Dennis Quinn President Dennis is an industry pioneer with more than two decades of experience and success with energy efficiency and conservation. Before co-founding Joule Assets, he was a founding member and CEO of Celerity Energy, LLC, one of the first demand response (DR) companies in the U.S. Before selling Celerity to EnerNOC in 2006, Dennis developed one of the largest portfolios of major industrial, commercial, and institutional DR clients in the Western U.S., including California’s 30 major public universities. He was also instrumental in developing early rules of participation for DR in California. Previously, Dennis held a variety of management positions at PacifiCorp. As VP of PacifiCorp’s Development Company, he led development efforts for more than $300 million in domestic and international operating power projects. When he served as head of weatherization initiatives, the company achieved 100% customer participation in Bonneville Power’s landmark Hood River Conservation Project, still heralded today for its early work in measuring the energy savings and socioeconomic benefits of retrofit weatherization. Immediately prior to his current role, Dennis led MW Corporation’s entry into renewable energy development in India through its subsidiary, Entegra Ltd., successfully securing two of the first grid-scale solar power projects in India.

Dennis Quinn
President

Dennis is an industry pioneer with more than two decades of experience and success with energy efficiency and conservation. Before co-founding Joule Assets, he was a founding member and CEO of Celerity Energy, LLC, one of the first demand response (DR) companies in the U.S. Before selling Celerity to EnerNOC in 2006, Dennis developed one of the largest portfolios of major industrial, commercial, and institutional DR clients in the Western U.S., including California’s 30 major public universities. He was also instrumental in developing early rules of participation for DR in California. Previously, Dennis held a variety of management positions at PacifiCorp. As VP of PacifiCorp’s Development Company, he led development efforts for more than $300 million in domestic and international operating power projects. When he served as head of weatherization initiatives, the company achieved 100% customer participation in Bonneville Power’s landmark Hood River Conservation Project, still heralded today for its early work in measuring the energy savings and socioeconomic benefits of retrofit weatherization. Immediately prior to his current role, Dennis led MW Corporation’s entry into renewable energy development in India through its subsidiary, Entegra Ltd., successfully securing two of the first grid-scale solar power projects in India.

Patrick O'Neill Chief Operating Officer Patrick is responsible for technology development and operational deployment of the JouleSmart solution for small- and mid-sized commercial buildings.  Prior to joining JouleSmart, Patrick was co-founder and CEO of NorthWrite, a cloud-based energy information management services company that was one of the few to begin offering a “Software-as-a-Service” solution for the facility management market in the early 2000s. As NorthWrite’s CEO, he led the company’s evolution through the rapidly developing energy, wireless, mobile, and cloud-computing business environments before the company was acquired by Joule Capital in early 2017.   Before founding NorthWrite, Patrick spent ten years at Honeywell International as VP of Technology and Development, and also worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He holds several patents and has authored and published 50+ articles on software, HVAC systems and controls, and building operations, and management. He earned Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Patrick O'Neill
Chief Operating Officer

Patrick is responsible for technology development and operational deployment of the JouleSmart solution for small- and mid-sized commercial buildings.  Prior to joining JouleSmart, Patrick was co-founder and CEO of NorthWrite, a cloud-based energy information management services company that was one of the few to begin offering a “Software-as-a-Service” solution for the facility management market in the early 2000s. As NorthWrite’s CEO, he led the company’s evolution through the rapidly developing energy, wireless, mobile, and cloud-computing business environments before the company was acquired by Joule Capital in early 2017.   Before founding NorthWrite, Patrick spent ten years at Honeywell International as VP of Technology and Development, and also worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He holds several patents and has authored and published 50+ articles on software, HVAC systems and controls, and building operations, and management. He earned Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 
Maria Fields Senior Vice President, Business Development Maria leads business development efforts for JouleSmart. Prior to joining Joule, Maria led smart grid programs for Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (a precursor of Sustainable Westchester), creating innovative energy procurement models and community microgrids. Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles in strategy, business development, and venture capital across a range of industries, including aerospace, biotech, medical devices, and non-profits. Maria earned an M.B.A. with high honors from Columbia University, and also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.F.A. from Lehigh University.

Maria Fields
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Maria leads business development efforts for JouleSmart. Prior to joining Joule, Maria led smart grid programs for Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (a precursor of Sustainable Westchester), creating innovative energy procurement models and community microgrids. Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles in strategy, business development, and venture capital across a range of industries, including aerospace, biotech, medical devices, and non-profits. Maria earned an M.B.A. with high honors from Columbia University, and also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.F.A. from Lehigh University.