VΞCKTA was born from a diverse team coming together from different personal and professional backgrounds, with unique areas of expertise, while working on the same complex challenges from various angles across their careers. Core values the team members share include aligned vision and passion to create extraordinary business value in the accelerating energy transition, help clients and partners to build a sustainable, thriving future, while having fun along the way!
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder
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 VΞCKTA, 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.
Chief Financial Officer
David is our Realist, providing a consistent focus on Commercial Finance Management in all parts of the business with a requirement to establish best practices across the business. David collaborates with our leadership team, business development and operations to secure new work by creating strategic pricing and contracting strategies. David has worked on projects and acquisitions around the world with major project delivery companies in the energy and resource sectors.
David understands and delivers current and potential financial positions to the business. He serves as our financial partner to distill individual financial transactions and simplify results into an overall company position.
David lives with his family in Houston, TX.
Our Board of Directors & Technical Specialists
Worley Director M&A
& VECKTA Director
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. When he is not working he is watching sport or cooking with the boys.
Michael is the recipient of the Presidential Science Award from the White House, and is a recognized global authority in Distributed Energy Resource (DER) integration analytics. Previously Michael lead all Microgrid and grid-integration research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the lead developer of the DER-CAM platform, which is recognized as the most advanced economic decision support tool ever created for locational economic optimization of microgrids and hybrid distributed energy systems.
When Michael is not working he is on the beach in Southern California or hiking in the mountains.
Andrea Ruotolo, Ph.D.
Andrea brings over 12 years’ experience in Smart Grid, Distributed Energy Systems (DES), and microgrids, with specialization in strategic innovation, entre- & intra-preneurship, new business models, economic and financial analysis, and new energy policy. Andrea is currently Global Lead of Distributed Energy Systems for Worley. Previously, Andrea served as a lead member and project manager of the “N.Y. Prize” Community Microgrids Initiative, within New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) Proceeding.
Andrea earned her Doctorate in Economic, Technical and Social Valuation Models for Microgrids as a Fulbright scholar and certification in Digital Business Strategy from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Andrea loves to travel, interact with new cultures, build teams, read, write, and explore nature.