We lead you forward.
In every way, we make it possible to design, build, and operate projects that will set a new standard for clean energy. Our end-to-end capabilities allow us to step in at any point of your distributed energy project to lead developers and our customers to cleaner, cheaper, and more resilient energy.
Engineering and Design
Permitting and Interconnection
Operations and Maintenance
We are energy experts.
As a consortium of industry-leading technology and contracting partners, our team represents undisputed energy expertise across all disciplines.
CEO & Co-Founder
From 2011-2016, Ryan served as the President of ENER-G Rudox, Inc., a New Jersey based organization focused on developing on-site energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers. Under his leadership, the company developed several cutting edge sustainable energy projects that have received national acclaim. In addition to his operational responsibilities in North America, Ryan also sat on the Board of ENER-G’s global business. In2015, Ryan was one of 80 industry leaders invited to attend the White House Climate Change Summit, and played a key role in organizing the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Prior to joining Rudox, Ryan worked at Boston Consulting Group and GE Energy. He holds B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
COO & Co-Founder
Tim Hade (LEED AP) is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Scale Microgrid Solutions, where he focuses on developing sustainable distributed generation technologies to serve mission critical facilities. Prior to joining Scale, Tim served as the Business Development Manager for ENER-G Rudox (now Centrica Business Solutions), where he oversaw development of the company’s microgrid projects, and built the company’s performance contracting division. In 2015, Tim’s white paper “Sustainable Load Balancing: Integrating Distributed Natural Gas, Solar PV, and Energy Storage Assets” was named the 2015 Renewable Energy World Paper of the Year. Prior to joining the clean tech industry, Tim served on Active Duty as an officer in the United States Air Force. He holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from Stanford University.
CTO & Co-Founder
With over 35 years of experience, Howard is widely regarded as one of the leading technical minds in the power generation industry. Since joining Rudox Engine and Equipment Company in 1980, Howard has developed on‐site power solutions for hundreds of commercial and industrial end‐users including organizations such as Verizon, Goldman Sachs, Yale University, Columbia University, and most recently Three World Trade Center. Prior to joining Rudox, Howard worked at McKinsey and Company and BF Goodrich. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, and received his MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Commercial Officer
As Head of Commercial, Kristel is responsible for ensuring the commercial success of Scale by overseeing objectives and implementation of Scale's commercial strategies and product offerings. Prior to joining Scale, Kristel served as Director of Project Development for Centrica Business Solutions where she managed teams responsible for all facets of development and acquisition of financed distributed energy resources. Prior to that, she was Principal of Commercial Risk & Underwriting, responsible for structuring, underwriting, and negotiating complex and financed energy transactions for Centrica Business Solutions across North America. She was recognized as one of Centrica’s Women Leaders in Energy for CERAWeek 2019 and received the award for Most Valuable Player of Centrica Business Solutions for 2018. Kristel earned a Juris Doctor cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University in Washington D.C. and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and Mathematics minor from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
Julian Torres, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Julian Torres serves as the Chief Investment Officer and is primarily responsible for guiding the investment strategy, structuring and deployment of Scale’s capital into distributed energy resources and energy infrastructure assets. Prior to joining Scale, Julian was most recently a Director in RBC Capital Markets’ Global Investment Banking division where he was responsible for over $1 billion of renewable energy tax equity investments, a position he held from 2015 to 2020. Julian’s professional career spans over 15 years, beginning with Credit Suisse First Boston’s Asset-Backed Securities principal investing desk. In that time, he assisted with closing over $12 billion in structured finance transactions across commercial and consumer asset classes. In 2009, Julian co-founded RLR Consultants, a boutique renewable energy tax equity and project finance advisory firm. While at RLR Consultants, Julian led the closing of nearly $1 billion in tax equity and project finance term debt on behalf of clients. As Vice President at Kilowatt Financial, a renewable energy and energy efficiency specialty finance company, Julian was responsible for raising tax equity and debt in support of the company’s portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.
