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Leadership

Adam Cohen, PhD

CTO, Co-founder
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Adam Cohen, PhD

CTO, Co-founder


Adam B. Cohen, Ph.D., is leading the way to urban clean energy as the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of NineDot Energy, building community energy sites to make the NYC metro grid cleaner, more resilient, more equitable and less costly. 

Projects in operation or under development that Adam has spearheaded include battery energy storage systems in Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island and Westchester County. 

Adam developed his exceptional understanding of how complex systems interact and evolve in his academic work (Ph.D. from the Chaos Group at University of Maryland and B.S. in physics from Bucknell University); he now applies his findings to the interconnected dynamics of energy markets, technologies, regulations and grid economics. Adam was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy (launching a research program applying social and behavioral science to scale up solar energy adoption) where Adam met his NineDot Energy co-founders. Adam is passionate about opportunities to modernize the urban electric system in a way that benefits all stakeholders. Recognizing the impact of Adam’s work, Crain’s New York Business selected Adam as an inaugural “2023 Notable Leader in Sustainability”.

Anthony Santamaria

Vice President, Construction
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Anthony Santamaria

Vice President, Construction

David Alter

David Arfin

CEO, Co-founder
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David Alter

David Arfin

CEO, Co-founder


David is CEO and co-founder of NineDot Energy, based in Brooklyn, NY. He is also the co-founder of Ener-Pacte (France) and SolarVento (Mexico), and has served on the Board of Directors of Simpa Networks (India) and WattzOn (Palo Alto), and as an Advisor to Everyday Energy (San Diego), United Wind (New York), Tigi Solar (Israel), and eMotorWerks (acquired by ENEL). Previously, David served as a Consultant to the US Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative and as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Israel Cleantech Ventures. David has also been an emissary for the US Department of State in Angola, Israel, and Palestine.

David invented SolarCity’s SolarLease, the game-changing solar financing program that enabled over 1,000,000 American homeowners to have solar power in their homes. SolarCity was acquired by Tesla.

David loves building sustainable businesses that contribute to environmental wellness. He selects markets that are large and ripe for creative solutions and partners and with partners who are smarter than he is and have the highest integrity, and has an insatiable desire to explore new places and start new businesses.

David has a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Masters in Public Policy Analysis from the Claremont Graduate University, and an MBA from Stanford University. He is on the Board of the Friends of the Arava Environmental Institute for Environmental Studies and is a Member of the Cleantech Leaders Roundtable. He lives between New York and California.

Emily Wheeler

Chief of Staff
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Emily Wheeler

Chief of Staff


Emily Wheeler is an engineer and clean energy and technology specialist committed to helping cities, companies, and the community. She is NineDot’s Chief of Staff.

Fred Polirer

Vice President, People and Culture
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Fred Polirer

Vice President, People and Culture

Jon Carbajal

Senior Director, Product Development
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Jon Carbajal

Senior Director, Product Development

Karen Alter

Chief Marketing Officer
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Karen Alter

Chief Marketing Officer

Nalin Kalatilaka

Nalin Kulatilaka

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder
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Nalin Kalatilaka

Nalin Kulatilaka

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder


Nalin is Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where he also serves as the co-director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy. Nalin’s current research interests include impact investing and financing distributed energy resources. Nalin has published extensively in top academic journals as well as influential managerial publications. His book, Real Options (HBS Press), has received wide acclaim. His honors include Bertil Danielson Chair (Stockholm School of Economics), Takang Chair (Tamkang University, Taipei), and the Association for Investment Management and Research’s Graham and Dodd Award. He has co-founded several companies including FirstFuel Software (energy data analytics), and NineDot Energy (community distributed generation for congested urban grids). He serves on the Board of Directors of Assette. Nalin holds a PhD from MIT

Nick Lombardi

Senior VP, Project Development and Construction
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Nick Lombardi

Senior VP, Project Development and Construction


Nick Lombardi is the Vice President of Project Development for NineDot Energy, overseeing all project development activities for the company.

