About Us

Interested in OhmConnect? Here's your chance to learn all about us. Culture is at the core of  the OhmConnect team. It's not all business around these parts! Our team enjoys fully remote work days as well as annual offsites, where we focus on where we're going as a business and decompress together. Learn more about us below.

The values that shape our culture

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Be Brave

We lean into the toughest challenges to create the biggest impact.

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Put Families First

It is about your life, and your family.

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Lead with Purpose

We are deliberate, thoughtful, and focused on what matters most.

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Get Stuff Done

One thing you will find about us is that we move fast, and we iterate often.

OhmConnect's Equity, Access, and Outreach strategy

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.

How OhmConnect got started

About us and how it got started: Curt Tongue and Matt Duesterberg, the founders of OhmConnect

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.

About us and how it got started: Curt Tongue and Matt Duesterberg, the founders of OhmConnect

Meet the leadership team

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Cisco DeVries

Cisco currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of OhmConnect.

Prior to OhmConnect, he co-founded Renew Financial, which became one of the largest dedicated clean energy finance companies in the U.S. As CEO of Renew, he raised over $2 billion in private capital that financed energy efficiency and clean energy projects in nearly 100,000 homes. Previously, he spent five years as the Chief of Staff to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. In 1996, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as an aide to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, held roles at the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Cisco lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

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Founder & President
Matt Duesterberg

Matt co-founded OhmConnect in 2014 and is currently the company's President.

Prior to OhmConnect, Matt ran the data science division at DataRaker, which was acquired by Oracle in 2013. He started his energy industry career trading futures for electricity transmission for a small quantitative trading firm, DC Energy. From prior experiences, Matt realized that a fundamental need within the energy industry was to bring expertise from outside the energy sector to solve problems that are common in other industries - such as consumer engagement, marketing, and software services.

Matt lives in Northern California with his wife, Van and their two children.

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Cadir Lee

Cadir joined OhmConnect in 2015 and is currently the CTO managing daily operations and directs all engineering efforts. He has been instrumental in growing OhmConnect's customer base and revenue more than 30 fold since he joined.

Prior to OhmConnect, Cadir was CTO at some of the most recognizable technology companies including Zynga and Support.com. In addition to being the original architect of Zynga's big data analytics platform and developing one of the world's largest private cloud infrastructures, Cadir also successfully took Support.com public as one of its founders.

Cadir lives in Northern California with his wife, Susan and two children. He graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Biology and Music.

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General Counsel
Sanjay Ranchod

In his role as General Counsel, Sanjay is responsible for the company's legal and regulatory affairs.

Sanjay has more than a decade of experience in leadership roles in high-growth companies. He was SolarCity's VP of Policy & Electricity Markets and Regulatory Counsel, Director and Counsel for Business Development and Policy at Tesla, and most recently served as Chief Legal Officer at Firefly before joining OhmConnect. From 2005 through 2010, Sanjay represented renewable energy companies and other businesses on regulatory matters at the Paul Hastings law firm.

Sanjay serves as a Commissioner of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, a state agency, and has served on the boards of the Sierra Club, the Sierra Club Foundation, and the California Solar and Storage Association. Sanjay holds a BA from Brown University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Sanjay lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

about us and the leadership team: Melissa Zucker, Head of People
Head of People
Melissa Zucker

Melissa Zucker has over twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources, primarily leading the function for high growth start-ups in the renewable energy space. She has developed and implemented successful global staffing and strategic human resources plans for companies that represent all facets of the industry including financing, manufacturing, and construction. Prior to joining OhmConnect, Melissa built and led the Human Resources function for Solaria Corp., Renew Financial Inc., NexTracker Inc., and PowerLight Corp.

Melissa studied Chemistry and Math at Smith College and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Melissa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children, sits on various non-profit boards, and lends her time in support of Bay Area workforce development initiatives.

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Tommy Lim

Tommy Lim is the Vice President of Finance for OhmConnect Inc. and joined in January, 2021. Prior to OhmConnect, Tommy served as Chief Financial Officer of Aircraft Technical Publishers, a private equity owned software and information provider for the aviation industry from December 2017 to September 2020.

From December 2014 to December 2017, he served as VP Finance and Principal Accounting Officer for Alfresco Software Inc., a venture-backed digital content software company. Tommy has also served as Chief Financial Officer, VP Finance, and Secretary of TigerLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: TIGR), a software development company, from May 2006 to December 2014. Tommy holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance, both from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and has been a certified public accountant in California, 1994.

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Blog posts from the team

Learn even more about us with blog posts written by our team-members!