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Our Leadership Team

Leif Elgethun

Co-Founder and CEO

PE, LEED AP

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Leif drives Retrolux’s strategic vision and manages investor relations. Before Retrolux Leif was involved in several clean energy startups, including: Bluebird Solar and Light, Site Based Energy, Intermountain Energy Partners, and E-Newables.

Dean Ernst

Vice President

Sales and Marketing

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Dean is driven to succeed and has a passion for helping others. With an extensive background in business and the lighting industry, his knowledge and dedication provide leadership to the team. Originally from Canada, he resides in Florida with his family.

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Brian Loomis

VP Engineering

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Brian is responsible for backend integration and performance, server infrastructure, and application architecture. After attending Boise State’s Mechanical Engineering and Software Development program, he worked on Micron’s wafer conversion project. He volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.

Garrison Lewis

Customer Success Manager

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Garrison is responsible for our customer support and customer success team. He’s a mechanical engineer and proud U of Idaho Vandal Engineering Alum, and might see more lighting projects than the rest of us combined!

Jacob

Papka

Product Owner

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Jacob loves curating new ideas and feedback from customers to better enhance the Retrolux platform. He's a graduate from Boise State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and currently resides in Austin, Texas.

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Michael Lamb

Software Engineer

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Michael is a certified graphic designer turned software engineer. He is the lead designer building the Retrolux platform. If you find a bug, it is most likely his fault, but don't hold that against him. He graduated and played football at Oregon State University.

Josh Hiedeman

Product Owner

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Josh is a hands-on supply chain leader with expertise in catalog management, and a passion for process optimization. His utmost priority is meeting the needs of our customers and the teams he supports within the company. He loves to keep up to speed on the latest technology trends and solutions.

Advisors

John Bruggeman

CMO

Nauto

David Shiller 

President

Lighting Solution Development

Brent Fawson

COO

FACible

Joe Bonocore

CEO

Bonocore Technology Partners

David Gordon

President

Channel Marketing Group

Doug Moore

Principle & Past President

McKinstry

Brenna Davis

VP Social & Environmental Responsibility

PCC Community Markets

Victor Udo

Director Sustainability

Bucknell University

Vasudha Prabhala

SVP Service Delivery

Headspring

Jennifer McFarlane

Partner

Asterra Partners

Alina Zagaytova

General Counsel

Marqeta