Meet the Team
Northshore was founded with the intention to sustainably support the growth curve of the internet. As a remote-first company, the Northshore team is internationally staffed to positively impact our clients’ infrastructure performance no matter the location.
Our work spans continents and touches the sector’s major cloud, colocation, and edge organizations. As a carbon-neutral company, we know how hard it can be to operate sustainably. It is our aim that our collective work will contribute to a global effort to find sustainable ways to keep the internet working for the world. We also are pleased to donate 1% of our profits to carbon offsets.
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George is leading Northshore's expansion into Europe. He brings significant experience with large scale analytics projects and a deep understanding of the data center industry.
George's own passion for energy and the environment began while earning an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering at Cranfield. From here he began looking further downstream to big consumers of energy and ultimately to the internet and the huge amounts of compute power associated with it.
This led him to work for a UK-based startup who specialised in analysing, modelling and predicting the performance of data centres from both an energy and cost perspective. During his time here a led a team of energy engineers in delivering consulting projects globally, covering Western Europe, North America, Singapore and Japan. George has also spent time working on numerous analytics projects, using data to better inform decision in an increasingly digital world.
EMEA Co-Founder & COO
Mitch went into engineering due to his strong belief in environmental stewardship and preserving what we have in nature. His approach is to work on projects as if he was funding them to maximize the conservation impact of such work. His past work experience provides a background in energy conservation, onsite energy generation, and water conservation design solutions.
Prior to joining Northshore, Mitch was an Associate Principal with one the largest west coast MEP consulting engineering firms. At Northshore, Mitch oversees the Energy Program.
Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Portland (OR). In his free time, Mitch enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest outdoors while raising his two children.
Director of Building Engineering, NAM
Ed brings his experience in the Data Center sector to Northshore’s EMEA business and oversees the Building Engineering aspects of the business.
Ed’s motivation is to drive sustainability projects across Data Center portfolios and support the sector reach its sustainability targets.
Since graduating with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, Ed has filled a variety of roles within the sector. Working on and leading a number of projects globally from design through construction, operation, upgrade and expansion. Through his work at RED and Romonet, he has enjoyed developing knowledge in M&E Engineering, and data analysis to enable clients to optimize infrastructure efficiency, capacity & risk.
Director of Building Engineering, EMEA
Jarrod brings his 20 years of AEC experience to Northshore to help identify and utilize the best tools and processes available. He has spent his career designing, modeling, and analyzing the most efficient data centers in the world. He’s driven to seek out the most talented engineers and proven technologies in pursuit of this ideal.
Having worked in a variety of industries and with most major CAD platforms, Jarrod developed an affinity for intelligent, data-driven design tools. This passion led to championing BIM technology as the central hub of building data models and working to develop the integrations needed to connect disparate sources of information such as reality capture, CFD, and Energy analysis to the BIM model.
Director of Product
Matt founded Northshore to positively impact the efficiency and utilization of mankind's largest machine: the internet. Recent studies have shown that up to 5% of the world's global utility usage is consumed to power the internet. Matt sees every data center as an opportunity to be better utilized and more efficient.
Previously, Matt served as a member of the high performing Sales Engineering business unit at Digital Realty. There, he applied his skills in data center infrastructure, MEP systems/system design and CFD applications to provide technical support and project management across Digital Realty's diverse portfolio of enterprise and colocation customers.
Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. With these fundamentals, he jumped right into the industry working for CFD software developer and vendor Future Facilities. Matt served as the Consulting Project Manager of the Americas where he lead the engineering team through a broad scope of both domestic and international consulting opportunities.
Founder & CEO
Chris co-founded Northshore Build to advance Northshore’s environmental and sustainability priorities across the construction sector. He has 10 years of experience in both commercial and large-scale infrastructure construction. In recent years, he worked for one of the nation’s largest electrical construction companies, supporting green initiatives advanced by PG&E and the state of California. Chris funnels his expertise in project development, design management, procurement, and construction management to further Northshore’s mission to reduce carbon emissions.
