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David Pearman

Friday, March 07, 2014


David Pearman is the Residential Operations Manager at greeNEWit. He recently relocated back to his hometown of Columbia, Maryland after living in Wilmington, North Carolina. Pearman, a certified BPI Building Analyst, was a pioneer in the Quick Home Energy Check-up Program; starting his employment with greeNEWit in 2011 as one of the first crew members who traveled to various multi-family properties across Maryland and installed energy conserving measures in each individual unit. In 2012, he was promoted to field operations and now serves as a leader for our single-family and multi-family energy retrofit teams.

He says the best part about working at greeNEWit is the feeling of family amongst the staff, and the most rewarding part of the job is being able to help local residents save energy, money, and lower their environmental impact on the world. 

A true entrepreneur, Pearman is also co-founder of HRB Movement, a conscious-wear company striving to promote positive concepts and inspire social change throughout the world. He has a passion for roots reggae music and enjoys traveling internationally to experience other cultures. 

Pearman earned a bachelor of science degree in geography from the University of Maryland in 2011, and also is a current audio engineer student at Omega Studios in Rockville, MD. 

Mike Santiago

Friday, March 07, 2014


As director of multi-family energy solutions at greeNEWit, Michael Santiago, a BPI Building Analyst, is responsible for providing high-level strategic direction and implementing innovative solutions for the multi-family housing industry. He has experience in energy efficiency initiatives, project management, contract negotiation, multi-family property evaluation, operational troubleshooting and asset acquisition, tracking and maintenance. At greeNEWit, Santiago has implemented and documented energy audits and retrofits for over 30,000 multi-family units, 85,000 components and more than $2.3M in revenue. He oversees implementation, client relations and contract negotiation for those projects. 

A visionary in the energy efficiency industry—Santiago is committed to identifying, optimizing and executing green initiatives with a focus on imparting the convenience of energy efficiency. He hopes to eventually support all business lines within greeNEWit and maximize their operational output. He aspires to expand greeNEWit’s operational capacity and use his background in management to apply to a career in IT and development.

Santiago is currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Nicola Tran

Friday, March 07, 2014


Nicola Tran is the director of commercial energy solutions for greeNEWit. She develops and implements protocols for operating procedures, trains new employees and manages internal teams for all residential programs. Hired in January of 2009 as the first employee of the company, Tran started out performing energy audits for residential homes in Maryland. To date she has conducted more than one thousand energy audits. 

She earned a master of arts degree in sociology from Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena in Germany. Fluent in German, English and Spanish, Tran was the coordinator for an environmental education project in Ecuador from 2003 to 2005. During this time, she examined social and environmental conditions in four suburban communities in Ecuador through interviews and observation. She then created a sustainable development plan and recruited and directed teams of students from six elementary schools to help reach the project goals of: reducing consumption, eliminating waste and achieving sustainability. In addition, she taught environmental education to more than 200 children and compiled a 40-page report in Spanish on the study and its results.

In August of 2010, she gave birth to the first greeNEWit baby - Milo and has sinced welcomed a second son Felix. Beyond her desire to make the world a healthier and safer place, Tran enjoys interior design, photography and outdoor sports.

Gabe Bustos

Friday, March 07, 2014


In his role as the co-director and presenter of greeNEWit’s OUR Schools Program, Gabe Bustos develops the strategy and oversees operations of the creative social project that allows elementary students to receive free energy education at public schools in Maryland. Through this initiative, Bustos has been instrumental in discussing the importance of saving the environment and being active agents of change in the community to more than 8,000 students across 18 elementary schools in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s County. 

In addition to his duties at greeNEWit, Bustos is the bassist/producer of Harmonic Blue, an eclectic band focusing on a mix of jazz, folk, blues and RnB. He hopes to eventually tour the U.S. and abroad playing original music. 

Bustos earned a bachelors degree in applied sciences from the University of Maryland in 2012.

Trish Slatin

Thursday, March 06, 2014


As director of accounting, Trish Slatin provides greeNEWit with consulting, accurate record keeping, timely reports and execution of Symbionics, LLC’s five financial office systems: Tools, Payroll, Disbursements, Revenues and Reconciliations Reporting and compliance. Over the years, she has developed her own strategies and approaches in creating financial systems that work consistently. 

Slatin recently became a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She earned a bachelor of science degree in business at the University of Maryland. 

