Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Joule Assets
A founder of two global energy companies, Mike Gordon is considered the father of the "energy reduction" asset class, a founding father of the demand response industry, a critical player in expanding and enhancing the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) market, and a key architect of new financing solutions for the energy efficiency marketplace.
Mike has been recognized with numerous awards. He was named a Top Ten Energy Financier by New York Energy Week and Breaking Energy; selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; recognized as a City & State Reports Social Responsibility honoree; and honored twice for his leadership by the Local Energy Aggregation network (LEAN). Mike also frequently serves as counsel to U.S. and European governmental bodies and regulators, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the European Commission, and the United Nations' Conference of Parties on Climate Change.
As CEO of Joule Assets, Mike leads each of Joule's business units and oversees its overarching mission to develop, enhance, and catalyze energy reduction markets.
In 2015, Mike was elected Chair of Sustainable Westchester's Board of Directors. Under his leadership, Sustainable Westchester designed and implemented New York State's first CCA program.
In 2000, Mike founded ConsumerPowerline (CPower), generally recognized as the first demand response aggregator in the U.S. Specializing in end users in deregulated wholesale electricity markets, CPower built roughly 1,000 MWs of demand response internationally and, until its sale to Constellation Energy Group (NYSE: CEG) for a 2-3x return to investors over a less than three-year investment period, remained the largest provider of short notice demand response in the world. Previously, Mike negotiated "first of their kind" collective buying contracts for consumers in Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.
Mike holds an M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School, and M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.