Chris received a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Structural Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Co-founder and Director of Construction & Implementation, NAM
Sam’s motivation stems from a deep passion to bring sustainability to the forefront of our built environment; holistically designing buildings for our future, not only the present. With robust experience in energy modeling, energy incentives, and code compliance, he has worked on some of the premier Zero Net Energy buildings throughout California, and delivered cost-effective efficiency solutions at scale to a diverse array of clients.
Sam earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with minors in Engineering for Energy Sustainability and Engineering Thermal Energy Systems. By bringing fresh ideas, tools, and workflows to the AEC industry, Sam works to achieve a harmonious blend of the natural and built environment through intelligent, sustainable design.
Director of Technology
Miguel graduated from Santa Clara University, where he discovered and fostered his passion to work on projects that improve energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. Raised in Guatemala, a country whose natural resources are the backbone of the economy, he discovered the importance of working toward sustainability goals and maximizing the effectiveness of energy consumption.
Miguel is excited to be helping companies across the globe reduce their carbon footprint via Northshore's data center energy programs. He enjoys that his work here is already having a world-wide impact to reduce not only global carbon emissions but also the utilization of natural resources. He looks forward to collaborating with industry professionals to help move the data center sector toward a sustainable future.
Rafaela earned her Mechanical Engineering degree from Santa Clara University. She joined Northshore under the internship program, where she enjoyed real-world work experience applicable to her field which was also impactful to clients. She was drawn to the sustainability aspect of Northshore's business and appreciates being able to make a real difference in the world via her project work.
Energy Project Engineer
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Valeriya developed an appreciation for the environment and an interest in sustainability. She believes that new problems require new solutions, and she is excited to be a part of a team that gets to design them. Valeriya believes that we need innovative, new and data driven solutions to encourage energy savings. The impact that the data center industry has on energy consumption drew her to Northshore, and her internship experience is what made her want to stay.
Previously, Valeriya worked on long-duration energy storage systems at a startup. She also researched alternatives to traditional HVAC systems and LCA during her time in school. She’s excited to be joining Northshore's passionate team of engineers working on something that matters.
Valeriya has a mechanical engineering degree with a minor in mathematics from Santa Clara University, and she loves to spend her free time traveling and being a hobby hopper!
Energy Project Engineer
Natalia is a Software Developer based in Denver; she leverages both her technical skillset and engineering background to bring complex ideas to life.
As part of the Northshore team, Natalia is helping to launch new cloud solutions and products by contributing to the system architecture, database administration, and full-stack development.
Before Northshore, Natalia worked in finance, marketing, and logistics, where she led projects on performance assessments and action proposals to improve customer contribution, investments and customer relationships. She is passionate about finding efficient solutions through programming and providing others with the tools to produce their best work.
Coming from a design role in a multinational consultancy, Corry brings experience working on some of the biggest projects in Europe, with a plethora of software, as a key member of global teams. He’s excited about staying on top of the cutting edge in climate saving tech, and keen to bring his love of math and problem solving to this vital and exciting domain. Corry’s passion for environmental preservation and tackling climate change stems from his roots in rural Britain, very much a ‘country kid’, forming a connection with the natural environment from the start. This has been cemented through years of watersports addiction, a previous career in agriculture and a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Corry has experience in utilizing physics-based simulation models and digital twin technologies for sustainability focused projects; exemplifying the need of validated data to take climate action. Northshore’s mission therefore has the combined benefit of supporting the infrastructure required to potentially solve the problems, whilst also minimising the impact of their solution.
With over 15 years of experience in the Built Environment both in Europe and Asia, I have worked on projects from Design Stage through to Commissioning and Final Acceptance. I am passionate about embedding concepts of sustainable and efficient design into construction projects, and hope to see continuous change in our industry as we find more innovative solutions to the resource challenges that we face. I have a particular interest in how energy provision will meet demand as the data centre sector grows exponentially!
With nearly a decade of experience within the built-world, Talia brings a vast spectrum of skills to the table. Most recently, as a preconstruction manager at one of the nation’s leading electrical contractors, she specialized in large scale public utility infrastructure programs and EV charging systems.
