Rally people to change how and when they use electricity — unlocking clean, affordable and reliable energy.
At OhmConnect, we acknowledge the systemic inequity faced by low-income families and people of color and recognize that these communities are often most impacted by climate change, despite having done the least to create it. Furthermore, these communities are underrepresented in the energy and consumer technology sectors in which OhmConnect operates.
In service of our mission to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet, we created OhmConnect's Equity, Access, and Outreach (EA&O) Committee to research, design, and enact initiatives to help combat systemic inequity, both in our workforce and in the communities we serve.
OhmConnect first began in 2014 when three people in different stages of life - and with wildly different work experience - came together to focus on what they all considered (and still consider) to be the paramount challenge to the human race: long-term, sustainable energy.
With backgrounds in technology, energy markets and consumer marketing respectively, Cadir Lee, Matt Duesterberg and Curtis Tongue set up shop in a basement office in San Francisco and since then have grown a team of smart, creative, and passionate folks across North America, who are the fabric of the OhmConnect culture.
As CEO, Cisco guides OhmConnect's strategy, execution, and culture. He joined in 2019 after more than two decades helping lead the transition to clean energy in private companies and public service.
Building on his 15+ years of experience in the energy sector, Matt translates household electricity reductions into reliable resources for energy markets. Matt co-founded
in 2014 with a vision of democratizing energy for everyone and continues to pave the path for an equitable and sustainable carbon-free future.
As CTO, Cadir gets into the details of how OhmConnect is built. He arrived at OhmConnect after spending two years digging into climate change and realized that getting to 100% clean energy necessitates flexible energy use in homes.
As Chief Customer Officer, Melissa leads OhmConnect's product, customer experience, and marketing teams. She joined the company in 2018 and believes that enrolling households in energy-saving programs is crucial to the fight against climate change.
David leads OhmConnect's Finance team. He is committed to helping consumers save energy, reducing our carbon footprint, and to building a great business.
Sanjay is responsible for the company's legal and regulatory affairs. He joined OhmConnect because he believes empowering people to change how and when they use electricity is critical to achieving a clean energy future.
As SVP of Engineering, Elena owns product development, deployment and operations. She joined OhmConnect in 2016 with the conviction that residential demand response is instrumental to achieving a carbon-neutral future.
As SVP of Partnerships and Revenue, Jack finds synergies that make solving climate change possible. He develops and builds industry relationships to spread flexible demand and accelerate the grid's transition to carbon-free renewable energy.
As Vice President of People, Melissa sets up OhmConnect in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining an amazing team. After more than 20 years of supporting high-growth solar companies, she is excited to be part of the next generation of renewable energy and flexible response.
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