M A R C H E S S
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED ENERGY PROFESSIONAL
As an experienced energy professional and Town Manager, I have functioned at the highest levels of involvement throughout the energy and regulatory arenas, in hands-on and leadership roles. My background includes all facets of utility and non-utility ventures, and has been focused on strategic initiatives in the energy/bio-energy industry. I specialize in cross-functional programs that require both indepth and broad industry and market knowledge to facilitate; and developing strategic plans for new business ventures and markets. I have worked in new technology/energy start-ups developing business plans, financing, and development of profitable income streams for support of bio-energy projects.
Grid Operations • ADMS • DERMS Integration • Battery Energy Storage • Bio-Energy Technology • Financing • Strategic Analysis & Planning • New Market Development • Risk Management • Relationship Building
P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
VRB ENERGY, SAN DIEGO, CA • October 2018 - PRESENT
Business Development Manager
Responsible for energy storage business development throughout North America and support of energy storage deployments, technical specifications, market development, and strategic sourcing for worldwide project development. Responsibilities include strategic market development, vendor relationships, RFP responses, market sizing and technical requirements for delivery; as well as supporting ESS integration requirements with utility grid and customer applications.
DNV GL, OAKLAND, CA • January 2018 – October 2018
Head of Section, Operational Excellence
Lead Operational Excellence team in providing utility and energy clients with strategy planning, data capture, asset management and life cycle analysis, and strategy implementation for successful transitioning to a future grid state. Provide comprehensive consultation regarding energy efficiency, renewable energy, T&D planning, energy storage, and cross-functional coordination for energy project implementations.
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION, SAN RAMON, CA • April 2015 – December 2017
Supervisor, Business Technology
Lead the technical team responsible for supporting all tools used by Electric Distribution Operations at PGE including: DMS, OMT, AFW, and mobile applications. Interface with vendors and multiple organizational units to spec, deploy, upgrade and enhance applications used in restoration, grid management, storm response and outage reporting. Project lead for development and deployment of key initiatives for DMS/GIS and Control Room Consolidation, DERMs, ADMS, AMI, Battery Deployment, and VVO as well as other smart grid programs and initiatives. ADMS Vendor selection and review committee for Grid of the Future.
VERDURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC, POCATELLO, ID • October 2012 – December 2014
Manager Business Development
Biotechnology Company that remediates waste at dairy farms to produce renewable energy, organic fertilizer, and clean, recycled water for the dairy farm. Monitor regulatory proceedings pertinent to developments, develop strategic plan for market use of by-products, execute project contracts, and execute on all bilateral contracts and permitting.
MH RESOURCES CORPORATION, GREEN BAY, WI • January 2008 – December 2012
Owner & President (Independent Contractor)
Independent consulting firm specializing in renewable energy finance, regulatory support, and economic development; focused on customer-based initiatives for renewable energy development, demand reduction, load shifting, and energy efficiency. Analyze, evaluate, select, and actively aid financing and development of new state-of-the-art renewable technologies which are past bench scale yet pre-commercial; primarily focus on conservation, selfgeneration, and local use of organic waste materials to generate clean bio-fuels and energy. Research, identify, and leverage tax incentives, state, and federal programs to minimize risks associated with investments.
INTEGRYS ENERGY SERVICES, GREEN BAY, WI • June 1996 - August 2007
Senior Strategic Business Consultant
Provided direct and indirect leadership in rapidly growing energy company throughout the Electric Business unit covering US and Canada including, but not limited to, sales and business development, market penetration and expansion, and all aspects of electric operations. Provided pricing structures for purchase of new capital assets. Managed all market coordination and financial performance of company owned generating assets operating in ISO-NE, PJM, NYISO, and New Brunswick. Conducted regulatory and compliance reporting for FERC, EIA, and DOE and representation at ISO and state regulatory functions. Hired and trained staff, and group leaders for matrix business structure. Directed and led management on new business initiatives. Served as SME and advisor on all electric related developments for asset purchase and retail programs.
C O M M U N I T Y I N V O L V M E N T
TOWN CHAIRMAN – TOWN OF LEDGEVIEW, DE PERE, WI • 2011 - 2014
Town Chairman responsible for public works, town budgets, personnel and bonding initiatives for the Town of Ledgeview. Oversaw budgets and developed collaborative public-private initiatives for development of residential sub-divisions, development of Town Center, improved roadways, and safe walk initiatives for school zones. Implemented fiscal responsibility in town budgeting process and expansion of public input for new initiatives
E D U C A T I O N
Bachelor of Science in Business Finance
Excelsior College, Albany, New York
P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T
NUS Power Plant Systems & Performance Training (1,000 hours)
Babcock & Wilcox Boiler Performance Analysis Training
WPS Leadership Management Training
Public Speaking and Lobbying