaron worked in energy efficiency project finance, led PG&E’s Emerging Technologies Program, and developed wind projects in Northern California and the Northwest for PG&E and Puget Sound Energy respectively. Aaron has an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University fo Washington and a dual BA in Television, Radio, Film and Political Science from Syracuse University. In his spare time, he is either playing with his two young sons, can be found on a basketball court, or is off on a hike somewhere.

Adam Stein

President and Co-Founder

Adam runs the product team at Gridium. Formerly he co-founded TerraPass, and before that worked at Tellme and Trilogy. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Stanford, neither of which impress his young daughter.

Allison Inouye

Full-Stack Developer

Allison is a Full-Stack Developer living in Seattle, WA with her husband and two kids. She enjoys competing with her horse, exploring with her kids and reading when she isn’t trying to find elegant solutions to challenging problems.

Andy Richardson

Front-end Engineer

Andy is a Midwestern adventure seeker with an unnatural enthusiasm for trail mix. A front-end engineering & design specialist by trade, he spends the rest of his time outside and/or making funny faces at his daughter.

Boyd Arnold

Senior Account Manager

Boyd is the Senior Account Manager at Gridium. Before joining Gridium, Boyd helped build businesses in the renewable energy, food, and investment consulting industries. He has completed a fellowship with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI), is a LEED AP, and has attained the CFA designation. When not delighting customers, you can find Boyd at an SF Giants game, around a campfire, or on a golf course.

Chelsey Van Naarden Richardson

Data Analyst

Chelsey lives in Michigan with her husband, daughter, and dog. During her free time (which is somewhat rare with a busy toddler running around), she loves to go out and try new restaurants, take photos, and create things by hand.

Cristian Jansenson

Senior Software Engineer

Cristian Jansenson is a Senior Software Engineer at Gridium. Other than tinkering with code or trying new technologies, he likes to travel or learn new cooking recipes.

David Welch

DevOps Engineer

David currently lives in Houston, TX where he enjoys playing with the kids and playing cheesy songs from old musicals on the piano. Before becoming fascinated with all things DevOps he studied Biophysics and Structural Biology.

Dawn Pattison

Backend Engineer

Dawn is a backend engineer at Gridium with a background in mechanical engineering.  She lives in Dallas with her husband and their dog, Hank.  Besides taking Hank on outdoor adventures, she enjoys reading and good coffee.

Greg Anderson

Director of Data Science

Greg is the Director of Data Science at Gridium. He has B.S. degrees in mathematics and physics, and an M.S. in statistics – which is what data science used to be called. Before becoming Gridium’s first employee, he developed applications in the fields of marketing research and biostatistics. Greg and his wife live in Chicago where they enjoy all kinds of music and spend their free time keeping track of their two grown children, two dogs, and a noisy parrot.

Joseph Thomas

Senior Software Engineer

Joseph Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer at Gridium. He has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Arizona. Besides building robust software systems, he likes to explore the mountains of Colorado and tend to his garden of spicy chiles.

Katy Martin

Senior Energy Analyst

Katy came to Gridium with a background in Product Development. She has an SB and SM in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. She enjoys reading, camping, and cross-country road trips with her family.

Kimberly Nicholls

Technical Lead

Kimberly Nicholls is a full stack engineer at Gridium who loves to make data useful. She also enjoys reading books and playing outside, especially in the water.

Ian Guerry

Managing Director, Gridium Alpha

Ian is Managing Director of Gridium Alpha. He has been designing and implementing commercial, utility and residential distributed energy solutions for nearly 15 years. He is passionate about accelerating the transition to a clean economy for environmental, social and geopolitical reasons. He received his MBA from ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and an undergraduate degree from Clemson University. Ian spends his free time exploring the great Northwest with his wife and two young children.

Melanie Wade

Assistant Controller

I have a Masters in Accounting and am officially a numbers nerd!  When I am not working, I spend every moment I can hanging out and snuggling with my three-year-old daughter while she still lets me!

Millen Paschich

Director of Marketing

Millen has been thinking about the built environment since he was four, when he started with site walks on residential construction projects. He began his career at Cambridge Associates and has an MBA from UCLA. Talk to him about bicycling, buildings, businesses, and green chile burritos!

Pete Nelson

Operations & Energy Analyst, Customer Success

Pete Nelson is an energy analyst who got his start in cleantech riding home from nursery school on the back of his dad’s bike. His pre-Gridium exploits include organic agriculture in Germany and New Jersey, implementing software for non-profits, and coaching college track and field. Pete enjoys running, playing and watching soccer, and spending time with his family.

Tim Canavan

Director of Operations

Tim Canavan is the Director of Operations at Gridium. He has worked for Cambridge Associates, as a venture fellow at SJF Ventures and at a number of cleantech startups. Tim has a Masters in Environmental Management and an MBA from Duke, and a Bachelors degree from UMass Amherst. He is an avid backpacker and backcountry skier.

Tom Arnold

CEO and Co-founder

Tom Arnold is co-founder and CEO of Gridium. Prior to Gridium, Tom Arnold was the Vice President of Energy Efficiency at EnerNOC, and cofounder at TerraPass. Tom has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. When he isn’t thinking about the future of buildings, he enjoys riding his bike and chasing after his two daughters.

Will Snavely

Back-end Engineer

Will is a back-end engineer with a background in cyber-security, who generally enjoys breaking software in unexpected ways. Beyond juggling engineering problems, he also enjoys literal juggling, and other circus arts such as unicycling.

Sugar Ray

Cofounder Coach