Richard Mrlik founded Intertie after developing a large, integrated solar carport and EV charging facility in southern California. Throughout the project, Richard noticed that the grid couldn’t accommodate the full capacity of both solar and EV charging, which severely impacted the deployment of chargers and proved costly and time consuming to upgrade.
In the process, Richard discovered something else: Commercial property owners were open to clean energy. In fact, they were seeking exactly the benefits that clean energy can offer – lower costs, greater control and reliability, modern tenant amenities, new revenue, and environmental benefits. But there were issues connecting to the grid, and storage was unsightly, hard to locate, and costly.
Richard saw a solution to all of these challenges – a smart microgrid with EV charging stations. The technology had to be easy to connect to the public grid, able to locate storage and charging anywhere, and designed to serve as an energy ATM for the building, all while minimizing modifications to the existing building infrastructure. That’s exactly what he and the team are building at Intertie.
25+ years as an energy entrepreneur developing and operating >$1B in energy assets.
Transitioned to the clean energy sector following a career in both investment banking and investment management.
Built multiple successful VC-backed software companies. Four of his startups were acquired, and his fifth raised a $100M Series C.
Former CEO of a building automation and controls company with over 20+ years of sales experience in the commercial building sector.
Brings a multidisciplinary background with over 18 years of architecture, design, fabrication, and construction management experience. Most recently, Kris has orchestrated and implemented construction and maintenance programs for various Fortune 500 businesses nationwide.
Recovering academic with 6+ years of experience in data product development with Microsoft Experimentation Platform, Unify Consulting, and Accenture.
Helped launch and develop two CCAs – managing internal operations, key customer account relations, and rate implementation.
Before transitioning to the clean energy space, Nick spent six years in research and academic publishing, managing editorial operations, projects, and people.
A trained writer and researcher, Dale has experience with both sides of the startup ecosystem, having worked for both a variety of startups A trained writer and researcher, Dale has experience with both sides of the startup ecosystem, having worked for both a variety of startups and venture capitalist organizations.