President & CEO
Greensmith Energy - a Wärtsilä Company
As President and CEO of Greensmith, John has led the company from concept to the recognized technology leader in energy storage market since joining in 2009. John was twice awarded Smart Grid Pioneer by SmartGrid Today and the company was selected as the industry’s fastest growing company by Deloitte Fast500. Greensmith is surpassing 200MW of energy storage deployments globally with both grid-scale and behind-the-meter installations.
Hailing from the distributed computing, data analytics and software space – John firmly believed that intelligent energy storage could become the first programmable, multi-application appliance available to all grid operators, integrated with a variety of power assets. With that vision and now an industry-leading software and integration platform called GEMS, Greensmith is enabling a growing number of the largest power companies and partners across the world looking to define the future of grid management.
Prior to Greensmith, John held C-level roles at a number of venture-backed technology companies operating in North America, Europe and Asia, including a software and solutions startup that served 21 of the 25 largest electric utilities in North America. John also served as a strategy practice leader for A.T. Kearney and Braxton Associates and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He currently resides in the Bay Area.