A note from our CEO, Brad Bowery:
As 2013 concludes, it marks the end of my 5th and final year at SRECTrade. As we head into 2014, my close colleague for nearly 4 of those years, Steven Eisenberg, will assume the role of CEO. Steven has led our business development efforts and driven the growth of our brokerage desk and I am fortunate to have someone I can trust to take over our business and continue what my partner, Kevin Quilliam, and I have created.
For the 5th consecutive year, 2013 was our best year yet, and prospects look even better for 2014! In the last two years, our products and services have been fully defined, we have put a great team in place and our business has achieved ever-elusive profitability in a highly uncertain solar industry. SRECTrade has evolved from a simple website hosting monthly auctions in 2008 to a full services brokerage desk, online marketplace and SREC transaction management software platform. In early 2014, we will be launching a major overhaul of our entire website. SRECTrade 2.0 is a project started in 2012 to rebuild our entire infrastructure from the ground up. I’m very excited for the launch of the new site as it appropriately reflects the maturity of our business over the past few years.
With the company in good hands and the business in a healthy place, I felt this was a great time to move on to my next adventure. I have a passion for building companies and have at least one more startup in me! In the meantime, I am looking forward to seeing SRECTrade continue to prosper under Steven’s guidance.
Finally, our company wouldn’t be what it is today without help. Over the past 5 years, I’ve been joined by a brilliant business partner, an extremely supportive investor, 6 co-founders, 15 employees, 25 interns, 300 channel partners, 10,000 customers, over 60 energy suppliers and the kind folks at the various state agencies including MA DOER and CEC PTS, PA AEPS and PUC, MD PSC, DC PSC, DE SEU and PSC, NJ BPU and OCE, PUC of OH, PJM GATS, and NEPOOL GIS who have all contributed to making our vision, of a transparent, online platform for transacting SRECs, a reality. In this respect, I have been remarkably fortunate.
I am most proud when I think of our wonderful employees who have stuck with us through thick and thin. In over 5 years, we have turned over just one employee, which is a testament to the work environment that we, collectively, have created! I am also lucky to have been continuously on the same page with a great partner and investor, both of whom have been tremendous assets along this journey. They were particularly incredible throughout the difficult decision to make this transition and I am grateful for all they have done.
Thank you for a great 5 years, and here’s to many more!
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!