Mission

Accelerate the transition to a
clean energy grid through flexible
demand-side resources

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Recurve connects the dots between efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and DERs to enable demand flexibility to become a market-based procurable resource.

Since 2015, we have dedicated ourselves to creating transparent methods and open-source software to revolutionize the way energy efficiency is measured, deployed and procured.

The Recurve Platform provides leading utilities, regulators, and aggregators with a secure, scalable, SaaS solution that enables markets for demand flexibility as a resource.
our Team
Team

A trusted resource

Our team of policy experts, efficiency veterans, leading data scientists and world class software engineers is at the heart of what makes Recurve great. We are passionate about what we do, we love our customers and we think data is fun!

Matt Golden

Matt Golden

Chief Executive Officer

Whether testifying before Congress or auditing Ellen DeGeneres' house, Matt Golden has been spreading the word about energy efficiency for years.

An entrepreneur, policy advocate, and efficiency agitator, Matt is committed to bringing energy efficiency in the built environment to scale as a demand side resource. He has made presentations on emerging efficiency markets to the US Senate Finance Committee, at COP 21, and to the UK Parliament among many others.

Matt is CEO of Recurve, the company that developed the OpenEEmeter, an open source platform for measuring energy savings and load shape based on smart meter data. Recurve works with a variety of utilities, government agencies, and private efficiency providers to track savings and load shape using AMI data and enable pay for performance markets for demand side capacity.

Matt also leads the GBCI Investor Confidence Project implementing a system to certify commercial and multifamily Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ projects in order to reduce transaction costs, and develop actuarial data to unlock capital markets for commercial and multifamily retrofit projects.

Previously, Matt founded Recurve (the original), which developed tablet based energy auditing software for the residential energy efficiency industry based on real world experience gained through thousands of energy efficiency audits and retrofits as a licensed CA energy efficiency contractor. Tendril Networks acquired Recurve in 2012.

McGee Young

McGee Young

Chief Technology Officer

Known as the "Hero of Efficiency," McGee Young keeps the Recurve team on track with salty language and a world-class sense of humor.

Before joining Recurve, McGee founded MeterHero and H2Oscore, two efficiency startups that help homeowners save water and energy by using innovative business models to drive behavioral change through data driven insights.

In addition, McGee was a tenured member of the Department of Political Science and the Entrepreneur Faculty Fellow at the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship at Marquette University. He was named to the 40 under 40 by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2014.

McGee holds a PhD in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Carmen Best

Carmen Best

Director of Policy & Emerging Markets

With a background in geology, Carmen rocked efficiency as head of EM&V for the California Public Utilities Commission, and is now crushing it at Recurve.

Carmen led the Energy Efficiency Commercial Programs & Evaluation team and served as a senior analyst during her ten years working with the California Public Utilities Commission. While there, she facilitated the Commission’s transition to standardized data and reporting, priority-based evaluation planning, and stakeholder engagement processes to manage its large-scale energy efficiency evaluation portfolio.  

She brought the findings and insights from these efforts to statewide energy policy through demand forecasting, integrated resource planning and overall improvements in the deployment of energy efficiency, and has shared lessons learned across the continent and the world.  

Carmen holds a master’s degree from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her geology credentials were earned at the University of North Dakota.

Anthony Vega

Anthony Vega

Director of Finance and Operations

Anthony joined Recurve to bring business structure to the startup wilderness. He manages the company’s finances, business development processes, back office functions, and investor relations.

Prior to joining Recurve, Anthony worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. His clients at BCG spanned the full energy ecosystem-- from upstream oil and gas, to utility marketing departments; touching assets as dirty as the Canadian oil sands and as clean as efficiency. His casework focused on organizational design, go-to-market strategies, and M&A. Anthony started his career at EY, working in the firm’s audit and M&A practice areas.

He has also consulted for a number of crypto projects--although none as revolutionary as the Yeagercoin.

Anthony received his MBA from the Wharton School (UPenn), with a concentration in Energy Management. Anthony is a CPA, and holds degrees from both the University of Miami and the University of Notre Dame, making him both a convict and a Catholic - but his primary allegiance is to the U. Anthony is a Cuban American from Miami, and grew up in the same zip code as Pit Bull (no relation). During his free time, you can find Anthony dominating his fantasy baseball leagues.

Alyssia (Lis) Byers

Alyssia (Lis) Byers

Director of Customer Success and Operations

Lis brings Canadian-style discipline to the unruly California culture of Recurve.

She joined the Recurve team in 2017 to lead customer success initiatives including onboarding, training, testing and support for existing and new users.

Prior to joining Recurve, Lis held similar roles for several companies, including as VP of Customer Success for 17hats, where she established extensive training and onboarding programs, as well as leading a 24/7/365 customer support team.  

Lis thrives on helping others, a passion she has put to use by teaching computer science students at her local community college.

She graduated first in her class at Humber College, where she studied Computer Engineering.

Adam Scheer

Adam Scheer

Director of Customer Solutions

After spending a decade immersed in fundamental physics research it’s safe to say Adam is capable of understanding complex topics. That his last five years in energy efficiency have left him confused and disoriented is exactly why we hired him at Recurve to help us bring a new way of thinking to this industry.

