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About Uplight

Creating a more sustainable future.

The future is clean.
The future is bright.

Uplight is the leading provider of end-to-end customer-centric technology solutions dedicated solely to serving the energy ecosystem. More than 80 utilities around the globe use Uplight solutions to power their customer energy experience.

Uplight creates a more sustainable future by empowering customers in a way that the sum is greater than the parts—bringing together all of the pieces of customer energy action management, residential and commercial.

Our Origins

Uplight was established in 2019 by combining the recent acquisitions of EEme, EnergySavvy and FirstFuel with Tendril’s data analytics platform and Simple Energy’s consumer engagement marketplace. Uplight's recent acquisition of Ecotagious further builds upon creating a more effective and personalized energy experience.

Rubicon Technology Partners (RTP), formerly Tendril’s majority shareholder, and AES Corporation (AES), formerly Simple Energy’s largest shareholder, are the major investors for Uplight. Both investors are strategic partners, helping Uplight become an innovative leader in the customer energy management space.

The Story Behind Uplight

Learn about our vision and how we came to be

Uplight is a B Corporation

Demonstrating our commitment to sustainability, Uplight is a certified B Corporation—the highest standard for social corporate responsibility. We are proud to be a part of over 3,000 other companies around the world committed to using business as a force for environmental and social change.

Uplight has the ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions by more than 100 million metric tons and saving consumers more than $10 billion on their energy bills in the next 5 years. This is the equivalent to removing more than 21 million cars from the road for a year.

Find out more about B Corporations.

Meet Our Leaders

    Adrian Tuck

    Adrian Tuck

    Chief Executive Officer

    Adrian is a 20+ year entrepreneur and technology leader. As former CEO of Tendril, Adrian led the company to become a market leader in the use of advanced customer and energy analytics to drive utility customer engagement and demand management. He’s received numerous industry accolades, including being named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.

    Jaylene Kunze

    Jaylene Kunze

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jaylene brings 15+ years of finance and accounting, people, facilities and legal experience—including CPA and CIA certifications—to her role at Uplight. Previously as CFO of Tendril, she established processes to help the company scale and grow effectively and efficiently. She is passionate about ensuring the right people are in the right roles.

    Justin Segall

    Justin Segall

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Justin is an entrepreneurial leader with 15+ years experience in accelerating a clean energy future. He is passionate about driving change by motivating and enabling a new technology-driven connection for energy users and providers. As Co-Founder and former President of Simple Energy, Justin drove the initiative to certify the company as B-Corporation.

    Angela Tucci

    Angela Tucci

    Chief Operating Officer

    Angela has 24 years of software industry experience as both an entrepreneur and public company executive. Previously, she served as the CEO Of Apto, Inc., Chief Revenue Officer of publicly held Rally Software, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CA Technologies, and Chief Strategy Officer of Symantec.

    Jennifer Kinney

    Jennifer Kinney

    Chief Product Officer

    As the CTO of Simple Energy, Jennifer applied her extensive experience in AMI/smart grid, SCADA, and outage management systems to leading product and software development teams. She brings experience and passion for the energy industry having helped lead commercialization at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).

    Jay Grinde

    Jay Grinde

    EVP, Client Solutions

    Jay brings more than 15 years of management and executive leadership experience to Uplight. Jay was VP of Client Solutions at Simple Energy, where he led his team to bring technology solutions into the utility energy efficiency space. Jay holds two US Patents related to the validation and issuance of instant rebates.

    Brad Chen

    Brad Chen

    VP Consumer Operations & GM of E-Commerce

    Brad is an operational leader with 20 years of experience leading brands such as Jamba Juice, Pact, Just and simplehuman. Brad’s team is responsible for managing all facets of Uplight’s utility-branded consumer marketplaces, and for the production and delivery of Home Energy Reports. Brad is proud of the positive impact and energy savings these programs create.

    Indran “Indy” Ratnathicam

    Indran “Indy” Ratnathicam

    VP Marketing

    Indy has 10+ years at the intersection of utilities and technology, and currently leads marketing, strategic alliances and corporate strategy for Uplight. Previously, he was the VP of Marketing and Strategy for FirstFuel, where he led the company to being the global leader in utility customer business engagement.

    Michael “MGA” Albrecht

    Michael “MGA” Albrecht

    VP Utility Operations

    Michael is responsible for leading utility operations including implementation, tech support and reporting services. He has extensive experience leading software implementation teams in multiple industries including online advertising, digital licensing, and ERP/CRM implementations. Michael’s speciality is helping customers improve performance and operational efficiency through developing best-of-breed implementation methodologies and strategic offerings.

    Tanuj Deora

    Tanuj Deora

    VP Market Development and Regulatory Affairs

    Tanuj Deora is Vice President, Market Development and Regulatory Affairs. He is an established clean energy strategy and policy thought leader leader from his experience in energy project development, state government, and market analysis, specializing in power sector deployment and integration of behind the meter resources.

    Ray Young

    Ray Young

    VP Customer Success

    Ray Young is Vice President of Customer Success, where his team is responsible for working with our customers to achieve the value and promise of Uplight solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in consulting, and helping companies realize business vision through technology innovation and customer engagement solutions.

    Greg Buschur

    Greg Buschur

    VP Finance & Accounting

    Greg leads finance and accounting for Uplight where he is in charge of helping achieve profitability and accurately report on results to the business. In his previous role as Controller for Tendril, he led initiatives to streamline costs and achieve record revenue milestones. He’s passionate about putting the right financial models in place to empower growth.

    Janet Petrie

    Janet Petrie

    Director of People

    Janet leads People, Culture and Workplace Ops for Uplight, where she is in charge of engagement initiatives, talent acquisition, diversity, inclusivity, and training. She takes pride in her team's purpose to support employees by fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where people can be their authentic selves while contributing to Uplight's mission and continued success.

  • Adrian Tuck

    Adrian Tuck

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Jaylene Kunze

    Jaylene Kunze

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Justin Segall

    Justin Segall

    Chief Strategy Officer

  • Angela Tucci

    Angela Tucci

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Jennifer Kinney

    Jennifer Kinney

    Chief Product Officer

  • Jay Grinde

    Jay Grinde

    EVP, Client Solutions

  • Brad Chen

    Brad Chen

    VP Consumer Operations & GM of E-Commerce

  • Indran “Indy” Ratnathicam

    Indran “Indy” Ratnathicam

    VP Marketing

  • Michael “MGA” Albrecht

    Michael “MGA” Albrecht

    VP Utility Operations

  • Tanuj Deora

    Tanuj Deora

    VP Market Development and Regulatory Affairs

  • Ray Young

    Ray Young

    VP Customer Success

  • Greg Buschur

    Greg Buschur

    VP Finance & Accounting

  • Janet Petrie

    Janet Petrie

    Director of People

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