Meet Our Team

 

  • Adam Stein
    President and Co-Founder
  • Andy Richardson
    Team lead
  • Ashley Jones
    Energy Analyst
  • Chelsey Van Naarden Richardson
    Data Analyst
  • Derek Hoagland
    Devops engineer
  • Gene Boyle
    Director, Project Engineering
  • Greg Anderson
    Director of Data Science
  • Joseph Thomas
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Julia Roetzer
    Data analyst
  • Kimberly Nicholls
    Director of Engineering
  • Ian Guerry
    Managing Director, Gridium Alpha
  • Mark Shahinian
    VP, Alpha Development
  • Melanie Wade
    Assistant Controller
  • Pete Nelson
    Operations & Energy Analyst, Customer Success
  • Peter Karman
    Full stack engineer
  • Rustem Bilyalov
    Backend engineer
  • Shannon Cebron
    Backend engineer
  • Shawn McCullars
    Senior Backend Engineer
  • Tim Canavan
    Director of Operations
  • Tom Arnold
    CEO and Co-founder
  • Will Evans
    Vice President of Sales
  • Sugar Ray
    Cofounder Coach

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.

Andy Richardson

Team lead

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.

Ashley Jones

Energy Analyst

Ashley is an Energy Analyst with a background in civil engineering. When she is not nerding out over numbers, she enjoys attending concerts, spending time outdoors with family, and snuggling with her cats and dog.

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 and highly active kiddo), she enjoys reading, baking, and staying up way too late binge-watching Netflix.

Derek Hoagland

Devops engineer

Derek Hoagland is a sysadmin by trade and at heart. He spends his days slapping around servers like old televisions and his nights raising a variety of North American amphibians. Ask him about his toads if you have an hour to spare.

Gene Boyle

Director, Project Engineering

Gene Boyle is the Director of Project Engineering at Gridium, based out of the SF Bay Area. Gene has over 35 years of experience in facilities, building automation and commissioning which he plans to bring to bear to help Gridium customers reduce their carbon footprint. Gene has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Boston University and is a registered Professional Engineer in California. During his free time you’re likely to find Gene galavanting around the Bay Area playing gigs on his trumpet or cruising through the woods on his mountain bike. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, two young children and five dogs.

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.

Julia Roetzer

Data analyst

Julia graduated with a BA in Global and Local Sustainability. Living in New York with her husband and cat, she enjoys free time at the rock climbing gym, playing board games with friends, and winding down at cafes.

Kimberly Nicholls

Director of Engineering

Kimberly Nicholls leads the engineering team at Gridium, and 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.

Mark Shahinian

VP, Alpha Development

Mark works on legal, finance and operational issues at Gridium Alpha. He was at McKinsey & Co. in the Firm’s energy and cleantech practices. He has also been a product manager for software companies large and small. Mark has a BA in history from Dartmouth College, and an MS in environmental policy and a JD, both from the University of Michigan. When he’s not falling off a surfboard, he’s riding a bike on the Bay Area’s roads and trails.

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!

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.

Peter Karman

Full stack engineer

Peter Karman is a full stack engineer at Gridium. He loves to play soccer and music, not simultaneously.

Rustem Bilyalov

Backend engineer

Rustem is a backend engineer with a background in aerospace engineering. Living in Huntsville, Alabama, he spends his free time playing video games and piano.

Shannon Cebron

Backend engineer

Shannon is a software engineer who loves working on user-facing applications. She spends her free time competing semiprofessionally in ultramarathons while burning through audiobooks. Shannon lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner.

Shawn McCullars

Senior Backend Engineer

Shawn enjoys building cloud-native enterprise solutions in Python, bicycling on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, playing board games with friends, and exploring the world. He’s happiest when his hands are covered in all-purpose flour, a river otter swims past his campsite, or his unit tests finally pass.

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 Evans

Vice President of Sales

Will Evans is the Vice President of Sales at Gridium, based out of NYC. Prior to Gridium, Will worked as a sales leader at high-growth software businesses such as Electric.ai and Splashthat.com. Will triple majored in Environmental Studies, History, and Business at the University of Wisconsin Madison where he earned a bachelor’s degree. Will is passionate about fighting climate change in the built environment. During his free time, you’ll find Will smoking meats on his Big Green Egg, exploring NYC’s restaurant and art scene, and traveling (hiking vacations and beach vacations are his favorites), and spending time with his wife Laura and his mini-Aussie doodle Louie.

Sugar Ray

Cofounder Coach