About

At GridMarket, our mission is to accelerate the transition to a clean, distributed, and affordable energy system.

Our History

GridMarket began as a robust web platform designed to serve as an informational resource and digital marketplace for energy storage. The platform was created in partnership with AGRION, ConEdison, New York State Energy and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and leading energy storage providers. Following tremendous growth in members and business in 2014, GridMarket spun out from AGRION and launched to focus on project facilitation through data-driven, streamlined development strategies that benefit the energy consumer, the solutions providers, and the grid. The platform expanded to include opportunities for a variety of distributed energy resource solutions providers through a wealth of property and market data.

What We Do

GridMarket educates and mobilizes the energy economy to create a clean, distributed grid. We drive savings and resiliency by providing critical resources that accelerate the project sourcing process and reduce development soft costs. The platform maximizes project benefits through data, technology matching, and innovative value streams. We are addressing and streamlining the needs of a dynamic, complex market currently undergoing tremendous transformation. The GridMarket platform creates a more efficient and cost-effective way of deploying advanced energy projects.

Leadership team

Nick Davis

CEO

Adam Ableman

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Development

Jillian Caramanna

Director, Strategy

Nick Davis was recruited to lead the AGRION team in 2011, and let market needs and macro trends steer the organization in a high-impact direction – helping the largest governments, companies, and property portfolios in the world optimize their energy use, reduce costs, and cut environmental impacts.

ConEdison, New York State, and New York City approached Nick and AGRION’s staff of experts to create a manual for energy storage and distributed energy resource integration, and out of this task force emerged GridMarket. The entity grew as a software, informational, and marketplace platform designed with one goal in mind – to catalyze the spread of distributed, resilient power.

In Spring of 2015, the AGRION board, driven by GridMarket’s rapid success and revenue growth, tasked Mr. Davis with leading the new GridMarket entity as an employee owned-and-operated market-maker in the energy and resilience field.

Adam brings almost 20 years of legal, management and transactional experience to GridMarket and is responsible for the legal affairs and corporate development activities of the company. Prior to joining GridMarket, Adam was the EVP & General Counsel of Aligned Energy, LLC, a company engaged in the development and deployment of patented new technologies for energy and infrastructure optimization, through its sale to Blue Mountain Capital in February, 2015. Prior to that, Adam served as General Counsel of Telwares, Inc. (a leading technology sourcing consultancy firm) from 2008 through the sale of the business to Alsbridge in November, 2012

Since 2001, Mr. Ableman has worked with One Equity Partners in executive leadership positions for a number of its portfolio companies (including Aligned Energy, Telwares, WestCom and Telerate) through their respective sales (for >$1 billion collectively), and still works with the firm in connection with current investments (including his role as Special Counsel to the Chairman of Genband) and investment opportunities. Adam received a JD from Boston University and a B.A. from Emory University.

Jillian leads marketing, content creation, and brand strategy for GridMarket. Jillian joined the Agrion team in June 2013, and transitioned to GridMarket in the spring of 2015. With Agrion then GridMarket, Jillian leads joint ventures and strategic initiatives with some of the largest suppliers, property portfolio managers, and government agencies in the world. Jillian steers the GridMarket brand and identifies new channels and growth opportunities for an ever-evolving business.

Prior to joining Agrion, Jillian interned with a Business Improvement District and has transitioned critical experience working with BID members, organizing events, and conducting outreach to her role with GridMarket. Jillian has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Corporate Communications, both from University at Albany.

Oisin O’Brien

Director, Research and Data Analytics

Daniel Kolomeets-Darovsky

Director, Innovation

Jarratt Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Oisin is GridMarket’s chief data architect, leading the company’s research & content initiatives. On the forefront of the new energy economy, Oisin’s drive to mitigate climate risk through advanced technologies has led him to develop deep expertise in big data, energy consumption, energy rates, and financing options that make infrastructure projects feasible. Oisin works with a variety of distributed energy solutions and leverages his knowledge of analytics and modeling to drive financially and environmentally efficient solutions.

Prior to his roles at Agrion and now GridMarket, Oisin was with the Mayor’s Carbon Challenge at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. Oisin’s wealth of experience working with energy data comes from other prior roles and internships with organizations such as the Global Energy Initiative, Envirolution, and the Renewable Energy Alaska Project. Oisin has a B.A. in History from Fordham University, and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from New School University.

Daniel is GridMarket’s innovation czar, heading up product and process development across digital, organizational and product verticals. He leads design, development and deployment of value-creating products and services for the company’s property owner, vendor and utility clients and stakeholders, leveraging technology partnerships and strategic alliances. His passion is bringing the greatest inventions of the 20th century (the electric grid) it into the 21st century while tackling its largest challenge (global climate change).

Prior to his current role, Daniel was a co-founder of a renewable energy development and finance platform and a boutique consulting firm focused on the energy and sustainability sectors. He holds a B.A. degree from New York University in Economics, Political Science and Business and a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a focus on energy economics, policy and business.

Jarratt is GridMarket’s CFO, leading budgeting and forecasting, strategic financial planning, and general corporate development. Mr. Brown brings over 20 years of experience working with startups, raising capital, and managing funds to the GridMarket team. Prior to joining GridMarket, Mr. Brown was CFO of Inertech, and organization offering patented data center cooling technology and equipment, giving him critically relevant experience in the cleantech industry.

From 2006-2013, Mr. Brown was CFO and then board member for Major League Gaming, Inc., America’s premier professional video game league. During his time with MLG, Jarratt raised $55m in Series A and B rounds, increased revenue from $0 to $20m, and completed 4 acquisitions, resulting in a 40% increase in sales. Prior to MLG, Mr. Brown managed assets and completed funding rounds for a number of organizations including Moneyline Telerate Holdings, Inc., The World Wine Exchange Inc., Capstan Systems Inc., and Johnny Farah Inc. Jarratt has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA with honors, Finance & Accounting, International Management from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Robert Gottsegen

Project Analyst

Robert leverages data and analytics expertise to make project development quick and cost effective. Graduating from UC Berkeley with a self-designed environmental major in renewable energy and sustainable design, Robert synthesizes a multidisciplinary approach to a novel and ever-changing distributed energy landscape. At GridMarket he researches, aggregates, and models project data to create the most efficient system designs, while tracking energy usage trends within archetypes. Robert has also played a large part in the formation of GridMarket’s property procurement platform that has already ignited major interest from other professionals in the energy field. It is Robert’s goal to witness first-hand a global transition to a more sustainable future.