Leadership Team

Leadership
Mark Danzenbaker
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Danzenbaker has been with GridPoint since 2009 in several leadership positions. As CEO since 2016, Mr. Danzenbaker is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s mission to...

Leadership
Mark Danzenbaker
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Danzenbaker has been with GridPoint since 2009 in several leadership positions. As CEO since 2016, Mr. Danzenbaker is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future by creating an intelligent energy network of grid-interactive buildings. Prior to GridPoint, Mr. Danzenbaker was with Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Mr. Danzenbaker holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a B.S. degree from James Madison University.

Leadership
Thomas Kloster
Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Kloster, Chief Financial Officer, is a strategic finance executive with over three decades of experience enhancing the performance of tech-enabled businesses. As CFO of Gridpoint, Mr. Kloster is responsible...

Leadership
Thomas Kloster
Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Kloster, Chief Financial Officer, is a strategic finance executive with over three decades of experience enhancing the performance of tech-enabled businesses. As CFO of Gridpoint, Mr. Kloster is responsible for partnering with and supporting the company’s leaders to drive growth of our industry-leading intelligent network while directly overseeing all financial matters. He is focused on optimizing GridPoint’s financial structure to support the company’s rapid growth, driving cost initiatives, evaluating corporate and business development opportunities and managing investor relationships.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kloster has successfully enhanced the performance of multiple SaaS based tech-enabled businesses resulting in strategic sales or public equity offerings. He also has extensive experience leading corporate finance functions, raising debt and equity capital, and negotiating and integrating mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kloster holds a B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Leadership
Andy Brabender
Chief Revenue Officer

Andy Brabender, Chief Revenue Officer for GridPoint, is responsible for driving company growth through the development of sales strategy and execution as the senior leader of the sales department. Mr....

Leadership
Andy Brabender
Chief Revenue Officer

Andy Brabender, Chief Revenue Officer for GridPoint, is responsible for driving company growth through the development of sales strategy and execution as the senior leader of the sales department. Mr. Brabender brings over 15 years of revenue and financial experience to GridPoint. Prior to joining, he served as the CRO for SMS Assist, LLC, VP of New Business Development for PRGX Global, Inc., and EVP of Global Sales for ServiceChannel.com, Inc., where he was responsible for high-growth sales

As EVP of Sales and Customer Success at ServiceChannel, an industry-leading SaaS platform for facilities management, Mr. Brabender oversaw the growth and development of the Go-To-Market team for a company that was sold to Fortive last summer for $1.2B. His teams included enterprise sales, mid-market sales, inside sales, solution architecture, marketing, customer success, and channel sales.

As CRO for SMS Assist, an industry leader in tech-enabled facilities services, Mr. Brabender was responsible for building out the Go-To-Market teams that included enterprise sales, solution consulting, inside sales, marketing, customer success, and sales ops. During his tenure, the team grew by 10x and was able to drive unprecedented growth and customer acquisition.

Mr. Brabender received his BS in Information Technology from Duquesne University, and his interview, Why Should CFOs Care About Facilities Management, was published in Chain Store Age at servicechannel.com.

Leadership
Mike Ratliff
Chief Technology Officer

Mike Ratliff is the chief technology officer at GridPoint, a leader in building energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings and drives grid modernization. With three decades of...

Leadership
Mike Ratliff
Chief Technology Officer

Mike Ratliff is the chief technology officer at GridPoint, a leader in building energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings and drives grid modernization. With three decades of experience in technology, Mr. Ratliff oversees GridPoint’s software, hardware, and firmware as well as product strategy and IT. He is focused on translating complex technical topics for business decision-making.

Previously, Mr. Ratliff served as chief technology officer at Comverge, a leader in integrated cloud-based demand response and energy efficiency, where he built an entire software development department and platform from the ground up and tightly integrated the hardware and software teams. As chief technology officer at Enbala, an aggregator of distributed energy resources, he was responsible for re-platforming and commercializing utility-directed distributed energy resource management systems. At CPower, Mr. Ratliff served as senior vice president of Utility Solutions, where he expanded a traditional demand response model into a utility-directed effort.

Mr. Ratliff earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University.

