Mark A. Danzenbaker


Mark Danzenbaker is President of GridPoint and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations. Mark has been at GridPoint for over six years and has held a number of critical positions over that time.  Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product, where he was responsible for the company’s sales force, channel partnerships, marketing strategies and the continued expansion of GridPoint’s data-driven energy management products.  In this role, Mr. Danzenbaker was instrumental in crafting the company’s channel strategy and then launching the partner program.

Prior to GridPoint, Mr. Danzenbaker was Senior Manager at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, where his work spanned the Global Customer Relationship Management Practice and Public Service Market Unit.  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.

John B. Richmond

Senior Vice President, National Account Sales

John Richmond is the Senior Vice President of National Account Sales and oversees GridPoint’s sales force. Prior to this role, Mr. Richmond was Vice President of Sales at GridPoint from 2009-2015, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ADMMicro for five years before GridPoint’s acquisition of the company in 2009. He has also held sales management positions at Honeywell International, American Electric Power and Central & SouthWest.

With over 20 years of experience in the energy industry, Mr. Richmond brings expertise in energy management as well as submetering and monitoring across both private and public sectors. Mr. Richmond holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University.

Jason Narod

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Jason Narod is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and is responsible for oversight of all partnerships and channel sales.

Prior to this role, Mr. Narod was Manager of Business Development at NRG Energy where he structured strategic partnerships to drive growth for NRG’s solar division. Mr. Narod was also an early member of the Locus Energy team where he helped grow the company from a small start-up to the largest independent provider of asset monitoring solutions in the United States.

Mr. Narod holds an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Maryland.

David R. Lowman

Senior Vice President, Engineering

David R. Lowman is Senior Vice President of Engineering, Analytics and Technical Operations and is responsible for the company’s research and development as well as IT teams.  Mr. Lowman applies more than 25 years of management and experience with companies in multiple industries to design, deliver, and operate complex, diverse, and mission critical software-based systems.

Prior to joining GridPoint, Mr. Lowman performed in senior leadership roles at Neustar directing and leading implementation and then on-going operations for a truly innovative digital content management system serving tens of millions of subscribers all over the world; at Sonus Networks and at Linguateq developing high performance and highly adaptable billing mediation technology deployed in major telecommunications carrier networks the world over; and at BDM developing, delivering, and operating leading edge electronic data exchange systems for Federal agencies charged with ensuring fair, orderly, and efficient markets. Mr. Lowman began his career as a systems engineering specialist working on a variety of DoD projects. Mr. Lowman holds an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from Virginia Tech.

 Deepak Budhiraja

Vice President, Product Management

Deepak Budhiraja is the Vice President of Product Management and is responsible for product strategy, product development, and product pricing. Mr. Budhiraja has 15+ years of experience in product management, marketing, and engineering across energy management,  HVAC controls, and software consulting industries.

Prior to joining GridPoint, Mr. Budhiraja was a Senior Product Manager at Carrier Corporation where he led the development of a premier touchscreen residential controller. Mr. Budhiraja began his career in the technology industry and has held various positions at Intel Corporation and other IT consulting companies.  Mr. Budhiraja holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Bachelors of Engineering from India.

Jennifer Faulkner

Senior Vice President, Operations

Jennifer Faulkner is Senior Vice President of Operations and is responsible for managing all operational functions including  Global Supply Chain Management, Installation Services, 24 by 7 Managed Service Bureau, Operational Engineering including design of energy solutions, Quality Assurance, Energy Advisory Services and Business Operations.

Prior to this role, Ms. Faulkner was Director and then Vice President of the Delivery and Support teams at GridPoint from 2009-2017, and Installation Manager at ADMMicro for five years before GridPoint’s acquisition of the company in 2009.

Ms. Faulkner graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Mary Baldwin University and is an M.B.A candidate at Radford University.

Perry Fabi

Senior Vice President, Finance

Perry Fabi is the Senior Vice President, Finance of GridPoint and is responsible for leading the company’s endeavors in finance and accounting. Mr. Fabi brings over 25 years of financial management experience.

Prior to GridPoint, Mr. Fabi was Vice President, Accounting within the government sectors of Xerox Corporation, the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management solutions.  Mr. Fabi has served in a number of executive financial and corporate controllership roles for publicly and privately held companies including GTSI Corp (UNICOM), Iridium, LLC, JP Morgan Chase Vastera, Inphonic, Inc., and Broadband Office, Inc. Mr. Fabi holds a B.S. in Accounting from Duquesne University.

Thomas E. Nelson

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Thomas E. Nelson is Senior Vice President and General Counsel 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 matters. In the past, Mr. Nelson has also performed engineering, sales, and marketing roles at organizations in the electronics and engineering sectors.  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 before the U.S Patent & Trademark Office.