Jeffrey Perlman is the CEO, President, and Founder of Bright Power. 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. He has built Bright Power from a single rented desk in a shared office to the substantial enterprise that it is today. Jeff was named to Crain's New York 40 Under 40 Class of 2018, listed as a 2019 Environmental + Energy Leader 100 honoree, recognized as a top power player by City & State’s Energy & Environment Power list in 2019 and 2020, and recognized as a RealLeaders Earth Advocate in 2021.
In addition to his work at Bright Power, Jeff serves on the board of the New Alternatives Fund, a mutual fund that invests in renewable energy. He has taught as adjunct faculty at NYU, CUNY, and Pratt. Prior to founding Bright Power, Jeff worked with Greg Kats at Capital E, with whom he co-authored “The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings,” a ground-breaking report that used economic cost/benefit analysis to show that building healthy, energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible buildings makes economic sense.
Outside of improving the sustainability and comfort of the built environment, Jeff is an accomplished clarinetist. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three sons, with whom he enjoys making milk carton solar cars and soda bottle rockets.
Jeff has a B.S. in Applied Physics from Yale University.
Phil plays a key role in driving and executing organizational vision and strategy. Having worked across multiple industries, Phil brings the expertise to achieve Bright Power’s environmental impact goals while simultaneously driving operational efficiencies and transforming the customer and employee experience.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Phil was the Chief Operating Officer at Lime Energy, an energy efficiency company serving small businesses and utilities across the U.S. Before Lime, Phil held senior leadership roles at Altice USA / Cablevision, and HomeServe USA, with prior experience at ADT, NJ Schools Development Authority, and GPU / First Energy.
Phil is a member of the Board of Trustees and Alumni Council at Delaware Valley University and a member of the Greater Philadelphia Track Club. Phil enjoys spending time with his wife Maryanne, Jovie (golden retriever), four married children, and six grandkids. You can find him on the weekends, running, biking, boating, or playing pickleball somewhere along the Jersey Shore.
He received a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and an M.B.A. in Marketing.
Megan Gill is Bright Power's Chief Revenue Officer. Megan brings with her years of experience as both CMO and CRO for several companies in the energy industry, in addition to founding her own marketing agency dedicated to changing the narrative around sustainability and energy efficiency across the US and Canada.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Megan was the CRO for Electronic Environments Corporation where she directed the national sales strategy and resources associated with the revenue-generating functions for a subsidiary of a $39 billion global conglomerate. She also served as CMO for Marathon Energy where she led the performance, mentoring, and development of cross-functional marketing, sales, and operational teams to improve market penetration for the company’s clients. Prior to Marathon Energy, Megan was the Founder and President of Gill Marketing Group, a strategic and creative consulting firm where she helped her clients meet and exceed their business growth goals in new and innovative ways. Megan has also held executive roles at Gault Energy and MSCO Marketing.
Megan currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, and their two dogs. On weekends, Megan can often be found at horse shows watching her younger daughter compete in hunter/jumper classes or watching her older daughter dance at a variety of performances spanning several different disciplines.
Megan has a BS in Business from the University of Connecticut and an MS from Fordham.
Colleen plays a critical role as Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence where she helps the organization clarify its objectives, align efforts across the company, and can access the metrics and information to measure and drive success.
Previously, Colleen served as Executive Vice President of National, Chief of Staff, and as Director of Energy Analysis. As EVP of National, Colleen led our National operations, and as Chief of Staff, she guided and refined Bright Power’s strategic mission. As Director of Energy Analysis, she supervised a staff of seven to show clients how well their buildings performed. She also managed EnergyScoreCards Minnesota, a study on the effects of energy benchmarking for multifamily buildings in Minnesota.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Colleen worked as an energy engineer at TRC Energy Services developing and managing energy efficiency programs within New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program. She also worked at Iberdrola Renewables, planning and overseeing construction of large-scale wind farms throughout the US.
Colleen loves to spend time in the great outdoors, usually hiking with her husband, two young kids, and dog. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.
