George P. Sakellaris, P.E
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sakellaris is the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company headquartered in Framingham, MA.
A visionary and entrepreneur, Mr. Sakellaris founded Ameresco in April 2000. He aspired to build an entirely product-neutral and supplier-independent energy company that had the skills, capabilities and foresight to create independent energy solutions that went beyond just conservation; one that addressed a customer’s entire energy stream including supply and demand, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Early in his career, Mr. Sakellaris worked at the utility New England Electric System (NEES), where he welcomed the challenge to establish NEES Energy, a company that would promote energy efficiency, thereby avoiding the need to build new power generation plants. Mr. Sakellaris then purchased the business known as NEES Energy in 1991 and renamed it NORESCO. He built NORESCO into an industry-leading independent energy services company before selling it to Equitable Resources in 1997, where he continued to lead NORESCO and was also appointed as a Senior Vice President of Equitable Resources (NYSE:EQT), a Fortune 500 Energy Company.
Today, Mr. Sakellaris leads Ameresco, a public company, employing over 1,000. Ameresco continues to grow and thrive, and currently supports more than 70 local offices throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
For more than 30 years Mr. Sakellaris has persevered in the energy industry, working to eliminate regulatory barriers to investing private capital into energy efficiency and renewable initiatives. Mr. Sakellaris’ dedication and influence in promoting energy efficiency dates back to his involvement with the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) where he championed the development of demand side management (DSM) programs that were widely implemented across the country. Additionally, he was a founding member of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) where he served as the first president and advocated for the new industry. He remains an active NAESCO member today.
Mr. Sakellaris earned both M.B.A and M.S.E.E. degrees from Northeastern University and a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Maine - Orono. In May 2012, the University of Maine granted him an Honorary Doctorate for his lifetime of achievements, recognizing his dedication and exemplary leadership in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. In May 2017, the University of Maine honored Mr. Sakellaris with his induction as a Hall of Fame Member of the Francis Crowe Society.
In 2016, CIO Review recognized Mr. Sakellaris with the selection of Ameresco as one of the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solutions Providers. Mr. Sakellaris was the recipient of the 2015 Finance Monthly CEO Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 New England, Energy, Cleantech & Natural Resources Award. In 2012, he was named the Worcester Business Journal's Business Leader of the Year for large businesses and honored by The Boston Globe for Ameresco’s Globe-100 Top-performing Public Companies #29 ranking. The Boston Business Journal ranked Ameresco #31 in the Area’s Fastest Growing Public Companies and #49 in Massachusetts’ 150 Top Public Companies. In 2011, Ameresco was honored on the Forbes 100 list as one of America’s Best Small Companies and in 2010, as the New England Clean Energy Council Employer of the Year.
David J. Anderson
Executive Vice President and Director
Mr. Anderson is Executive Vice President of Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company. He is a member of the founding management team of Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC), and a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Anderson has over 25 years of diversified experience in the energy industry and is responsible for the successful development and implementation of Ameresco’s strategic vision. In this capacity, he has played a key leadership role in driving Ameresco’s growth and development to become a leading independent energy services company throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Anderson directs the Company’s business development initiatives through a plan of significant organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Additionally, he serves as the General Manager for several U.S. business units, including Ameresco’s Energy Supply and Risk Management businesses, and he oversees Ameresco’s international business in Ireland, the United Kingdom and throughout Western Europe. Mr. Anderson is instrumental in structuring and negotiating complex contracts and intricate business relationships, and has helped to introduce and redraft legislative and regulatory policies concerning energy and environmental initiatives. He is also responsible for corporate government relations as well as strategic marketing and communications.
Mr. Anderson is an active member of the National Association of Energy Service Companies, the National Association of County Officials, and many state organizations and vertical market associations. He also serves as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Clean Energy Council. In addition, throughout much of his career, he has held various executive and senior management positions focused on the development, engineering, financing, and construction of successful energy projects and utility programs representing over $5 billion.