Isaiah Allen

Thursday, March 06, 2014


As greeNEWit’s operations assistant, Isaiah Allen assists the company with managing information and analysis. In this role, Allen manages tracks direct installation measures, accompanying payments and inventory and maintenance needs. His duties include matching customer contact information to an external database, assisting with the transfer of data from gREATESST to Vision and troubleshooting and resolving issues with data and various platforms. 

Allen is currently pursuing a degree at Howard County Community College and hopes to eventually finish school and employ people in his own entrepreneurial pursuit.

Brad Eisenberg

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Brad Eisenberg is a process improvement expert wired to build efficient systems and grow companies utilizing lean development principles. Throughout his time with greeNEWit, Brad has used these skills to drastically increase operational efficiency, ensure quality results for customers, and create a culture of data driven decision making.

As greeNEWit’s Chief Operating Officer, Brad oversees day to day operations of the company. His primary focus is keeping greeNEWit’s business lines and support departments running as efficiently as possible by breaking down impediments, continually improving systems, and supporting team members.

Brad’s systems thinking approach has led to increased transparency and reporting on all facets of greeNEWit’s performance, allowing key performance metrics to drive company decisions. Brad has also led the company in implementing lean methodologies in the development of new products, opportunities, and ideas by focusing on experimentation and validated learning.

An entrepreneur himself, Brad founded the nation’s first stationless bike sharing system before starting with greeNEWit where he gained first hand experience running every aspect of a company from product development to accounting to legal to marketing.

Brad started with greeNEWit in 2009 and has served many roles as greeNEWit has grown. In addition to leading the company’s operations and development, Brad also assists with employee and client training, including the Energy Adviser training program that he developed and delivers to utility companies across the nation. Past roles have included residential energy auditor, multifamily energy retrofit crew lead, field operations manager, technical operations manager, software development manager, and Director of Development.

Matej Harangozo

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Matej Harangozo is an experienced entrepreneur, innovative technologist and leading web/software systems visionary. For the past four years, he has been a driver of innovation and strategy while being instrumental in the development of the cutting edge platform and automation protocols for greeNEWit.

He stays abreast of the trends in the energy efficiency sector to deliver quality technical solutions. Harangozo sits on the Home Performance Data Standard XML Board and Howard County Tech Council. His expertise includes directing multiple development teams, systems integration, and managing all technical components within his business endeavors.

Recently recognized at the White House for his contributions to the nation’s economy and entrepreneurship, Harangozo makes it a point to serve the community as an active volunteer for the philanthropic mission of greeNEWit and other projects. He is a noted expert and frequent speaker on technology and innovation.

Josh Notes

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Josh Notes has ten years of team leading entrepreneurial experience. Devoted to achieving true sustainability in regards to the way we use and produce energy, Notes helps businesses and homeowners walk toward a more sustainable smart grid system. He understands the essential elements of owning and operating a business, and has co-founded greeNEWit and the gREATESST software platform. As a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Efficiency First, Notes is a national contributor to the home performance workforce best practices committee.

Featured in the October 2009 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, Notes is also the visionary behind several social programs. One of his many endeavors include establishing the Baltimore franchise of AArrow Advertising in 2009.

Beyond his entrepreneurial vision, Notes acts as an adviser, team leader and as a business strategist. He has mentored 100 young entrepreneurs through AArrow Advertising and has delivered keynote presentations to more than one thousand school children between the ages of 5 to 18 about the importance of living a sustainable life through greeNEWit.

Jason Jannati

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Insightful, driven and passionate—Jason Jannati is a devoted brand strategist and leader in energy efficiency. As a founding member of the Howard County Business Council, he plays a key role in fostering the development of important relationships within the energy efficiency industry.

As co-founder and chief communication officer of greeNEWit, Jannati is responsible for defining the high-level strategic direction of marketing and affiliate partner initiatives. He has helped greeNEWit reach revenue goals by communicating concept-to-reality ideas that bring brand awareness and sales to new heights.

Jannati helped greeNEWit grow from a startup with 0% credit cards to a multi-million dollar enterprise with a culture that thrives on solving challenges.

Recognized by the Baltimore District’s SBA office as the top young entrepreneur of 2011, Jannati is devoted to developing social programs that have an environmental focus. Some of his endeavors include co-creating the first solar powered music festival in 2008 and co-starting the OUR Schools Program and Agents of Change division within greeNEWit.