Andrea leads the operations of the New York business unit. Pairing her deep technical expertise in building sustainable, high performing projects with an ability to create and execute efficient business processes, Andrea’s goal is to ensure the financial success of the business unit while delivering strong, proven services to our New York-based clients. Andrea is also very active in the industry, consulting with government agencies, green building programs, clients, and product manufacturers to ensure efficiency and sustainability goals can be met through proper goal setting and alignment.
Prior to her role as Executive Vice President, New York, Andrea led the New Construction division, which she co-founded after seeing an opportunity to expand Bright Power’s offerings to build green multifamily buildings from their conception. In her role as Director of New Construction, she managed team members working on ground-up new construction and commissioning projects, supervised long-term strategic planning for the division, and helped cultivate client relationships.
Ultimately, Andrea’s mission is to continuously improve the standard of energy efficiency and sustainability best practices across the development, design, and construction industries.
Andrea is an active volunteer for GreenHomeNYC and is a proud member of the Women in Construction advocacy group. Andrea is a Board Member for Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) and a 2019 Environmental + Energy Leader 100 honoree.
Andrew McNamara leads our California operations, after co-founding Bright Power’s first satellite office in Oakland in 2015. He manages and nurtures his team of engineers and project managers, and drives Bright Power to be a leader in California. Since joining Bright Power in 2006, Andrew quickly rose to Vice President in 2008 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2013. Andrew led the firm’s sustainability and solar practices from 2008 to 2013 and the Engineering Division from 2013 to 2015.
He has worked on hundreds of projects from coast-to-coast, including over a dozen heat pump water heater electrification retrofits in California as well as Via Verde—a groundbreaking 220 unit complex in the South Bronx that was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as a Global Project of the Decade in 2013.
Andrew formerly was an adjunct faculty member at NYU. He has a dual degree in Physics and Engineering from the University of Rochester. He also is a 2020 Environmental + Energy Leader 100 honoree.
Greg joined the company in 2008 as the third employee and has been instrumental in Bright Power’s continued growth and success. In his current role as Executive Vice President of Sales, Greg is focused on expanding Bright Power’s customer base by cultivating relationships with new customers that could benefit from our Find, Fix, and Follow approach to energy and water management. Greg is relentless in his desire to truly know a prospective customer in order to ensure that the services we can offer align closely with the needs and goals of their organization. When there is a good fit, Greg works on behalf of his customers to harness the full breadth of Bright Power’s expertise to deliver the three “Cs:” resident comfort, cost savings, and carbon mitigation.
Throughout his long tenure at Bright Power, Greg has led in the development of many energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects, thanks to his deep expertise in commercial real estate, project finance, energy-related building systems, and energy incentive programs. Most notably, Greg worked with Arcadia Property Management to develop a $5M energy and water retrofit project at The Woods Apartments, a 1,800 unit apartment complex in San Jose, CA.
Prior to co-founding the California office, Greg was the Vice President of Bright Power’s Existing Buildings Division, managing a large team of energy engineers and field technicians providing energy services to our New York clients. He brings extensive field experience in building audits and his expertise in lighting design, mechanical systems, and construction management to help new clients understand the impact of energy and water efficiency on their portfolios.
Jon Braman provides technical oversight, team coordination, and assistance with incentives to transform energy analysis into energy savings. He creates straightforward ways to communicate complex patterns of building energy use via our energy benchmarking software, EnergyScoreCards, which he helped develop and launch. His team's mission is to make sustainable buildings and operation the norm through the cultivation of industry partnerships, pilot programs, and research.
Jon’s extensive research on green buildings appears in Greening our Built World: Costs, Benefits and Strategies (co-authored with Greg Kats, Island Press, 2009) and the 2006 Capital E report, “Greening America’s Schools: Costs and Benefits.” He also led the EnergyScoreCards Minnesota study and the Energy & Water Savings in Multifamily Retrofits report. He collaborates with partners like CPC, the Building Energy Exchange, and Affordable Community Energy Services to help explain the benefits of energy efficiency and to catalyze new ways to bring efficiency to scale.