While at PG&E, Adam made a splash in the EM&V group by working to connect research and data analytics to the EE portfolio. He then supervised the Residential Programs team as they were laying the foundation for a transition to meter-based pay-for-performance. He rounded out his time there as the Principal member of the Policy group, focusing on cost-effectiveness and market transformation. Along the way he led customer targeting research that is now being deployed across PG&E’s P4P programs.

Adam is trained in the art of problem-solving, having received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Colorado-Boulder where he completed much of his research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He then migrated west to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Combustion Research Facility of Sandia National Labs. There he worked extensively at the giant synchrotron laser down the street at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focused on a range of topics, including the sub-microsecond ignition chemistry of novel biofuel molecules. In total, Adam published more than 30 articles in a range of high-impact scientific journals. Simple stuff really.

Phil Ngo

Phil Ngo

Director of Engineering

A genuine Renaissance man, there is almost no part of the Recurve business that Phil Ngo hasn't touched (whether he wanted to or not).  

Phil began working with the Recurve team in 2014 and was the chief developer of the open source Python package that would form the basis of the OpenEEmeter. In 2016, he joined the team full-time, where his role grew to include building the Recurve dashboard analytics backend (data warehouse) among other responsibilities.

An advocate of using science for social good, Phil has always looked for opportunities to use his engineering skills to make a difference in the world. Prior to joining Recurve, Phil worked as a developer at the Impact Lab, where he built data products for clients in energy efficiency and nonprofit sectors with large data assets, and at Effortless Energy, where he designed and implemented methods to calculate the energy and monetary savings of residential energy efficiency measures, including smart thermostats and envelope retrofits.

Phil has a degree in Chemistry from Harvard University.

Ethan Goldman

Ethan Goldman

Director of Customer Solutions

Ethan brings years of experience applying data science, metering and sensor networking to solve energy and climate challenges. Ethan previously worked as Energy Informatics Architect at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), where he designed and developed software to automatically process data from smart meters and connected devices in order to identify and quantify energy savings.

At Recurve, Ethan brings his first-hand knowledge of utility program measurement and verification techniques and experience creating data analytics software systems to help craft solutions that enable customers to successfully navigate emerging distributed energy markets and meet clean energy goals.

Hassan Shaban

Hassan Shaban

Senior Data Scientist

Hassan "Dataguy" Shaban gave up several promising opportunities to join Recurve after learning about the innovative work being done on Yeagercoin.

Hassan joined Recurve in summer 2017 to work on the data science core of the OpenEEMeter and to expand its capabilities in the smart device space.

Coming from an engineering background, Hassan has worked on both the supply side and demand side of the energy industry, most recently in energy efficiency program implementation. Prior to that, as an academic, he worked on IoT applications in nuclear power plant safety and monitoring.

Hassan holds a Bachelor’s degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Alexandria University and the University of Ottawa, respectively. He enjoys Mediterranean cooking and playing soccer in old-timers’ leagues.

Scott Blew

Scott Blew

Senior Product Director

Scott has social entrepreneurship in his blood and a deep background in product design. Over the last several years he’s helped startups and Fortune 500 companies design, engineer and launch cutting edge products for social good.

After building an e-commerce platform for entrepreneurs in India to tap into western markets, designing a new form of shared housing to make urban living more affordable, and inventing a pair of eyewear that provides agency over the encroaching powers of technology, he decided he was finally ready for the ultimate challenge, developing a product with a net positive impact to curb climate change so we can continue inhabiting our planet.

He joined Recurve as Senior Product Director in the summer of 2018. He works at the intersection of strategy, design & engineering to ensure the Recurve Platform helps customers meet their challenges. On any given day Scott can be found conducting customer interviews, prioritizing product features, and designing and prototyping user interfaces.

Scott was also responsible for a massive rebrand as the company transitioned from OpenEE to Recurve (a process that he hopes will not happen too often).

A true digital nomad, Scott has already lived in three different countries since joining Recurve and travels wherever the winds and waves take him (currently Mexico).

Dave Yeager

Dave Yeager

Senior Software Engineer | Integrations

The inventor and coiner of Yeagercoin, a "cryptocurrency that has no real intrinsic value and may or may not be valuable in the future (but probably not)" (Urban Dictionary), Yeager is a passionate advocate for peer-to-peer knowledge and distributed resources.

Yeager joined Recurve in September 2016 to support the onboarding of the company’s growing customer base. He currently leads the development of Recurve's data pipeline, where he works closely with clients to develop seamless back-end systems to clean, sort and upload energy data into the Recurve meter platform.

Prior to joining Recurve, Yeager was a Director at BlackRock investment management, where he focused on automation systems for institutional fund clients including approximately a half trillion dollars in order flows per year. His responsibilities also included web design and development for order placement and portfolio analysis products, including the MoneyFund Aggregator transparency project.

He is a graduate of Villanova University.

