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.
Justin is Bright Power's CFO. Originally from the UK, Justin has lived/worked in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and now in the US. He is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant with over 10 years of CFO experience having worked across multiple industries for both private and public companies making Justin the perfect fit to drive the financial strategy of Bright Power.
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.
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.