About

At GridMarket, our mission is to accelerate the transition to a clean, distributed, and affordable energy system.

Our History

GridMarket began as a robust web platform designed to serve as an informational resource and digital marketplace for energy storage. The platform was created in partnership with AGRION, ConEdison, New York State Energy and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and leading energy storage providers. Following tremendous growth in members and business in 2014, GridMarket spun out from AGRION and launched to focus on project facilitation through data-driven, streamlined development strategies that benefit the energy consumer, the solutions providers, and the grid. The platform expanded to include opportunities for a variety of distributed energy resource solutions providers through a wealth of property and market data.

What We Do

GridMarket educates and mobilizes the energy economy to create a clean, distributed grid. We drive savings and resiliency by providing critical resources that accelerate the project sourcing process and reduce development soft costs. The platform maximizes project benefits through data, technology matching, and innovative value streams. We are addressing and streamlining the needs of a dynamic, complex market currently undergoing tremendous transformation. The GridMarket platform creates a more efficient and cost-effective way of deploying advanced energy projects.

Leadership team

Nick Davis

CEO

Adam Ableman

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Development

Jillian Caramanna

Director, Strategy

Nick is GridMarket’s CEO and architect of its strategic vision, spearheading all critical company initiatives and operations. Under Nick’s leadership, GridMarket has grown from a working group concept, to a proven project facilitation platform with successful distributed energy installations around the globe. Nick’s relentless dedication to combating climate change has resulted in a number of dynamic GridMarket resources that are poised to transform the traditional practices of the energy sector. His creative vision for accelerating timelines and reducing project soft costs was the driving force behind the creation of the GridMarket predictive analytics platform that has automated the creation of customized remote opportunity assessments and technology recommendations.

In 2011, Nick was recruited to lead ARION Americas. As Managing Director, Nick let market needs and macro trends steer the organization in a high-impact direction – helping global governments, companies, and property portfolios optimize the available value of clean, distributed energy resources. GridMarket emerged from a public-private partnership between AGRION, Con Edison, New York City, and New York State, and rapidly evolved into a self-sustaining, dynamic digital platform, leveraging proprietary predictive analytics and a competitive marketplace to catalyze the spread of distributed, resilient power. In Spring 2015, Nick led GridMarket’s spin-out from AGRION as an employee owned-and-operated independent company.

Nick frequently represents GridMarket in the market and is a sought-after speaker for industry events. He has been featured at a number of United Nations forums, including COP23, where he showcased GridMarket’s work in Palau and the scalable renewable energy deployment model being applied to other similar vulnerable island nations. As the public face of the organization, Nick’s expertise in distributed energy solutions is displayed via his many radio, print, and digital interviews.

Prior to GridMarket and AGRION, Nick worked as a consultant with Pacific Gas & Electric, affording him critical experience working with a public utility that he would later apply to optimizing GridMarket’s utility-focused resources and initiatives. Nick received a Bachelor’s in Business from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Resource Economics Policy, Environmental Management from Duke University.

Adam is GridMarket’s Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer, bringing over 20 years of legal, management, and transactional experience to the organization. He provides oversight to all company departments, and is responsible for the company’s legal affairs and corporate development activities. Adam’s extensive expertise in diverse global markets enables GridMarket to optimize operations, maximizing available value and minimizing risk for the company and all involved stakeholders. He initiates and manages key stakeholder relationships, contributing to and accelerating company growth. With GridMarket’s sustained expansion efforts, Adam ensures that new initiatives properly align with regional needs to serve clients, while seamlessly integrating with core company operations.

Adam’s experience is a critical part of GridMarket’s success. Prior to GridMarket, Adam was the EVP & General Counsel of Aligned Energy, LLC, a company engaged in the development and deployment of patented new technologies for energy and infrastructure optimization, through the sale of the company to Blue Mountain Capital in February, 2015. Prior to that, Adam served as General Counsel of Telwares, Inc. (a leading technology sourcing consultancy and BPO platform) from 2008 through the sale of the business to Alsbridge in November, 2012.  Since 2001, Adam worked with One Equity Partners in executive leadership positions for a number of its portfolio companies (including Aligned Energy, Genband, Telwares, WestCom, Telerate) through their respective sales (for >$1.5 billion collectively) and, prior to that, worked in the New York based lawfirm Robinson, Brog, Leinwand, Greene, Genovese & Gluck as a commercial litigation and M&A associate.

