Our Team Sets Us Apart

Gridwealth’s core team brings years of renewable energy development experience with expertise in management and operations.

David Ellis


David Ellis is a highly experienced solar professional and seasoned business veteran. David honed his business acumen within the liquidation side of the Turnaround Industry.  For a dozen years, David successfully built teams to challenge for the liquidation rights of Fortune 500 firms downsizing manufacturing operations across the US. Team building and recognizing talent with the resources to back that talent was the key to his success.

After leaving the liquidation business, David started his solar career with Sunrun and led its expansion into east coast markets by creating effective partnerships with all major suppliers, installers, and developers.  David then brought Next Step Living into partnership with Sunrun and became the head of the Solar Division.   Under David’s leadership, Next Step Living become the largest residential solar company on the east coast with over 100 installations per month.

Always the entrepreneur, David co-founded MassAmerican Energy, taking on the role of its Managing Director.  MassAmerican focused on the C&I solar markets, then expanded into the retail power supply, and attribute monetization with the acquisition of Hampshire Power.  As the companies merged into Gridwealth, they became a vertically integrated energy services company with an emphasis on Policy and Finance that has allowed for its rapid growth and market expansion.

Quincy Vale


Quincy Vale is a co-founder and Manager at MassAmerican Energy, LLC with primary responsibility for the company’s energy programs, business development and oversight of all SREC trading activities. By background, Quincy is a serial entrepreneur, lawyer, general contractor, and financial, regulatory and technical wonk. Quincy has been in the solar business since 1995, working on policy, economics and installations with the Massachusetts DPU and Renewable Energy Trust Fund. As an attorney with Vale Law llc, Quincy has worked as counsel for myriad energy companies on clean energy and green building projects, including aspects from permitting through financing, construction, regulatory to maintenance & operations.

Quincy earned his undergraduate degree in engineering (Dartmouth College), and holds postgraduate degrees from Yale University’s School of Management (M.B.A.), Union University’s Albany Law School (J.D.) and Vermont Law School (M.S.E.L.). Quincy is admitted to practice law in the States of Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut and before the United States Supreme Court; He is also a licensed real estate broker, and construction supervisor, MA CS # 093511.

Todd Ford


Todd has over twelve years experience in renewable energy leadership, entrepreneurialism, and strategic planning.  An established executive leader, Todd is responsible for guiding the strategic vision of Gridwealth and ensuring that the company keeps an eye on the horizon as well as the present.

Todd served as Director, CEO and President of Hampshire Power and as Executive Director of HCG. Previously, Todd was the President and co-founder of RiverStone Design Group, a sustainable urban design firm. His background also includes extensive public sector experience, which continues to guide his collaborative approach.

Todd has a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Saint Lawrence University.

Russel Head


Russel holds over two decades of experience, including successfully leading substantial sales growth across several companies.  An established executive leader and corporate speaker, Head will be responsible for marketing and sales coordination and oversight.

Head joins Gridwealth from SolarBuddy/Barefoot Citizens, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and General Manager of the global nonprofit. Previously, Head served as CEO of Andeler Power, CRO of Himagine Solutions, and VP of Residential Sales at Green Mountain Energy. Additionally, Head remains active as a corporate speaker with a focus on social justice, sustainability, and enhancing company culture to reflect global interconnectivity and purpose.

Sarah Dallas


Before joining Gridwealth/Hampshire Power, Sarah served as a Senior Merchant Operations Manager at Upside (formally GetUpside) where she worked to implement new initiatives to help grow the business and launch new sites for the technology startup. Before joining Upside, she worked as an Operations Manager for Nextility, working with commercial brokerage customers, and then joined Arcadia Power, where she developed and launched its residential brokerage program . Prior to those roles, Sarah worked at Washington Gas as a Sustainability Specialist, managing its internal corporate sustainability program.

Sarah holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. As an accomplished operations manager with deep experience across multiple energy services, Dallas will be responsible for building systems and technology that facilitates scale and market expansion.

John Allario


John brings over twenty years of experience in the retail and wholesale energy marketplace serving most recently as CFO of Actual Energy Inc., a start-up, New England-based, retail electric provider. John’s key experience includes securing medium-term funding facilities for energy providers and projects and building teams during periods of rapid growth.

Prior to Actual Energy, John was a founder and Vice President of Finance for Mint Energy LLC, a retail electric supplier serving commercial and industrial customers in over 20 markets in ISO-NE and PJM. John played an essential role in the company’s growth by leading the implementation and financial management of its wholesale supply and funding relationships and by assisting with the expansion of its commercial footprint and product offerings. Prior to Mint Energy, John lead Patriot Energy Group’s retail natural gas and electric brokerage operations, where his front and back-office leadership propelled Patriot to become a dominant energy broker in New England. Prior to Patriot Energy, John co-managed Sempra Energy Trading’s retail energy supply and finance group.

John received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Georgetown University and his MBA in Finance from Fordham University.