Previously, he has worked at Good Energies, a leading investor in renewable energy and green buildings, with State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGS) and on a sustainable homestead in Hawaii.
Jon is in pursuit of practical strategies to reduce environmental impacts and save money: strategies that can be replicated across the industry to help achieve critical carbon reductions to mitigate global warming. When not putting these into practice at Bright Power, he communicates them to a wider audience via beats and rhymes as a ukulele hip-hop artist.
Jon has a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University.
Dave is the Vice President of Bright Power’s New York Business Unit. Having been at Bright Power since 2012, he currently heads the Energy Audit and Retrofit Design and Implementation teams targeting energy and water retrofits in existing buildings. Dave also leads Bright Power’s existing building electrification efforts.
Before coming to Bright Power, Dave worked as a construction manager, utility program administrator, and energy auditor. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a Professional Engineer, CEM, and LEED AP.
Dave loves exploring the challenges and mysteries of old buildings and finding solutions to the energy waste problems they present.
In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, his two rambunctious daughters and his neurotic dog.
Joe helps lead the operations of our New York business unit, with a focus on growing our MoBIUS service.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Joe worked for Carbon Lighthouse where he held the position of VP of People Operations, among other roles. There, he founded a strong project management division and later relocated from SF to NY, establishing an office and growing it from 5 to 35 employees. Before Carbon Lighthouse, Joe worked for Nestlé USA in engineering, operations, and production roles.
In his free time, Joe can be found enjoying the outdoors in Central Park with his wife and dog. He has a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering from Michigan State University.
Jeannine leads a team of Analysts who examine energy and building data to provide insight into how well buildings perform and enable our clients to take action to improve buildings. Leveraging our energy benchmarking software, EnergyScoreCards, she and her team help clients actively manage energy in buildings, identify opportunities, measure results, and adhere to local and state energy laws.
Jeannine joined Bright Power as a Senior Energy Analyst before holding the Deputy Director of Analysis role, and most recently, she led our New York Analysis team.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Jeannine worked for Arlington County in Virginia where she did energy benchmarking, emissions tracking, and community energy planning.
Jeannine has a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies and a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University. Jeannine is a member of the New York Energy Consumers Council (NYECC) where she provides context and details on regulatory information to other members. When not at work, Jeannine plays clarinet and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Did you know there’s solar on the historic DC headquarters?). She also loves exploring the world through food and travel.
Samuel helps multifamily affordable real estate owners, developers, and managers in the Greater New York metro area understand their energy use and create strategies to decrease their carbon emissions. In his role, Sam works to expand Bright Power’s customer base by cultivating relationships with new and long-standing customers that could benefit from our Find, Fix, and Follow approach to energy and water management.
Before becoming Vice President, Multifamily Affordable for our New York Business Unit, Samuel was the Manager of Affordable Housing Services where he worked with some of the most impactful affordable and supportive housing organizations across New York. His work with these organizations led Bright Power to be a preeminent energy consulting company for both new and renovated affordable housing buildings, including the growth of the company’s leading work with electrified and passive house multifamily properties.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Samuel worked at the Pratt Center for Community Development and the New York Industrial Retention Network.
Samuel is a native New Yorker and volunteers with the New York Housing Conference’s Rising Leaders Network (RLN), serving as co-chair of the RLN board. Samuel has a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Jessica helps real estate owners, developers, and managers across the country understand their energy use and create strategies to decrease their carbon emissions. In her role, Jessica works to expand Bright Power’s customer base by cultivating relationships with new and long-standing customers that could benefit from our Find, Fix, and Follow approach to energy and water management.
Before becoming Vice President of Business Development for our National Business Unit, Jessica was the Manager of Affordable Housing Services where she worked with some of the most innovative affordable housing owners and developers to electrify their properties, build to Passive House standards, and dramatically reduce their energy consumption.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Jessica worked for Healthy Planet Partners where she financed and managed the deployment of renewable energy technologies for commercial buildings and sports facilities. Before Healthy Planet Partners, Jessica worked at NRDC helping coordinate sustainability initiatives with professional sports leagues, teams and facilities, and entertainment events including the Grammys and the Academy Awards.
