Mr. DePasquale began his career in energy more than 17 years ago, structuring power and natural gas transactions at the height of transformation in the North American wholesale markets. Since then, he has been a change agent in commodity, equity, regulatory and technology roles for some of the world’s largest users, suppliers, and financiers of energy.
In 2011, through his role at Braemar Energy Ventures, Mr. DePasquale partnered with American Electric Power and the founders of Programmable Control Services Inc. to advance the next generation of grid side applications to be built on an innovative and proprietary digital technology platform. Under his leadership, a new company called Utilidata, Inc. was launched in Providence Rhode Island to commercialize this technology.
Prior to his role as a venture capitalist at Braemar, Mr. DePasquale was a senior vice president at GE Energy Financial Services, where he led the group’s Boston-based energy-tech activities. In this capacity, Mr. DePasquale worked closely with scientists and engineers across GE’s corporate R&D center, as well as executives from various internal businesses, to identify and commercialize game-changing energy technologies.
He has also been a sitting member of the Boston Stock Exchange and an energy trader for an affiliate of the international oil-trading giant, Vitol S.A. Mr. DePasquale currently serves on the board of Grid Net, Viridity Energy, Utilidata, ChargePoint, and Ioxus and also serves on the Steering Committee for the Council on Competitiveness, U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative.
He holds an M.S. in finance from Suffolk University, and a B.S. in business administration from Bryant University.