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Creating a more sustainable future.

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Powering our communities.

Energy providers are tasked with creating efficient, affordable, and sustainable energy for everyone in their communities. It’s a big job that Uplight is excited to help with.

Uplight is the bridge to the clean energy future.

Uplight connects energy providers to their decarbonization goals. Partnering with more than 80 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, our energy expertise, innovation, and scale are unmatched.

Our 400 energy experts are an extension of your team.

Uplight challenges our energy providers to develop more innovative solutions to achieve their goals. We have a collaborative process to ensure success because more affordable and cleaner energy is our goal too. It’s not easy, but together we can do it.

245

Software Engineers

75

Customer Success & Implementation Experts

29

Data / Behavioral
 Scientists

20

Consumer & UX/UI Experts

As a B Corp, we have big goals.

Uplight is proud to be a certified B Corporation—the highest standard for businesses building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

 

We have an ambitious environmental goal of reducing CO2 emissions by more than 100 million metric tons and saving consumers more than $10 billion on their energy bills. We’re also committed to building an inclusive and equitable community through our energy providers, and within our workplace.

We live our values.

Not just words on paper, Uplight’s values govern how we work together.

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Do the Right Thing

We act with integrity, even when it’s hard.

02

Grow

We’re driven by curiosity and excitement, always ready to learn.

03

Impactful Progress

We work to meaningful outcomes, mindful of each step.

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One Team

We operate as a unified team, made stronger by uniqueness.

Our Investors are aligned with our mission.

Uplight’s investors include Schneider Electric, the global leader in sustainable energy solutions; AES, a global company accelerating the future of sustainable energy; and a group of private equity investors led by Huck Capital that includes Coatue and Inclusive Capital Partners Spring Fund II.

Meet our leaders.

Luis D'Acosta

Chief Executive Officer

Luis was the global head of Schneider Electric's Digital Energy business, where he worked to accelerate the digitization of power networks by building and implementing new technology solutions. He has vast global experience running software businesses, scaling startups, and leading growth and customer engagement initiatives.

Jesse Demmel

Chief Technology Officer

Jesse has over 15 years of software engineering leadership experience with solutions ranging from consumer web scale to enterprise SaaS. Prior to joining Uplight, he was CTO at Sovrn and Vice President Engineering of Connected Fitness at Under Armour.

Greg Gould

Chief Product Officer

Greg has over 20 years of enterprise software experience with a heavy focus on Agile delivery of SaaS platforms. Prior to joining Uplight, Greg was Head of Product for Rally Software in Broadcom’s Enterprise Software Division, Vice President of Engineering at CA Technologies and held a variety of product leadership roles at Return Path.

Indran Ratnathicam

Chief Professional Services Officer

Indy brings more than 20 years of marketing, corporate strategy and executive leadership in energy and technology. He previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at FirstFuel, and a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. Indy is a basketball coach, and believes strongly in the power of teams.

Michelle Anastasi

Chief People Officer

Michelle has more than 20 years experience as an executive in fast-growing tech companies. She has held leadership positions in early and late-stage private and public companies, including Mersive Technologies, Ibotta and Dell. As a catalyst for organizational growth and effectiveness, Michelle defines and builds leadership and culture around purpose, inclusion and accountability. She is passionate about people coming together in service of positive social impact.

David Schoenberg

Chief Delivery and Operations Officer

David Schoenberg and his team are responsible for working with our customers to achieve the value and promise of Uplight solutions. He has 20 years of experience in utility customer operations and marketing consulting. At PG&E, he led various functions within the utility's Customer Care department and led various improvement efforts to improve the overall customer experience.

Lauren Romer

General Counsel

Lauren brings 15+ years legal experience representing technology companies through various stages of growth. Most recently, Lauren served as Chief Legal Officer of Ping Identity Corporation, a public company headquartered in Denver. Prior to Ping Identity, she was a corporate associate in Cooley LLP's corporate securities group. Lauren believes strongly that the best legal departments partner with the business to drive scalability.

Matt Harsha-Strong

Chief Financial Officer

Matt has over 15 years of financial and corporate development experience in the energy sector. Prior to Uplight, he was Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at The AES Corporation, where he helped build Uplight and helped transform AES' US renewables business into an industry leader. Matt is passionate about scaling mission-oriented businesses together with great teams.

Joe DeMatteo

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing

Joes brings over 15 years of strategy, M&A, and business development experience in the utility and clean energy sector. Previously, Joe led business development for Duquesne Light where he helped build and grow their transportation electrification and unregulated energy solutions for businesses. Joe was also part of the team at NextEra Energy that created a solar development platform. Joe is passionate about creating a clean energy future for all.

Uplight in the Spotlight.

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