Tanya Barham

Scale. Focus. Flexibility.

Tanya Barham

Scale. Focus. Flexibility.

About Me

Transforming spirit, innovation & vision into concrete action. Nearly 20 years experience as an innovator, entrepreneur & utility nerd. Execution of all aspects of technical service, product development, operations & commercialization from idea phase through funding, revenue & early, rapid growth. Integrating systems & people to set the stage for the high achievement culture necessary to iterate & scale.

Strategy & Marketing

Product Concept

Operating Plan

GTM & Sales

Sales & GTM

Strategy & Marketing

Product Concept

Operating Plan

GTM & Sales

Product concept
Strategy
operations

"I have been the Executive Director of PECI both in the 25 years that it grew to be a national innovator in the field of energy services with hundreds of employees and more than $50 million in revenue, and as a board member and executive director after PECI sold its assets from its mature business in order to begin anew developing a more relevant model for today’s challenges. Tanya stands out among the people I have hired as one of the most strategic, innovative and effective."

-Phil Welker, Executive Director, PECI

Experience

Principal @ Community Energy Labs

April 2019 - Present

Community Energy Labs is reinventing energy choice. Our innovative platform for carbon free, affordable and reliable energy bridges the needs of customers, technology providers, and utilities. Our multi-sided platform delivers frictionless customer choice without disrupting power markets or the grid.

Chief Operating Officer @ PECI

2016 - 2019

As a business consultant & then COO, helped pivot a 35 year old revenue based non-profit, post-asset acquisition to a modern, mission-driven energy services company. Conceived operating & market strategy based on advancing communities’ abilities to participate in the new energy economy. Tested customer validation for minimum viable product in four product & service lines: Policy, R&D, Market Adoption of Grid Edge Technology, Consulting. Assembled & managed teams including proposal teams that authored over $4.6 million in grid modernization R&D funding proposals with more than $0.5 million in matching contributions in under six months.

Conceived of & led development for PECI’s community smart grid infrastructure consulting & project development protocol & practice. Developed & led technical product development teams & the Local Energy Exchange Platform – a home energy automation platform that makes productive use of consumer automated devices to balance the grid.

Chief Executive Officer @ Recess

2006 - 2016

Successfully, started, grew & sold a technology assisted service company providing internal public health campaigns to medium & large businesses. Led a team & virtual workforce with over 60 contract & permanent staff in four West Coast states. Served a variety of medium to large public & private employers with operations in US, Europe & Asia. Maintained high level of quality & gross margin (60-70%) while operating leanly. All client programs scored in top 15% of industry quality benchmark (Health Enhancement Research Organization).

Innovation, Energy & Business Consulting

2000 - present

18 years of strategy, innovation, management consulting, financial forecasting, technology transfer, business start-up, angel investing & operations experience in: electric power (coal & gas central generating stations; solar PV; efficiency); oil, refineries & manufacturing (Shell, BASF); Smart Grid & Grid Edge (PECI); Transactive Energy Systems (GridWise Architecture Council); United States healthcare; information technology & revenue-based not for profit & sustainability efforts. Relevant examples follow; however, my portfolio pages contain more detail.

background

World Citizen

1993-1994 BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA*
1997-2001 DENMARK & SWEDEN*
1999-2000 REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
2004 OAXACA, MEXICO*

*I speak and write these languages

BA @ University of Minnesota

1998

International relations with a focus on regulating & managing technical and scientific programs.

BA @ University of Minnesota

2001

Scandinavian language and literature.

Capabilities

Plentiful electricity has been at the very core of every major societal transformation shaping humanity in the last century. Now the entire ecosystem of utilities & the provision of electricity is undergoing tectonic shifts.

I offer my clients deep insider knowledge of the utility & energy industry coupled with a solid business innovation & leadership track record.