Dan has been the director of Catholic Climate Covenant since 2006 and has a passion for developing both practical and inspirational ways to reduce the human footprint on God’s creation. Before founding the Covenant, Dan had spent 11 years in the department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and three years in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's social action office. After graduating from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Dan joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where he met his wife Susie (also a volunteer). He received a master’s degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA in 1989. Dan and Susie have three children: Benjamin, Anna, and Zachary.
Dan has over a decade of experience working on energy projects and building programs to reduce energy waste in organizations. Prior to leading Catholic Energies, Dan worked in consulting and education both in administration and as a teacher. He received an MBA from the University of Colorado; and a BA, BS and MEd from Boston College. Dan lives in Virginia with his wife, Shannon and his two sons, Sammy and Charlie.
Page has over 25 years of national and global client services experience focused on the improvement of operating, financial, technology and environmental performance practices. Page lives in Virginia with his wife, Donna, his son, Roman, and two very enthusiastic dogs, Alfred and Ness.
Christopher Gersch, is the Founder and CEO of Verde Solutions. Gersch was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Chicago based Energy Consultant Firm, Save Wave Energy. Gersch can often be seen as an expert guest speaker on energy and commodities products for CNBC, Bloomberg, BNN, CNN and Fox Business News. Gersch is also an Associate Professor in The University of Chicago’s Masters in Financial Mathematics Program.
In 2004, Gersch’s 12 years of energy experience began in the option pits at the Chicago Board of Trade with the Hanley Group. Gersch managed commodity and energy trade departments at Spike Trading (CME 2004-2006), Merrill Lynch (CBOE 2006-2007) and ADM Derivatives (CBOT 2007-2008). He then went on to found Chicago Global Capital, LLC, a Commodity Trading Advisor Firm specializing in managed energy futures products. He has passed the FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 65 exams. As well as, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Aerospace from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and is a licensed multi-engine commercial pilot.
Tony is the founder of the Energenius Energy Program as is considered one of the top energy procurement, energy efficiency and clean energy experts in the nation. He specializes in driving down energy costs while increasing both energy efficiency and asset values. He does this by directing the procurement of electricity, natural gas, and maximizing the impact of clean energy credits, Demand Response and energy efficiency retro-fit programs for Federal, state and local governments and for some of the country's most recognized public and private sector organizations. He has directed the procurement of billions of KWHs, hundreds of millions of Therms, run hundreds of Demand Response Auctions, purchased countless green energy credits and helped his clients complete hundreds of energy efficiency projects during his 25+ years in the energy business. He has worked for and with the three largest energy brokerage, auction & Demand Response firms in the U.S. and has both retail and wholesale level procurement relationships with the country's leading energy generation and energy efficiency firms.
Prior to his energy procurement and efficiency work Tony performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland and his graduate work at Tuft's University where he studied International Energy Policy & Security. He was honored to be named in the inaugural class of Patricia Harris Fellowship Award winners for Academic Excellence in the fields of Environmental and Energy Studies by the U.S. Department of Education. He also was named a Senior Energy Adviser on The White House Small Business Council during the Clinton Administration and since then has advised numerous politicians on energy policy issues across the country.
Joe Indvik is an entrepreneur and consultant focused on clean energy finance. He is Founder & Principal of Rock Creek Consulting LLC, where he works with the Department of Energy, colleges and universities, start-ups, non-profits, and other clients to unlock the energy efficiency and renewable energy financing market. His areas of expertise include navigating the various third-party financing models, designing and implementing green revolving funds and other internal funding structures, financial modeling and Excel tools, and business operations and strategy. He has experience with financing products including loans, leases, energy services agreements, energy performance contracting, efficiency-as-a-service, PACE, on-bill financing, and program-related investments.
Joe has been spearheading innovation in clean energy finance for a decade. In 2013, Joe co-founded SparkFund, a financial technology startup that provides streamlined “as-a-service” financing for energy efficiency projects, and served as its President and COO for two years. Prior to that, he was a consultant in the Climate Change and Sustainability practice at ICF International, where he worked with clients including Fortune 500s, federal agencies, universities, cities, non-profits, and the UN on challenges including energy policy, sustainability, and finance. He holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College, where he co-founded a $1M green revolving fund as a student. Joe is the lead author on a variety of financing resources, including Green Revolving Funds: A Guide to Implementation and Management and the Better Buildings Financing Navigator, which helps organizations find financing solutions for energy efficiency projects.
Jake is currently a construction manager for the Archdiocese of Chicago, where oversees major mechanical, electrical, plumbing, restoration and general construction projects for the Archdiocese. He has successfully partnered with local utilities to implement the energy efficiency rebate program, obtaining over $2,000,000 in rebates for parishes since he began at the Archdiocese as a chief engineer in 2010.
Jake has 20+ years experience in HVAC/Mechanical engineering in the city of Chicago, beginning in 1993 through the Local 399 Union apprenticeship program at Triton College. He has also been a licensed stationary engineer in the City of Chicago for 20+ years, and has worked in different types of environments, developing knowledge and skills with various HVAC equipment, including centrifugal chillers, rotary screw chillers, electric and steam heating, and building automation systems.
Jeff leads the Analytics organization at Vigilent, helping customers unlock the value of their data to meet critical business objectives. For the last 16 years, Jeff has leveraged data and technology to improve the infrastructure and operations of mission critical facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, data center, and telecommunication industries.
Prior to Vigilent, Jeff was a Senior Consultant to Honeywell, assisting the company in ventures such as the acquisition of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, global project implementations and worldwide strategic customer support. Jeff holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Notre Dame and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.