Leadership at Mantis Innovation
Our leadership team has extensive experience and proven expertise. The individuals on Mantis Innovation’s leadership team take a strong hands-on approach in their individual role to help support our clients, so Mantis is able to meet each of their overall, individual, strategic facility performance goals.
The team includes architects, professional engineers, registered roof consultants and observers, experienced project and account managers, professional services staff, and other talented veterans of the A/E/C industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Dan Marzuola brings over thirty years of experience in the energy industry spanning retail and wholesale energy sales, marketing, engineering, and government relations to Mantis Innovation. Marzuola spent 14 years with TXU in various positions from a System Planning Engineer to the General Manager of a natural gas distribution system in Mexico. During his time with TXU, he was appointed by the Governor of Texas as a member of the Oil and Gas Compact Commission. After leaving TXU, he strengthened his tenure in the energy industry as an energy executive, with stints that included 7 years with Hudson Energy as the Senior Vice President of North America Sales and the General Manager of the United Kingdom operations. Marzuola holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Amberton University.
Chief Sales Officer
Kris Hertel brings over 25 years of sales and marketing experience to Mantis Innovation, including 19 years in retail energy. Hertel previously held the role of President at EMEX before the company transitioned the brand to Mantis Innovation. Prior to this tenure at EMEX, Hertel served as Chief Sales Officer for North American Power-Business until the company was sold to Calpine in 2017. Other leadership positions include Chief Marketing Officer at Circular Energy and Vice President of North American Commercial Markets at Hudson Energy. Before joining Hudson Energy, Hertel held various leadership positions in commercial direct and indirect sales for Direct Energy and TXU Energy. Hertel is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
President, Energy Solutions
As President of Energy Solutions, Steve Campbell is responsible for the overall growth strategy for this business division. Campbell previously held the role of President at Patriot Energy Group before the company transitioned the brand to Mantis Innovation. Prior to that role, as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Patriot Energy Group, Campbell was responsible for the company’s finance and operations functions, with primary responsibility for the company’s finance and accounting, financial planning, treasury, back-office operations and facilities management. Campbell has over thirty years of experience as a finance executive in public and private software companies ranging from Raytheon, IBM Software Division, Genuity, Enterasys Networks, Juniper and Progress Software. A results-oriented financial professional, Campbell has a depth of expertise in financial reporting, financial planning, and analysis, sales and marketing operations, Back Office process improvements, performance management, mergers and acquisitions, and building high-performance teams. Campbell received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Management from Franklin Pierce University and a master’s degree in business from Franklin Pierce University.
President, Facility Management Solutions
As President of Facility Management Solutions, Jeremiah Dancy oversees the day-to-day management of this division’s operations. Dancy previously held the role of President of BLUEFIN, LLC before the company transitioned the brand to Mantis Innovation. With 24 years of experience in construction and facility asset management, Dancy is a technical expert in facility planning, design, installation, and maintenance. Dancy ensures BLUEFIN’s projects are executed safely, on time, and on budget. He also directs professional development for the company’s teams as well as individual training and mentorship programs. Dancy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Education from the California University of Pennsylvania.
President, Efficiency Solutions
As President of Efficiency Solutions, Adam is responsible for growth strategy and leading business development for Efficiency Solutions at Mantis. Adam has over 20 years of engineering and management experience related to computer systems, data center design and energy conservation project development. Prior to forming Fairbanks Energy Services, the Efficiency Solutions division of Mantis Innovation, he served as Vice President of Data Center Services and Business Development at Bluestone Energy Services for 5 years. Prior to working at Bluestone, Adam also worked at Cisco Systems for 8 years as Technical Leader for Cisco Security Agent Group as a Principal Software Engineer. Adam earned his B.S. in Computer Science with Distinction at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and his M.B.A. at Babson College’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Chief Strategy & Technology Officer
Rad Brannan brings over 15 years of energy and information technology experience, including 10 years in an executive management position. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Business Information Systems for Just Energy where he led the global IT strategy and delivery for the following business units: commercial, supply, structuring and finance. During his tenure with Just Energy, he architected, implemented and evolved Hudson Energy’s industry-leading broker portal, Connex. Brannan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University.
Kevin McAlpin brings over 20 years of combined legal and risk experience to Mantis Innovation. McAlpin’s expertise includes general corporate law, complex energy product transactions, regulatory affairs and compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, contract negotiations, and business management. He previously worked in executive and legal counsel roles for Just Energy, Standard Renewable Energy, and ExxonMobil. McAlpin is a graduate of The Citadel and holds an MBA from the University of Mississippi, as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Corporate Counsel Association.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO of Mantis Innovation, Kurt Keller brings over 20 years of accounting and finance experience with a focus in the energy industry. Keller’s work experience includes 10 years in power generation development and operations, seven years in Big Four Consulting and two years in wholesale gas marketing. Keller received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Baylor University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations.
Chief Human Resources Officer
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Janet McCracken develops and disseminates the internal brand promise, empowers and supports employee growth, and executes a strategic workforce growth plan. McCracken has 36 years of experience in executive training, human resources, sales, marketing, and organizational and talent development. Her specialties include the management of recruiting, employee relations, development of employee training curriculums, corporate acquisitions and mergers, as well as sales and marketing strategy.
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