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's innovative, turnkey programs deliver significant value to Industry, as well as Tech OEMs, Utilities, and DER Investors.

Management Team

Joseph G. Crespo

Founder and Partner

A 20-year veteran of the energy industry, Joe manages the wholesale, retail, and financial structuring of distributed energy projects. Previously, he developed and oversaw new approaches to power trading for several energy businesses and has led business and government efforts to deregulate wholesale and retail energy markets. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A in Economics from Duke University.

Aram Sogomonian


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


Before joining Genbright, Sailesh was Managing Director, Risk at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading (Edison Mission Energy Group), and had 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.

Jeff Ellis

Manager of Market and Regulatory Policy

Jeff directed market and regulatory policy for Edison Mission and was Vice President of Business Development for Energy USA. (owned by NiSource, Inc.) He also directed demand-side management for Bay State Gas Company. Jeff has a BS degree in Accounting from Bentley College.

Joe Cusack

Vice President of Asset and Load Management

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.

Patrick Neville

Executive Advisory

Patrick was the top information technology executive for Energy East (now Iberdrola USA) and Chief Information Officer of Teledyne Technologies. He has 14 years of experience in utility and energy experience and holds a B.S. in Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from NYU.