Alumni Talk: the Sustainable Energy Industry with Kenneth Labeja, Lauren Rothermich, Stephan Wollenburg

Listen in to the Sustainable Energy Industry Virtual Discussion with Isenberg MBA alumni! Panelists discuss their experience working in the sustainable energy industry and students ask questions about the industry, specific jobs, how the panelists used their MBAs to get where they are now, and more!

Kenneth Labeja – CFO at Triple Oak Power

Labeja is the Chief Financial Officer of Triple Oak Power, a renewable energy developer. Labeja has been thinking outside of the box for 15 years as a means to solve problems in the power and renewables sector. He has project finance, M&A and accounting in his tool-kit and is always looking to “git ‘er done”. Labeja graduated with a first class Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at the University of Lesotho and with an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He also completed the necessary exams and experience and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK.

Lauren Rothermich – Senior Energy Analyst at Daymark Energy Advisors

Lauren Rothermich (last name pronounced as Rother”mick”) is an energy analyst with Daymark Energy Advisors, a consulting firm that works with renewable developers, utilities and state agencies. Since starting there last summer, Lauren has worked on a number of projects, including economic impact analyses, utility audits, expert witness testimony and energy market analysis. She has a background in environmental science and a strong interest in sustainability.

Stephan Wollenburg – Senior Consultant at Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC

Stephan has worked in a diverse set of roles within the clean energy industry for almost fifteen years.  He recently joined Sustainable Energy Advantage, where he focuses on topics such as distributed energy storage, demand response, and storage and clean peak energy markets.  Prior to joining SEA, Stephan served as a Lead Product Owner for Massachusetts residential energy efficiency and demand response programs at National Grid where he led the strategy for nation-leading programs, collaborating closely with other Massachusetts utilities, stakeholders and regulators, and serving as a leader for residential energy efficiency and demand response in the Commonwealth.  Stephan lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Mimi, and greyhound, Juniper, and enjoys exploring new outdoor activities that are more compatible with his aging body.