Adam received a JD from Boston University and a B.A. from Emory University.

Jillian is GridMarket’s marketing and content director. She spearheads GridMarket’s brand development and identifies and exploits new channels and growth opportunities for the ever-evolving business. Jillian is responsible for the creation and design of company marketing collateral, and works closely with the business development and partnership teams to translate new opportunities into impactful proposals. In a dynamic and rapidly evolving market, Jillian works to ensure that all GridMarket materials accurately reflect the state of the market and articulate the most up-to-date value propositions of distributed energy to a variety of stakeholders. Additionally, Jillian leverages her writing background to support the research and analysis department by creating internal and client-commissioned written deliverables and producing responses for all GridMarket RFP and RFI submissions. She translates project opportunity analysis into detailed implementation plans, and aggregates necessary intelligence to produce energy market-based reports that inform strategic expansion initiatives for the GridMarket platform and relevant partners.

Jillian joined the Agrion team in June 2013, and transitioned to GridMarket with the core team in the spring of 2015. With Agrion, Jillian conducted market research, supported business development and marketing activities, and managed industry events. She worked closely with industry stakeholders to grow the company and create impactful new products and offerings based on market need. Prior to joining Agrion, Jillian worked with a Business Improvement District and has transitioned critical experience coordinating with BID members, creating marketing materials, organizing events, and conducting outreach to her role with GridMarket.

Jillian has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Corporate Communications, both from University at Albany.

Oisin O’Brien

Director, Research and Data Analytics

Daniel Kolomeets-Darovsky

Director, Innovation and Technology

Jarratt Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Oisin is GridMarket’s chief data architect, leading the company’s research, content, and project development initiatives. Driven by a desire to help our world secure a sustainable, carbon-neutral future, Oisin has developed deep expertise in project design analysis and financial modeling for a variety of distributed energy technologies, including demand-side and utility-scale solar PV, battery storage, fuel cells, combined heat and power, and more. Oisin has spearheaded project initiatives in New York, Japan, the Pacific Islands, Jamaica, California, Hawaii, and other global regions, affording him valuable energy sector experience across an array of diverse market conditions.

Oisin leverages customized project optimization and streamlined development processes through the GridMarket platform in order to design solutions based on unique customer analysis. His experience includes modeling multi-asset systems that achieve operational effectiveness and efficiency, maximizing available revenue streams to increase economic viability, and incorporating innovative financing mechanisms that align project structures with customer goals. Oisin has worked extensively with commercial property owners/operators, governments, utilities, and a variety of other energy consumers, communicating opportunity value, tailoring best-fit solutions for individual buildings or across complete portfolios, and advising on the selection of final solution provider project partners. As GridMarket’s projects lead since its 2015 launch as an independent company, Oisin’s impressive resume includes the pioneering solar, storage, fuel cell microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village in Brooklyn, NY, and the recently announced solar and storage system under development in The Republic of Palau, which is targeted to be the largest microgrid in the world on completion.

Prior to his role at GridMarket, Oisin held positions with AGRION and the Mayor’s Carbon Challenge at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. Oisin has a B.A. in History from Fordham University, and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from New School University.

Daniel is GridMarket’s director of innovation and technology, occupying a critical business role and ensuring the operations and appropriate evolution of company’s data-driven project development and optimization resources. Dan is responsible for overseeing the development and evolution of GridMarket’s proprietary analysis platform and the company’s website. Under his leadership, a technology and development team leverages data partnerships and strategic alliances to design, develop, and deploy value-creating products and services that increase universal accessibility to distributed energy resources. Dan’s passion for fighting combat change through the modernization of traditional energy practices and the centralized electric grid is evident in his dedication to conceptualizing and implementing forward-thinking solutions that leverage artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.

Prior to his current role, Daniel was a co-founder of a renewable energy development and finance platform and a boutique consulting firm focused on the energy and sustainability sectors. He brings critical experience in data management, platform development, and energy to the GridMarket team.

