about_us


 

C3 Energy is an enterprise application software company that harnesses the power of big data, smart grid analytics, social networking, machine learning, and cloud computing to improve the safety, reliability, sustainability, and efficiency of power delivery.

C3 Energy’s family of utility-tested and proven smart grid analytics products deliver end-to-end solutions across the entire smart grid, from energy grid capital asset allocation, transmission, distribution, and advanced metering, to the customer experience and energy efficiency programs. C3 Energy products enable utility operators to realize the full benefit of their smart grid and energy system investments.

 

Next-generation technology applied to the world’s energy challenge

C3 Energy is a private sector response to the global energy grand challenge.

Tom Siebel originally started discussions with leading executives and academics in 2006 to start a philanthropic endeavor focused on energy, energy efficiency, and climate change. After deliberating with a working group of 50 of the top IT, research, and energy experts for more than a year, it was apparent that the most effective way to make an enduring impact would be a for-profit company. In 2009, Mr. Siebel founded C3 Energy with the objective of changing the way our energy system operates, and over the last 5 years, more than $150 million has been invested to making this vision a reality.

This advanced energy system is not a thing of the future. Today, C3 Energy is applying cutting-edge computer science and information technology to enable smarter generation, delivery, and consumption of energy. And because of all this, our world’s energy systems will cleaner, safer, more reliable, and more efficient. We are making The Internet of Energy a reality.

 

Unrivaled Industry Leadership

To fulfill our vision, C3 Energy has assembled an unusually distinguished board of directors and management team including CEO and Chairman Thomas Siebel, Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, deans and professors from prestigious universities, and executives from leading utilities and companies.

Thomas M Siebel

Thomas M. Siebel

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Siebel is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C3 Energy. Mr. Siebel was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems 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.

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History, an M.B.A., and a Master of Science in Computer Science.

Ed Abbo

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

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

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.

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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.

James Connaughton

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

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

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 startup 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.

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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.

Thomas M Siebel

Thomas M. Siebel

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Siebel is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C3 Energy. Mr. Siebel was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems 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.

Mr. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History, an M.B.A., and a Master of Science in Computer Science.

Ed Abbo

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.

Spencer Abraham

Spencer Abraham

Spencer Abraham is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the international strategic consulting firm, The Abraham Group, which he founded in 2005. Mr. Abraham served as Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush from 2001 through January 2005 and was a U.S. Senator for the State of Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Mr. Abraham serves as a director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, NRG Energy, Inc., PBF Energy and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lynx Global Realty Asset Fund Onshore LLC.

Patricia House

Patricia House

Pat House is the Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman at C3 Energy. She co-founded and served as Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Siebel Systems. Ms. House is chairman of the Mary Mae Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of the Hewlett Foundation and The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University.

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Richard C. Levin

Richard Levin became the Chief Executive Officer of Coursera, the leading platform for the provision of open, online courses offered by more than one hundred universities around the world, in April 2014.

Mr. Levin recently completed a twenty-year term as Yale’s President. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1968 and studied politics and philosophy at Oxford University, where he earned a B.Litt. degree. After earning his Ph.D. in economics from Yale in 1974, he joined the Yale faculty. Before becoming president, he was Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, chaired the economics department, and served as dean of Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

During Mr. Levin’s twenty year tenure as President, Yale invested over $5 billion in the renovation and construction of its facilities, advanced economic development and home ownership in New Haven, purchased and began to develop a 136-acre campus in nearby West Haven, strengthened Yale’s programs in science, engineering, and medicine, established a goal of reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions by 43%, and undertook a major set of initiatives to internationalize the University – extending need-based financial aid to international students in Yale College, making international experiences the norm for all undergraduates, and planning and opening Yale-NUS College in Singapore as a model of liberal arts education for Asia.

Mr. Levin serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology. He is a trustee of the Hewlett Foundation and a director of American Express and Flurry. He served on a bipartisan commission to recommend improvements in the nation’s intelligence capabilities and he co-chaired a major review of the nation’s patent system for the National Academy of Sciences that led to the America Invents Act of 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

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Michael G. McCaffery

Mike McCaffery is co-founder and chief executive officer of Makena Capital Management. From September 2000 to June 2006 he was the president and CEO of the Stanford Management Company, the university subsidiary charged with managing Stanford University’s financial and real estate investments. Prior to Stanford Management Company, Mr. McCaffery was chairman and chief executive officer of Robertson Stephens & Company, a San Francisco based investment bank and investment management firm.