In her free time, Jessica practices yoga daily and sings in a band with other Bright Power team members.
Jessica has a B.A. from Wheaton College and a M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.
Punit runs the Audit team for Bright Power's New York business unit. In his role, Punit oversees and conducts
energy and water audits for multifamily and commercial properties. He and his team develop actionable scopes of work aimed at reducing utility consumption, increasing occupant comfort, and ensuring compliance with local laws. He also mentors a team of engineers and guides them with their energy audits and project management.
Punit’s experience includes working at a variety of property types including multifamily residential buildings, hotels, public schools, colleges, and commercial buildings at various locations across the US.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Punit performed energy audits and retro-commissioning projects at several commercial facilities such as universities, hospitals, and correctional facilities.
He received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. In his free time, Punit enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.
Daniel runs the Project Development team for Bright Power’s California business unit. In his role, he oversees and develops project scopes for California multifamily owners and operators. Daniel and his team develop actionable scopes of work aimed at reducing utility consumption while increasing occupant comfort and NOI.
In his tenure at Bright Power, Daniel held project engineer and project manager roles before leading the Project Development team.
Daniel has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an M.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University.
Carmel manages teams working on ground-up new construction and rehabilitation projects. She also directs long-term strategic planning for the new construction division and helps cultivate client relationships.
Additionally, Carmel provides oversight for high impact, unique projects that require deep experience, technical guidance, and detail. Daily activities of her division include working with project teams to optimize design and building operation, conducting construction phase inspections and performance testing, and complying with relevant programs such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, NYSERDA, Enterprise Green Communities, and Passive House.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Carmel served as the Sustainability Director at The Levy Partnership, where she led a team performing a variety of sustainability services, as well as research and development projects.
Carmel has a B.S. in Architecture and is a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), a LEED Green Rater, and a RESNET HERS Rater. She also is a Board Member for New York Passive House. When she isn’t inside focusing on the built environment, she can be found exploring and enjoying the great outdoors; usually hiking with her dogs.
Ignacio is the Director of On-Site Generation Consulting at Bright Power and plays a key role in project development, design, scoping, pricing, and construction planning. He collaborates with clients from a preliminary consulting phase to meet project renewable energy goals and help our clients navigate the NYC regulatory environment. He works on numerous cutting-edge projects, including solar on new construction buildings, cogeneration, battery energy storage, and microgrid resiliency projects.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Ignacio was a Senior Project Manager with a focus on microgrids and distributed energy for TRC Companies where lead the development of feasibility studies and detailed designs for microgrid systems.
Ignacio has a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and is an Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Member.
Carl is the Director of On-Site Generation Construction at Bright Power. He plays a key role from design through closeout for our solar projects. He collaborates with clients, Project Managers, and subcontractors to ensure a smooth construction process, enabling more people to reap the benefits of solar.
Carl first joined Bright Power as a Project Manager and most recently was a Senior Project Manager before he began leading the On-Site Generation Construction Team. Prior to joining Bright Power, Carl began his career as an electrician and then as a project manager. He started building solar projects in 2004 and has worked in multiple states across the East Coast, Toronto, and Puerto Rico. In that time, Carl built an 80 MW project over a 3.5 square mile site in Virginia.
In his free time, Carl enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Clifford is the Director of Consulting at Bright Power. He analyzes energy and building data to provide insight into how well buildings perform and enable our National clients to take action to improve buildings. Leveraging our energy benchmarking software, EnergyScoreCards, and his background in engineering and project management, Clifford helps clients actively manage energy in buildings, identify opportunities, and measure results.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Clifford held roles at Nova Group, SolarKal, and Four Points Energy Solutions, among others. He has experience in construction, energy auditing, facilities management, energy benchmarking, solar energy, and building science. His deep knowledge of how buildings work, and how they are maintained and managed, allows him to bridge the gap between building owners, asset managers, property managers, and operations and maintenance staff.