VP, Project Analysis
Duncan Campbell leads the Project Analysis team at Scale Microgrid Solutions, which focuses on evaluating microgrid and other energy project opportunities while also supporting the business development team to enable a scalable project development process. Prior to joining Scale, Duncan was a Business Development Associate at ENER-G Rudox, where he was responsible for the development of several high-profile distributed energy projects. He also has prior experience working in the utility industry for Veolia Energy North America and UGI Utilities. Duncan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with an Energy Systems concentration from Temple University. He has also earned professional certificates in Energy Innovation from Stanford University and Business and Financial Modeling from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
Pete Joined the Scale team in 2016 from Johnson Controls Inc. where he was a sales engineer specializing in designing turnkey HVAC solutions for commercial/industrial facilities, with a particular focus on integrating advanced controls and monitoring software into existing mechanical systems. Pete received his B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, and his MBA from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Prior to joining Scale, David spent over 19 years at ENER-G Rudox working on electrical, mechanical and control design experience. He approved the natural gas engines and CHP systems and designed PLC logic and SCADA system configuration. Before his last role he spent 12+ years at K/W Control Systems/Piller Inc as an electrical production and electrical designer for generator and rotary UPS paralleling systems.
Director, West Coast Business Development
Shea Hughes is the Director of Business Development at Scale Microgrid Solutions, where he has led the company's expansion into the California market. At Scale Shea has forged partnerships for the company across the public and private sectors, launched the company's flagship modular microgrid product, and built a robust pipeline of microgrid projects. Prior to Scale, Shea was with Tesla and EDF backed Zola Electric, where he led new product introductions and launched new markets across sub-Saharan Africa. He earned an M.S. in Energy Systems from Stanford University and a B.S. from the University of Miami in his home state of Florida.
Director, Special Projects
Samantha Reifer is the Director of Special Projects at Scale Microgrid Solutions where she manages business development for non-coastal markets including Colorado. Before Scale, she worked as an Analyst at the Colorado Energy Office where she led research in commercial and industrial customer sectors, conducted data analysis for state programs, and supported state policy initiatives both in front of the PUC and at the legislature. Her experience in the diverse state of Colorado solidified her interest in economic and sustainable development beyond urban centers and in ensuring an inclusive energy transition, initiatives that she works to further in her current role at Scale. She holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Marlon is an experienced Mechanical Engineer and Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with over 8 years of combined experience in mechanical design, project management, and plant O&M. He graduated top 3 in his class, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology, a well known engineering school in Manila, Philippines. He recently passed the examination for Certified Energy Management CEM by Association of Energy Engineer and is currently pursuing the Professional Management Professional PMP and his Professional Engineer license.
Chris has over eleven years experience in emergency power generating systems. A Field Service Engineer skilled in electrical/mechanical troubleshooting, computer programming, customer service, commissioning, and technical support. Bachelor's Degree focused in Automotive Engineering Technology and Management from Farmingdale State University.
Director, Marketing & Branding
Nicole leads the marketing and branding efforts at Scale. Prior to joining she spent 5.5 years at Greentech Media, the leading information services provider for the cleantech industry. After spending the first few years of her career in financial services, she realized the clean energy industry is where her passion lies. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Economics and Political Science. In her free time you can find her hiking around the mountains of Vermont with her husband and dog.
Guillermo has an Engineering Master’s degree from UC Irvine. He specialized in energy and air quality under the mentorship of Professor Scott Samuelsen. It was in his time working under Scott Samuelsen where it became crystal clear that in addition to limited natural resources such as oil, the air we breathe is a very finite resource that we take for granted. Guillermo brings with him a decade of experience from the clean energy gas turbine industry. He has worked as a Research Engineer for the Advanced Power and Energy Program at UCI, as a Mechanical engineer at Ener-Core Power, and most recently as a Sales Engineer for Capstone Turbine Corporation developing and qualifying projects for the Europe and Russia region. He is very passionate about microgrids and the multiple value streams they will provide California and the rest of the world.
Gauri holds a Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India and a master’s degree in Energy Science Technology & Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Her career in the energy industry started with an internship at Blueprint Power Technologies analysing electricity market trends and policies in New York City. At Scale, she supports the team's project analysis effort by performing energy and financial modelling of potential microgrid projects and financing opportunities.
Tim works in the business development group focusing on EV infrastructure and other special projects. Tim started his career as an engineer in the built environment with experience in both construction and design of net zero buildings. Originally from St. Louis, MO he holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri S&T and currently resides in Denver, CO after a stint in California. He has always had a passion for the environment and has an ultimate goal of giving back to his alma mater to provide young bright minds an opportunity to work in the clean energy and climate change oriented industries.
After an 8-year career at CDW, a Fortune 200 technology sales company, Clayton decided to pursue his passion for sustainability and moved into the clean energy industry. He is now in his second year of developing onsite energy projects and supports Scale's customers in Northern California. Clayton has obtained degrees from Presidio Graduate School, San Diego State University, and Loyola University Chicago, where he was on the basketball team.
