Our Team

Shayle Kann
Senior Vice President, Research
Shayle Kann @shaylekann

Shayle Kann directs GTM Research, the market analysis, advisory and consulting division of Greentech Media. Shayle manages the full research program and analyst team with responsibility for strategy, business development, and product development. An expert on solar markets, he has presented at conferences around the world, been featured in publications such as The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Financial Times, and spoken at Harvard, Yale, MIT and Columbia. He has also testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on the state and future of the U.S. solar market.

Prior to joining GTM, Shayle was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Australia, studying the impacts of the global financial crisis on wind project finance. He has a Bachelor’s cum laude, phi beta kappa from Pomona College.

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MJ Shiao
Director, Solar Research
MJ Shiao @solarmj

MJ Shiao is the Director of Solar Research for GTM Research and is a leading expert on PV inverters, electronics, and balance of system components. A 9-year veteran of the solar industry, MJ has experience ranging from fabrication of crystalline silicon solar cells to PV project development. Before joining GTM Research, MJ managed and designed several MWs of residential and commercial PV projects with Solar Design Associates. Prior to project management, MJ worked at the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). MJ holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware, where he was named a National Truman Scholar. A believer in the social benefits of solar power, MJ has researched, installed and tested rural off-grid PV in India and Thailand and formerly served on the Steering Committee of SustainUS, a non-profit engaging U.S. youth in sustainable development advocacy.

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Nicole Litvak
Senior Analyst, Solar
Nicole Litvak @nicolelitvak

Nicole Litvak is a Senior Solar Analyst at GTM Research with a focus on the downstream US solar market. In addition to tracking the competitive landscape of installers, financiers, and technology providers in the residential and commercial market segments, Nicole serves as editor of PVNews, the solar industry's longest running market research periodical. Nicole has prior internship experience in corporate sustainability, solar water heating, and business development. She graduated from Brandeis University magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with majors in Economics and Psychology. 

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Jade Jones
Senior Analyst, Solar
Jade Jones

Jade Jones is a Senior Solar Analyst with GTM Research covering the global solar supply market. Jade aggregates and analyzes technology and pricing data within the solar manufacturing sector which informs both research and consulting. Prior to GTM, she has held several positions providing insight into the key relationships, business models and technology trends that are shaping the cleantech sector. Jade has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Adam James
Senior Analyst, Solar
Adam James @Adam_S_James

Adam James is a Senior Solar Analyst for GTM Research covering global downstream markets. Previously, Adam was a Research Assistant for Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress where he specialized in clean energy and international climate policy. Adam has worked on topics including renewable integration, electricity markets, financing clean energy development and deployment, transforming utility business models, and international climate negotiations. Adam also founded the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit organization in Washington, DC devoted to providing young people with professional skills and an interdisciplinary community. Adam has written frequently on technology, markets and politics for media outlets, including Climate Progress, Renewable Energy World, Midwest Energy News, The Energy Collective, EC&M, and Greentech Media. His work has been also cited the Washington Post, Forbes, and Grist. Adam graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Philosophy, where he also competed nationally with their policy debate team.

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Cory Honeyman
Senior Analyst, Solar Markets
Cory Honeyman @Cory_Honeyman

Cory Honeyman is a Senior Analyst at GTM Research with a focus on downstream demand in the U.S. solar market, leading analysis of trends in policy, market design, and solar’s economic attractiveness for residential, commercial, and utility customers. He handles primary data collection and analysis for GTM Research and SEIA’s U.S. Solar Market Insight reports and covers project development trends in the U.S. utility scale and commercial PV sectors.

Prior to joining GTM Research, Cory held several positions focused on developing carbon offset projects and managing corporate sustainability programs for Fortune 500 companies. Cory has a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and Master of Science from Columbia University with a concentration in energy and sustainability.

Mohit Anand
Senior Analyst, Solar
Mohit Anand

Mohit Anand is a Senior Analyst at GTM research focusing on the global solar upstream market. With previous experience covering the demand dynamics and downstream procurement strategies in emerging markets like India, Mohit analyzes the competitive forces and sales growth criteria that determine the success of module manufacturers globally. Before joining GTM, he participated in the early stages of growth of the Indian solar industry by setting up a solar market intelligence team, advising project developers on new solar business models, and consulting international companies on their market success strategies. Mohit holds a BA in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, a Master in International Studies from the National University of Singapore, and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Scott Moskowitz
Analyst, Solar
Scott Moskowitz

Scott is a Solar Analyst at GTM Research covering global demand and balance of systems components. Before joining GTM Research, Scott was active with Engineers Without Borders where he was co-lead on water and sanitation implementation trip to the Peruvian Amazon. Scott has a B.E. in Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis, where his work focused on Energy Efficiency, Life Cycle Analysis, and Environmental Law.

Colin Smith
Analyst, Solar
Colin Smith @cwhsmith_GTM

Colin Smith is a Solar Analyst at GTM Research, leading the Utility PV Market Tracker and focusing on development trends in the U.S. utility-scale and commercial PV sectors. Colin has 4 years of experience in the PV sector. He graduated from Queen's University with a B.Sc Honours in Environmental Biology and Sustainability.

Manan Parikh
Research Associate, Solar
Manan Parikh

Manan Parikh is an Associate for GTM Research covering global downstream markets. Prior to GTM, his work has been extensively research based, centering upon alternative fuels infrastructure development and Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) policy models for the Schatz Energy Research Center and UC Berkeley in Northern California. In California, he was also an ambassador to start-up teams within the Clean Tech Open accelerator as well as a consultant to DOE SunShot Catalyst Award winner, PVComplete. In Washington, DC he worked on biomass policy at the American Council On Renewable Energy. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as the DC-based Clean Energy Leadership Institute in its inaugural class.

