Executive Team


Thomas M. Siebel

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Siebel is the chairman and chief executive officer of C3 Energy. Mr. Siebel was the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Siebel Systems, one of the world's leading software companies, which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems rapidly became a leader in application software with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.

Mr. Siebel serves on the board of advisors for the Stanford University College of Engineering, the University of Illinois College of Engineering, and the University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is the chairman of the board of the American Agora Foundation. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2013.

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a B.A. in history, an M.B.A., and an M.S. in computer science.

Thomas M. Siebel

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Siebel is the chairman and chief executive officer of C3 Energy. Mr. Siebel was the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Siebel Systems, one of the world's leading software companies, which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems rapidly became a leader in application software with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.

Mr. Siebel serves on the board of advisors for the Stanford University College of Engineering, the University of Illinois College of Engineering, and the University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering. He is a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is the chairman of the board of the American Agora Foundation. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2013.

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a B.A. in history, an M.B.A., and an M.S. in computer science.


Ed Abbo

President and Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Abbo was formerly Senior Vice President at Oracle Corporation responsible for Oracle's application and SaaS products including CRM, ERP, and Supply Chain products. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, he was Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer for Siebel Systems.

Mr. Abbo earned a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

Ed Abbo

President and Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Abbo was formerly Senior Vice President at Oracle Corporation responsible for Oracle's application and SaaS products including CRM, ERP, and Supply Chain products. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, he was Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer for Siebel Systems.

Mr. Abbo earned a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.


Houman Behzadi

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTS AND ENGINEERING

Houman Behzadi is Senior Vice President of Products at C3 Energy. He was formerly a Director at Oracle Corporation responsible for Business Planning, Operations, and Program Management for all of Oracle’s application and SaaS products. Mr. Behzadi earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a graduate of Stanford's Executive Institute.

Houman Behzadi

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTS AND ENGINEERING

Houman Behzadi is Senior Vice President of Products at C3 Energy. He was formerly a Director at Oracle Corporation responsible for Business Planning, Operations, and Program Management for all of Oracle’s application and SaaS products. Mr. Behzadi earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a graduate of Stanford's Executive Institute.


Jessica Reiter

Chief Marketing Officer

Jessica Reiter is the Chief Marketing Officer at C3 Energy. She was formerly the Vice President of Marketing at Leidos/SAIC, responsible for the brand strategy, marketing, and communications for a $1B energy engineering business.

Ms. Reiter earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Jessica Reiter

Chief Marketing Officer

Jessica Reiter is the Chief Marketing Officer at C3 Energy. She was formerly the Vice President of Marketing at Leidos/SAIC, responsible for the brand strategy, marketing, and communications for a $1B energy engineering business.

Ms. Reiter earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Colorado at Denver.


Abraham Elias

Chief Innovation Officer

Abraham Elias is Chief Innovation Officer at C3 Energy. Prior to joining C3 Energy, he was the founding CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Sencha, the leading provider of HTML5 application frameworks. While at Sencha, Mr. Elias led strategic initiatives with Microsoft, Intel, Salesforce.com, AT&T, EMC, Blackberry, and Morgan Stanley. He has more than a decade of executive-level experience where his results-driven leadership and entrepreneurial spirit helped shape the fastest growing businesses in their field. Mr. Elias is widely recognized as one of the top technologist in the U.S. for his innovations scaling cross-platform mobile solutions.

Abraham Elias

Chief Innovation Officer

Abraham Elias is Chief Innovation Officer at C3 Energy. Prior to joining C3 Energy, he was the founding CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Sencha, the leading provider of HTML5 application frameworks. While at Sencha, Mr. Elias led strategic initiatives with Microsoft, Intel, Salesforce.com, AT&T, EMC, Blackberry, and Morgan Stanley. He has more than a decade of executive-level experience where his results-driven leadership and entrepreneurial spirit helped shape the fastest growing businesses in their field. Mr. Elias is widely recognized as one of the top technologist in the U.S. for his innovations scaling cross-platform mobile solutions.


Peter L. Eidelman

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Peter L. Eidelman is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at C3 Energy. Prior to joining C3 Energy, Mr. Eidelman served as Chief Financial Officer at Intermolecular. Mr. Eidelman also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cellon International and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sunrise Telecom. A certified public accountant, Mr. Eidelman holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has completed an executive management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Peter L. Eidelman

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Peter L. Eidelman is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at C3 Energy. Prior to joining C3 Energy, Mr. Eidelman served as Chief Financial Officer at Intermolecular. Mr. Eidelman also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cellon International and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sunrise Telecom. A certified public accountant, Mr. Eidelman holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has completed an executive management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


James Connaughton

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

James Connaughton is the Executive Vice President at C3 Energy. Mr. Connaughton served as Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor of Exelon Corporation and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Public and Environmental Policy for Constellation Energy. From 2001 to 2009 Mr. Connaughton was Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

James Connaughton

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

James Connaughton is the Executive Vice President at C3 Energy. Mr. Connaughton served as Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor of Exelon Corporation and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Public and Environmental Policy for Constellation Energy. From 2001 to 2009 Mr. Connaughton was Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.


Andrew Hill

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Andrew Hill is the Vice President and General Counsel at C3 Energy. Mr. Hill was General Counsel at Tealeaf Technology, an IBM Company and leader in customer experience management software. Mr. Hill has also served as General Counsel at Calient Networks, Legato Systems and Red Brick Systems. Mr. Hill practiced corporate law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School.

Andrew Hill

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Andrew Hill is the Vice President and General Counsel at C3 Energy. Mr. Hill was General Counsel at Tealeaf Technology, an IBM Company and leader in customer experience management software. Mr. Hill has also served as General Counsel at Calient Networks, Legato Systems and Red Brick Systems. Mr. Hill practiced corporate law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School.


Pete McCarthy

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICAN SALES

Pete McCarthy is the Senior Vice President of Sales in North America at C3 Energy. Prior to C3 Energy, Mr. McCarthy held various leadership positions in sales and marketing at Silver Spring. As Silver Spring grew from an early stage start-up to a public company listed on NYSE with $300 million in revenues, Mr. McCarthy oversaw sales for all investor-owned utility accounts in North American and the Caribbean. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College.

Pete McCarthy

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICAN SALES

Pete McCarthy is the Senior Vice President of Sales in North America at C3 Energy. Prior to C3 Energy, Mr. McCarthy held various leadership positions in sales and marketing at Silver Spring. As Silver Spring grew from an early stage start-up to a public company listed on NYSE with $300 million in revenues, Mr. McCarthy oversaw sales for all investor-owned utility accounts in North American and the Caribbean. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College.


Julien Groues

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EMEA SALES

Julien Groues is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at C3 Energy. Mr. Groues previously worked at Ventyx, an ABB Company, where he was President of EMEA. Prior to joining Ventyx, he was Group Vice President in charge of Worldwide Sales at Oracle Utilities. Mr. Groues earned an M.B.A. from the Simon School of Rochester in the US, B.A. in European Business Administration from the University of Middlesex in the UK, and a diploma in European Business Studies from CESEM, Reims Business School in France.

Julien Groues

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EMEA SALES

Julien Groues is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at C3 Energy. Mr. Groues previously worked at Ventyx, an ABB Company, where he was President of EMEA. Prior to joining Ventyx, he was Group Vice President in charge of Worldwide Sales at Oracle Utilities. Mr. Groues earned an M.B.A. from the Simon School of Rochester in the US, B.A. in European Business Administration from the University of Middlesex in the UK, and a diploma in European Business Studies from CESEM, Reims Business School in France.