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About VECKTA

The VECKTA logo represents VECKTAs mission. The “V” is a downward arrow and represents out with the old and the “A” is an upward arrow representing in with the new. The E is green and without the vertical line to represent a cleantech-focused technology platform. All underpinned by the name – VECKTA, which comes from “vector” – providing magnitude, direction, and scale. This is what VECKTA is bringing to the energy transition.

What?

Simplify and accelerate the deployment of onsite energy systems for businesses around the world.

How?

In one integrated software platform baseline, assess & design energy strategies. Leverage a transparent and competitive marketplace to source, deploy & monitor optimized energy solutions.

Why?

Accelerate adaptation to unprecedented conditions to enable a safe, survivable, profitable and sustainable future.

VECKTA Platform

Origins

VECKTA’s founding team and investors realize the paradigm shift to the future world’s energy systems. Simplifying complex engineering challenges, VECKTA connects energy users to optimal equipment providers, engineers, builders, and investors whereby collectively can satisfy complete onsite energy, microgrids and other Distributed Energy Systems.

Our Values

Adapt Purposefully

We believe fast, accelerating, widespread change is essential and inevitable this century. We choose proactive change over reactive.

Challenge Limits

We never accept that something cannot be done solely on the basis of it not having been done before.

Empower Co-Creation

We prioritize collective success and diverse contribution.

VECKTA Leadership Team

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Gareth is our Leader, passionately guiding VECKTA to success. He believes that it is a privilege to lead, collaborate and work with talented and motivated people. Gareth is committed to constantly evolving VECKTA as the world’s leading Energy Transition platform, in harmony with our vision, mission and values, all while having fun along the way!

Previously Gareth lead Worley’s Global Distributed Energy Systems strategy and Power Networks & Systems team, helping the company and its clients successfully navigate energy transition, leading to VECKTA.

He is a dad, husband and friend who seeks out adventure at every turn. Most recently he completed Brek Epic, a 6 day race, with his wife – check out the grueling accounts in his LinkedIn Articles.

Calvin Fine

Calvin Fine

Head of Market Operations

Calvin is an energetic, engaging product leader. He empowers the VECKTA team to focus on the most important priorities, take responsibility for them, take action, and deliver results. Calvin loves to get things done well, get them done quickly, learn from experience, and have a good time along the way.

Prior to VECKTA, Calvin held senior leadership positions in infrastructure, mining, and consumer products companies, focused on supply chain and procurement strategy.

Calvin’s Superpower: Grow the Market

Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

Head of Sales

Dan is a problem solver, developing the strategy and process for VECKTA to help energy users around the world access cheaper, more reliable, and cleaner energy solutions. The VECKTA marketplace is particularly exciting because more projects will be developed more efficiently than ever before. Prior to VECKTA, Dan led top performing sales organizations in a variety of industries including digital identity and telemedicine.

He loves spending free time sailing, surfing, mountain biking, golfing and enjoying the marvel of fatherhood.

Dan’s Superpower: Listening

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Engineering Manager

As a full stack engineer with over 27 years in IT, Chris has a rich history in the industry. His career, marked by significant contributions to several fintech companies and startups, showcases his ability to adapt and excel in fast-paced, innovative environments.

Chris’s expertise centers on developing high-impact applications that drive revenue growth and maximize ROI. He is known for his client-focused approach, ensuring technology solutions meet and surpass business objectives. His “superpower” lies in prioritizing the needs of others and fostering collaborative and productive relationships. 

Passionate fly fisherman, devoted husband, and embraces being a nerd

Superpower: Putting others first

Sarah Riley

Sarah Riley

Director of Marketing

Sarah comes to VECKTA after nearly 15 years supporting leading and startup climate tech and clean energy companies.

Sarah will drive all of VECKTA’s growth, brand and product marketing initiatives while collaborating closely with sales leaders.

With a background that spans both agency, consulting and in-house marketing roles, Sarah has the expertise and experience to support VECKTA’s growth and the marketing needs of our customers and partners.

Her ability to define a compelling company message across various mediums, combined with her enthusiasm and drive, make her a valuable asset in driving VECKTA’s growth and success in the clean energy and sustainability sector.

