Zac Bloom joined CES in 2012 and is the Vice President, Head of Renewables & Sustainability. He primarily consults with universities and large commercial customers on energy procurement strategies as well as utility tracking and budgeting. In addition to commodity procurement services, Zac assists clients with sustainability consulting such as greenhouse gas accounting, climate action planning, renewable energy procurement, and energy master planning. Prior to joining CES, Zac worked for almost a decade as a fully licensed professional in the investment banking and financial services industries. He received his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research was focused on energy benchmarking and data visualizations for large data sets associated with building resource consumption profiles. Zac also co-manages some of the firm’s largest educational client accounts and oversees all the CES efforts in renewable energy and sustainability.
Anthony Viola originally joined CES’ sister company GridSolar as a GIS Specialist in 2019 before joining CES in 2020 as a Senior GIS & Data Analyst and later promoted to Associate Manager of Data Services. Anthony primarily focuses on project design and team management, energy forecasting and analysis, electrical grid design and reliability modeling, solar feasibility modeling, process automation, and data management. Additionally, he is the Founder and CEO of Arcudigm, LLC - a multifaceted geospatial mapping and analysis firm. The company specializes in the digital preservation of cultural heritage sites, environmental monitoring, software development, and data management. He holds a B.A. in Geography-Anthropology, Minor in Archaeology, and Certificate in Applied Geographic Information Systems from the Muskie School of Public Service at University of Southern Maine, A.A. in Liberal Studies from the Northern Maine Community College, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot license.
Tyler Watson first joined CES in 2015 as a Pricing & Procurement Associate and then worked alongside the Data Services team as a Data Analyst. In 2022, Tyler transitioned into the role of Product Developer and was promoted to Associate Manager of Data Services. Tyler's responsibilities at CES include supporting the Data Services team in administration and development of current and future products, maintaining data flows related to reporting, and supporting CES departments in the implementation of automation and visualization technology. He resides in Denver, Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Colorado Denver - where he is presently pursuing a Master of Science in Information Systems degree (MSIS).
Harsh Oswal joined CES in 2023 as a Data Engineer after completing his Master of Science in Information Systems from Northeastern University in Boston. He has experience as a Data Transformation Developer at Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, MA and as a Software Developer at Mag Herd Media and Aptlogica Technologies in Pune, India. He has hands-on experience in developing and deploying data-driven applications and dashboards in enterprise settings, as well as leading teams and automating workflows. He is also well-versed in web technologies and software such as Alteryx, Talend, PowerBI, and Tableau, and holds a Microsoft Technology Associate certification in Security Fundamentals. Harsh has also been involved in several academic projects, including data warehousing and machine learning projects, and has published research on symmetrical encryption in the Springer journal Advances in Data Science and Management. With a comprehensive understanding of databases, data science, business analysis, and machine learning, Harsh is poised to make valuable contributions to CES and drive their data initiatives forward.
Henry Toulmin joined CES as an Energy Analyst in 2021. Henry’s primary responsibilities here at CES include data visualization and analytics. Prior to CES, he held an internship with the Tri-State Transportation Campaign in New York, where he worked to improve the safety, accessibility, and sustainability of the transportation sector of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Henry graduated from Colby College in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science, concentrating in energy and climate.
Kevin Grieb joined Competitive Energy Services as a Data Analyst in 2022. After an exciting career focused on entomology, Kevin realized his interests were more in line with exploring and working with data and he took steps to start a new chapter in his professional career. With his background in ecology, Kevin was drawn to CES because of his interest in green energy. The aspect of data analysis Kevin finds most enjoyable is performing statistical tests and seeing whether variables are significantly different or not, brainstorming reasons why differences occurred, and developing new tests to run to assess theories. At CES, his areas of focus are net metering and variance tracking, giving him opportunity to apply his statistics knowledge and expertise. Prior to joining CES, Kevin was a Biological Control Technician at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a long-distance runner, owns a vast music collection, enjoys scuba diving, and is versed in SQL, Tableau, Python, and Excel.
Minh Le joined CES in 2023 as a Data Analyst. With her interest in renewable energy projects and developing zero carbon footprints and clean energy solutions, she was drawn to CES. She will be responsible for Variance Tracker and Utility Bill Credit work as she applies her knowledge of the energy industry and statistics expertise. As a graduate of St. Lawrence University, Minh concentrated on Econometrics and Statistics, and she constantly challenges herself to research and understand different aspects of data analytics. She utilized a variety of software programs such as Excel, Rstudio, and Bloomberg to analyze financial data and study modeling techniques that are relevant to financial modeling. Prior to joining CES, Minh was an Order Management Specialist at Quickbase and she had working knowledge of the several ERP systems including Salesforce and Netsuite. She is eager to learn from her teammates and continuously improve her data analytic skills. When she is not at work, she can be found walking around Boston in search of the best coffee shop.
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