Mr. McCaffery holds a BA from Princeton University; a BA honors and an MA as a Rhodes Scholar from Merton College, Oxford University, Oxford, England; and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mr. McCaffery is a director of KB Home and C3 Energy. Mr. McCaffery is a member of the advisory boards of Accel Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Sageview Capital, Silver Lake Partners, SPO Partners & Co., Stadium Capital and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Mr. McCaffery is a trustee of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC.

From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.

Rice served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999, during which she was the institution’s chief budget and academic officer. As Provost, she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. In 1997, she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender – Integrated Training in the Military.

From 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. She served as Director; Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs; and, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rice also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Rice currently serves on the boards of KiOR, a renewable fuels company; C3 Energy, an energy software company; and Makena Capital, a private endowment firm. In addition, she is a member of the boards of the George W. Bush Institute, the Commonwealth Club, the Aspen Institute, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Previously, Rice has also served on various additional boards, for example: the Chevron Corporation; the Charles Schwab Corporation; the Transamerica Corporation; the University of Notre Dame; and, the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded ten honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.

S. Shankar Sastry

S. Shankar Sastry

S. Shankar Sastry is currently the Dean of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. From 2004 to 2007 he was the Director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology in the Interests of Society), an interdisciplinary center spanning UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz. In February 2007, he was appointed the faculty co-director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Dr. Sastry has served as Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley from January 2001 through June 2004. From 1999 to early 2001, he was on leave from Berkeley as Director of the Information Technology Office at DARPA. From 1996-1999, he was the Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory at Berkeley.

Dr. Sastry received his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was on the faculty of MIT as Asst. Professor from 1980-82 and Harvard University as a chaired Gordon Mc Kay professor in 1994. His areas of personal research are embedded and autonomous software for unmanned systems (especially aerial vehicles), computer vision, computation in novel substrates such as quantum computing, nonlinear and adaptive control, robotic telesurgery, control of hybrid and embedded systems, network embedded systems, and software. Most recently he has been concerned with cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, and has helped establish an NSF Science and Technology Center, TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies).

Mayo A. Shattuck III

Mayo A. Shattuck III

Mayo Shattuck is the Executive Chairman of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the nation’s number one competitive energy provider. Exelon’s electric and gas utilities serve approximately 6.6 million customers in Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and its generation company operates the largest fleet of nuclear power plants in the nation. Exelon’s competitive retail and wholesale energy business, Constellation Energy, provides energy products and services to customers in 46 states, including more than 90,000 business and public sector customers and nearly 1 million residential customers.

Prior to joining Exelon, Shattuck was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Energy, a position he held from 2001 to 2012. Constellation Energy was a Fortune 200 company that owned energy-related businesses, including a wholesale and retail power marketing and merchant generation business in North America. It also operated the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, which serves 1.2 million electric customers and 630,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. Shattuck was previously at Deutsche Bank, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown and, during his tenure, served as Global Head of Investment Banking and Global Head of Private Banking.

From 1997 to 1999, he served as Vice Chairman of Bankers Trust Corporation, which merged with Deutsche Bank in June 1999. From 1991 until 1997, Shattuck was President and Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Alex. Brown Inc., which merged with Bankers Trust in September 1997.

Shattuck is immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Edison Electric Institute (EEI). He is also Co-Chairman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Nuclear Policy in the United States and Executive Committee member of the Council on Competitiveness.

Shattuck currently serves on the Board of Directors for Gap Inc. and is Chairman of its Audit and Finance Committee. He also serves as a Director for Capital One Financial Corporation, where he is Chairman of its Compensation Committee.

He received a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar. Mr. Shattuck has received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Stephen M. Ward JR

Stephen M. Ward JR.

