President & CEO
A Wärtsilä Company
As President and CEO of Greensmith Energy, John has led the company from concept to the recognized technology leader in the US energy storage market over the past decade. John was twice awarded Smart Grid Pioneer by SmartGrid Today and selected New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg. Greensmith was awarded as the industry’s fastest growing company by Deloitte Fast500 and was elected a member of World-Gen’s Class of 2018. Greensmith Energy was acquired by Wärtsilä in July of 2017. Having built multiple VC-backed startups in B2B software, data analytics and distributed computing, John firmly believes that intelligent energy storage represents the first programmable, multi-application appliance available to all grid operators to solve a multitude of grid congestion problems, ideally integrated with multiple power generation and network assets. With that vision - the company serves and partners with some of the largest power companies and developers globally and has installed over 70 grid-scale deployments in nine countries to-date. Prior to his startup career, John served as a strategy practice leader for A.T. Kearney and Braxton Associates and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He currently resides in the San Francisco Area.