Talia understands that project success starts with a solid plan, design, and estimate. With preconstruction experience Talia works to ensure predictable and repeatable results for clients.
Talia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a minor in Spanish. Her passion for travel, food, music, languages, and her two children drives a symbiotic motivation to protect our environment and cherish our planet for all future generations to enjoy. It is here at Northshore that she believes she can make a difference.
Lawrence graduated from the University of Bath with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Having been an intern with Northshore during the Summer before his final year at university, he developed his enthusiasm for sustainability. He is driven to discover and apply energy solutions which are imperative for the field to meet the net zero target set by the UK government for 2050.
Additionally, Lawrence partnered with Northshore for his dissertation, which investigated new methods of optimising the performance of Data Centers, in order to make them as efficient as possible. He aims to further this goal to implement the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to the sector.
Sam earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. With a passion for the environment stemming from a previous career in outdoor education, he hopes to use his engineering knowledge to help Northshore make the internet a more sustainable place. As the data center industry continues to grow, Sam plans to continue pursuing Northshore’s investment into environmentally friendly business practices in order to build sustainable and energy efficient infrastructure. Sam enjoys the challenge of problem-solving complex energy solutions and likes to spend his free time in the outdoors climbing, skiing, and mountain biking.
Energy Project Engineer
Lindsay is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Santa Clara University. She has always had an interest in sustainability initiatives, which aligned well with Northshore’s mission of optimizing data centers through energy efficiency measures. This, along with her interest in working for an engineering start-up, drove her decision to join Northshore.
Energy Project Engineer
Barrett has been in the construction industry for over a decade. He has worked for two of the top electrical contractors in the nation. He focused on the commercial sector, building out tenant improvement projects, along with green initiative projects put on by Investor-Owned Utilities that touched on Mobile Home Park infrastructure and Electric Vehicle Charging improvements.
Along with his knowledge working on the contracting side, Barrett also has experience on the owner side where he managed the construction of various international sales offices with POC labs for a storage networking company. In addition to the international work, he would manage various department’s internal space planning needs at their headquarters based in San Jose, Ca.
Barrett received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration at Chico State University.
Anastasia is an experienced geospatial and remote sensing professional with an enthusiasm for mapping and modeling a variety of environments. Her previous experience included assisting in wildlife conservation efforts and prevention/ intervention of human-caused wildfires. Anastasia strongly believes in being a part of the data process from collection to finished product, and that understanding the process allows for it to be reliable, robust, and fast.
She is excited to now focus to built environments and be a part of facilitating the sustainability efforts that are so vital to the sector.
Anastasia holds a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science, Geology) from the University of Montana Western and a Masters of Science (Geoscience) from University College London.
Validation Program Manager
Niovi is an Energy Consultant based in London whose passion lies in developing and delivering sustainable energy solutions. She brings technical and analytical skills to Northshore’s EMEA team aiming at tackling key challenges of data center infrastructure. Niovi strives for excellence while balancing her commitment to the environment with social and business needs.
With more than 5 years of experience in energy management and efficiency optimization projects, she has been responsible for performance improvements of large scale energy centers and has designed energy conservation measures for industrial clients and the public sector.
Niovi holds an MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece and an MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London in the UK.
Eric is based in Paris, part of Northshore’s expanding European team. His passion lies in using data analytics to target energy efficiency opportunities in data centers, some of the largest energy consumers on the planet.
After graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree from UCLA, Eric joined the built environment industry at Tetra Tech, a global engineering consulting firm. There he provided energy analysis services for a wide range of building systems and building types. He headed the data analytics team tasked with creating premium tools for the firm, as well as advanced analytics for clients.
Eric brings his knowledge and experience of both energy engineering and data analytics to the Northshore team.
Analytics Program Lead
I have always been fascinated with numbers and physics. I have always wanted to use my passion for engineering to contribute to solving critical real world problems. Having spent much of my young life in Mumbai where blackout were common and , I have always wanted to do my part in developing and optimizing systems that would conserve energy. Northshore’s pledge to sustainability perfectly aligns with my goals to reduce carbon footprint.
