Yes Energy is full of power market data experts. 

Both collectively at Yes Energy and individually, our professionals have spent many years perfecting technical design to optimize a platform that answers trading questions. The Yes Energy team has a deep background in solving the problems of real-time, big data collection and validation, database design and speed.

The business is home to a unique group of economists, industry analysts, database gurus, software developers and mathematicians who love turning large amounts of data into valuable insight. Our business team-- sales, customer outreach and administration-- is made up of professionals who have grown their careers in the energy markets information space and who pride themselves in establishing customer relationships that last.

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"the best people at their job that I have ever worked with"

Meet our amazing team. 

And rollover the photos to discover what they’ll ALWAYS say yes to.

Denver Broncos football, disc golf, poker and reading with my kids

Denver Broncos football, disc golf, poker and reading with my kids

Tom Ottem

Content Group Organizer

Tom is passionate about quantitative visualization (nerd-speak for making charts and maps). He also has a unique, soup-to-nuts understanding of customer needs, software product management, power market design, ISO data and everything in between. We’re thinking of cloning him.

exploring a new city on a long run

exploring a new city on a long run

Brett Turner

Content Group

Brett is in our Boston office where he develops product and provides the early AM customer support, as well as helps manage and maintain data collection and organization. Thoroughly answering a customer’s question is what makes his day!

a challenge or invitation to any game of skill

a challenge or invitation to any game of skill

Gary Meisner

Content Group

Gary is a go-to guy for translating messy, granular ISO market data into consistent, usable information. Some things you figure out after 10 years in the business. He’s also on the phone helping customers all the time.

canoeing in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota

canoeing in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota

Aaron Brasket

Content Group

Aaron’s having a good day when he can add value to data. He believes that commodity data is just the beginning and that the value is in combining data types and providing tools that help our customers gain insight from data.

 

a game of strategy

a game of strategy

Bryan Johnson

Content Group

Bryan is an expert in generation, price and transmission data. He is also passionate about making sure we’re the first to collect and release data for new markets and new trade types … which is trickier than you might think.

 

a travel adventure, guacamole and cheese curds

a travel adventure, guacamole and cheese curds

Sonya Gustafson

Content Group

Sonya is pumped about power markets and loves to share her energy and excitement with Yes Energy customers.  She enjoys finding the pieces and putting the puzzle together to help make the complicated seem simple.

volleyball and hiking!

volleyball and hiking!

Jacquie Walker

Content Group

Jacquie was a power trader who used Yes Energy solutions to make great decisions for many years.  She joined Yes Energy to help us move our solutions even closer to our users’ needs.  It’s great to have a real live trader on the team!

a glass of wine and a good book

a glass of wine and a good book

Alison Madigan

Content Group

Allison is an economist with an affinity for using technology to extract insight from large amounts of real time data.  She joined Yes Energy as an intern and then quickly transitioned to become a member of the team.  Allison loves figuring out complex energy markets and using her expertise to make data make sense for our users.

good beer and better company, or the other way around

good beer and better company, or the other way around

Nick Shaffer

Content Group

Nick has a passion for improving efficiency with sound data analytics and algorithmic optimization. He loves working with power markets because of all the odd complexities they have that other financial markets don't.  Seriously though, negative prices?  Come on...

a game of chess, mediocre puns, and castles

a game of chess, mediocre puns, and castles

Cory Goode

Content Group

Cory is energized about power markets and big data.  Translating the intricacies of market information into something meaningful provides a fun challenge. Cory was recently reassigned from Senior Intern to Market Analyst, although for some reason he still comes to work with a smile.

one more cast of the fishing line

one more cast of the fishing line

Ian Wilcox

Outreach, Sales & Marketing Group Organizer

Ian loves customers and has been around this space for a long time. He knows that success is first, last and always about serving customers often saying “If you can't serve your customers why bother?”

baked beans for breakfast

baked beans for breakfast

Richard Luck

Outreach, Sales & Marketing Group

If you’re lucky enough to have worked with Richard, you know what a super guy he is. He is committed to customer satisfaction and ensures that the process of becoming a Yes Energy customer is smooth and helpful.

sand volleyball, college football & margaritas

sand volleyball, college football & margaritas

Katie Becht

Outreach, Sales & Marketing Group

Katie wants to make sure you get the most from Yes Energy!  Her past work in energy information prepped her perfectly to pair with Yes Energy where she loves being able to help people use a solution that makes their lives easier.

more freckles - soon I'll have a uni-freckle and it will look like I have a tan

more freckles - soon I'll have a
uni-freckle and it will look like
I have a tan

Jesse Carver

Outreach, Sales & Marketing Group

Jesse is good at matching customer needs with solutions, and he loves working with people. He’s done that across an array of energy industry information businesses before joining Yes Energy. Now he enjoys introducing our tools to power traders.

a really good cup of coffee

a really good cup of coffee

KC Hallett

Outreach, Sales & Marketing Group

KC has experience in analytics, energy and communication. This trifecta makes her excellent at her job tracking all of the details while also managing to get to know our customers and make sure they are satisfied.

board games, open mics, corny jokes and Black Marlin Porter (separately or simultaneously)

board games, open mics, corny jokes and Black Marlin Porter (separately or simultaneously)

Malia Martinez

Outreach, Sales & Marketing Group

Malia brings a wide range of experience with her to Yes Energy including customer service, education and business analysis both in and out of the energy industry.   She loves helping customers and working as part of a team; especially the Yes Energy team where her teammates are professional, fun and so good at what they do!

surfing. dogs. surfing dogs. guitar rock. marathons. and scatter plots.

surfing. dogs. surfing dogs. guitar rock. marathons. and scatter plots.

