We work with customers who care and who take pride in their work. Together, we can and will build innovative solutions.

Our growing team is comprised of people who care about one thing: delivering results to customers and the people and institutions they serve.

We demonstrate that care in two ways: First, we deliver great experiences. Which means we redefine what’s possible at every stage – from concept and design to implementation and support. Second, we create projects that don’t just work but that we can be proud of, personally and professionally.

Our History

2002
2009
2012
2013
2015
2018
Future
2002

SmartWatt is launched in Albany, NY

Passionate about energy conservation, saving customers money and improving spaces for people, Chris Covell launches SmartWatt, initially providing commercial and industrial customers with lighting solutions to enhance their energy efficiency.

2009

SmartWatt adds solutions

The company brings its solutions to utilities and small business customers, while growing its footprint on the west coast to offer a greater number of customers access to SmartWatt’s energy systems optimization approach.

2012

Expansion continues into new territories and markets

The company moves into mid-western territories, and provides solutions to education and government customers so they experience enhanced well-being through green technology.

2013

SmartWatt increases areas of expertise

To optimize customers’ energy investments and quality of life, SmartWatt offers building automation, mechanical services, bundled services, and performance contracting.

2015

Technological advancements allow greater opportunities

SmartWatt expands into solar technology, tools for Smart cities, and support services to help sustain customers’ energy systems over the long-term.

2018

Who we are today

Today, SmartWatt is an energy systems optimization firm offering a full suite of solutions to meet customers energy needs. Our experience and expertise fuels our SmartFit approach to projects so customers realize their unique energy optimization goals.

Future

Forward-thinking innovations to help customers succeed

We’ll continue to innovate ground-breaking solutions that challenge the status quo and enhance our customers’ human, energy and financial value.

Our team - the true backbone of our firm - is here to serve you

In our client relationships and in the SmartWatt culture, there is no winning without shared values and ongoing collaboration.

Our teams move forward empowered by interconnected relationships of trust. We trust each other, we believe in each other and we never place individual accolades or self-interest above the collective effort.

Our teams love what they do and seize every opportunity to outperform our competitors, but more importantly - to always outperform, knowing there is always a next level.

For our teams, there’s value in each win. It creates energy, fuels momentum, stimulates growth and defines success.

Our teams insist on looking for innovations, opportunities and options that our competitors miss. In fact, exceptional is standard practice at SmartWatt.

Our teams believe in the value of being creative and extending ourselves beyond our comfort to find solutions that fit the client need, rather than trying to force their needs into our solutions.

Integrity is not a tired cliché with SmartWatt. Keeping our word is at the heart of our corporate DNA.

Certifications

  • CMVP, CDSM, CEM & CEA Certified Professionals
  • Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA)
  • LEED AP, AP BD+C & O+M Certified Professionals
  • Tridium Niagara N4, AX & R2 Certified Engineers
  • Solar PV Installation & Technical Sales Professionals
  • PMI Project Management Professionals
  • CSLMC, CSLC & CSLT Certified Professionals
  • Professional Engineers (PE) Nationwide

Awards

  • Hire Power Award 2012 Inc. Magazine
  • Hire Power Award 2013 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2012 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2013 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2014 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2015 Inc. Magazine
  • Energy Savings Award Winner 2010 Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Highest Scoring Prop 39 Retrofit Project of the Year 2015 Board of Governors of California Community Colleges

Senior Leadership

Tracy Nolan

CAO (Chief Administration Officer)

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Terry Davis

CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

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Tarek El-Gohary

VP Operations

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Matt Sorbero

VP Commercial, Industrial & Institutional

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Lindsey Speach

VP Human Resources

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Bill Clark

VP Engineering & Development

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Ben Stewart

VP Of C&I Sales

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Geoff Stim

Director of Controls

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Brian Donald

East Business Unit Manager

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Dan Edwards

South Business Unit Manager

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Geoff Brigham

Central Business Unit Manager

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Trevor Nelson

West Business Unit Manager

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Tracy Nolan

CAO (Chief Administration Officer)

As Chief Administration Officer, Tracy Nolan provides the overall strategic direction of SmartWatt’s information technology solutions to align with business plans and operations. Tracy brings over 34 years of experience to his position. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Syracuse University -- Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

Terry Davis

CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

Chief Financial Officer, Terry is responsible for the development of corporate strategy, budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting. He joined SmartWatt in 2011 with proven skills in accounting, executive management, utility program start-up, and team building. He is also professionally certified as a chartered financial analyst. Terry earned a B.S. in Finance from Northeastern University.