I am a huge Barcelona(football team in Spain) fan. In my free time, I like to play football, go on hikes.
Erin is a Senior Consultant in Europe and has more than 15 years of experience with energy and environmental engineering projects in Europe, North America, and Asia. She has a passion for energy and water savings projects and all things sustainability. She started her career as an HVAC Design Engineer and then moved on to implementing and evaluating utility energy efficiency incentive programs in the U.S. and Canada. After a relocation to China and more recently to the Netherlands, she leveraged some of her prior experiences in retro commissioning and began working primarily on data center commissioning projects as a commissioning management engineer. Her career path provides her with a solid global foundation in project management and commissioning projects, and a deep knowledge of energy savings opportunities and savings estimation methodologies.
She specializes in sustainable design practices, LEED requirements and credits, energy audits, commissioning and retro-commissioning, net-zero energy building design, and energy code development and compliance. Erin holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ), and she is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Oregon, LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a recent member of the Water Efficiency LEED Technical Advisory Group. She currently lives in Haarlem, Netherlands with her family and enjoys exploring the area by bicycle.
Sustainability Program Manager
Claire graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering. As an intern at Northshore, she developed a carbon accounting procedure to assure carbon neutrality since the company's inception and to estimate the operational and embodied carbon of construction projects. She now joins the team full-time as a project engineer, where she will continue to advance internal and external sustainability initiatives, as well as contribute to the construction and implementation of projects.
Claire is driven by a passion for sustainable infrastructure; she believes in the power of new ideas and technology that can support the ever-growing needs of our population, while optimizing positive impact to both the local and global environment. Northshore plays an important role in developing a more sustainable future for internet infrastructure, and Claire is excited to be involved in this dynamic and critical work.
Project Engineer, Build and Sustainability Services
Collin brings a computer and network engineering background to Northshore’s interdisciplinary engineering team, with a focus on scaling customer software engineering initiatives. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Santa Clara University, Collin has a knack for solving complex mathematical problems and brings a software and automation first approach to the internet infrastructure challenges taken on by the Northshore engineering team.
Collin’s motivation for sustainability traces back to his roots growing up in sustainable communities in Northern California where he found his understanding for the importance of sustainable engineering and the impact and we have on our planet. On the Northshore engineering team, Collin is able to channel his passion for software and sustainability in his pursuit of designing novel software solutions.
As a Southern California native, Chris has always had a passion for green infrastructure and sustainability. While joining Northshore as an intern during his time at UCLA, he developed a fascination for sustainability project work through his hands-on experience and mentorship.
Previously, Chris worked in mechanical design labs on campus designing anything from 3D modeled rockets to a self leveling and tracking tripod system. Growing from his experience as an intern, he expanded his field of interest to include using data science to solve practical problems and help to process information associated with the operation of a successful data center.
Chris has a mechanical engineering degree with an emphasis in tech management from the University of California, Los Angeles. He spends his free time cooking for friends and exploring the greater Los Angeles region.
Project Engineer & Data Analyst
Tom is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Bath. One particular interest of his is Northshore’s data-driven approach to the optimization of energy efficiency and capacity utilization of data centers. As a young engineering student living through an ever-more digitally evolving world, he recognizes the importance of using data to empower more informed and accurate decision-making. Furthermore, Northshore’s focus on reducing the carbon footprint of the Internet is of great appeal to him, as he sees it as a central pillar of modern society with its use only set to grow.
Diana is an Industrial Engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology pursuing a concentration in Analytics & Data Science. She vehemently believes that data analytics is a key driver of improving data center efficiency. Diana is excited to implement concepts that she has learned in the classroom to help Northshore's clients achieve their goals.
Data & Analytics Engineering Intern
Antoine recently graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath. He is particularly drawn to Northshore’s data-driven approach to reducing the carbon emissions of data centers. Antoine's interest in sustainability was exemplified via his dissertation, where he worked on developing a solar-powered and refrigerant-free air conditioning system. Antoine is dedicated to providing innovative and sustainable engineering solutions.