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Jay Marhoefer

CEO and Founder

Jay Marhoefer is the founder and inventor of Intelligent Generation. His expertise spans three careers: energy, information technology and law. As a Big 6 consultant, Jay planned and managed the implementation of 100 million dollar-plus systems for some of the best-known electric utilities in the U.S. In the 1990s, Jay built the re-engineering practice for Price Waterhouse, growing it from concept to more than a quarter-billion in annual revenues. Jay went on to build the IT consulting practice for Parson Consulting, which in 2000 became the #1 company on the Inc. 500 list.

Jay pursued his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and in 2003 graduated as valedictorian. Jay then joined the firm of Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago, where he worked on multi-billion dollar deals for energy companies. Jay worked on Intellectual Property, contract disputes, and matters related to the Clean Air Act, climate change and renewable energy legislation. Jay was an early proponent of renewable energy and smart grid technology. He has written numerous articles on the next two generations of the smart grid and most recently authored the book Re-Energizing America: A Common-sense Approach to Achieving U.S. Energy Independence in Our Generation.


Marc Thrum

Vice President Marketing &
Business Development

At Intelligent Generation, Marc is in charge of international partnerships, business development and distribution opportunities, links the product to its markets and prepares the brand for market expansion. After a ten year career in industrial sales and business development in the middle-east and south-east Asia, Marc spent the next ten with Whirlpool Corp. in North America and Europe. There he held various roles of brand, product and marketing management, and later director of corporate strategy and global customer quality.

Marc is an Electrical and Mechanical engineer from ESTP in Paris and holds an MBA from INSEAD.



John Andersen

Executive Manager

John joined the company’s management team in 2014 as Executive Manager to oversee daily operations, business development and capital raising. John has been serving the company since 2010 as a Senior Advisor from his position as President of Greenleaf Advisors. John founded Greenleaf Advisors, LLC, in 2002 where he advises businesses, institutions, and communities on strategies that advance their sustainable development.

Previously, John was an International and Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle and Great Lakes Director of The Nature Conservancy. John is a faculty member at DePaul University, where he teaches Sustainable Value Creation in the Kellstadt Business School. Additionally, John is President of Greenleaf Communities, a nonprofit research entity that recruits and organizes multi-disciplinary teams of scientists to investigate environmental influences on health and apply that knowledge to improve industrial practices and public policies.

John holds a B.A. in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nick Gazzolo

Nick Gazzolo

Vice President
Eastern Region

Nick Gazzolo is the Vice President of Business Development, Eastern Region for Intelligent Generation. He is also a founding investor in IG. Nicks builds partnerships with solar developers and financial partners to identify where IG technology can add value to projects by making them economically viable.

Nick has worked in business development and training for 20 years. First at Habitat for Humanity International in developing corporate partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. Then and for the past twelve years, Nick has specialized in financial hedging and risk management using options and developing specalized software. He designed and delivered classes online, across the country, and internationally under long term contracts from Options Xpress and Charles Schwab.

Nick has a B.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md.  and an M.A. in Psychology. Nick lives in Sag Harbor, NY.

Chris Scott

Chris Scott

Chief Technology Officer

Chris Scott is the Chief Technology Officer for Intelligent Generation, responsible for continuous improvement to the technical infrastructure of the firm.  Chris’ expertise spans a broad spectrum of information technology disciplines including data center design and operations, IT service center design, global systems implementations, and application development.  Prior to joining Intelligent Generation, Chris was the Regional Partner of Technology for Tatum, where he led high visibility projects in the healthcare, manufacturing, and retail sectors.  From 1995 to 2009, Chris worked for Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm.  Chris was Edelman’s CIO from 2006 tp 2009, where he consolidated dozens of data center operations in two redundant worldwide data centers.  Chris also led the implementation of a IT global service center that trimmed IT costs while increasing the quality of IT service for Edelman.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL.   He is a member of the Project Management Institute.  Chris lives with his wife Kim and son Matthew in Chicago.


Paul Gazzolo

Co-Founder and Board Member

Paul Gazzolo is a co-founder and LLC Board Member of Intelligent Generation. A Procter & Gamble-trained marketer, Paul moved into information, publishing and software. He has over ten years business leadership experience managing P/L’s at LexisNexis, a publishing division of Berkshire Hathaway and CCH. As a general manager, Paul has found new growth in old brands through customer-focused growth strategies, digital product innovation and data-driven go-to-market execution.

Paul attended Hamilton College, and he lives with his family in Michigan.

matt scott

Matt Scott

Energy Analytics intern

Welcome to Matt Scott, our new intern for the summer of 2016!

Matthew Scott is Energy Analytics intern for Intelligent Generation, responsible for statistical predictive analysis of utility energy and power charge reduction from solar plants.

Matthew studies at Purdue University, working on a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.