Russ is a seasoned business and project developer, marketing and sales leader, and legal manager, with 30 years of experience in the energy storage, renewables, and electronics industries. He has a track record of success at GE, Labtec, leading law firms when an attorney in private practice, and flow battery company UET (UniEnergy Technologies).
In 2018, Russ established the consultancy CleanTech Strategies LLC. The firm’s clients include engineering, procurement, and construction firm Potelco, part of Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR), which has built the megawatt-scale Horn Rapids Solar, Storage, and Training project in conjunction with utility Energy Northwest and owner Tucci Energy Services; the energy storage program at Sandia National Laboratories; engineering and manufacturing company Hotstart with 78 years of experience providing thermal management systems for engines, equipment, and now energy storage; power market conference company Infocast to design and host two two-day energy storage conferences focused on Storage Business Models and Economics and Increasing Storage Safety and Performance; and ARES, including its 50MW/12.5MWh project in Nevada providing regulation services into the CAISO market.
Russ is now the Chief Development Officer for ARES. His foci are the 50MW ARES project in Nevada, the development and negotiation of further ARES projects, development of strategic partnerships for ARES, and the go-to-market strategy of the company.