A native of Oregon, Sarah now lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children and dog, Crosby. You can find her gardening or out hiking in her free time.

Superpower: Seeing the silverlining.

Felipe Sarubbi

Felipe Sarubbi

Product Executive

Felipe is responsible for rallying our community of partners and clients, as well as advising the executive team on aligning our offerings with future needs. He is a serial entrepreneur, and a global executive with almost 2 decades of experience in smart grids, electrification of transportation, and cybersecurity.

Felipe currently lives in Canada with his wife and two cats. His main hobbies used to be to playing the guitar and drinking wine, but as he is getting older his nerdy instincts are becoming more prominent. Today he prefers to study technical topics, engineer robots and full-stack programming.

Felipe’s Superpower: Predicting the future

Sales

Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

Head of Sales

Dan is a problem solver, developing the strategy and process for VECKTA to help energy users around the world access cheaper, more reliable, and cleaner energy solutions. The VECKTA marketplace is particularly exciting because more projects will be developed more efficiently than ever before. Prior to VECKTA, Dan led top performing sales organizations in a variety of industries including digital identity and telemedicine.

He loves spending free time sailing, surfing, mountain biking, golfing and enjoying the marvel of fatherhood.

Dan’s Superpower: Listening

Sarah Riley

Sarah Riley

Director of Marketing

Sarah comes to VECKTA after nearly 15 years supporting leading and startup climate tech and clean energy companies.

Sarah will drive all of VECKTA’s growth, brand and product marketing initiatives while collaborating closely with sales leaders.

With a background that spans both agency, consulting and in-house marketing roles, Sarah has the expertise and experience to support VECKTA’s growth and the marketing needs of our customers and partners.

Her ability to define a compelling company message across various mediums, combined with her enthusiasm and drive, make her a valuable asset in driving VECKTA’s growth and success in the clean energy and sustainability sector.

A native of Oregon, Sarah now lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children and dog, Crosby. You can find her gardening or out hiking in her free time.

Superpower: Seeing the silverlining.

Daniel Musgrove

Daniel Musgrove

Director of Business Development

Experienced Executive in Sales, Business & Project Development with a demonstrated history of working in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, recycling, and transportation industries. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Market Trending, and Complex Project Development.

 

Mark Grasso

Mark Grasso

Senior Director Business Development

Mark comes to VECKTA after leading Global Accounts in Sales and Service
Management with AT&T for 22 Years. Mark has also successfully helped several startups successfully market new technology solutions, introducing them to enterprise clients transitioning to disruptive technologies.
Mark is a leader well-equipped to translate the value of VECKTA’S fluently
ecosystem to enterprise customers searching for their path through their energy transformation journey.


Mark instinctively matches customer-focused business initiatives with the
economics and wholistically impactful VECKTA solutions that allow enterprise business customers to achieve their target objectives. Calling NY, NJ, and PA “home,” Mark has spent his career immersed in these robust corporate centers while also traveling the US and EU for presentations on
new technologies. His personal and professional motto is to “help others first & success will follow.”

Patrick Baker

Patrick Baker

Director of Business Development

Patrick Baker, a seasoned wine industry executive working in sales, business development, marketing, finance, viticulture and winemaking joins VECKTA as Director of Business Development. His focus in the Food & Beverage (F&B) realm stems from his 20 years of industry experience, starting as a winegrape grower in Sonoma CA.

In his new role at VECKTA Baker brings unique and diverse business and F&B operational insight, having managed across siloed teams, instituting real change management and pursuing revenue in every effort to earnestly benefit his colleagues in those industries.

Engineering

Dan Wagar

Dan Wagar

Full Stack Engineer

Dan is a full stack engineer. He loves working at VECKTA because he is able to leverage his knack for abstract, logical thinking in order to help push the world toward a greener, more renewable energy future – a goal he is quite passionate about. Dan graduated with a CS degree from Montana State University in 2014 before moving to San Diego where he was a database support engineer serving some of the nations largest companies. Wanting to reignite his passion for computer science he attended a full stack bootcamp in 2020 before signing on with VECKTA.
Dan now works remotely from Portland, Oregon where he enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities with his girlfriend Maria and his dog Reggie.