Jacob grew up in Louisville, KY and earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville. He worked for a local utility for several years and an engineering consultancy for a year and a half before joining Scale. He joined the team at Scale because of his interest in implementing renewable energy resources and because of the enthusiasm of the team. When he’s not working, he loves playing music and traveling.
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Jason Kim is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Scale Microgrid Solutions. At Scale, Jason is focused on executing the company’s electric vehicle strategy and evaluating investments in distributed energy assets. Prior to joining Scale, Jason was a member of the Energy investment team at Warburg Pincus, a growth-focused private equity firm in New York. He earned a B.S. from Duke University and is originally from Minnesota.
Diana's interest in clean energy and renewables goes back to her days studying Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology, although life would take her on a different path after college. After Diana graduated from NYIT in 2008 with a Bachelor's in Architecture, Fine Arts, and Business Management, she spent 8 years working her way up to Studio Manager at Industria Superstudio, one of New York's top photography studios and event venues. In 2016, Diana left the fashion / creative sphere to become the Office Manager at Accordion, a financial services consultancy serving the private equity community. Inspired by the birth of her daughter in 2019, and wanting to work for an organization that has the potential to change the world, Diana signed on as the Executive Assistant at Scale Microgrid Solutions. No matter where life takes her, Diana loves meeting new people and spends most of her spare time with her friends and family, running with her two dogs, cooking, or traveling the world.
Justin spent the first four years of his career after high school enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a C-17 Engine Mechanic. Once he completed his four-year military service commitment he enrolled at George Mason University and received a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. Justin also received his Masters of Engineering Management from Penn State University. In his professional career, Justin began working for a structural precast concrete manufacture in Winchester, VA as an Engineering Project Manager. His roles included structural precast design, manufacturing and project management. Justin then transitioned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District as a Project Manager where he managed multimillion dollar military construction projects in Kuwait. He frequently visited Kuwait and lead the development of multiple high profile construction projects to include airfield site investigations, runway / taxiway improvements, water treatment systems, troop housing and aircraft hangars. During his time at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers he successfully passed the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Justin currently lives in Virginia with his wife and two young children. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting state parks, traveling and reading about aviation. He is still a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard.
Commercial Contracts Manager
Kylie comes to Scale from the clean transportation sector where she worked to reduce mobile source emissions. She holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara and began her career at the clean transportation consulting firm, Gladstein Neandross & Associates. There, she was the compliance, project, and partnership manager for natural gas truck and electric school bus deployments. Prior to arriving at Scale, she worked for an all-electric mobility company, managing contracts for grant backed projects and overseeing the deployment of electric cars and infrastructure. Kylie sees microgrids as an essential element in the successful shift of the transportation system to the electric grid. At Scale, she provides support in managing contract negotiations and obligations pre- and post-contract execution.
Project Development Analyst
Dhruva is a Project Development Analyst at Scale Microgrid Solutions. Hailing from Chennai in South India, Dhruva's background in Electrical Engineering and Master's in Energy Science, Technology and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University gave him the necessary technological and economic background to thrive in the clean energy industry. After interning at leading utility-scale solar developer, 8minute Solar, he now helps Scale design commercial microgrids to help tackle resiliency issues that arise with the widespread integration of DERs while generating savings for customers. Dhruva completed his undergraduate studies at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi.
Associate, Capital Solutions
Ian Grimes is an Associate in the Capital Solutions team at Scale Microgrid Solutions. At Scale, Ian is focused on structuring and evaluating investments in distributed energy assets. Prior to joining Scale, Ian was a member of the Infrastructure and Real Estate platforms at Natixis, a real-assets focused bank in New York. He holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.
Join our team.
We are a fast-growing organization that has achieved our startup ambitions and is now focused on establishing ourselves as a high-growth global enterprise. We offer competitive compensation packages and a comprehensive benefits programs, including medical benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K matching. If you’re interested in joining us on our path, we’re interested in getting to know more about how your capabilities can support our objectives.
Scale Microgrid Solutions is backed by the institutional power and capital of Warburg Pincus.
Established over 50 years ago, Warburg Pincus has invested over $79 billion in more than 880 companies within 40 countries around the world. Years of private equity experience, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled networks of resources complement Scale’s deep energy expertise to provide capital that works harder to power growth for our developers, partners, customers, and technology companies.