Prior to joining Ideal Power, Ryan O’Keefe was Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at energy-storage start-up Younicos (formerly Xtreme Power), where he led top line growth including sales, product development, product marketing, and regulatory affairs, and transformed the business from demonstration projects to well-defined products with economic value. He previously spent eight years in leadership positions with NextEra Energy, including Vice President of Solar Development. During his tenure at NextEra, Mr. O’Keefe successfully started and led several new ventures including the company’s entry into Canada, solar and the energy storage markets. He served on the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) as well as the Energy Storage Association’s Advocacy Council. Mr. O’Keefe earlier spent 14 years with GE in the Power, Capital, and International business units in the US and Mexico. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Columbia University.