The EnerSmart Storage management team has nearly 50 years of combined experience developing financing and operating energy projects.
James Beach
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
  • James leads EnerSmart's project development efforts and overall corporate strategy and management. Prior to EnerSmart, James as a Managing Director at Ascend Analytics and Executive Director at E3 Consulting. James is a Founder and President of Blake Street Energy, and a Co-Founder and President of Alpine Energy, a renewable project development company. He has over 20 years of project development experience as principal, consultant and advisor; and experience overseas in international project development. He earned his BA/BS from CU Boulder, and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Marc La Magna
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
  • Marc co-leads EnerSmart's corporate strategy and management, managing its trading and finance teams. Prior to EnerSmart, Marc was VP of Corporate Development at Veritone, an AI software firm; and co-founded Turnstone Capital LLC an early stage venture investment firm. Prior to Turnstone, Marc held investment positions at Prudential Investment Corp in NY and London, and J.P. Morgan, and has accumulated over 25 years of venture capital, private equity, corporate development and project finance experience. He received his BA from Yale University, and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth, graduating as a Tuck Scholar.
Skyler Tennis
VP of Operations
  • Skyler oversees construction management, and engineering activities of EnerSmart's project portfolio. He has over 15 years of experience in electrical field operations with previous roles including Program Manager and Electrical Project Coordinator / Quality Control at Core States Group and Electrical Designer at Benchmark Group.

    Skyler has experience overseeing the national design and management of over 150MW across multiple forms of distributed generation including utility-scale commercial solar PV, battery energy storage systems, generators and fuel cells
Eric Wheatley
VP of Finance
  • Eric oversees EnerSmart's financial reporting, accounting, project finance administration, and procurement activities. He brings financial accountant,  controller and energy industry  experience to the company.
  • Eric has overseen the financial reporting for various companies including Talen Energy, Power Plant Management Services, The Shaw Group (now CB&I) and Cogentrix. Prior responsibilities have included project financings, reporting for plant operations and coordination of procurement activities and relationships with lending financial institutions
August Steinbeck
VP of Market Operations
  • Formerly of Ascend Analytics, August has driven customer adoption of SmartBidder, Ascend’s proprietary battery optimization, trading and scheduling software, He manages EnerSmart's day-to-day energy sales efforts in CAISO.
  • An experienced power trader, August has managed day-ahead optimization, nodal trading, REC and capacity sales for a growing portfolio of wind and storage projects in SPP, ERCOT, PJM, WECC, and CAISO.