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.
Founder & EMEA Managing Director
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.
Energy Program Director
For more than a decade in the industry, Eric has been able to successfully implement improvements to maximize the effectiveness of the three key areas that impact data center performance the most: people, process, and plant. He has championed energy savings policies, training and knowledge sharing, and innovative initiative implementations as imperative to the success of the overall data center operation.
Eric’s personal commitment to sustainability is rooted in his “do the right thing” approach. He believes we all have an obligation to do our part to ensure that not only his family, but all future generations, can live a healthy and prosperous life.
Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, and his work has led to credentials as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), and Certified Data Center Management Professional (CDCMP).
Managing Director of Technical Operations & Sustainability Program Advocate
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 Design Technology
Matt co-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 & Managing Director
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.
Founder & Director of Construction
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.
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 is set to graduate in July 2022 with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath. Having interned with Northshore during the summer before his final year at university, he furthered 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.
Lawrence has also been in partnership with Northshore for his dissertation, which investigated new methods of optimizing the performance of Data Centers in order to make them as efficient as possible. He aims to further this research to enable implementation into industry practice, allowing the sector to employ the most efficient and cost-effective solutions.
Ed brings his experience in the Data Center sector to Northshore’s EMEA business. Ed’s motivation is to deploy innovative solutions to drive sustainability within the Data Center and wider energy sector.
Since graduating with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, Ed has worked on and led a number of projects globally at various stages of the project life-cycle from design through construction, operation, upgrade and expansion. Through his work at RED and Romonet, he has enjoyed developing knowledge in M&E Engineering, Data Science & Analysis to enable clients in taking a holistic approach to optimising infrastructure efficiency, capacity & risk.
Energy Program Manager
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
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.
Project Engineer, Validation & Build Services
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
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.
Claire is a Civil and Sustainability Engineering student at Santa Clara University. She was drawn to Northshore due to her interest in sustainable infrastructure. She enjoys participating in a variety of sustainability-related initiatives. She enjoyed learning, being challenged and gaining new skills, and had a chance to contribute in ways that were beneficial both for Northshore internally and with clients. Seeing the impact of her work and that of the company as a whole provides her with an exciting and rewarding experience.
Civil & Sustainability Engineer
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.
Darren has worked as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer for over 30 years across a wide range of sectors, starting his career as an apprentice electrician within the machine building and automation industry. He has spent a vast proportion of his career working within data center operations, maintaining highly resilient and energy-efficient services. His work within these power-hungry facilities drives him to seek the most energy-efficient practices while maintaining client SLA & uptime.
Darren is one the first professionals in the world to have earned a Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in 2018. Darren's past career achievements included project management of large-scale electrical and mechanical upgrades for the world's largest financial information provider.
Darren joins Northshore to deliver solutions for organizations to address sustainability and reduce their carbon footprints.
Build Program Manager - EMEA
Chris is finishing his Mechanical Engineering degree from UCLA and is set to graduate in June 2022. He joined Northshore as an intern the summer prior to his senior year, and discovered a fascination for sustainability project work through the hands-on experience and mentorship from the Northshore team. Growing from his experience as an intern, he expanded his field of interest to include using data analytics to solve practical problems and aid in processing the gargantuan amounts of information data centers contain.
Project Engineer & Data Analyst
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.
Energy Solutions Architect
Isaiah is a Computer Engineering student from Prairie View A&M University. He is interested in data centers from his student project work. He resonates with Northshore’s green energy goals and is committed to assisting in efforts to reduce carbon usage. He is excited to apply his skills in the data center industry to help improve the world.
Information Modeling Intern
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.
Energy Engineering Intern
Ritvik is an Electrical Engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He’s interested in the renewable energy transition at the grid level and values Northshore’s push to decarbonize and manage energy in data centers. He’s fascinated by recent developments in the solar and energy storage industries and is looking forward to helping implement them in the context of data centers.
Electrical Engineering Intern
John is a Management Information Systems student at Santa Clara University. He joined Northshore to impact the sustainability industry though a cultural lens. He recognizes Northshore's data-driven approach will concretely affirm those that are making pushes for sustainability in the data center industry. Through this, the world will begin to shift their cultural values to better tend to energy-efficient efforts.