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. Uplight acquired Recurve 1.0 in 2012.
Jeff Soplop brings an idiosyncratic mixture of a zeal for efficiency combined with a lifelong love of surfing, cliff jumping, and trail running to the Recurve team. He also brings more than 15 years of experience in energy management, intelligent buildings, and analytics, which come in handy when the surf is flat.
Prior to joining Recurve, Jeff was responsible for the P&L, strategy, vision, product roadmap, and operations for the energy line of business and market-leading Energy Manager SaaS products at Dude Solutions. Before that, he was part of ICF’s energy innovation and engagement team and oversaw a portfolio of technology and data analytics initiatives across a range of utility demand side management offerings such as behavioral energy, loyalty, and building analytics programs.
Jeff’s experience also includes leading research and development for several smart building and enterprise energy management SaaS providers using methods including predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, fault detection and diagnostic algorithms, and model-predictive control software.
Jeff holds a BS in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University, an MA in Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill, and an MS in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in the woods outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his partner, their three daughters, a hoop-jumping rescue pup, and a lovable hedgehog. His family insists that a recent test revealing Jeff has more Neanderthal DNA than just about any other human explains, well, everything.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jesse Fallick brings a unique combination of program management, data analytics, and technology product management experience to the Recurve team.
In the first half of his career, Jesse co-founded and led Donnelly Energy, a New Jersey-based energy efficiency firm. While there, he implemented a custom CRM and reporting platform to improve sales tracking, project management and operational transparency. He helped secure over $40M in energy efficiency funding for his customers.
The latter half of Jesse’s career was with Lime Energy (a Willdan company), where he led multiple large technology deployments and analytics initiatives. Following the acquisition of Enerpath, Jesse led the software consolidation and operational integration of two major utility programs.
Later, Jesse established the Business Intelligence group at Lime Energy and oversaw the development of a data warehouse and a platform for real-time reporting and analysis. He also pioneered a novel methodology for SMB customer targeting which leverages machine learning and has been shown to increase closing rates by as much as 20% in some markets.
When he was young, Jesse wanted to be a “space doctor” when he grew up. He considers his current career trajectory to be close enough.
After a four year tour of duty in the “special forces” of decarbonization at Siemens Energy (where he worked alongside fellow Siemens veteran Michael Keasey), Matt is excited to see how he can deploy his supply-side experience to Recurve's bottom-up, demand-side approach to energy transition.
Throughout his career, Matt has been driven by a passion for finding economically feasible decarbonization solutions that maintain network reliability. As a student at University of Central Florida, he pursued a degree in mechanical engineering while working at a job where he implemented building automation control systems to optimize for energy efficiency.
Matt started his post-college career in the thermal generation sector but quickly pivoted into renewables. At Siemens, he focused on system supply for utility scale renewable projects (wind, solar, and energy storage) as well as consultation services, including decarbonization roadmapping.
Originally from Florida (Tampa Bay area), Matt grew up near the beach and boating. He now lives in Denver Colorado, where he takes advantage of nearby skiing for 25 to 30 days per season.
Michael joined Recurve in 2021 after a five-year tour at Siemens Energy, where he worked in sales and marketing for a wide range of power generation and T&D products and services. He is excited to apply his broad knowledge of energy markets and systems to help bring forward a new era of demand flexibility solutions. His time spent modeling decarbonization roadmaps for the supply side of the industry taught him that demand-side management will be critical if utilities plan to hit carbon reduction targets in a cost-effective manner.
Although he has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, Michael felt the need to understand the chaos of the business world. After completing his MBA at the University of Florida, he was ready to join Recurve to bombard them with useless terminology from his coursework, all in the name of fighting climate change.
Not content to merely explore every aspect of the energy world, in his spare time Michael busies himself with watching an inordinate number of courses on YouTube and MasterClass to fill his brain with information he’s sure will come in handy (one day). Michael also has an affinity for music, and is known for completing all Rock Band drum tracks on expert mode at the young age of 16. He has since graduated to a real drum kit, which was used to record drums on actual albums and live shows in Orlando, Florida.
Alex joined Recurve in 2021 to continue working at the leading edge of energy efficiency and make an impact on climate change.
Alex has worked in program and project management for over 20 years in the energy, construction, and real estate fields.
For six years he was the energy efficiency commercial and industrial programs manager at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. During this time, he worked with utilities and stakeholders on $2+ billion of dollars of utility efficiency program spending. He also oversaw grant programs on high performance buildings and innovative technologies, helped launch a commercial PACE financing program in the state, and was a primary contributor to the first in the world energy regulations on the cannabis industry.
He earned a Masters in Real Estate Development from Arizona State University, and a degree in Communications from Boston University.
Alex is the eastern most United States representative of Recurve, where he works with a cranberry bog outside his window. He is passionate about music, builds trails in the woods, and enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew.
