Viridity Energy’s leadership team leverages their in-depth knowledge and experience to provide consumers the power to transform their energy profiles into financial returns. Through our ability to access more energy markets and savings opportunities than anyone in the business, our customers achieve optimal bottom line results.
Russ is the founder and a Managing Director of AltEnergy. Prior to starting AltEnergy, Russ was a principal at J.H. Whitney & Co., LLC, a middle-market private equity firm based in New Canaan, Connecticut. While at J.H. Whitney Russ was responsible for starting and developing the firm’s alternative energy investing practice.
Prior to joining J.H. Whitney, Russ was a member of the corporate finance group at PaineWebber, Inc., responsible for high yield and leverage finance origination.
Currently Russ sits on the board of directors of AgriSol Energy, American Heartland Development, GRP Funding, Tres Amigas and Viridity Energy.
Russ received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.
Chief Executive Officer
Mack Treece joined Viridity Energy in November 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations of Viridity, including marketing, operations and finance. Mack brings to Viridity Energy over 20 years of experience in senior management positions, with a specific focus on successfully scaling young companies into dominant market positions.
Previously, Mack was the CEO and co-founder of ConnectFN and was responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the company. Prior to ConnectFN, Mack served as President for Teliris, where he led the telepresence provider’s Global Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations.
Prior to Teliris, Mack was responsible for the North and South American operations of Orange Business Services (OBS), a provider of advanced global IP and data services for multinational businesses. Mack also held several executive positions with increasing responsibility at OBS (formerly Equant) including Senior Vice President – Global Business Operations and Services, Senior Vice President – Partners and Channels, and CFO – Network Services. As a critical member of the team that took Equant public in 1998 in an IPO, Mack was a catalyst in growing the business from $200m in revenue to over $3b by 2002.
Mack began his career with Bell Atlantic, where he last held the position of Global CFO for Bell Atlantic International Wireless (BAIW) and Senior Vice President for Asia. He held several positions of increasing responsibility in his career with Bell Atlantic, including M&A, finance and operations positions. He has lived and worked abroad as part of global organizations for more than 25 years. He has a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia and a MBA in International Finance from Widener University.
Mr. Chudgar brings extensive experience in the wholesale (operations and markets), TDSP (Transmission and Distribution Providers), demand response, and retail energy space, and has lead numerous client projects covering all aspects of system and lifecycle development, ISO development and wholesale energy business solutions. He has spent more than 20 years in the electricity market and utility business with a focus on software development, renewables generation, market strategy, and Smart Grid solutions. He has spent nearly 20 years working with end use customers, regulatory bodies (PUCT, FERC, ERCOT), and deep background in retail, wholesale, T&D, and regulatory affairs.
Mr. Chudgar holds Bachelor and Masters of Engineering degrees in Chemical Engineering from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). He has published a number of technical articles, white papers and presentations on implementation best practices in energy procurement, and has been a distinguished speaker on solutions and market trends at several technology and engineering conferences.