Leadership
Derek Booth
Chief Customer Officer

Derek Booth, chief customer officer, brings a wealth of experience to GridPoint, boasting a distinguished career that spans over two decades in service delivery and transformational leadership, with a notable...

Leadership
Derek Booth
Chief Customer Officer

Derek Booth, chief customer officer, brings a wealth of experience to GridPoint, boasting a distinguished career that spans over two decades in service delivery and transformational leadership, with a notable tenure at Johnson Controls. He is an accomplished professional, recognized for his strategic prowess in operations management. Throughout his career, Booth has exemplified a remarkable ability to yield exceptional results in terms of revenue, net income, and customer expansion. Esteemed for his leadership and mentoring skills, he has a well-documented history of fostering talent and spearheading high-performance teams. Booth’s steadfast commitment to excellence and his capacity to inspire his colleagues are perfectly aligned with the ethos and values of the company.

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Tom Nelson
SVP and General Counsel

Thomas Nelson is General Counsel and Senior Vice President for GridPoint and is responsible for the company’s legal affairs. Previously, Mr. Nelson was Of Counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius,...

Leadership
Tom Nelson
SVP and General Counsel

Thomas Nelson is General Counsel and Senior Vice President for GridPoint and is responsible for the company’s legal affairs. Previously, Mr. Nelson was Of Counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he represented clients on a variety of intellectual property and litigation matters. Prior to that, Mr. Nelson performed engineering, sales, and marketing roles at organizations in the electronics sector. Mr. Nelson holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. He is a member of the New York, District of Columbia and Virginia bars and is a registered patent attorney.

Leadership
Doug Markle
SVP, Strategic Accounts

Doug Markle, SVP of Strategic Accounts for GridPoint, is responsible for driving acquisition and growth of strategic accounts. Mr. Markle sets go-to-market strategy within this charge, and oversees the execution...

Leadership
Doug Markle
SVP, Strategic Accounts
Doug Markle, SVP of Strategic Accounts for GridPoint, is responsible for driving acquisition and growth of strategic accounts. Mr. Markle sets go-to-market strategy within this charge, and oversees the execution of the executives on the Strategic Accounts team. Mr. Markle brings over 30 years of sales leadership experience to GridPoint. Prior to joining, he served as the CEO for Allocation, Managing Director for Simfoni, SVP of Sales for PRGX, President for HICX Solutions, SVP of Global Sales for CVM Solutions, VP of Sales at Quest Diagnostics, and more.
Mr. Markle’s experience includes the rapid growth of five start-up companies, six “turn-around” projects, sales leadership within multiple publicly held organizations, C-level leadership in four European companies, and seven companies successfully sold.
Prior to GridPoint, Mr. Markle spent over twenty years in the supply chain and procurement solutions space. In this time, his companies did business with over 350 of the Fortune500. Mr. Markle was a regular speaker at The CPO Conference, EEI, Procurement Leaders, ProcureCon, ISM and others. He also created and authored the popular blog, SupplierPedia.
Mr. Markle studied Architecture at Colorado University, followed by Industrial Management within Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management. He serves on several board of directors, actively volunteers to serve his community, and treasures his time with his wife, Sandy, and two daughters, Sophia and Isabella.
Leadership
Jennifer Faulkner
Vice President, Strategic Initiai

With over 20 years leading teams at GridPoint, Jennifer Faulkner is uniquely positioned in her current role as VP of Strategic Initiatives to lead the development and execution of strategic...

Leadership
Jennifer Faulkner
Vice President, Strategic Initiai

With over 20 years leading teams at GridPoint, Jennifer Faulkner is uniquely positioned in her current role as VP of Strategic Initiatives to lead the development and execution of strategic projects that enhance customer satisfaction and improve scalability. Ms. Faulkner is driven by the mission of empowering customers to optimize their energy consumption and values continuous learning and innovation in that endeavor.  Ms. Faulkner holds an MBA from Radford University Davis College of Business & Economics.

Leadership
Greg Morehead
Vice President, Hardware Engineering

Greg Morehead is the VP of Hardware Engineering at GridPoint, a leader in building energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings and drives grid modernization. In this role,...

