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!
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 demand flexibility in the built environment to scale as a grid and climate resource. He has made presentations on emerging demand flexibility markets to the US Senate Finance Committee, at COP 21, and to the UK Parliament among many others.
Matt is CEO of Recurve, provides a scalable platform for measuring revenue-grade demand flexibility (Behind the meter EE, DR, Storage, and EVs) using open source calculations, smart meter data, and parallel cloud computing. Recurve works with a variety of utilities, government agencies, and private efficiency providers to track resource curve load shape impacts to enable pay for performance markets for demand flexibility.
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, aka 1.0), 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 1.0 in 2012.
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.
A passionate enthusiast for all things energy and a well traveled pioneer across the world of utility innovation, Matt Burton joins the Recurve team to continue his mission of evangelizing for sustainability, decarbonization, and equity across the globe.
Legend has it that upon hearing Recurve CEO Matt Golden give an impassioned speech on Recurve’s vision, Matt immediately realized the value of levelizing assets across power markets from the plant to the meter. Now a part of the team, Matt spends his days working to create a cohesive and holistic approach to revolutionizing energy systems.
Prior to joining Recurve, Matt feasted on a smorgasbord of delicious energy trends across engineering, market analytics, and business development. He began his professional journey at Siemens Energy while completing his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Not satisfied with just commissioning high-efficiency combined cycle power plants, he felt the need to design them as well. Further leveraging his enthusiasm for engaging with utilities and their partners, along with his newly acquired MBA, Matt embarked on a mission to bring asset and market analytics to the forefront of large and small scale power generation development.
Matt went on to explore the demand side management space delivering crucial energy and capacity savings for utilities, as well as innovative experiences for their customers, across the southern US.
When he’s not engrossed in the job, Matt spends his time being best buds with his four year old, noodling on the guitar, trying to maintain amateur status in martial arts, and working to become the world’s most mediocre golfer.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Karissa joined Recurve in early 2021, not long after moving from Chicago to Colorado in the middle of the pandemic. She brings a spirit of adventure to the company, along with a passion for supporting the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.
With a background in client and account management in the fitness and nutrition industry, Karissa comes to Recurve with a commitment to helping customers get the most out of their experiences. She is excited to join a company with such an amazing culture and potential for growth, while also fighting climate change.
In her spare time, Karissa enjoys making unusual desserts to indulge in and exploring Colorado by hiking, biking, working out, and snowboarding in her new territory.
With a degree from Dartmouth College in Biological Anthropology and a love of solving puzzles, Maggie offers an interdisciplinary perspective and a quick mind to Recurve's business and operations team. She was drawn both to Recurve's ambitious mission to transform energy and because of its visionary startup culture. Prior to joining Recurve, Maggie worked in Strategy and Operations at Rhone Apparel, a men's apparel company.
A resident of New York City, Maggie brings East Coast representation to the global Recurve team, along with her much-needed skills as a professional Central Park navigator.
When she's not working, Maggie loves spinning, skiing, and fishing with her dad.
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.
Mariano joined Recurve in 2019 to work on a mix of software engineering, data engineering, and data science projects. He was attracted to Recurve because of its mission and commitment to open source analysis methods.
Mariano holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Recurve, he worked for six years as a data scientist and software engineer with an energy software company, an online advertising firm, and an industiral research institute. His sweet spot is tools, automation, and process improvement in data-driven projects and software.
Currently living in Belgium, Mariano is bringing European sensibilities to his (mostly) American colleagues including appreciation of fine Belgian chocolates and love for the metric system. He is recognizable by his mullet haircut, which he got 100% on purpose at a festival dedicated to the mullet, and which he intends to keep for the rest of his life. He firmly believes he is at the forefront of a trend; time will tell.
Bison joined Recurve in September 2019. As a Software Engineer, he is helping scale the platform application by developing user interfaces that help clients manage their demand-side portfolio resources, see the quality of their projects, and target new customers. Long term, he is also working toward goals like grid decarbonization and creating a market for energy flexibility.
