Jeffrey Perlman, President and Founder
Jeffrey Perlman is the President and Founder of Bright Power. He spends his days solving the most challenging energy problems facing building owners today. An experienced energy auditor, energy analyst and solar-energy-system designer, Jeff is as happy in a boiler room or on a rooftop as he is in a corporate boardroom. Read More.
Certifications: CEM, CEA, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, LEED AP
Colleen Woodson, Chief of Staff
Colleen guides and refines Bright Power’s strategic mission, ensuring all members of the team meet and exceed the organization’s goals. She works primarily with the Executive team to ensure each department is working efficiently and effectively, allowing the organization to have a greater reach and deeper impact. Read more.
Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst
Jamil Ellis, Chief Technology Officer
Jamil enables Bright Power to use technology for good, creating more efficient and effective tailored solutions for our clients. With experience across areas of technology and energy efficiency, Jamil’s strengths lie in connecting technology solutions to increase and enhance collaboration. Read more.
Andrew McNamara, Vice President, Western Region
Andrew McNamara joined Bright Power in 2006 and became a Vice President in 2008 and a member of the Board of Directors in 2013. Andrew McNamara is currently Vice President, Western Region. Previously, Andrew led the firm’s sustainability and solar practices from 2008-2013 and the Engineering Division from 2013-2015. Read More.
Certifications: CEM, CEA, LEED AP BD+C (Building Design + Construction)
Gregory Sherman, Vice President, Business Development
Greg spearheads Bright Power’s first satellite office in Oakland, California. In this venture, the day-to-day finds Greg building partnerships with owners, managers, developers, architects, local government agencies, and other key stakeholders. Greg is expanding our national presence and helping Bright Power make an even greater impact in the buildings of our West Coast clients. Read More.
Certifications: CEM, Existing Buildings Commissioning Professional, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, LEED EB O+M
Sam Weisenberg, Vice President, Engineering
Sam is a troubleshooter with experience in demolition, electrics, electronics repair, audio, bicycle mechanics, furniture making, carpentry, small companies and building systems. Read More.
Jon Braman, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Jon Braman provides technical oversight, team coordination and assistance with incentives to transform energy analysis into energy savings. He develops straightforward ways to communicate complex patterns of building energy use via our energy benchmarking software, EnergyScoreCards™. Jon has published research on green buildings, and is currently an instructor on Green Building Practices at NYU. Read More.
Certifications: BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, LEED AP
James Hannah, Vice President, Client Energy Services
James advises local, regional and national multifamily property owners, managers and lenders on how to best deploy energy efficiency, solar energy, cogeneration and green building features across their portfolios and in their development projects. James has helped his clients implement energy projects under a number of different structures including power purchase agreements, debt financing and outright purchases. Read more.
Andrea Mancino, Director of New Construction
Andrea manages team members working on ground-up new construction and commissioning projects. She also oversees long-term strategic planning for the new construction team and helps cultivate client relationships. Read more.
Certifications: Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), LEED Green Rater, and Certified Passive House Consultant (PHIUS)
David Sachs, Director of Audits, Design & Implementation
Dave runs the Audit & Feasibility team at Bright Power, overseeing over 100 existing building energy audits, retro-commissioning and specialty energy- and water-related feasibility studies annually. Read more.
Certifications: PE, CEM, LEED AP
Jamin Bennett, Director of On-Site Generation
Jamin leads our On-site Generation team and has extensive experience in safe and efficient solar, Hydrogen gas, cogeneration, and cryogenic fluid projects. He has been instrumental in the creation and installation of our Resilient Power Hub, an on-site generation solution that integrates solar energy, cogeneration, and battery storage technologies. Read more.
Bret Heilig, Director of Construction Services
Bret leads the Construction Services Department, where his in-house team has built over 2MW of grid-direct solar since 2016 while servicing and maintaining Bright Power’s entire solar fleet. Read more.
Samantha Pearce, Director of Energy Management Services
Samantha helps building owners, managers, and operators reduce utility and operations costs through a targeted approach using on-site training, remote monitoring, and technical support to strengthen each organization’s capacity to make critical planning and repair decisions. Read More.
Certifications: LEED AP
Toby Ast, Director of Energy Analysis
Toby analyzes energy and building data to provide insight into how well buildings perform and enable clients to take action to improve buildings. Leveraging our energy benchmarking software, EnergyScoreCards, Toby helps clients actively manage energy in buildings, identify opportunities and measure results. Read more.
Guillaume Marceau, Director of Software Development
Guillaume manages the software development team, nurturing their growth and professional development so that Bright Power can continually use the best software construction practices and the best technology stacks. Read more.
Michael Brusic, Technical Director
Michael provides technical support to the engineering team, leveraging his experience on projects across Bright Power’s spectrum of services, including distributed generation, energy storage, HVAC, building envelope, and controls. Read more.
Benjamin Wallack, Director of Procurement Services
Ben is dedicated to providing energy rate consulting to clients across the country. He helps building owners make electric and gas purchasing decisions that are aligned with their operational and budgetary goals. Read more.
Certifications: Certified Energy Procurement Professional, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst
Wesley Cronk, Director of Technology Operations
Wesley leads Bright Power’s organizational improvement and efficiency efforts, focusing heavily on developing internal systems and processes that facilitate cross-team collaboration and ensure high-quality service delivery. Read more.
Karl Haviland, Director of Applied Technologies & Innovation
Karl emphasizes the human element in technology by helping teams redefine and automate their processes in his role. Karl and his team have created proprietary applications that provide the backbone of EnergyScoreCards and streamline operations across the organization to be scalable and more efficient. Read more.
Betsy Harbison, Director of Marketing
Betsy drives the organization’s marketing strategy, concentrating on digital and event marketing to tell Bright Power’s compelling story. Betsy hones Bright Power’s messaging and brand to simplify and condense complex ideas and information. Read more.
Reina Grady, Controller
Reina’s background in construction and strategic growth ensures Bright Power’s ease of continuous growth and expansion. Read more.
WindSail Capital Group
WindSail Capital Group is a Boston, MA based investment firm that provides growth capital to early stage commercial businesses advancing energy innovation and resource efficiency. WindSail’s unique approach offers companies flexible and creative financing solutions that meet their specific financing needs while facilitating growth and minimizing dilution. WindSail invests $2.0 to $8.0 million in each transaction.