What We Do

Navigate Power is what happens when energy engineers, consultants, and industry professionals decide to work together. Founded in 2012, Navigate Power combines years of experience and the drive to deliver more competitive energy products, services and insights.

Why We’re Different

Navigate Power’s clients are energy professionals. Critical thinking, transparency, and a holistic energy approach are why energy brokers, engineers, and consultant choose to partner with Navigate Power, when it comes to delivering results for their customers.

Christopher Gersch

Co-Founder and President
Christopher Gersch
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Christopher Gersch, is the Founder and CEO of Verde Solutions. (Christopher Gersch is the Co-Founder and President of Navigate Power.) Previously, Chris was the Co-Founder and CEO of Chicago based Energy Consultant Firm, Save Wave Energy. Chris can often be seen as an expert guest speaker on energy and commodities products for CNBC, Bloomberg, BNN, CNN and Fox Business News. Chris is also an Associate Professor in The University of Chicago’s Masters in Financial Mathematics Program.

In 2004, Chris’ 12 years of energy experience began in the option pits at the Chicago Board of Trade with the Hanley Group. Chris managed commodity and energy trade departments at Spike Trading (CME 2004-2006), Merrill Lynch (CBOE 2006-2007) and ADM Derivatives (CBOT 2007-2008). He then went on to found Chicago Global Capital, LLC, a Commodity Trading Advisor Firm specializing in managed energy futures products.

He has passed the FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 65 exams. As well as, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Aerospace from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and is a licensed multi-engine commercial pilot.

Brian Cecola

CEO
Brian Cecola
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As CEO for Navigate Power, Brian Cecola is responsible for generating new business and fostering future relationships. With his leadership, Navigate Power has experienced sustainable growth over the last four years.

Brian has over a decade of experience in small business and private ventures. He started his career on the Chicago Stock Exchange as a specialist making the market for over 50 NYSE listed stocks. He was a successful proprietary trader for 9 years trading multiple markets, including energy and commodities, but focused primarily on the yield curve. This experience created a natural segue to his role prior to Navigate, as Director of Sales at Best Energy.

Graduating Summa Cum Laude, Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Purdue University. He also holds an MBA from Saint Xavier University.

The Team

Chris Gersch - Co-Founder and President - Navigate Power

Chris
GERSCH

Co-Founder & President

Brian Cecola - CEO - Navigate Power

Brian
CECOLA

CEO

Ryan Pullano - Chief Technology Officer - Navigate Power

Ryan
PULLANO

Chief Technology Officer

Natalie
BARTOLOZZI

Director, Marketing

Alex
TALARICO

VP, Direct Sales

Seth
ZUSKIN

Director, Sales

Marsia
RITZ

Director, Operations

Lilian
PEREZ

Sr. Operations Coord.

Laura
MADRIGAL

Operations Coordinator

Shannon
ZICH

Recruitment & HR

Paloma
LOSANA

Recruitment

Mikayla
FINDLEY

Operations Coordinator

Grace
NIELSEN

Recruitment