Dan’s Superpower: Actualizing the abstract

Diego Filastro

Diego Filastro

Software Engineer

Diego is a dedicated full stack engineer contributing to developing the Veckta platform. With a background in Electrical Engineering, he has over 9 years of invaluable experience in electrical engineering. Diego holds an MBA in Full Stack Development, a testament to his commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. Passionate about the transformative power of technology, Diego firmly believes that focus and effort can unlock limitless possibilities.

Residing in Brazil with his wife and two children, Diego finds joy in the simple pleasures of life. His spare time is dedicated to family activities, playing the piano, immersing himself in captivating video games, and exploring the world through literature.

 

Super power: Resilience

Levan Badzgaradze

Levan Badzgaradze

Software Engineer

Levan recently graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and joined the VECTKA team as a software engineer, where he puts his knowledge to practice by creating a platform for sustainable energy systems. Levan strongly believes in VECKTA’s vision and aspires to be a full-stack web development engineer. Before graduation, Levan interned at VECKTA as a software engineer, test driving business effectiveness through automation, and has previous experience in building a computer-assisted education platform.

During free time, he loves to explore San Diego, play volleyball, and photograph landscape.

Levan’s Superpower: Resilience

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Engineering Manager

As a full stack engineer with over 27 years in IT, Chris has a rich history in the industry. His career, marked by significant contributions to several fintech companies and startups, showcases his ability to adapt and excel in fast-paced, innovative environments.

Chris’s expertise centers on developing high-impact applications that drive revenue growth and maximize ROI. He is known for his client-focused approach, ensuring technology solutions meet and surpass business objectives. His “superpower” lies in prioritizing the needs of others and fostering collaborative and productive relationships. 

Passionate fly fisherman, devoted husband, and embraces being a nerd

Superpower: Putting others first

Mariana Cázares

Mariana Cázares

Front End Engineer

Mariana is a front-end developer working on building the VECKTA platform. She has a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and is passionate about building software for a better future. She has a CALARTS certification in UI design and has a strong belief that good design leads to a great product.

When she isn’t writing code, Mariana likes to read, experiment with baking, and cook great food.

Mariana’s Superpower: Keep it simple

Yahir Lomeli

Yahir Lomeli

Senior QA Engineer

Yahir, a graduate of Computer Systems Engineering, is a dedicated Senior QA Engineer with a strong foundation in computer systems and engineering principles to the world of quality assurance.

Driven by a genuine interest in the latest technological advancements, Yahir stays abreast of industry trends and continuously seeks opportunities to enhance testing methodologies. As a Senior QA Engineer, Yahir is adept at identifying and addressing software defects, ensuring the delivery of high-quality products to end-users.

Yahir’s enthusiasm for technology extends beyond the professional realm, as evidenced by a keen interest in gadgets, video games, and science fiction. This passion not only fuels a deep understanding of cutting-edge technologies but also contributes to a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving in the QA field.

Superpower: Eagle eyes

Operations

Emily Harris

Emily Harris

Energy Solution Specialist

Emily comes to VECKTA with a background in electric vehicle infrastructure and microgrids, as well as large-scale electric transmission development. She is dedicated to creating a sustainable future by deploying clean energy solutions. Her graduate degree in renewable energy technology and management has furthered her knowledge of the importance of grid stability and energy security. In her role, Emily will apply her knowledge of macro and micro energy systems to assess and propose optimal distributed energy systems for VECKTA customers.

 

In her free time, Emily can be found running, backpacking, and taking in the quiet of the mountains, or, as a Washington state native, kayaking and camping around the San Juan Islands.

Emily’s Superpower: Routefinding

Paul Ziessler

Paul Ziessler

Program Manager

Paul joins VECKTA with prior on-site energy modeling experience. He aims to use his familiarity with utility rates, technical know-how, and appetite for problem solving to develop accurate models of potential on-site energy projects. Paul believes knowledge is power, and makes it his mission to empower VECKTA’s leadership and customers with reliable and accurate information throughout their decision-making process.

Whether it’s at VECKTA or while outdoors seeking adventure, Paul continually relies on developing confidence through competence.

