Nicole Poindexter, CEO Energicity Corp and Founder
Nicole’s 20 year career spans leadership roles in finance, government, and operations. From starting her career as investment banker, Nicole has had a variety of finance roles including Portfolio Manager for the $100 mm New York City Investment Fund (sponsored by Henry Kravis) and Director of Investments for the New York City Empowerment Zone a $300 mm fund. Additionally, Nicole has both been a policy maker and policy shaper as Senior Advisor to the Mayor Bloomberg Administration and in her roles at Opower where she worked with utility regulators to enable adoption of innovative products. Lastly, her leadership of Energicity Corp’s operations builds on her experience being the VP of Operations and Product Management running the operations and software development of a $500mm book publisher and subsequently developing new products at Opower- a smart grid software company that IPO’ed in 2014.
Joe Philip, VP Engineering and Co-Founder
Joe is a solar industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Energicity, he served as a Director of Advanced Solutions at SunEdison a global leader in solar development. In his role, he worked on the design development and analysis of solar projects, including for new technologies and hybrid systems. He founded the Development Engineering group responsible for leading design engineering of over 200 MW of solar projects at SunEdison – including several award winning projects, for clients including California State University (10 distinct projects ranging from 100kw – 500kw), SPS New Mexico (510 MW projects), and an award winning projects for the US retailer Walgreens. Prior to SunEdison, at Spire Solar, Joe served as a project engineer where he was responsible for maintaining a fleet of 500kw of project and led construction on 200 kw projects. He has worked in every aspect of the solar industry from module manufacturing to design, installation, performance analytics, and maintenance of PV systems.
Patrick Ayemeli, Director Customer Operations
Prior to joining Energicity, Mr. Ayemeli worked in Accenture’s utilities practice in Paris France as a consultant. In his work, he developed operational strategies – including revenue and collections strategies and plans for smart grid rollouts for some of the world’s largest utilities. Mr. Ayemeli, a Cameroonian native has both an Masters in Business Administration Ecole de Management de Lyon (EM Lyon) and a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Institut National des Sciences des Appliques de Lyon (INSA Lyon).