Bidgely’s Leadership Team brings a wealth of experience across the energy AI and software development space.

They are committed to supporting a clean energy future and delivering innovation, excellence, and the very best experience to our many customers. All our leaders value and nurture the great team culture, that makes Bidgely such a great company to be a part of.
Co-Founder & CEO
Abhay Gupta founded Bidgely with the mission to accomplish energy efficiency at a massive scale. He's worked at a combination of energy and technology companies including Grid Net, Echelon, and Sun Microsystems. He holds a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, M.S. from the University of Southern California and MBA from Santa Clara University. Abhay is passionate about music and travel!
Co-Founder & CTO
Vivek is leading the technology team which is building the biggest and best energy analytics system yet. Prior to Bidgely, Vivek contributed to building voice recognition technology at Microsoft. He has a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay. Once done solving the world's energy problems, he fantasizes of becoming a full-time musician and doing big things in Bollywood.
Chief Revenue Officer
Gautam is the Chief Revenue Officer at Bidgely. Prior to Bidgely, Gautam was CMO at NSS Labs, a data-driven cyber security company. In his 25+ years of rich strategic and business experience in Solutions, Product Marketing, Product Management and Strategy, and Global Marketing, he has also served as Vice President, Product Marketing at FireEye and Barracuda Networks and lined them for their successful IPOs, and earlier in his career, Director of Marketing, Solutions and Management at Cisco. Gautam holds the honors for double Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Santa Clara University and Computer Science (MS) from University of Southern California. Gautam is a big film buff and is a true fan of Nolan’s The Dark Knight and Inception.
Chief Strategy Officer
Tyler is the Chief Strategy Officer at Bidgely. Before joining Bidgely, Tyler was the head of Tesla’s Residential Energy business. At Tesla, Tyler led many high-performing teams to scale home battery and solar solutions globally. Tyler graduated from Dartmouth College where he studied climate science, and he has been working in the climate technology sector for over a decade. In his free time, Tyler enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling with his wife and two daughters.
SVP, Finance
Mugdha is SVP of Finance at Bidgely. She has 20 years of experience working with venture-backed start-ups helping them successfully navigate various stages and challenges. She has worked with high growth start ups like Flipboard, Reddit, Fireeye, and many others providing support during critical times. Mugdha has MBA from Santa Clara University and a Master's in Material Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. She mentors social entrepreneurs through Global Social Benefits Institute at Santa Clara University. She is also on the advisory board of the San Francisco chapter 'Back On My Feet' - an organization helping homeless to become independent and contributing member of society again. Mugdha loves music and hiking.
VP, Product
Gabriele heads Bidgely's Product Management team. Gabriele has 20+ years experience in delivering software solutions and products in the Energy industry, from concept to design and delivery. Gabriele's experience ranges across the whole Energy value chain: from Generation, Trading, Risk Management and Grid Optimization, to Retail Pricing, Billing and Consumer Engagement, having been co-founder of Energeya, a former software company providing solutions for major utilities across Europe and North America. Gabriele has a major degree in Computer Science at University of Milan.
SVP of Engineering & India Head
Samarjit (Sam) Ghosh is SVP of Engineering & India Head at Bidgely. In his 25+ years of career experience, he has guided many high-performing organizations and contributed to building world-class software products and platforms. In his prior ventures, he drove the leadership on the product line within the engineering division at Genpact Digital PV and his nine-year stint building large-scale enterprise platforms with Intuit India. On a personal front, he is the proud father of two kids and puppies. His hobbies include gardening, cooking, and long drives whenever he gets the opportunity.
SVP, International Sales
Mark Rodman heads Bidgely's International Sales team. Before joining Bidgely, Mark worked for Echelon Corp as VP for Asia Pacific, and Honeywell as VP Sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He graduated from the University of Natal with a B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science. Having spent the past 25 years going on business trips, his major interest is still, oddly enough, traveling (and eating!).
VP, Sales
Dave Connaker is VP of Sales at Bidgely. Dave has held notable technology sales leadership roles at Landis+Gyr/Toshiba’s Energy Management Division, and Verizon Wireless. During his tenure at Toshiba, Dave received industry recognition for leading two global software companies, Ecologic Analytics, and GRIDiant Corporation, and growing the company’s global footprint. Dave holds an MBA in Management from the University of Mary, a Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University, and certifications from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and Singapore. During his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with family, trail running, and listening to music across all genres.
SVP Partnerships & Business Developement
Wannie is responsible for partnerships and business development at Bidgely. He has a 20+ year track record of scaling growth at venture-backed cleantech companies. Prior to joining Bidgely, Wannie was CEO of Zen Ecosystems and VP of Corporate Development at Inspire Clean Energy helping lead the successful exits of both companies. He earned his law degree in environmental law at UCLA and his MBA at USC. In his free time, Wannie's an avid surfer, snowboarder, and fisherman which he experiences with his three sons.
VP, Marketing
Preethy Padmanabhan is the VP of Marketing at Bidgely. Her past roles include Head of Platform and AI Marketing at Freshworks, VP of Marketing at Panzura, and Director of Marketing at Nutanix. Preethy has 20+ years of high-tech and leadership experience across marketing, product, sales & engineering. Preethy hosts the podcast 10X Growth Strategies featuring CXO, investors, and global executives. She has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an MS in Information Systems from BITS Pilani, India. She has served in board roles for companies in health, sustainability and AI and non-profit organizations focused on economic empowerment, women, children, and education.
Maria Kretzing
VP and GM of Electric Vehicles and Analytics
Maria is an innovation expert with a decade of utility industry experience. As Bidgely's Vice President and General Manager of Electric Vehicles and Analytics, she leads innovation, product development, and go-to-market strategies for EVs, grid analytics, and decarbonization solutions. Maria started her career in the generation space working in nuclear, solar, and gas power plants before migrating work on utility customer engagement. While she has loved both generation and customer sides of the house, her passion lies in the interconnection between the two and creating solutions for a flexible energy future.
Meredith McGowan
VP, Customer Success
As VP of Customer Success and Sales, Meredith has been pivotal in leading teams to consistently surpass targets and significantly increase market. Her strategic vision and exceptional ability to foster strong client relationships have been integral to Bidgely's sustained growth. Prior to her tenure at Bidgely, Meredith made notable contributions at Uplight, IGS Energy, and Honeywell. Her roles in these organizations enabled her to cultivate and refine her skills in data quality, operations, IT, and program management. Meredith's diverse background and proven track record make her an essential leader in driving innovation and achieving success in her current role. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Meredith is a devoted mother of two. She enjoys spending weekends at the ballpark, watching her boys play baseball.
Caroline Cochran
VP of Global Delivery & Onboarding
Caroline Cochran, VP of Global Delivery & Onboarding at Bidgely, boasts over 15 years of expertise in technology implementations and customer success. With a foundation in global project management and enterprise solutions delivery at IBM Global Business Services, Caroline's journey evolved into leadership roles within SaaS startups, where she excelled in driving customer success. Her portfolio includes Fortune 100 clients across diverse industries such as consumer-packaged goods, electronics, semiconductors, and supply chain & logistics. Over the last five years, Caroline has been instrumental in navigating the complexities of the utility space at Bidgely, ensuring seamless delivery and high customer satisfaction.