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

Nick Aschenbach

Nick Aschenbach

Head of Product and Engineering.

Nick is a full stack web development software engineer with a multidisciplinary background. He specializes in developing AWS cloud enabled back-end APIs in Node.js. He has experience dealing with PII/HIPAA/PHI data and payments in a variety of environments. He has worked in new product development most of his career. He is passionate about doing the right thing for users and building products with a clear value proposition.

Nick’s Superpower: Do the right thing

The VECKTA Team

Meet the team behind VECKTA’s Energy Transition Marketplace

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

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.

 

Erin Hunzeker

Erin Hunzeker

Head of Capital Markets

Erin is a revenue generator, growing the business from startup to industry leader by sourcing and monetizing industry relationships. Previous leadership positions in commodities and financial services industries include heading up global sales, relationship management, trading, and asset optimization. VECKTA allows him to uniquely leverage experience in both industries.

He is also a baseball coach and tennis instructor and taught his 3 kids to play and excel in both, following in his footsteps. Learn more about Erin here.

Erin’s Superpower: Build the Business

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

Jola Prosceno

Jola Prosceno

Scrum Master & Engineering Manger

As VECKTA’s Scrum Master, Jola passionately guides VECKTA’s team members by facilitating, planning, and tracking activities to deliver VECKTA’s powerful Energy Transition Platform. Jola is dedicated and devoted to VECKTA’s mission and vision; transforming Distributed Energy Systems acquisitions. Her past experiences embrace a customer-centric approach, broadly spanning multiple industries.

Jola applies her skills as an active volunteer, always striving to enrich anything she’s involved in. She is a mom, wife, daughter, and friend whose favorite pastimes include travel, scuba diving, creating magical moments, and family gatherings.

Jola’s Superpower: Intuitive Synchronizer

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

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

Martin Roeck

Martin Roeck

Microgrid System Modeler

Martin’s attitude and appetite for new skills and knowledge has made him a welcome member at VECKTA. Following the ethos “The follow-through is everything,” he directly supports leadership through technical consulting and product design. Martin loves to take ownership of new challenges, delivering results that benefit VECKTA’s vision.

Prior to VECKTA, Martin was heavily involved with Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and predictive modeling of electric vehicles and EV supply equipment (EVSE).

Martin’s Superpower: Turning vision into success

Pablo Parra

Pablo Parra

QA Engineer

Pablo is a quality assurance engineer that is in charge of breaking the app and ensure that the correct path is followed. He strongly believes QA role should learn the guts of the project to achieve the highest degree of quality also QA need to live in two worlds, as a user and as an engineer. He has worked in the past for several websites with different businesses.
In his free time Pablo enjoy to play video games and ride bike.

Pablo’s Superpower: Keen eye

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

Ryan Smyth

Ryan Smyth

Account Executive

Ryan is the connector between the VECKTA technology and the reality of improving the lives of miners faced with a new paradigm around renewable energy, ESG and decarbonization. He deeply understands the mining industry, from both an operator and capital markets perspective. He is passionate about technology and the role it has in ensuring Australia’s future as an ongoing globally competitive miner.

He is a husband, dad, passionate tech advocate and rugby fan.

Ryan’s Superpower: There’s always a way

Skylar Todd

Skylar Todd

Product Designer

Skylar is a recent graduate from Stanford where she studied mechanical engineering and design. She’s passionate about building products and experiences centered around inclusive innovation and accessible education. She recently joined the VECKTA team as a product designer and is committed to challenging the limits with her team to create an enjoyable and seamless marketplace user experience. In her free time, she loves to spend time in the ocean, make jewelry, and go to spin classes.

Skylar’s Superpower: Guiding the Vision

Tristan Jackson

Tristan Jackson

CSO & Advisor

Tristan is our Trailblazer, charting new frontiers in the Energy Transition and DES landscape. He explores market opportunities and establishes proven pathways to cost savings, carbon reduction, and improved energy reliability and resilience for you, our global community, partners, and clients. Tristan lives in the field alongside energy system end users, equipment suppliers, and development partners, co-defining the energy systems and business models of the future. As CSO of VECKTA, Tristan combines his deep experience in team building, communication, and problem solving, with technical expertise, tenacity, and excitement for breaking new ground and producing extraordinary results.

He is a husband, outdoor and international explorer, lifelong leader and believer in a thriving, sustainable future for all.

Board of Directors

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.

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 Member

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.

INTERESTED IN JOINING US?

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