About Us

A pioneer in the integration of distributed energy into the power markets.

Demand for distributed energy resources (DER) has been growing steadily for years, but services to integrate them to the large and complex power markets have not kept pace. The result? Neither DER owners — nor the larger power community — have been able to realize the full value of their systems.

Genbright's mission is to unlock this huge untapped potential. A pioneer in the integration of distributed energy into the power markets — and its commercialization to the benefit of all — Genbright manages a range of technologies, including solar, hydro, low-emissions back-up generation, battery storage, and thermal storage. Our first-of-a-kind turnkey programs deliver significant value to DER Investors, as well as IndustryTech OEMs, and municipal and investor-owned utilities.

Genbright LLC is a market participant in ISO-NE, PJM and a licensed energy broker in several U.S. states.

Management Team

Joseph G. Crespo
Chief Executive Officer

A 20-year veteran of the energy industry, Joe has held senior positions at several power trading and asset management organizations, including Edison Mission Marketing and Trading in Boston, and he headed the North American Gas Research Group at Wood Mackenzie. Joe began his career as an economic consultant at National Economic Research Associates, assisting in business and government efforts to deregulate wholesale and retail energy markets in the US, Europe, South America and South Africa. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Economics from Duke University.

Aram Sogomonian
Chief Operating Officer

Aram brings more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry to Genbright. He held top-level risk management executive positions at both Edison Mission Energy (EME) at Edison Mission Group, Inc. and Constellation Energy Resources, and earned a Ph.D. in Management Science from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

Sailesh R. Buddhavarapu
Chief Finance Officer

Before joining Genbright, Sailesh was Managing Director, Risk at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading (Edison Mission Energy Group), and provided risk oversight of energy commodity trading and hedging for energy assets at Mirant, ConAgra, Citigroup, Constellation, and Lehman Brothers. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - St. Paul.

Jamil Edgemir
Chief Technology Officer

Jamil brings more than a decade of experience as an algorithmic congestion trader and energy analyst to his responsibility for Genbright's portfolio management system, associated optimizations, and surrounding infrastructure. Before joining our team, Jamil was founder and CEO of Classic Calculations, an IT consultancy specializing in the design and implementation of proprietary trading and asset management systems for market participants across multiple ISOs. He has also led quantitative analysis groups at several energy training firms. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Stony Brook University.

Joe Cusack
Vice President of Operations and Settlements

Joe brings 17 years in the power industry to his position at Genbright. He was the Managing Director of Asset Management at EMMT where he managed the value of more than 7,000 MW of generating asset in the wholesale capacity markets. Joe has a B.A. in History from Holy Cross and a certificate in accounting from University of Massachusetts – Boston.

Curtis Turner
Vice President of Asset Management

Specializing in distributed energy asset optimization, Curtis has nearly 20 years of experience as a power and natural gas trader. He has held executive positions for a number of organizations, including Nextera, Citi Energy Trading, West Oaks Energy and Cargill, where he gained deep knowledge in wholesale term markets, nodal trading, and simulation and optimization modeling. Curtis holds an M.B.A. in Statistics from the University of Utah and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

William Pentland
Vice President of Regulatory Strategy

William has more than a decade of experience in the energy industry, with a focus on the intersection of law and policy. William served as a Senior Director for ClearEdge Power, a fuel cell manufacturer in Hillsborough, Oregon. He also was Senior Director of Energy Law for the Pace Energy and Climate Center in White Plains, New York. After graduating from Stanford Law School, William was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and practiced commercial litigation and intellectual property law at Paul Weiss in New York, New York.