He holds a B.A. degree from New York University in Economics, Political Science and Business and a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a focus on energy economics, policy and business.

As GridMarket’s CFO, Jarratt leads all internal finance department operations, including budgeting and forecasting, strategic financial planning, and general corporate development. Additionally, he advises on project finance, supporting the project development team and ensuring that customers are able to take advantage of all available revenue streams and project value via the GridMarket platform. Jarratt brings over 20 years of experience working with startups, raising capital, and managing funds to GridMarket. His expertise and leadership have been instrumental in GridMarket’s rapid growth.

Prior to joining GridMarket, Jarratt was CFO of Inertech, an organization offering patented data center cooling technology and equipment. Jarratt’s time with Inertech afforded critically relevant experience in the cleantech industry. From 2006-2013, Jarratt was CFO and then board member for Major League Gaming, Inc., America’s premier professional video game league. During his time with MLG, Jarratt raised $55m in Series A and B rounds, increased revenue from $0 to $20m, and completed 4 acquisitions, resulting in a 40% increase in sales. Prior to MLG, Mr. Brown managed assets and completed funding rounds for a number of organizations including Moneyline Telerate Holdings, Inc., The World Wine Exchange Inc., Capstan Systems Inc., and Johnny Farah Inc.

Jarratt has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA with honors, Finance & Accounting, International Management from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Robert Gottsegen

Project Analyst

Lisa Ableman

Manager, Outreach & Partnerships

Robert is a project analyst, responsible for project and resource development. As part of GridMarket’s research and analysis team, Robert identifies, aggregates, and analyzes actionable energy and market data to model optimal distributed energy solutions. Additionally, he tracks energy usage patterns and market trends within customer and geographical archetypes, leveraging this intelligence to refine GridMarket’s proprietary predictive assessment software and dynamic mapping tools. Robert has held a leading role in the development of the company’s machine learning project platform since its conceptualization. He has been directly involved in the creation of a number of customized platform iterations that have produced comprehensive DER implementation roadmaps for government, utility, and property portfolios around the world. Robert is dedicated to accelerating the global energy transition, and his passion is evident through his multidisciplinary approach to clean energy at GridMarket.

Robert brings passion and applicable experience to the GridMarket team. Prior to joining the company in 2015, Robert was a research assistant at UC Berkeley, where he aggregated geographical and operational intelligence on large-scale utility solar plants with the intent to synthesize the data into an online database. Prior to that, Robert interned with North West Cambridge Development on a large-scale urban sustainable development project, where he gained valuable experience conducting research and interfacing with key initiative stakeholders. Robert’s experience supporting data-driven initiatives also includes a research assistant role with the Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and an internship with the Rainforest Foundation.

Robert graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a self-designed B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies.

Lisa leads GridMarket’s strategic partnerships and market engagement. She brings a wealth of government and non-profit experience to the GridMarket team. Lisa educates business and property owners about distributed energy resource opportunities and the available no-risk, no cost GridMarket project facilitation resources. She leverages a number of strategic channels to reach a diverse set of energy consumers, furthering GridMarket’s mission and striving to increase awareness of and accessibility to resilient, low-carbon energy technologies. Lisa is responsible for GridMarket’s collaboration with business associations, economic development organizations and government agencies to expand stakeholder engagement, increasing GridMarket’s exposure and furthering its mission. As GridMarket expands to new markets, Lisa plays a critical role in establishing and maintaining relationships with public-sector stakeholders, accelerating GridMarket’s ability to add value in these regions.

Lisa was formerly a Manager at the NYC Comptroller’s Office, leading multiple teams conducting program and operational audits of various NYC agencies. Most recently, Lisa co-founded PTAlink — a nonprofit aimed at addressing inequities in the NYC public school system by providing a community building and resource sharing platform for parent organizations in NYC public schools. Lisa has a deep background in and commitment to public service and is very excited to be working with GridMarket’s passionate team in facilitating the transition to a clean, distributed grid to protect our environment, while simultaneously encouraging responsible, strategic business growth.

Lisa holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.P.A. from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.