Mr. Anderson often speaks on topics such as Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and has been invited to participate in Executive-level Federal Governmental meetings and State Governmental forums. He is often tapped to provide his views and guidance regarding energy issues, as well as to participate in discussions setting direction for national and state energy policy. Mr. Anderson is frequently quoted in industry and business publications.
Mr. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Power Systems from Northeastern University. He also completed Executive Management Programs at Harvard University and Stanford University Law School. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at Northeastern University.
Michael T. Bakas
Executive Vice President
Mr. Bakas is the Executive Vice President of Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company. He is a member of the founding management team of the 17-year old public company (NYSE:AMRC).
Mr. Bakas has over 26 years of experience in the energy industry and has been at the forefront of the strategic development of renewable energy assets. As a pioneer in the renewable energy industry, he drove and completed some of the earliest agreements that helped shape the protocols and the markets in those states that first implemented renewable portfolio standards. Ever since, he has driven the growth of Ameresco’s renewable energy portfolio to become one of the leading energy services providers in North America. Additionally, Mr. Bakas is instrumental in Ameresco’s corporate strategic planning and global business growth. Mr. Bakas directs Ameresco’s Distributed Energy Systems Group, which is primarily responsible for the development and operation of energy generation assets both domestically and internationally. This group, led by Mr. Bakas, has successfully developed in excess of 300 eMW of small infrastructure energy supply assets. He has been key in fostering and supporting legislation that promotes the use of renewable resources. Due to Mr. Bakas’ expertise and foresight, Ameresco and its customers have won numerous awards from the U.S. EPA, the Department of Energy, the Climate Change Business Journal, state agencies, and other industry organizations.
Mr. Bakas has a solid track record of development, marketing and management of a wide array of energy services from the retail sale of power and natural gas to the successful development of energy service and energy saving efficiency projects throughout the nation. Mr. Bakas is an active member of the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program, National Association Energy Engineers, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee, and many other national and local organizations.
As an industry expert, Mr. Bakas is often invited to speak at industry and customer forums where he typically addresses topics such as Energy Efficiency, Distributed Energy Systems, MicroGrids and Renewable Energy. He is regularly sought out for expertise and opinion, and has been involved in both radio and televised interviews. Over his career he has been tapped to provide his expertise and guidance regarding energy issues in states from California to Massachusetts, as well as to participate in discussions setting direction for Federal, state and local energy policy. In June 2017, Mr. Bakas was invited to provide expert testimony before the Clean Air Congressional Roundtable session hosted by U.S. Senator Tom Carper at the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Bakas is frequently quoted in industry and business publications. Over the course of his career, he has written a number of articles and is most recently published in Distributed Energy Magazine.
Mr. Bakas earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.B.A. from Boston College, The Carroll Graduate School of Management.
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Chiplock joined the Company as Corporate Controller in June 2014 and has served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller since April 2016. Prior to Ameresco, he served as Vice President, Finance of GlassHouse Technologies, a data center infrastructure consulting firm, from June 2012 to May 2014.
Nicole Allen Bulgarino
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Federal Solutions
Ms. Bulgarino is the Executive Vice President & General Manager, Federal Solutions of Ameresco, a leading energy solutions company. She is responsible for the overall management of Ameresco’s dedicated business unit serving federal government customers.
Ms. Bulgarino has nearly 20 years of experience in developing and executing energy efficiency and distributed energy solutions. Ms. Bulgarino has overseen the development and implementation of over $1 billion in federal energy projects. She serves as the Company’s representative for federal energy savings performance contracts and federal agreements for distributed generation.
As the general manager for Ameresco’s federal group, Ms. Bulgarino oversees 200 professionals specializing in business development, engineering, commissioning, construction, operations and maintenance, and measurement and verification supporting comprehensive energy solutions.
Ms. Bulgarino is experienced in the design and development of demand side energy efficiency projects including deep energy retrofits, advanced microgrids and customer-sited power purchase agreements (PPA). She led the project development for a 60 percent energy reduction deep energy retrofit for the U.S. General Services Administration, and recently oversaw the development of an advanced microgrid project incorporating energy storage for a large Marine Corps customer. She also led the development and execution of an onsite 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic PPA for the Army. Previously, she served as the lead engineer for the development, design and start-up of the U.S. DOE Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility—the largest federal biomass facility constructed under the largest renewable energy savings performance contract.