Paul’s Superpower: Enjoying The Ride

Product

Felipe Sarubbi

Felipe Sarubbi

Product Executive

Felipe is responsible for rallying our community of partners and clients, as well as advising the executive team on aligning our offerings with future needs. He is a serial entrepreneur, and a global executive with almost 2 decades of experience in smart grids, electrification of transportation, and cybersecurity.

Felipe currently lives in Canada with his wife and two cats. His main hobbies used to be to playing the guitar and drinking wine, but as he is getting older his nerdy instincts are becoming more prominent. Today he prefers to study technical topics, engineer robots and full-stack programming.

Felipe’s Superpower: Predicting the future

Cássia Gomes

Cássia Gomes

Product Manager

As a seasoned Product and Operations Manager, Cassia has extensive experience in engaging with high-level executives, coupled with a proven track record in steering product development initiatives.

she actively contributes to market and product research, playing a key part in strategically shaping our product development roadmap. This ensures a streamlined experience for our clients while fulfilling all administrative commitments.

Driven by a passion for innovation, she is constantly seeking opportunities to enhance product offerings and contribute to overall business growth. Her professional objective is to collaborate with senior executives and their teams, offering tailored support in optimizing product strategies and driving successful business outcomes.

Board of Directors and Advisors

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

CEO & Co-Founder

Gareth is our Leader, strategically and passionately guiding VECKTA to success. He believes that it is a privilege to lead, collaborate and work with talented and motivated people. Gareth is committed to constantly evolving VECKTA as the world’s leading Energy Transition platform, in harmony with our vision, mission and values, all while having fun along the way!

Previously Gareth lead Worley’s Global Distributed Energy Systems strategy and Power Networks & Systems team, helping the company and its clients successfully navigate energy transition, leading to VECKTA.

He is a dad, husband and friend who seeks out adventure at every turn. Most recently he completed Brek Epic, a 6 day race, with his wife – check out the grueling accounts in his LinkedIn Articles.

Bill Nussey

Bill Nussey

Board Member

Bill is a Partner at Engage and Tech Square Ventures. In this role, he will oversee the growth of the Engage program and fund.

Bill spent most of his career as a tech CEO. His first company, which he co-founded in high school, provided graphics software for early, text-based personal computers. His second company, Da Vinci Systems, was started out of his college dorm room and grew to serve millions of users across 45 countries. Later, he spent several years as a venture capitalist with Greylock. In 1998, he left the firm to become CEO of a portfolio company, iXL, which went public and grew to $500 million in revenue. After iXL, he joined Silverpop as CEO. The company grew to nearly $100 million in recurring revenue and became a global leader in cloud-based marketing. In 2014, IBM acquired the company and made it the foundation of the IBM Marketing Cloud. Shortly after the acquisition, Bill was promoted to IBM’s VP Corporate Strategy, helping the CEO and SVPs set IBM’s strategic roadmap. Bill’s companies have created thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in value.

John Allen

John Allen

Board Member

John is responsible for Worley’s mergers and acquisitions globally. John was the transaction and equity raising lead in Worley’s latest and very significant acquisitions of Jacobs ECR in 2018, $A4.7 billion, and Amec FosterWheeler UK in 2017, $A303 million. Prior to this and since 2007 John has held senior roles leading the global tax team, finance, and leading the business transformation team. The transformation team was responsible for restructuring the business to be fit for the future.

John lives in the beautiful city of Sydney with his wife and two boys. He is watching sport or cooking with the boys when he is not working.

Kareem Dabbagh

Kareem Dabbagh

Board Member

Kareem brings years of angel investing, mentoring, and startup advisory experience, and is a subject matter expert in renewable energy, energy storage, electrical grids, microgrids, and electricity markets through a 15 year career.

Paul Voois

Paul Voois

Board Observer

Uma Gopaldass

Uma Gopaldass

Board Member

Uma is a Board-certified governance counsel with over 30 years of global operating experience across the Natural Resources, Technology, and Engineering industries. She is an active board director and sits on several boards and investor councils, including the Leadership Board of TEDx MileHigh and the Corporate Board of VECKTA Energy. Her company, Leading Lotus, guides executives to navigate a myriad of business challenges including securing financing, building investor confidence, targeting strategic markets, and executing on plan.

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We are building the most advanced platform for the energy transition market and we’re looking for great people to join our family.