As a resourceful developer and spirited environmentalist, Bison genuinely wants to make the world a better place. After discovering that he could make a career out of building powerful user experiences and solving interesting problems, he hasn’t looked back. He’s leveled up as an engineer building applications that alleviate food insecurity, lessen food waste, and make cooking at home easier and healthier. He’s now honored to be focusing his energy on fighting global warming.
Bison is a California native who’s been living in the Bay Area since 2005. When he’s not working on exciting projects he enjoys cooking, traveling, and practicing meditation and yoga.
Richard joined Recurve in 2020 to chase the opportunity to work on energy transition. He is passionate about learning and identifying areas where impact is possible and is fascinated by the breadth of problems sustainable solutions can address.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Michigan and Master of Science and Ingenieur degrees in sustainable energy technology from Delft University of Technology. Prior to joining Recurve, Richard was a program manager for commercial, industrial, and public sector energy efficiency programs at Franklin Energy.
Though originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Richard has lived and worked in Vietnam, India, and the Netherlands. Currently residing in Chicago, he loves to throw pottery at his home studio, attempts (and ultimately fails) to cook the delicious foods he ate internationally, and tries to not decimate his houseplants.
Joining Recurve in 2020, JP is excited to be working with (arguably) the best engineering team at the company, Product and Platform.
Essentially a fish at heart, JP spent his undergraduate program at SUNY ESF focused on aquatic science and assisting with wetland restoration projects. Upon graduating, he worked for the US Geological Survey, where he tackled problems ranging from residential well water contamination to methyl-mercury in Brook Trout.
Pivoting to entrepreneurship but continuing his obsession with fish, JP opened an environmentally conscious restaurant in upstate New York that focused on sustainable seafood. After two years, his batteries were fully drained from the burnout of the restaurant industry and teaching himself to code. He now looks forward to his new role in the energy sector.
In his free time, JP enjoys tormenting his friends through competitive board game nights, cooking overly complex meals, and playing in streams or lakes.
Nuri Park joined Recurve’s Engineering Team in September 2020.
Nuri's previous work as a business intelligence analyst in the financial services industry taught her the significance of data driven decision making. She was drawn to Recurve’s commitment to fight climate change and by the company’s investment in its people. She is excited to join a company whose vision she wholeheartedly supports and where she can bring value from her previous experience.
When she is not coding, you can find her taking long walks in the woods or planning her next trip.
Joe joined Recurve late in the longest year in recorded history (2020). He believes that we must electrify everything as quickly as possible to avert the worst impacts of climate change and ensure that we all have better years to come.
Prior to joining Recurve, Joe worked at Lime Energy as a data scientist, where he gained valuable insight into the world of energy efficiency implementation. He has also worked as a demand response researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Lab and is looking forward to applying this research to real world projects at Recurve.
He will be working on the Analytics and Modeling team, working to build and bring new offerings to customers to accelerate grid decarbonization.
When not paralyzed by existential dread, Joe enjoys surfing, hiking, and building things.
Caleb joined Recurve in the spring of 2021 after working for almost four years as an energy efficiency analyst at a public utility. Caleb is looking forward to applying his energy background and love for programmatic problem solving to help the company's Data Infrastructure team bring forth the innovation that the industry needs.
Caleb graduated with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona. While he never had a strong affinity for equations named after early 1900s physicists, he did greatly enjoy his only required programming course. Determined to learn skills that provided immediate and tangible benefit, he took as many programming courses as possible in his last year to receive a minor in Computer Science. He is excited to use modern technologies to solve complex problems instead of relying on spreadsheets as a one size fits all solution.
In his free time, Caleb enjoys struggling to learn the piano, teaching python to high school students as part of a volunteer program, binging on obscure Wikipedia articles and connecting mundane everyday life events to the HBO crime drama The Wire.
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.
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.