Project development and construction

Andy Allbee

Director, Engineering and Planning
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Andy Allbee

Director, Engineering and Planning

Anthony Santamaria

Vice President, Construction
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Anthony Santamaria

Vice President, Construction

Atharv Gosavi

Project Manager
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Atharv Gosavi

Project Manager

Bobby Sciortino

Director, Project Execution and Asset Management
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Bobby Sciortino

Director, Project Execution and Asset Management

Dieynabou Diallo

Community Impact and Partnerships Manager
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Dieynabou Diallo

Community Impact and Partnerships Manager

Harold Barreto

Project Engineer
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Harold Barreto

Project Engineer

Jamaal Watkins

Project Manager
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Jamaal Watkins

Project Manager

Joel Berger

Director of Operations
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Joel Berger

Director of Operations

Leticia Lew

Project Developer
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Leticia Lew

Project Developer

Mac Anderson-Cooper

Sr. Coordinator, Project Development and Construction
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Mac Anderson-Cooper

Sr. Coordinator, Project Development and Construction

Nick Lombardi

Senior VP, Project Development and Construction
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Nick Lombardi

Senior VP, Project Development and Construction


Nick Lombardi is the Vice President of Project Development for NineDot Energy, overseeing all project development activities for the company.

Olivia Booth-Howe

Manager, Origination Engineering
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Olivia Booth-Howe

Manager, Origination Engineering


Olivia Booth-Howe is a Project Engineer at NineDot Energy, where she oversees technical and environmental processes from project origination through permitting.

Peter Jacullo

Enterprise Project Developer
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Peter Jacullo

Enterprise Project Developer

Raphael Levy

Director, Procurement
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Raphael Levy

Director, Procurement

Sam Brill

Director, Strategic Development Initiatives
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Sam Brill

Director, Strategic Development Initiatives


Sam Brill is the Director of Strategic Development Initiatives at NineDot Energy, where he oversees key public-private partnerships, policy development, and institutional clean energy collaborations in the greater New York area.

Sam McGarvey

Director, Origination
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Sam McGarvey

Director, Origination


Sam is a Senior Project Developer at NineDot Energy where he works on new projects across New York City, Westchester, and Long Island.

Testa Nickle

Project Development Associate
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Testa Nickle

Project Development Associate

Tom Stoke

Project Engineer
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Tom Stoke

Project Engineer

Finance and legal

Carlijn Goldberg

Sr. Manager, FP&A
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Carlijn Goldberg

Sr. Manager, FP&A

David Romero Siekman

Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst
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David Romero Siekman

Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst

DJ Kim

VP, Corporate Finance
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DJ Kim

VP, Corporate Finance

Jean Jarrett-Davis

Accountant
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Jean Jarrett-Davis

Accountant

Kelvina Korreshi

Senior Accountant
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Kelvina Korreshi

Senior Accountant

Kevin Lagarenne

Treasury Analyst
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Kevin Lagarenne

Treasury Analyst

Mira Gorbatiuk

Asset Revenue Manager
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Mira Gorbatiuk

Asset Revenue Manager

Ray Lei

Project Finance Analyst
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Ray Lei

Project Finance Analyst

Shin Takiguchi

Controller
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Shin Takiguchi

Controller

Product development

Alex Foucault

Sr. Specialist, Product
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Alex Foucault

Sr. Specialist, Product


Alex Foucault is NineDot’s Product Development Associate, supporting the identification and development of new go-to-market strategies for NineDot’s next generation of distributed energy resource products.

Joe Silver

Joe Silver

Senior Product Manager
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Joe Silver

Joe Silver

Senior Product Manager


In his role as Product Manager, Joe focuses on the development of NineDot’s EV charging strategy, which includes scaling up their vehicle-to-grid business and deploying charging at existing and future sites.

Jon Carbajal

Senior Director, Product Development
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Jon Carbajal

Senior Director, Product Development

Lindsay Cherry

Director of Regulatory Affairs
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Lindsay Cherry

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Madeline Zdeblick

Senior Product Analyst
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Madeline Zdeblick

Senior Product Analyst


Maddie Zdeblick is a skilled researcher and analyst, excited to help build a greener electric grid. Maddie is the Senior Product Development Analyst at NineDot Energy, where she directs research and analyses into new product development and supports initiatives to optimize the deployment and operations of NineDot products.

Preston

Preston Roper

Senior Advisor, E-mobility
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Preston

Preston Roper

Senior Advisor, E-mobility

Zach Tamen

Energy Market Analyst
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Zach Tamen

Energy Market Analyst

Corporate services

Andrea Ferguson

Corporate Marketing Associate
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Andrea Ferguson

Corporate Marketing Associate

Becca Schofield-Cohen

Senior Manager, Data Analytics
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Becca Schofield-Cohen

Senior Manager, Data Analytics

David Mudrauskas

Data Engineer
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David Mudrauskas

Data Engineer

Emily Wheeler

Chief of Staff
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Emily Wheeler

Chief of Staff


Emily Wheeler is an engineer and clean energy and technology specialist committed to helping cities, companies, and the community. She is NineDot’s Chief of Staff.

