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Management Team

ECS, Inc. brings an implementation team that has expertise in all phases of program design and activation.

DIRECTORS & ADVISORY TEAM - Our Directors and Advisory Team bring invaluable experience and guidance with respect to operations, technology, sales and marketing management; and legislative and regulatory issues.

STRATEGIC ADVISORY TEAM -Our team of strategic advisors provides insight into market opportunities throughout North America and works with regulators and policy makers.

EXECUTIVE TEAM - Executive Oversight - The Company's Executive team oversees all aspects of new and existing programs, ensuring all departments work together to ensure quick ramp-up, smooth transition, and effective program operation and communication.


Jim Korczykowski, President & CEO

Jim has over fifteen years experience in the energy industry managing growth stage privately held companies. He has expertise in all functional areas of management with particular strength in strategic planning, organizational development and financial management. Prior to joining ECS, Jim led the energy marketing division of a large international petroleum distributor where he also established and led the company's ESCos. Jim holds an MBA and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Marie Pieniazek, COO

Chief Operating Officer and energy expert Marie Pieniazek is responsible for regulatory policy and compliance, market operations, measurement and verification, as well as ECS’ customer relations department. Marie has over a decade of experience in the energy industry. Prior to working within the demand response industry Ms. Pieniazek was responsible for facilitation of New York’s $750,000,000 Installed Capacity market at the New York Independent System Operator. Previous to joining the NYISO, she was employed by Selkirk Cogen Partners, a 345 MW cogeneration facility that provides power to New York’s wholesale market. Marie provides expertise in deregulated market operations, wholesale market analysis, strategic bidding strategies and related regulatory pleadings and filings. Marie has been involved in ECS’ development since its inception in 2001, initially as a colleague at the NYISO, then as a consultant. ECS can attribute a portion of its considerable growth to Marie, as the company now represents several thousand customers nationwide. Marie holds a BS in Business, Economics, and Management from the State University of New York, Empire State College and an MBA from The College of Saint Rose.

William Chen, General Counsel & Vice President, Compliance.

Bill is the Company’s General Counsel and Vice President, Compliance. As General Counsel, he is the Company’s chief legal advisor and is responsible for managing all of the Company’s legal issues. Before joining the Company, Bill worked in private practice where he specialized in business/corporate and litigation. The experiences of these broad practices serve him well in his current position.

Bill is also the Company’s chief officer for Compliance. He is responsible for ensuring the Company’s operations meet all of the federal and state laws, tariffs and ISO/RTO rules that govern the capacity marketplace and demand response. He advises and reports directly to the Company’s Board of Directors on compliance matters.

He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Buffalo, graduating with Departmental Honors. He received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School. Bill is admitted to practice law in New York, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Daniel Perez, Vice President, Technology

Dan works closely with ECS participants and prospects, upgrading their capabilities in reference to enabling technologies and automated response. He works closely with new markets as they evolve and assures compatibility on the technology side. Additionally, Dan is responsible for the measurement and verification aspect of the ECS demand response portfolio, and oversees all technology deployments to assure their success. Dan has more than 15 years experience in the automation and communications engineering field. Over the past several years, he has emerged as a leader in the field of building automation, energy management systems and data access. While working with mechanical engineering firms, Dan assisted in designing and developing energy efficient specifications and standards for large commercial facility development. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Network Engineering and is an Associate member of ASHRAE and USGBC LEED NYC Chapter.

Malcolm Ainspan, Advisor Regulatory Affairs

As Senior Regulatory Associate for ECS, Mr. Ainspan will serve on ECS’ Regulatory Compliance Committee and will be responsible for market compliance activities, representing ECS in ISO/RTO Stakeholder processes, supporting public utility contract negotiations, providing contractual analysis and interpretation, providing support in energy litigation, and other various functions that will ultimately further strengthen ECS’ stronghold in the demand response industry. He joins ECS with nearly 15 years of experience in the energy industry, including serving as a senior advisor to the Israel Public Utilities Authority, developing evaluation metrics for the ISO-New England’s demand response program, serving as senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting, and co-founding one of the nation’s leading green energy suppliers, Green Mountain Energy.

William M. Flynn, Strategic Advisor

Also partner in Harris Beach, LLC, has been ECS' lead advisor since February 2007. Bill is former chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission. Prior to that, he served as president of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Bill strategically advises ECS concerning additional market opportunities.

Kathleen Carrigan, Strategic Advisor

Kathleen is the founder of Carrigan and associates, LLC, which offers clients an array of services that include legal, regulatory, strategic planning and public relations. Prior to Carrigan and Associates Kathleen was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for ISO New England, Inc. Kathleen joined ISO New England at the start of the industry restructuring period with the creation of wholesale energy markets. She was part of the senior management team responsible for the design of the wholesale market structure in New England with a value of over $10 billion, implemented a robust system planning process that was successful in siting 5 major transmission lines while building a thriving organization from 100 employees to approximately 450. Kathleen has nearly 20 years of experience in public utility law and policy.

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