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About Us

Our Mission

We envision a sustainable future, plain and simple, and we believe nothing should stop a person or business from taking part in the clean energy movement. We need a power system that is sustainable, yes, but also one that is affordable for all consumers and healthy for the economy. That’s why we believe in community energy. It’s a different kind of energy than we’re used to, one that holds incredible potential.

We’re here to connect customers with renewable energy providers in a way that benefits everyone while facilitating the transformation of our grid. Our job is to help everyone, from apartment dwellers to nationwide companies, make the sustainable choice in a way that makes sense for their budget, and we’re here to support clean energy providers as they welcome in a new way to see electricity.

Leadership

Nate Owen

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Nate Owen is the chief visionary, evangelist, and driving force at Ampion. Nate founded Ampion in 2014, based on the conviction that the renewable energy revolution needed the same type of support that he previously created to facilitate the development of competitive electric and gas markets across the United States.

As the founder and CEO of ESG, Nate led efforts to establish data and business process standards in New England, New York, PJM, ERCOT, and California. His business served several thousand energy companies, including prominent retail energy companies, utilities, and major oil companies using market-leading CIS, CRMs and billing systems to acquire and service millions of customers. Nate brings unique and unparalleled experience and insight into the highly complex world of energy, data, and utilities. After selling ESG, Nate pivoted to supporting the renewable energy sector and founded Ampion in order to bring best-of-breed energy retailing systems and back-office support to renewable energy asset management.

Nate has Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science from Bowdoin College. He is the proud father of three, enjoys cruising and racing his sailboat, playing basketball and following Boston sports.

Andrew Kvaal

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew joined Ampion in 2019 after nearly a decade of leadership roles in the educational publishing and technology industry. As the General Manager of a business unit within Cengage, Andrew led a team growing online learning solutions for competency-based programs with a strong emphasis on credentials and employability. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy and Operations where he led significant change management initiatives across the 1,000-person technology organization as Cengage transitioned into a digital-first media company.

Earlier in his career, Andrew led corporate strategy consulting engagements for The Parthenon Group across a variety of industries that included education, restaurants, retail, and private equity. Ampion represents a return to his roots of sorts, as the initial years of Andrew’s career were spent in early stage software companies.

Andrew has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Geography and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. His personal time revolves mainly around the activities of his family, especially those of his two daughters, but he occasionally finds a window for playing his guitar or throwing around his fly-fishing rod.

Alejandro Abogado

VP Sales & Marketing

Alejandro Abogado has been with Ampion since its inception, and he relocated to the Boston area from San Francisco in 2017 to lead Ampion’s Sales Team.

As a core team member, he assisted in the development of the early-stage software platform by translating customer needs into the product roadmap.

Prior to Ampion, he co-founded a commercial construction start-up. As head of sales, Alejandro imparted his entrepreneurial spirit to transform the company into a top tier Bay Area service provider for over a decade.

During his tenure at Ampion, Alejandro has developed an in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy industry and the customer’s needs in a complex and evolving industry.

Alejandro studied Communications at Boston University as well as Sustainable Architecture at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture (SFIA). He is environmentally conscious and passionate about building strong customer relationships with Ampion’s clients. In his spare time he enjoys travel, motorsport, and sailing.

Brian LaValle

Director of Customer Acquisition

Brian LaValle is responsible for customer acquisition and engagement at Ampion, where he is leveraging over a decade of residential solar experience to help Ampion’s customers gain access to community solar farms across the country.

Prior to Ampion, Brian held several roles in the residential solar start-up space, ranging from sales and marketing to operations and finance. Most recently, he was part of a founding team of three for a residential solar start-up in Massachusetts. As head of business development and sales operations, he grew the business to become one of the top 500 solar contractors in the country.

As an undergraduate, Brian studied history at Hartwick college and holds an MBA from Fordham University. Brian has a wife and two children, and in his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar, hockey, and soccer a few times a week. He spends most of his time coaching for his kids and helping them win on game day.

Let’s Connect

Get in touch with our team so we can learn more about you and your goals for energy independence.