Michael McNair

Admin Group Organizer

As the founder of Yes Energy, Michael brought with him a solid background in LMP markets, but also a strong curiosity about and passion for helping the people who trade in those markets do something new with 'all that data'.

going out for an ice cream sundae

going out for an ice cream sundae

Sarah Hatch

Admin Group

Sarah has an education background and uses these skills to create training and Help documentation for Yes Energy. She loves organizing and presenting information in accessible ways and helping people make relevant connections to our products.

going for a run and cuddling Elsa

going for a run and cuddling Elsa

Susan Nuzum

Admin Group

Susan uses her business skills to keep us all on track. Making lists and writing checks, Susan keeps the finances at Yes Energy running smoothly so that we can spend our time helping customers with our products.

being outside in beautiful wide open spaces! 

being outside in beautiful wide open spaces! 

Jen Greene

Admin Group

Jen is a business person with a pretty long career in energy information businesses. She puts her leadership experience to good use helping Yes Energy to grow.

getting outdoors to have some fun

getting outdoors to have some fun

Scott Holladay

Admin Group

Scott is Yes Energy’s Chief Economist and resident quant. As a professor of economics he provides us with valuable and current insight into the energy markets.

a back country ski

a back country ski

Heady Topper

Heady Topper

Kimberly Cox

Admin Group

Kimberly is passionate about people and creating an environment where they can achieve their goals.  She is focused on recruiting, retaining and growing Yes Energy talent. As a Six Sigma black belt and a former family counselor - she is a bit of a conundrum.  We like that about her. 

Andy Lewis

Database Group Organizer

Andy is the database pioneer at Yes Energy. He built the first data structures and now he works with an amazing team to make sure our market data is reliable and fast. With years of energy data experience under his belt, he welcomes new challenges that keep his work interesting.

a long bike ride

a long bike ride

John Lien

Database Group

John designs techniques that allow our customers to do more “stuff” with data than they’ve ever been able to do before. A magician with a database, John will be sure to get you the data you need in the way that you need it.

donuts, cookies, skiing, gin & tonic and beer

donuts, cookies, skiing, gin & tonic and beer

Peter Richardson

Database Group

Peter loves problem-solving … whether it’s a programming conundrum, a tricky question from a customer or a good game of chess. At Yes Energy he spends his time developing some of the most challenging enhancements to our trader solutions.

18 holes at a nice golf course, or pike fishing in Canada

18 holes at a nice golf course, or pike fishing in Canada

Peter Watson

Database Group

Like the rest of us, Peter is passionate about data quality and speed. You’ll find Peter doing the difficult database work so that our users can avoid the hassles of ISO market data collection.  Fortunately, he loves it!

following Boston sports teams and playing poker

following Boston sports teams and playing poker

David Barnes

Database Group

Dave has spent his career working to optimize, automate and scale information systems with a primary focus on optimal database design. He enjoys digging into "the next big evolution" when it comes to scaling operational databases and its supporting infrastructure.  

challenges, new things & dairy products

challenges, new things & dairy products

pizza and beer

pizza and beer

a day in the mountains

a day in the mountains

Michael Burt

Database Group

Michael helps collect, organize and extract value for massive troves of energy data. Although an economist at heart, nowadays he thoroughly enjoys the challenges of data aggregation and analytics.

Josh Vanderberg

Application Development Group Organizer

Josh is a veteran user interface developer who specializes in distilling massive data sets into intuitive software tools.  Josh is passionate about constant product and process improvement "No matter how good things are, there's always something you can do to move your team and your product in a better direction."

Isaac Velander

Application Development Group

Isaac is driven to use the latest web technologies to bring visibility to the electric power markets all the while building beautiful, fun to use, data visualizations.

a hike with my border collie, Penny

a hike with my border collie, Penny

helping my family, my community, or taking care of my twin sons

helping my family, my community, or taking care of my twin sons

the mountains. running up them. skiing down them. eating a mountain of berries. and the NY Mets.

the mountains. running up them. skiing down them. eating a mountain of berries. and the NY Mets.

Tarah West

Application Development Group

A self-proclaimed geek, Tarah likes to work the entire software stack from front-end Flex through to the database. Presented with a new challenge Tarah tackles things head on ready to make sure problems get solved and software improves. 

Eric Marscin

Application Development Group

Eric thrives on the positive feedback he gets when a new feature has made a customer’s life a bit easier. So be sure to keep those enhancement requests coming his way!

Daniel Hassouni

Application Development Group

Daniel loves to solve problems, whether it be a bug buried deep in code or understanding the peculiarities of the power markets. With nearly a decade of experience trading in the energy markets, Daniel applies his market expertise in creating intuitive interfaces and an overall improved user experience.

fishing and beer on the lake

fishing and beer on the lake

an NFL game

an NFL game

as a Wisconsin native, cheese

as a Wisconsin native, cheese

Kevin Noonan

Application Development Group

Kevin is interested in making robust and intuitive user interfaces. He loves beautiful data representations that convey trends simply. Kevin strives for designs that allow users to immediately jump in and get to work.

Chris Gibbons

Consulting Group Organizer

Chris loves deeply understanding client problems and piecing together a solution. He applies his skills in databases, risk analysis, and management consulting to support Yes Energy clients with enhancements and extensions to the Yes Energy product suite. 

Becca Geraci

Consulting Group

Becca  loves teaching others to understand the ISO markets and how our solutions help users make better trading decisions.  She’s been in “the industry” longer than she’s been at Yes Energy so she really knows what she’s talking about.