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Steve Acevedo
CEO & Founder

As the founder and CEO of several companies in the energy and high technology services industry, Steve has led his teams to drive innovation and breakthrough solutions for the last 30 years.

Steve is the Founder and CEO of Agave® Systems in 2017. Agave® Systems a cloud-based Energy as a Service (EaaS) solution that dramatically impacts an organization’s financial and sustainability performance by increasing their energy efficiency. Agave® is already being used by companies in 13 different industry verticals including healthcare, food processing, manufacturing, oil and gas, and hospitality.

Founded in 2009, Regatta Solutions, Inc. is a premier infrastructure energy solutions company providing distributed power generation solutions including cogeneration; solar, and energy storage. Steve also acts as CEO of Regatta Development Inc. a Ca. the licensed general contracting firm focused on distributed generation installation and datacenter infrastructure projects. Prior to founding Regatta Solutions, Steve held sales, management, and executive positions with Texas Instruments, International Business Machines Corporation, Bridgestone Software, Cornerstone Systems, Inc., and MSI Systems Integrators.

Steve holds a bachelor’s science degree from the University of Southern California and has also attended a number of executive management programs, including the Executive Program for Growing Companies, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and UCLA Anderson School of Management.

He serves “Living to Love Another Day” an organization supporting efforts to eliminate student suicide and Fristers an organization helping teen parents. He serves on the Corporate Advisory Board at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering as well as the Athenian Leadership Council at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Mark Gilbreth
CTO & Founder

As Chief Technology Officer for Regatta Solutions® and Agave® Systems Mark Gilbreth is responsible for technical vision and leading all aspects of technology development aligning these with the strategic direction and growth objectives of the company.

Mark also leads the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships as well as building and managing the application technology team. He will focus on understanding and ensuring organizational adherence to technical standards.

Mark joined Regatta Solutions® with 21 years of experience in engineering leadership and systems solutions experience in the power generation business. Regatta Solutions® is the leading energy efficiency auditing/improvement program, onsite generation systems (microgrid, solar, energy storage, cogeneration), and controls. Regatta became the leading installer of cogeneration systems in California. This was the birthplace of the Agave® Systems energy savings technology. Former CTO, Interim-CEO, COO, at Capstone Turbine leading new technology development, manufacturing, and supply chain. Holds 19 US Patents for turbine, electronics, and control systems. Trained in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.

Prior to joining Regatta, Mark started his career at Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems developing control systems and user support software for Auxiliary Power Units on aircraft. Mark’s technical and leadership capabilities were quickly recognized, and he was promoted to lead engineer for several next-generation engine development programs.

Mark joined Capstone Turbine Corporation in 1995 with an entrepreneurial spirit looking to develop microturbine technology for the distributed generation marketplace. Mark holds over 19 US Patents in electronics architecture, controls systems, and application solutions for Capstone Turbine Corporation. During his tenure at Capstone, Mark drove critical technical and operational improvements serving as Manager of Systems and Controls, Director of Customer Service, Vice President of Operations, and Chief Technology Officer.