Ben Kellison
Director, Grid Research
Ben Kellison @BenKellison

Ben is the Director of Grid Research for GTM Research, specializing in Distribution Automation, Network Management and Renewables Integration markets. He previously worked as a research analyst for Knwldg Houston, formerly a green energy and healthcare consulting firm, where his research focused on AMI deployment and smart grid regulatory policy. Prior to Knwldg Houston, Ben was a policy intern with Wexler and Walker Public Policy Associates where he performed research for energy, transportation, and defense clients.

He has authored multiple studies on the smart grid market, concentrating on policy evolution, technology innovation, the market's competitive landscape and project economics. Ben has delivered keynote presentations for multiple industry conferences, moderated and participated in panels covering a variety of topics, and regularly hosts industry webinars with GTM Research / Greentech Media. Ben has been a smart grid contributor on CNN Money, NPR, and the Texas Tribune. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science

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Steve Propper
Director, Grid Edge
Steve Propper

Steve manages GTM Research's Grid Edge program, which includes chairing the annual Grid Edge Live conference, overseeing the Grid Edge Executive Council and developing research related to the changing regulatory and business models associated with the energy system of the future. Before GTM, Steve was a Manager at Ernst Young counseling power and utility companies on business planning, customer engagement and operational improvement initiatives. Prior to that, Steve spent multiple years at PG&E in a variety of customer engagement and program management roles ranging from the Smart Grid deployment to energy efficiency and demand side management initiatives. Steve holds an MBA from INSEAD and a B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University.

Omar Saadeh
Senior Analyst, Grid Edge
Omar Saadeh @omarthinkgreen

Omar Saadeh is a Senior Grid Analyst at GTM Research. Before joining GTM Research, Omar completed a Master of Engineering degree in power engineering at McGill University, where he was awarded a Graduate Excellence Fellowship and contributed as a staff writer to The McGill Daily. Prior to graduate school, Omar worked as a bilingual building efficiency sales associate at Johnson Controls in Montreal.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from McGill University with a minor in economics. Omar has published research for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques, focusing on the advantages of plug-in electric vehicles and the economic dispatch of distributed resources in microgrids, respectively.

Ravi Manghani
Senior Analyst, Energy Storage
Ravi Manghani

Ravi is a Senior Energy Storage Analyst at GTM Research. Before joining GTM Research, Ravi was a lead analyst at Photon Consulting where he covered downstream solar and started their energy storage practice. Prior to that, Ravi worked with Ecoult, helping with their US grid-scale energy storage market development. Ravi has over 7 years of experience in energy storage as a consultant, analyst and engineer.

Ravi holds a Master of International Business degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.

Andrew Mulherkar
Analyst, Grid Edge
Andrew Mulherkar @andrewmulherkar

Andrew is a Grid Analyst for GTM Research. He joins GTM Research from the online division of Greentech Media, where he marketed research and editorial content. Andrew formerly worked for Climate Corps, a corporate energy efficiency program within the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Green Project at NDN, a think tank and advocacy organization. He graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations.

Brett Simon
Analyst, Energy Storage
Brett Simon

Prior to joining GTM, Brett completed his Master of Science in Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & the Environment. He first became interested in energy storage systems and their potential to revolutionize the energy sector through his coursework and master's project. Brett also holds Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Environmental Studies from New York University.

Aakriti Gupta
Analyst, Grid Edge
Aakriti Gupta

Aakriti Gupta is a Grid Analyst at GTM Research, focusing on soft grid, IOT and data analytics. Prior to GTM Research, Aakriti worked at Bank of America as a Quantitative Management Associate (a data analytics position operating across different lines of business). She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an MS and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a double major in Engineering and Public Policy, focusing on power systems. She has been a strategy intern at GE with the digital energy group and a business analyst for a boutique consulting firm. She has also worked as a research analyst at CMU for a number of projects in the power systems domain.

Rick Thompson
President and Co-Founder
Rick Thompson

Prior to co-founding Greentech Media in 2007, Rick Thompson spent 15 years at leading technology start-ups, incumbent networking and communications companies, and technology media and market research firms. Most recently, Rick was senior telecom analyst at Light Reading/Heavy Reading, the dominant online media company in the telecommunications market, acquired by CMP Media in 2005. Mr. Thompson previously served as the vice president of marketing at PanGo Networks, a wireless software company, and as director of product management and marketing at Sycamore Networks Inc., where he defined the product strategy and launch of the industry's first intelligent optical switching platform. Under his leadership, Sycamore deployed several of the world's largest intelligent optical network infrastructures. Prior to joining Sycamore, Rick held similar product management positions with Packet Engines, a pioneer of Gigabit Ethernet switching that was later acquired by Alcatel, and FORE Systems, a leader in ATM networking that was later acquired by Marconi and, subsequently, Ericsson. Mr. Thompson earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Scott Clavenna
CEO and Co-Founder
Scott Clavenna @sclavennaGTM

Scott Clavenna has been leading high-tech market research firms for over 15 years. In his capacity as a trusted analyst and consultant, Scott has helped dozens of companies enter and succeed in complex and intensely competitive markets worldwide. He also has authored more than 30 reports that helped define important emerging market segments in optical and broadband communications.

Prior to founding Greentech Media, Scott was chief analyst at Heavy Reading, the market research arm of Light Reading, the dominant online media company in the telecommunications market. CMP bought Light Reading in 2005. Before creating Heavy Reading, Scott founded PointEast Research, providing strategic consulting and market intelligence to a broad mix of startups, venture capitalists and major suppliers in the communications/IT industry, and worked as director of research for Light Reading. In 1997, Scott co-founded Pioneer Consulting, which quickly grew into the leading market research firm covering the optical and broadband communications industry.

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