Mr. Ward is the retired CEO of Lenovo, the international company formed by the merger of Lenovo of China and IBM’s PC business. As CEO of Lenovo, Mr. Ward established the global management team, the strategy, and the operational structure of the company. Prior to joining Lenovo, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Personal Systems Group, responsible for IBM’s Retail Store Solutions Division, IBM’s Personal Systems Group, and IBM’s Personal Computing Division. During his 26 years at IBM, Mr. Ward held a number of management and executive positions, including that of chief information officer. Mr. Ward is a founder and a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of e2open, a software-as-a-service-based, multi-company supply chain solutions provider. He is a director of E-Ink, the electronic paper display company. Mr. Ward is also a director of Carpenter Technology, a specialty metals company. Mr. Ward holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.

Jacques Attali

Jacques Attali

Professor, writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali (www.attali.com) is currently CEO of A&A, an international consulting firm (www.aeta.net) specialised in new technologies, based in Paris, and President of PlaNet Finance (www.planetfinance.org), an international non-profit organisation assisting microfinance institutions all over the world. PlaNet Finance is the most important world institution of support to the microfinance. PlaNet Finance advises and finances the development of the microfinance in 80 countries.

He founded Action Contre la Faim in 1980 and the European programme Eurêka (a major European programme on new technologies that invented, among other things, the MP3). In 1989, he also launched an international programme of action against the disastrous floods in Bangladesh. Jacques Attali then advised the Secretary General of the United Nations on the risks of nuclear proliferation. He is at the origin of the higher education reform, known as LMD, to bring all European degrees into line.

Jacques Attali has a doctorate in Economics and is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (first in the class of 1963), the Ecole des Mines, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the Ecole Nationale de l’Administration. He taught Economic Theory at the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées and the University of Paris-Dauphine. He has received honorary doctorates from several foreign universities and is a member of the Universal Academy of Cultures.

Jacques Attali is a columnist for the magazine L’Express. He has written 65 books, translated into more than thirty languages, with over eight million copies sold all over the world, including essays (dealing with a wide variety of subjects ranging from mathematical economics to music), biographies, novels, children’s tales and plays. Dr. Attali has been designated as one of the three most influential intellectuals in France and one of the 100 most influential worldwide.

On April 2011, he was honored with the Corporate Citizenship award from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Lady Barbara Judge CBE

Lady Barbara Judge CBE

Lady Judge, a trained commercial lawyer with both British and American citizenship, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors.

She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honors from New York University Law School and was a partner in a major US law firm specializing in corporate and financial transactions.

In 1980 Lady Judge was appointed by the President as the youngest-ever Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and initiated reforms to open the US capital markets to overseas investors and facilitate Americans investing in foreign securities.

She moved to Hong Kong in 1983 as the first woman main board executive director of a London merchant bank, Samuel Montagu & Co. She then held a series of senior positions in banking in the US and UK. She was head of the International Private Banking Group of Bankers Trust and a non-executive director of United Asset Management Inc, a US-based fund of asset management companies. She was also the first woman director of News International as well as deputy chairman of Friends Provident plc, one of Britain’s largest insurers and pension providers. In addition she was a founder and chairman of Private Equity Investor plc, a London-listed fund of funds, among others.

Since 2010 Lady Judge has been Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee and Chairman of its Nuclear Safety Task Force.

Prior thereto, she served as Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority from 2004 to 2010, overseeing the development and sale of its commercial arm, UKAEA Ltd, part of a major restructuring of the UK nuclear industry. During this time she also served on the Board of Directors for the UK Government’s Energy Group and was a non-executive director of the then Department for Constitutional Affairs. From 2004 to 2007 she was Deputy Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, the UK regulatory authority for accounting and corporate governance, and from 2007-2009 she was a public member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.

Lady Judge is also a non-executive director of Magna International and NV Bekaert SA and a strategic advisor to a number of international companies, including Barclays and Statoil ASA.

Among her voluntary commitments she is a trustee of the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School of Business and a member of its EMEA Board of Trustees. She is also Chairman of the Energy Institute (University College London) and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation as well as a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Centre for Corporate Reputation.

In June 2010 she was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors for services to the nuclear and financial services industries.