Leadership
Greg Morehead
Vice President, Hardware Engineering

Greg Morehead is the VP of Hardware Engineering at GridPoint, a leader in building energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings and drives grid modernization. In this role, Greg is responsible for the design and manufacture of the systems deployed to building sites and ensuring their successful implementation into the grid and GridPoint’s energy management solution. Prior to GridPoint, Greg developed and deployed utility scale battery storage solutions based on flow battery technologies. Greg has decades of experience developing system automation solutions for the industrial, manufacturing, defense, and energy sectors.

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Marcia Degnan
Vice President, Marketing Strategy

Marcia Degnan is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience driving growth and positioning companies as industry leaders. With a focus on energy, sustainability, and environmental SaaS...

Leadership
Marcia Degnan
Vice President, Marketing Strategy

Marcia Degnan is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience driving growth and positioning companies as industry leaders. With a focus on energy, sustainability, and environmental SaaS sectors, she excels in crafting innovative marketing strategies and navigating unique market challenges. Marcia’s leadership extends to building high-performing teams, directing comprehensive marketing efforts, and ensuring alignment with business objectives to enhance ROI. As Vice President of Marketing at GridPoint, she brings a track record of success in accelerating sales growth and expanding market reach, making her a valuable asset to the team.

Marcia holds degrees in Strategic Communications and Communication Design from Penn State University.

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Chris Ash
Vice President, Product Strategy

Christopher Ash is a visionary VP of Product, renowned for leading disruptive market ventures and fostering organizational growth. With a stellar track record of achieving competitive win rates and spearheading...

Leadership
Chris Ash
Vice President, Product Strategy

Christopher Ash is a visionary VP of Product, renowned for leading disruptive market ventures and fostering organizational growth. With a stellar track record of achieving competitive win rates and spearheading initiatives that fueled company expansion, he excels in assembling cohesive teams and driving collaboration. His customer-centric approach and strategic leadership have consistently propelled product lines to market dominance.

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Yury Velikanau
Vice President, Software Engineering

Yury Velikanau, Vice President of Software Engineering at GridPoint, brings over two decades of experience in software engineering. With a humble approach to leadership, Yury has guided high-performance teams, contributing...

Leadership
Yury Velikanau
Vice President, Software Engineering

Yury Velikanau, Vice President of Software Engineering at GridPoint, brings over two decades of experience in software engineering. With a humble approach to leadership, Yury has guided high-performance teams, contributing to innovative projects in e-commerce, real estate and fintech sectors. Yury holds an M.S. in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science.

Leadership
Jason Ruiz
Vice President, FP&A

Jason Ruiz is a strategic finance leader with over two decades of experience valuing businesses and building financial, management, and investor reporting and analytics. At GridPoint, Mr. Ruiz leads FP&A...

Leadership
Jason Ruiz
Vice President, FP&A

Jason Ruiz is a strategic finance leader with over two decades of experience valuing businesses and building financial, management, and investor reporting and analytics. At GridPoint, Mr. Ruiz leads FP&A activities including budgeting, financial and management reporting, and strategic financial analysis.

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Anne-Perry Mundt
Director, People & Culture

Anne-Perry Mundt, Director of People & Culture, is a strategic Human Resources professional with more than fifteen years of experience developing and implementing successful strategies that support business objectives. With...

Leadership
Anne-Perry Mundt
Director, People & Culture

Anne-Perry Mundt, Director of People & Culture, is a strategic Human Resources professional with more than fifteen years of experience developing and implementing successful strategies that support business objectives. With a strong focus on employee engagement and retention, she excels at identifying and addressing organizational challenges and creating a positive work environment that fosters employee growth and development. Her expertise in recruitment, training, and performance management allows her to effectively manage the entire employee life cycle, from attracting top talent to ensuring a smooth offboarding process.

Anne-Perry has a proven track record of leading successful talent initiatives that increase productivity, reduce turnover, and drive business results. She is an excellent communicator and collaborator, working closely with senior leadership, managers, and employees to align HR initiatives with organizational goals and drive success. Anne-Perry holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from the Society of Human Resources (SHRM-SCP) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Finance and Marketing Concentrations) from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.