Andrew Terenzio

Andrew Terenzio

Product Specialist

Andrew Terenzio has always a passion for responding to RFPs, so when an opportunity to join Recurve came up, he knew it would be a good fit.

Andrew joined Recurve in June of 2017 to work with a growing list of customers and help with the acquisition of new clients. Andrew will also help with the development of business operations as Recurve continues to grow.  

As a passionate sustainability and social activist, Andrew has always sought opportunities to make the world a better place. Before joining Recurve, Andrew worked as a sales coordinator for Envision Solar, where he sold solar powered, transportable electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. He also has also been awarded grant funding to research socially innovative grocery store business models for food deserts.

Andrew has a degree in Entrepreneurship and Interdisciplinary Global Ecology from Marquette University.

Stephen Suffian

Stephen Suffian

Senior Software Engineer

By hiring Stephen Suffian, PhD, Recurve is pleased to continue its mission to help provide full employment for over-educated academics.

Stephen holds a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, and a Masters in Sustainable Engineering and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.

During his stint in academia, he split his time between research and related work that led him to spend long stretches in Kenya and Nicaragua, working on projects ranging from telemedicine systems, tomato food value chains, a community service day CMS, and behavioral energy efficiency.

Steve's passions include selling tomatoes to strangers in Kenya and trying to convince everyone he knows to move to Philadelphia. He speaks Swahili and has used the phrase "Hakuna Matata" in a serious conversation.

Vikhyati (Toshi) Singh

Vikhyati (Toshi) Singh

Software Engineer & Data Scientist

Toshi "The Detective" Singh spends her days hunting down data problems and fixing them. In her spare time, she creates visualization analytics to help Recurve clients understand where and how to help their customers best save energy.

Toshi joined Recurve in 2017. She has helped build the ETL data processing pipeline for new customers, migrated raw energy data to the structured data required for machine learning modeling and evaluation, and performed machine learning modeling. Toshi also helps build, manage and keep track of new customer deployments as well as upgrading existing customers when new features are released.  

Toshi has a strong interest in applying data science engineering to solve social and environmental problems. Previously she worked as a software engineer at the Climate Corporation, where she built a pipeline to fetch, clean and store data and create graphs on Graphana, and as a researcher at the University of Washington, where she applied machine learning algorithms to large health datasets.

She is a University of Washington computer science graduate.

Natalie Kozlowksi

Natalie Kozlowksi

Customer Success Specialist

Natalie was attracted to Recurve because of the potential to have a real and measurable impact on the well-being of our planet (the chance to get out of the world of finance didn't hurt either). She also enjoys creating pretty pictures with data.  

Relentlessly optimistic, Natalie works hard to help everyone succeed at everything, making her a perfect fit as Customer Success Specialist.  

Before joining Recurve, she worked at multiple Fortune 500 companies, where she managed liquidity risk as well as various metrics and data visualization programs.

In her free time she is a community activist, lifter of heavy things, SCUBA diver, and a really slow swimmer.

She majored in Environmental Science at the University of Delaware, and has an MBA from Ashford University.


Arpan Kotecha

Arpan Kotecha

Senior Software Engineer

Arpan was attracted to Recurve because of its reputation as visionary company. He is hoping that it won't disappoint him.

Arpan has over 12 years of software development and management experience in the world of finance and trading. Prior to Recurve, he had cofounded his own software and data analytics consulting firm. He loves reading about new technology, productivity hacks, nutrition, and spirituality.

Lakis Polycarpou

Lakis Polycarpou

Content Editor

Lakis joined the Recurve team in early 2017 to develop communications content and help articulate the company’s vision for open source efficiency.

Trained as a journalist, Lakis has written extensively about topics related to sustainability and energy, including water usage and trends, climate change, infrastructure, food systems, and urban planning. Lakis is also a novelist. His first book, August in the Vanishing City, was published in 2015.

While Lakis was tasked with writing the bios on this site, he takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions.

Marc Paré

Marc Paré

Security and Privacy Engineer

Marc is responsible for Recurve's security and privacy roadmap, from in depth vulnerability assessment to overall strategy.He brings a full stack engineering skillset to the role, having built major portions of Recurve's infrastructure in the early stages.

In addition to his work with Recurve, Marc has been responsible for the security of data platforms in various sectors, including analytics, global health, and IoT.

He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and was once on Vietnamese television for his work in clean energy.

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What our customers say about us

“Recurve will provide NYSERDA, NYS utilities, and the market ongoing transparency into the impacts of energy efficiency implementations within the Business Energy Pro initiative. NYSERDA is very excited about the potential to increase market confidence in energy efficiency investments and test how near-real time performance data can help to improve energy efficiency outcomes, as well as more closely align incentives with savings as they occur.”
"Recurve is enabling the Energy Trust to reduce the cost of evaluation, while providing much more real time and transparent feedback. We can now focus on how evaluation data can be used to improve programs, by automating the time consumption process of data preparation, and number crunching."
"Recurve has automated the historically difficult process of attaining customer usage data, which is enabling both BIG and its contractor partners to qualify customers, track savings, and build solutions that are optimized to both work for the market and homeowners, and that deliver value to the grid and the climate.”
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