Fred Polirer

Vice President, People and Culture
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Fred Polirer

Vice President, People and Culture

Jerneeka Sams

HR Business Partner
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Jerneeka Sams

HR Business Partner


As NineDot’s Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Jerneeka sources and recruits talent to join the team. Jerneeka lives in New York and has a Masters in HR from NYU.

Karen Alter

Chief Marketing Officer
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Karen Alter

Chief Marketing Officer

Katerina Benitez

Executive Assistant
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Katerina Benitez

Executive Assistant

Linda Tatlow

Senior Manager, NineDot Labs
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Linda Tatlow

Senior Manager, NineDot Labs

Roger Nehls

Specialist, People Ops and IT Support
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Roger Nehls

Specialist, People Ops and IT Support

Victoria Foti

Head of Project Management Office
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Victoria Foti

Head of Project Management Office

Board of directors

Adam Cohen, PhD

CTO, Co-founder
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Adam Cohen, PhD

CTO, Co-founder


Adam B. Cohen, Ph.D., is leading the way to urban clean energy as the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of NineDot Energy, building community energy sites to make the NYC metro grid cleaner, more resilient, more equitable and less costly. 

Projects in operation or under development that Adam has spearheaded include battery energy storage systems in Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island and Westchester County. 

Adam developed his exceptional understanding of how complex systems interact and evolve in his academic work (Ph.D. from the Chaos Group at University of Maryland and B.S. in physics from Bucknell University); he now applies his findings to the interconnected dynamics of energy markets, technologies, regulations and grid economics. Adam was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy (launching a research program applying social and behavioral science to scale up solar energy adoption) where Adam met his NineDot Energy co-founders. Adam is passionate about opportunities to modernize the urban electric system in a way that benefits all stakeholders. Recognizing the impact of Adam’s work, Crain’s New York Business selected Adam as an inaugural “2023 Notable Leader in Sustainability”.

David Alter

David Arfin

CEO, Co-founder
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David Alter

David Arfin

CEO, Co-founder


David is CEO and co-founder of NineDot Energy, based in Brooklyn, NY. He is also the co-founder of Ener-Pacte (France) and SolarVento (Mexico), and has served on the Board of Directors of Simpa Networks (India) and WattzOn (Palo Alto), and as an Advisor to Everyday Energy (San Diego), United Wind (New York), Tigi Solar (Israel), and eMotorWerks (acquired by ENEL). Previously, David served as a Consultant to the US Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative and as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Israel Cleantech Ventures. David has also been an emissary for the US Department of State in Angola, Israel, and Palestine.

David invented SolarCity’s SolarLease, the game-changing solar financing program that enabled over 1,000,000 American homeowners to have solar power in their homes. SolarCity was acquired by Tesla.

David loves building sustainable businesses that contribute to environmental wellness. He selects markets that are large and ripe for creative solutions and partners and with partners who are smarter than he is and have the highest integrity, and has an insatiable desire to explore new places and start new businesses.

David has a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Masters in Public Policy Analysis from the Claremont Graduate University, and an MBA from Stanford University. He is on the Board of the Friends of the Arava Environmental Institute for Environmental Studies and is a Member of the Cleantech Leaders Roundtable. He lives between New York and California.

David Glick

David Gluck

Managing Director, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, The Carlyle Group
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David Glick

David Gluck

Managing Director, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, The Carlyle Group

Christopher McKenzie

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Manulife Investment Management
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Christopher McKenzie

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Manulife Investment Management

Nalin Kalatilaka

Nalin Kulatilaka

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder
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Nalin Kalatilaka

Nalin Kulatilaka

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder


Nalin is Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where he also serves as the co-director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy. Nalin’s current research interests include impact investing and financing distributed energy resources. Nalin has published extensively in top academic journals as well as influential managerial publications. His book, Real Options (HBS Press), has received wide acclaim. His honors include Bertil Danielson Chair (Stockholm School of Economics), Takang Chair (Tamkang University, Taipei), and the Association for Investment Management and Research’s Graham and Dodd Award. He has co-founded several companies including FirstFuel Software (energy data analytics), and NineDot Energy (community distributed generation for congested urban grids). He serves on the Board of Directors of Assette. Nalin holds a PhD from MIT

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