Prior to founding Edgewise, Dan was Senior Advisor of Energy Efficiency Market Development for NYSERDA; there he designed a market-based pay-for-performance approach to energy efficiency. This strategy has the potential to bring the full value of a generated unit of energy efficiency into the marketplace while cutting out the soft costs rampant in existing systems.
Before NYSERDA, Dan founded and ran Powersmith Home Energy Solutions, a full-service comprehensive residential energy efficiency company. The business scaled to become one of the most impactful residential energy efficiency companies in the country and was the fastest-growing retrofit company in New York State from 2010 through 2016. In six years, the company grew from 5 to 75 employees, achieving a five-year revenue growth rate of 1,620%. This level of growth put Powersmith on the internationally-recognized Inc 5000 list as the 609th fastest-growing company in 2014.
Powersmith completed the second-most projects in New York State, winning the Federal 2014 Contractor of the Year award from the Department of Energy in the Sales & Marketing, Energy Savings, Customer Relations, and Market Leadership categories.