Clifford is a former Merchant Mariner and holds an Unlimited Master Mariners License. When Cliff isn’t working he enjoys woodworking and tinkering in his shop where he builds furniture and collects and restores antique tools.
Caleb ensures our clients receive a consistent, high-quality approach to energy analysis. He does so by working with both Energy Analysts and clients, developing and optimizing tools. Caleb works with Bright Power’s Technology and Data teams to build and support EnergyScoreCards, our energy benchmarking software. Additionally, Caleb manages a team of Energy Analysts who support our National clients.
Caleb joined the Bright Power team in 2013, quickly rising into leadership roles. In his tenure, he has helped to develop the Energy Analyst team and provided in-depth support to clients across the country. Prior to joining Bright Power, Caleb worked in other sustainability roles.
Caleb has a B.S. in Biology from West Virginia University and received his M.S. in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University.
Alice develops and delivers projects designed to leverage diverse areas of Bright Power’s expertise to pilot new service offerings and to develop markets with strategic partners. She specializes in projects relating to unlocking and mainstreaming creative financing opportunities for green and energy-efficient buildings and in creating practical tools to improve the efficiency and accuracy of energy management.
In her tenure at Bright Power, Alice has worked with partners like Fannie Mae, CPC, Breaking Ground, and SAHF to communicate the benefits of energy efficiency and to catalyze new ways to bring efficiency to scale. In partnership with CPC, Alice worked to create the CPC VeriFi tool, a free web-based calculator that makes it easy for building owners to explore building improvement options and how to finance those upgrades. As a consultant to Fannie Mae’s Green Finance team, Alice provided technical advice and designed tools to support the rapid growth of its Green Loan portfolio.
Alice has previously been an energy engineer and project manager at Bright Power and Ecological, before its acquisition by Bright Power in 2015.
She enjoys playing drums in her band in Brooklyn and experimenting with different visual art media. Alice has a B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University.
Juan leads, organizes, and optimizes Bright Power’s technology stack as the Director of Information Technology. Since Juan joined in February 2020, he has implemented technology that has enabled Bright Power’s workforce to stay connected regardless of their physical location.
Before joining Bright Power, Juan served Sabra Dipping Company for over seven years in a variety of IT roles. There he designed the internal IT project management framework and managed the global service desk.
Outside of work, Juan enjoys writing music on his guitar, engineering audio in his home studio, and playing Cards Against Humanity with his friends and family.
Allison leads the growth, development, health, and safety of Bright Power’s staff in her role as Director of Human Resources. She has over ten years of experience building and leading human resources in high growth environments.
She first began her career in human resources at a rapidly expanding hospitality group called Aurify Brands where she built the HR department and partnered with leadership to open 40 restaurants across the nation. She then followed her passion for fitness and wellness to Brooklyn Boulders, an adventure lifestyle company that builds and operates urban climbing, fitness, and community centers. At Brooklyn Boulders, she focused on building a high performing HR team, putting in place efficient and effective HR processes, while implementing innovative culture initiatives.
Allison has a B.S. in Psychology from Binghamton and M.S. in Industrial Psychology from Baruch. She also is a certified leadership coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds a certification in human resources leadership from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Outside of work, Allison tries to spend as much of her free time as possible outdoors. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling.
Rhonda leads the financial strategy and planning for Bright Power. In her role, she ensures the financial stability, sustainability, and growth of the organization in coordination with our CFO, Assistant Controller, and finance team.
Pristine is the legal counsel for Bright Power, managing the company's contracts, insurance, and intellectual property, as well as managing risk and ensuring legal compliance in all of Bright Power's operations.
Prior to joining Bright Power, Pristine was an intellectual property attorney and an environmental engineer. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. and received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Pristine is Co-Chair of the Board of the Fifth Avenue Committee in Brooklyn.