Executive Team at Energy Saving Pros
Shad M. Derifield, Chairman & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Derifield is the Chairman & Chief Operating Officer at Energy Saving Pros, LLC. His primary focus is day to day operations along with effectively managing ESPs continued growth. He’s a passionate advocate for Green energy and renewables. He’s steadfastly commited to the reduction of our carbon footprint, not only for the future of our children and grand children, but also for our reduction and dependencey on foreign oil . He brings a unique skill-set of having advanced training in both PV (photvoltaic) and wind turbine development. This in-depth knowledge of renewables, from design, to procurement to installation has been instrumental in Energy Saving Pros impressive growth. Additionally, Mr. Derifield brings years of executive management experience in the mortgage banking/estate planning arena. His leadership, vision and sales acumen have been instrumental in building multiple successful companies. He has a reputation for building sucessful startups. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Loomis Basin Education Foundation (LBEF) and Del Oro Jr. Basketball Club.
Brian J. Pierce Jr., Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pierce is the co-founder and CEO of Energy Saving Pros. He believes that renewable energy and all conservation projects should not only positively impact the environment, but result in an improved financial position for the client. He currently oversees business and sales channel development. Mr. Pierce works tirelessly to find the best combination of quality Solar products, services, and financing options to maximize returns for all Energy Saving Pros clients. Mr. Pierce has an MBA and a BS in finance from Southern Utah University. As an Eagle Scout, college athlete, and devoted family man, Mr. Pierce enjoys serving in the community. Mr. Pierce is happiest when he is able to spend quality time with his wife Amanda and their five children.
Bob Saunders, Chief Production Officer
Mr. Saunders oversees all aspects of installation and production at Energy Saving Pros. He brings his expertise in engineering and logistics to every quality of each Energy Saving Pros project. Formerly VP of Saunders and Associates, an MWBE consulting company, he was responsible for contract procurement and personnel staffing of engineers for sales support to AT&T and Western Electric. Following a 20-year carreer at Pac Bell in telecommunications, he was hired as VP of Engineering for Brooks Communication. He was responsible for business case development, Engineering design, and construction of the first all-fiber based telecom systems in California, Nevada, and Utah. Additionally, Mr. Saunders established the accounting, material management, personnel, and sales processes required for these states. Ultimately these companies were purchased by Verizon Communications. Mr. Saunders is a graduate of California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and a minor in Engineering.
JT Trousdale, Construction Superintendent
Mr. Trousdale has 20 years of operations and engineering experience in the telecommunications and renewable energy industries. Prior to joining Energy Saving Pros, JT was a founder of a regional solar integration firm, which designed and built more than 55 MW of solar energy PV systems in Oregon, California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. A natural leader, JT’s skills at facilitating communication, teamwork, client management, project management, and overseeing site operations have greatly improved the overall client experience with Energy Saving Pros. JT has led mechanical and electrical teams for many years and brings years of tuned management style to the team to ensure systems are being installed on time, according to code, and meeting the quality standards to pass our final inspections. In Q4-2011, JT and his team successfully managed and completed 28 concurrently installed construction projects in the solar field. JT is also an assistant coach for both of his son’s youth baseball teams as well as a coach for their soccer team.
Marcus Rosenthal, Director of Commercial Partnerships
As a 20+year Media veteran, Mr. Rosenthal has worked with local, regional, and national brands tackling their marketing, advertising, and digital challenges. He’s a huge proponent of Solar and Green Energy, passionate about sharing the message of ‘locking-in’ your electricity rates and ‘creating your own micro-utility.’ He’s worked with such national brands as KB Home and Pick n Pull. Mr. Rosenthal brings extensive experience in copywriting, broadcast TV and Radio, message design, art direction, and media planning and buying. He’s responsible for media purchasing and spokesperson liaison for Energy Saving Pros. Mr. Rosenthal received his B.A. from California State University Sacramento in Communications and a minor in Business. With his free time, he plays and coaches soccer and has a GREEN-affair with both Japanese maples and dwarf conifers.
Cameron Teffs, Quality & Safety Superintendent
Mr. Teffs has been an electrician for over 22 years in the State of California. His in-depth work experience has encompassed commercial, residential, and municipal Solar projects. To date, Mr. Teffs has installed over 12 mW of residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal PV Solar. Currently, he is certified as a Journeyman Electrician with the State of California.
Katie Murphy, Office Manager
Ms. Murphy is the pleasant voice you hear most often when you call into Energy Saving Pros. You’ve heard the saying, she’s the ‘glue’ that keeps everything together. Well, for Katie, their needs to be a new definition for ‘Knower-of-all-things,’ Database expert, Net Energy Metering Specialist and plain and simple, ‘conduit for success.’ Katie’s responsible for Office Management, including accounting, HR and internal job tracking. On her time off, Katie enjoys the great outdoors…camping and gold panning.
Our installation Teams consist of a large group of Solar professionals who have vast experience in solar and green energy installations. Our crews pride themselves on providing you the highest customer service available. They treat every job like it was their own home. Energy Saving Pros would not be where we are today without these dedicated men and woman.