Energy, Technology and Efficiency

Research, Strategy and Modeling for the Energy Market

  • The energy marketplace is undergoing profound changes. Disruptive technologies, new business models and consumer priorities are changing the way energy is generated, distributed and consumed. The energy landscape remains fractured as this new paradigm of offerings works to meet the requirements of markets within the framework of regulation and infrastructure.
  • Established companies serving the energy industry and the utilities at the center of it all understand that those players who stubbornly defend their turf and remain wedded to outmoded technologies and systems will lose. We believe that energy players who integrate new solutions that meet end user needs while capitalizing on consumer access, goodwill, and industry experience can win big.
  • First Steps Consulting works with clients to understand their current position and works with them to shape direction, services and structure to take advantage of the shifting energy and demand management sector. Supported by our deep analytic foundation we collaborate with clients to define objectives and focus efforts that lead to market success.

Energy Matters 2 U Podcast

Energy Matters

Be sure to check out Leo Ryan’s  monthly “Energy Matters 2U” podcast including engaging discussions on energy efficient technologies and the people behind them.

Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan is a business development professional with a track record of success in complex, relation-driven sales environments. Leo’s primary professional focus has been on demonstrating the business case for investment in clean tech, smart grid, and renewable energy investments.

In addition to his work with First Steps Consulting, Leo is a member of EH&E’s executive team where Leo is currently focused on developing and implementing sales strategies, identifying new markets for environmental, health, safety and energy services for institutional clients and supporting strategic consulting initiatives focused on energy efficiency.

In his role as Vice President for Business Development at OutSmart Power Systems, Leo launched OutSmart’s energy monitoring technology into key commercial and industrial verticals (supermarkets, data centers, life sciences) developed strategic and channel partnerships with a variety of energy related companies and supported capital raising activities for OutSmart.

As a Business Development Manager for EnerNOC Leo played a key role in developing and launching EnerNOC’s energy efficiency and carbon accounting solutions. Leo’s work in developing relationships with key decision makers in utilities helped EnerNOC’s EfficiencySMART’s solution receive utility support.

As a Senior Consultant with Arthur D Little, Leo was responsible for the completion of domestic and international occupational safety, industrial hygiene and environmental consulting assignments. In this role Leo completed compliance inspections, health and safety program development and presentation, EHS management system evaluations, indoor air quality inspections and litigation support.

Leo has an MS in Work Environment Policy, from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a BA in Economics from Fairfield University.

Advisor and Senior Consultant

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