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. In 2015, 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 a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Mike, her son Colby, and her dog Joey.
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 is a Senior Analyst in Scale's Project Analysis department. 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.
Tom Wheeler, CFA
Tom Wheeler serves as Director of Capital Solutions and is responsible for investment strategy, structuring, and deployment of Scale’s capital into distributed energy resources and energy infrastructure assets. Prior to joining Scale, Tom was Vice President of Finance at New Fortress Energy (NASDAQ: NFE), a global energy infrastructure company that focuses on accelerating the world’s transition to clean energy. He joined NFE shortly after it was founded and led the financial planning and analysis team during the company’s initial public offering. Tom previously worked in private equity at Fortress Investment Group, where he covered a broad range of portfolio companies in multiple industries, including Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure. He started his career at GE in their Consumer Finance (now Synchrony Financial) and Aviation Services businesses (now AerCap Holdings) and graduated with honors from GE’s Financial Management Program. Tom received a B.S. in Finance from Wake Forest University and is a CFA Charterholder.
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.
John is our Director of Transportation, Business Development. John has more than 20 years of experience in business development and strategic account management. Having entered the e-Mobility industry in its infancy, John has successfully deployed charging stations and associated technologies across the United States and abroad. John currently resides in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on the water. John graduated from Old Dominion University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree.
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.
Arun Ramadass is a seasoned renewable energy professional with 12 years of experience in overseeing photovoltaic project design, development and construction. He has proven expertise in PV system design, energy production estimating, interconnection and PPA review and negotiations, technical support during construction, design reviews, and coordination of stakeholders to ensure engineering deliverables are aligned to meet project incentives and company goals. Arun has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering he then went on to receive a Master’s Degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Sharanyaa Kruti Vasan
Sharanyaa Kruti Vasan is the Director of Legal at Scale Microgrid Solutions responsible for the company’s transaction strategy and supporting the legal needs of Scale’s various departments. Prior to joining Scale, Sharanyaa worked at the law firms of Allen & Overy and Akin Gump, where she was an associate in the energy project finance teams. She focused on negotiating a broad range of energy transactions including debt and tax equity finance, mergers and acquisitions and project development. Sharanyaa has always had a keen interest in renewable energy and started her career at SunEdison, both in India and in St. Louis, where she facilitated asset sales, supported downstream project development, and worked on the company’s rural electrification initiatives. Sharanyaa holds a B.A.LL.B. degree (Juris Doctor equivalent) from Christ University in Bangalore, India and a Masters degree in Law from Duke University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spencer serves as the Director of Client Success responsible for post-commissioning client engagement and assisting Scale’s clients to achieve their goals. Prior to joining scale, Spencer was a Senior Client Success Manager with EnergyHub managing residential thermostat, battery energy storage, electric vehicle, and C&I demand response and Virtual Power Plant utility programs. Spencer previously spent three and a half years as an Account Executive assisting solar energy developers and asset managers monitor the performance of their solar and storage assets, and two and half years working at an energy consulting firm developing energy procurement strategies for large commercial and industrial facilities based on building load profiles, power market conditions, and regulatory policies. Spencer holds a BS in Energy, Business, and Finance from Pennsylvania State University and a MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.
Priyanka works on Scale’s marketing team, bringing 4 years of experience in in-house and agency marketing and brand design. Prior to scale, Priyanka spent 3 years in marketing in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, before moving to an agency that specialized in branding services for minority-owned businesses. Southern California local, she graduated with an MBA from USC where she embraced her passion for the clean energy industry. When she’s not working, Priyanka likes to spend her time outdoors, hiking or by the ocean. If shes not out on her surf board, you can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes and flavors, or exploring new cuisines.
Business Development Associate
Joey serves as a Business Development Associate where he works with project origination. After Hurricane Maria destroyed the electric grid on his home island of Puerto Rico in 2017, Joey became convinced of the value of microgrids and energy independence. Joey graduated from Babson College where he studied entrepreneurship and learned about sustainability in business. In his free time, you can find him spearfishing or hiking the rainforests of Puerto Rico.
Robert (RJ) Kroner
Project Engineering Manager
RJ serves as the Project Engineering Manager responsible for end-to-end project delivery - from client engagement, designing projects hand-in-hand with clients, construction management and beyond. RJ’s passion is facility maximization - cost and energy optimization delivered seamlessly and effortlessly. Prior to joining Scale RJ was a Project Manager with leading renewables and energy efficiency EPC firm, Engie, for eight years overseeing C&I solar, EV, battery energy storage, energy management systems, and water efficiency projects. Under his guidance, he has helped his clients receive national acclaim such as the CSBA Golden Bell awards for school districts and CWEA Clean Water Excellence for Special Districts. RJ seeks to bring together structured financing, cutting-edge technologies and compelling project incentives that are actionable and attainable for the facility and the grid of the future. RJ holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and is a licensed Electrical Professional Engineer.
Project Manager - West Coast
Bryan is a Project Manager based out of Scale's growing Santa Monica office, where he manages California projects from the early design stages through completion. He has a background in Construction Management and Green Building, and brings a track record of attention to detail, client service, and execution on projects across the country. Bryan prides himself on his honest and clear communication, ensuring his customers are informed and involved throughout the duration of the project. Outside of work, Bryan is an avid sports fan, especially supporting his alma mater, the University of Southern California, where he earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is also LEED AP Credentialed in Building Design and Construction.
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.