GridIntellect is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Our mission is to maximize customer and partner value through exceptional talent and extremely competitive prices. We achieve this through low overhead costs and maximum use of technology.
We are “out of the box” thinkers and have a history of successfully “doing things that have never been done.” We are known for our innovative problem solving and use of technology. We understand risk and project management. Our leadership was recognized by the internationally-acclaimed Project Management Institute (PMI) with the 2013 Distinguished Project Award for its work on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).
We work well with others, leveraging our VOSB status for subcontracting opportunities and providing unique talent with our highly-skilled technical and project management resources. GridIntellect is also very capable as a Prime Contractor, with real-life experience managing large (2,000 stakeholder), complex (lots of moving parts) programs.
We are a growing company with a sincere desire and mission to provide the best support possible to our customers and partners. For more information, contact info[at]gridintellect.com or dial (256) 679-1134.
Stuart McCafferty, Founder and President
Stuart is a US military veteran, business executive, and system engineer professional with 30+ years of experience. He has specialized utility expertise in system and grid architectures, Smart Grid technologies, the Internet of Things, managing complex technical projects, software development and implementation, real-time operational systems, distributed intelligence, and managing Program Management Offices (PMOs). He is a certified PMI Project Management Professional (PMP). Notable recent energy projects include Subject Matter Expert (SME) for DER Integration for a large midwestern utility (2020), SME for Distribution System Operator (DSO) Strategy for a major CA utility (2019), primary investigator for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Management System (DERMS) for San Diego Gas and Electric (2018) and Horizon Power (2019) in Western Australia, Fellow for the NIST Disaster Resiliency Framework project (2014-Present), Program Manager on NIST Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) project (2014), SGIP VP of Technical Operations (2014-2016), Subject Matter Expert for the California Local Energy Assurance Planning (2013), Program Manager for the NIST SGIP (2009-2013), Principal Investigator for California Energy Commission Demand Response and Analysis System (2008-2009), and Modeling and Simulation Lead for The Modern Grid Initiative (2005-2006).
Stuart and co-authors, Eamonn McCormick and David Forfia developed the EnergyIoT Conceptual Architecture series published at Energy Central with over 22k reads. He also developed the white paper Distribution System Operator Models for Utilities while at Black & Veatch.
As a side business, Stuart invented the Juice-Jack Defender®, which is a cybersecurity gadget used by the White House and travelers to protect mobile devices from malware and identity theft while charging through USB connections. The Juice-Jack Defender is sold on Amazon.
Board of Advisors
Samuel K Fell (Ken), Bulk Power Technology and Energy Markets Advisor
Ken, a recognized visionary Executive, is President of SKF Associates LLC, a Smart Grid/Energy Information Technology and Technology Start Up Consulting Company. He has recently been an Executive Consultant on Smart Grid Technology for the NYISO and IRC (CEO Council of the North American ISO/RTOs) and is currently Executive Director of the North American ISO/RTO CIO Council (ITC). Ken is also a co-author of an IEEE White Paper on PEV impact on the ISO/RTOs. In addition, he has been a Strategic Advisor for several Start Up/Emerging Technology Companies. Ken retired as NYISO CIO. While there, he implemented Market and Grid Management software that runs one of the most sophisticated Electric Markets in the world. He is a recognized innovator and thought leader in the industry. Prior to NYISO, Ken was Executive Vice President of Product Management and IT for SynQuest, a startup Software Development Company which he helped take public; Director and VP of Development and Strategic Planning for Sprint; CIO for a Division of IC Industries; CIO for a major division of Baker International; CIO at MiniScribe Corporation; and, served in multiple Management positions for GM throughout the United States, including a role as Project Manager and lead architect for the development of the first JIT MRP system for General Motors Assembly Division. Ken has a BS in Management from Oklahoma University and is a graduate of the Duke University Exec. Mgmt. Program.
Dave Kelly, Start Up and Early Stage Business Advisor
Dave Kelly, CEO of Kelly & Company, brings over 35 years of consulting and executive experience to early stage technology companies that sell primarily to utilities, telecommunications, and IT customers. He can effectively manage and deliver a broad array of services because he has worked with all participants in those markets: buyers, sellers, regulators, and investors.
Dave was a Venture Partner with EnerTech Capital Partners, a fund investing in energy and clean energy technologies. He advised or took interim executive positions with multiple early stage companies. He is also the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Eleon Power, a chip-scale fuel cell developer.
Throughout his career, Kelly & Company provided management consulting services to over 50 investor-owned, cooperative and municipal utilities; telecommunications and natural gas companies; plus federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
Prior to forming his own firm in 1986, Dave was a Partner with Theodore Barry & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in regulated industries, and was Director of the firm’s Productivity Practice. He has an MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a BA, North Carolina State University.
John Chevrette, Energy Transformation and Executive Relationships Advisor
John is an experienced Global Consulting Business Unit leader, Corporate Executive Committee member, P&L owner/operator, and growth leader. He advises CxOs and other senior executives in the Energy, Utilities, Water, Resources, and Technology sectors where he helps define and implement new strategies and business models across a wide range of disciplines.
John has diverse experiences in leadership roles that include Global Strategy, IT/OT convergence, Energy, Climate/Sustainability, Renewables, De-carbonization, Water, Finance, “Smart Technology and Infrastructure”, “Clean-tech” and Telecommunications markets.
Former President of Black and Veatch Management Consulting, a Partner at Ernst and Young, with senior leadership roles at SAIC, KEMA, Navigant Consulting, CSC/Index, Booz Allen and Hamilton.
Dr. Stuart Laval, Utility Innovation Advisor
Dr. Stuart Laval is a member of Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology office, where he leads the development of grid-edge operational technologies and pioneering utility interoperability standards. He currently serves as the co-chairman of the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) task forces at the UCA International Users Group (UCAIug) and North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).
Dr. Laval has over 17 years of experience in the development of over 30 technology solutions in electric utility power systems, telecommunications, and power electronics. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT, a MBA from Rollins College, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Keith Heimbold, ServiceNow Technology Partner Program (TPP) and Professional Services Advisor
Keith Heimbold, CEO of Maxana, with more than 20 years in Technology Strategy & Deployment, Business Development, Professional Services Sales, owner of P&L from $5M to $30M and technology programs in excess of $100M. Booz Allen and PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting with roles at PayPal, Avery Dennison and Cytec. Multiple Advisory Roles: Tier44 Technologies, Inc (#1 DCIM solution on the ServiceNow platform), GridIntellect, Virtuio.ai, and Aeon Gold.