Mia has been working since the late aughts in a variety of positions related to climate mitigation, including carbon footprint tracking and electric vehicle charging. She joined Recurve in 2021 to continue following her passion to help decarbonize everything and curb the worst impacts of climate disruption.
Mia started her career as part of Nobel laureate Dan Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory where she was the program manager for the Cool California Challenge. The program grew to be the largest voluntary behavior-based household carbon footprint reduction program of its kind.
Most recently, she spent four years at an electric vehicle startup where she started in marketing and learned data analytics on the job. She provided guidance and insights to national retail and real estate partners to help them benefit from decarbonizing transportation.
She earned her BA in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis on local environmental policy.
Mia lives the “green dream” in California with her husband, two plug-in cars, solar array, and organic garden. In her free time she designs and sews clothing, dances Argentine Tango, and is working on a (very) long term project of converting a 1971 Ford F100 pickup into an “electruck.”
A grizzled veteran of Recurve even at his young age, Andrew has always been willing to grab any opportunity to help Recurve grow.
Andrew currently manages Demand FLEXmarkets for Recurve, overseeing product and process design, implementation, and active operations and troubleshooting. He works across the company's Engineering, Operations, and Customer Success teams on a daily basis. Over the years, Andrew has overseen a number of special projects at Recurve, including managing the company's SOC2 Type II audit and certification award.
A passionate sustainability and social activist, Andrew has always sought opportunities to make the world a better place. Before joining Recurve, he worked for a company that manufactured off-grid electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Outside of work, Andrew actively participates in local clean energy and YIMBY advocacy groups. You can also catch Andrew at yoga, shooting hoops, or catching waves when away from the office.
Andrew has a degree in Entrepreneurship and Interdisciplinary Global Ecology from Marquette University.
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.
Chris took a sometimes meandering path to Recurve (perhaps fitting given his affinity for hiking), but now looks forward to scaling the mountain that is energy efficiency.
He arrived in 2021 with nearly 15 years of operations, product and customer-focused experience, including stops at Zappos and the Oakland A's, as well as Wells Fargo and the corporate governance firm Glass Lewis.
Drawing upon time spent as a peer counselor in college, Chris brings an empathetic yet methodical approach to his new team. He is thrilled and humbled to be part of a mission-driven company working to combat climate change.
Chris resides with his family in Sacramento, CA, where they enjoy exploring the outdoors together. He plays both the trombone and ukulele (sort of), and is grateful to his parents for sparking a lifelong interest in music. He also enjoys trivia, sports (playing and watching), and participating in the pandemic book club he started with his siblings. Once, while skiing, Chris fractured his humerus (although he didn't find it funny at all).
He holds a degree in Economics from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), and a Master's in Sports Management from The Ohio State 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.
As a first generation Asian American and environmentalist, Niki is dedicated to securing an inclusive, sustainable and equitable future. She is excited to work in a culture and industry that helps achieve the future she envisions and believes that Recurve's mission and business model effectively combat climate change.
Niki joined Recurve in late 2021 and is excited to contribute her project management skills and adventurous spirit to the team. Previously, she worked as a Senior Account Manager at TerraCycle, a social enterprise that recycles the non-recyclable. She has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont.
An outdoors enthusiast who can't sit still (unless while working of course), Niki loves traveling, camping, hiking, snowboarding, running, rock climbing, surfing, biking, doing yoga, and kiteboarding. She also spends time baking obscure vegan desserts, painting, playing guitar, reading, shooting film photography, and doom scrolling against her will.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olga was excited to join Recurve’s data infrastructure team in the fall of 2021 and to be a part of its mission to create a clean energy economy and make a true impact on the planet.
While at university, Olga worked part time in tutoring, customer service, and as a technical admission specialist. She found her passion for programming through computer science electives. After completing her undergraduate education, she was accepted to the highly competitive App Academy Boot Camp and dove full-time into coding.
Olga recently moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to take advantage of the beautiful nature there through hiking, photography, and collecting tiny plants.
With a background in software engineering and human resources, Satomi brings a unique, interdisciplinary perspective to the Recurve team. She is very excited to start her engineering career with a mission-driven company like Recurve.
After graduating college in Japan, Satomi began her career in HR. While working as an HR manager, she had the opportunity to move to New York, where she was excited to live in a diverse environment and meet people with global career experiences.
Working for a Japanese real estate firm as a project manager and a database admin sparked strong interest in using data to solve problems and pushed her to pursue a career in tech. As a software engineer with a non-traditional background, she is passionate about working on products and for companies that make a positive impact on the community.
Among friends and family, Satomi is known for loving cats and having a passion for soup noodles, and her travel itinerary always has "find a local ramen shop" and "meet neighborhood cats" in it.
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.