Tarek El-Gohary

VP Operations

Vice President of Operations, Tarek is responsible for developing and streamlining processes and procedures, as well as developing integrations across systems and teams to improve operational efficiencies. He was originally a software engineer before joining SmartWatt in 2006 where he managed the company’s Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest business units. He launched the company’s electrical operations department and oversaw its growth throughout the United States. Tarek earned a B.S. in Computer Science from State University of New York at Brockport.

Matt Sorbero

VP Commercial, Industrial & Institutional

Vice President of Commercial, Industrial & Institutional, Matt is responsible for developing strategy, processes and leading SmartWatt’s sales, engineering and operations teams throughout the country. He began his career at SmartWatt as a Project Engineer for the New York market, and then was promoted to General Manager of the Albany, NY office, which he opened and staffed. In 2013 he received SmartWatt’s Office Achievement award. Matt earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University where he graduated Cum Laude.

Lindsey Speach

VP Human Resources

Vice President of Human Resources, Lindsey oversees the development of corporate strategy, benefit administration, onboarding, employee development and performance management. She is also responsible for managing SmartWatt’s talent acquisition and HR representative staff, in addition to external vendors. She joined SmartWatt in 2011 as a HR Generalist.  She was later promoted to HR Director, before her promotion to her current position. Lindsey earned a B.A in Marketing-Management from Siena College, and holds an M.B.A. in Human Resources from Union College.

Bill Clark

VP Engineering & Development

As Vice President Engineering and Development, Bill Clark utilizes his 29 years of experience in the energy services industry to direct the development of energy performance contract projects and oversee measurement and verification activities throughout SmartWatt’s regional Business Units. Bill began his career in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program and went on to earn a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Ben Stewart

VP Of C&I Sales

Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Sales at SmartWatt, Ben has the overall responsibility for leading the sales and marketing teams, directing the achievement of sales, and establishing all marketing and sales strategies and processes at Smartwatt. He joined SmartWatt in 2009 as general manager of the Sacramento office, which he also opened and staffed, and was later promoted to Vice President of the West region where he managed sales, engineering, project management, commissioning, and project measurement and verification. Ben earned a B.A. in Business Communications from the University of Colorado Springs.

Geoff Stim

Director of Controls

Geoff Stim, Director of Controls, has more than 20 years of experience in building controls. His areas of expertise include design, systems integration, programming, and user interface development. He has extensive experience with both mechanical and electrical systems in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors and has been a key contributor to many building controls, combined heat and power plant, and industrial process cooling plant projects.

Brian Donald

East Business Unit Manager

East Business Unit Manager Brian Donald utilizes his extensive experience to direct the sales, engineering, and development of projects in the region. Brian began his career at SmartWatt as an energy engineer and was later promoted to general manager of the Rochester office, before being promoted to his current position. Brian earned his B.S. in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dan Edwards

South Business Unit Manager

With 27 years of experience in the industry, Dan Edwards leverages his knowledge to lead SmartWatt’s sales, engineering and operations teams throughout the South as its Business Unit Manager. In this role, he oversees staff in both the Dallas, TX and Nashville, TN offices. Prior to joining SmartWatt, Dan developed large scale comprehensive energy performance contracts at a state university in Texas and other public facilities throughout the state. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Geoff Brigham

Central Business Unit Manager

Central Business Unit Manager Geoff Brigham oversees the sales, engineering and management for all projects in that region. With vast experience in the energy services field, Geoff has with successful track records and proven growth, making him a perfect match for this unit. Geoff earned a B.A. in Marketing and another B.A. in Business Administration and Management from DePaul University. He then earned a Master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University.

Trevor Nelson

West Business Unit Manager

As the West Business Unit Manager, Trevor oversees the sales, engineering, and operations teams for our Los Angeles and Sacramento offices.  He began his career in 2003 as an HVAC design engineer and then transitioned to the energy services side of the building industry in 2009.  Trevor holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in California.