Ms. Bulgarino is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an Executive Management and Leadership Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
David J. Corrsin
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Director
Mr. Corrsin is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Ameresco. He is also the Corporate Secretary and is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Corrsin has extensive experience with energy regulations, federal, state and local regulatory authorities, and complex energy construction and financing projects, gained through more than 23 years of energy-related legal practice. Mr. Corrsin oversees financial and regulatory issues of independent power, utility and energy conservation projects for Ameresco.
Mr. Corrsin was formerly an executive vice president of Public Power International, Inc., an independent developer of power projects in south Asia and Europe. Prior to joining PPI, Mr. Corrsin held various positions at Palmer & Dodge, LLP, where he co-founded the Palmer & Dodge Energy Group and represented independent power and energy conservation developers in the U.S. and overseas. Mr. Corrsin has also held positions at Chadbourne & Parke, Hudson Research, and the National Wildlife Federation; each position having a focus on energy.
Mr. Corrsin earned a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago and an A.B. degree in biology from Brown University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Ameresco, Mr. Hole served as Chief Executive Officer, North America and Group Vice President - Strategy at ReneSola Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of green energy products, since November 2017 and served as the Chief Financial Officer for the US division of ReneSola since December 2016. Prior to joining ReneSola, Mr. Hole was the founder of Coast to Coast Advisors, an independent financial consultancy practice, assisting investor, lender and developer clients with financing and asset sales. Mr. Hole also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pristine Sun LLC, a small-scale solar developer, from November 2015 through April 2016, and as a Director at Deutsche Bank from April 2007 through October 2015.
Louis P. Maltezos
Executive Vice President
Mr. Maltezos is an Executive Vice President of Ameresco. Mr. Maltezos is responsible for our Central and Northwest Regions in the U.S.A. and our wholly owned subsidiary, Ameresco Canada Inc. Within these three regions, Mr. Maltezos provides senior management oversight to all sales and operations activities and is responsible for developing and executing the company’s growth strategies.
Mr. Maltezos has been a senior executive with Ameresco since 2004, having joined us through our acquisition of Exelon’s energy savings performance contracting business, where he served as vice president and general manager. Mr. Maltezos has nearly 30 years of industry experience in a variety of engineering, management, and executive roles spanning energy savings performance contracting, energy services, distributed generation, mechanical contracting, and utility businesses.
Mr. Maltezos earned an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Ms. Dillon joins Ameresco with more than 20 years of experience in leading corporate marketing and communications, platform strategy, and business development initiatives for global technology companies. Prior to joining Ameresco, she served as Vice President Marketing and North American Distribution Channel for Bigbelly, Inc., a leading provider of Smart City, Internet of Things (IoT), and smart waste management solutions. With a core focus in IoT, Smart City, Cloud, Mobile and Telecommunications, Ms. Dillon is a recognized leader for women in technology. Focused on the municipal and higher education markets, she is on the Program Committee for the IoT Solutions World Congress, has chaired global buildings & infrastructure programs, and has led international plenary sessions on women leadership in IoT, Smart City PaaS, and multi-purposed smart infrastructure platforms.
Vice President, Human Resources
Lauren Rowe is Vice President, Human Resources and Operations of Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company. She is responsible for Ameresco’s human resource and office functions both domestically and internationally with primary responsibility for leading global HR functions company-wide.
Ms. Rowe has more than 18 years of human resource experience. Prior to joining Ameresco in 2012, she worked for American Superconductor for 10 years in various management positions. She has also worked in areas of property management, academia and HR consulting. In the various roles held, Ms. Rowe was responsible for launching successful performance management upgrades and benefits management cost savings; maintaining a competitive benefits offering, compensation management, strategic recruiting initiatives and employee onboarding programs, and keeping positive employee relations all while striving to contribute to a desirable place to work.
Ms. Rowe earned her M.S. in Human Resource Management from Lesley University and a B.A. in Child Psychology and Counseling from Pine Manor College.