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 Co-Founder and President of Navigate Power. Mr. Gersch has held numerous energy-related roles over the last 13 years. He began his career in 2004 with Hanley Group working in the option pits at the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Gersch managed commodity and energy trade departments at Spike Trading, Merrill Lynch, and ADM Derivatives.

He used his trading expertise and founded Chicago Global Capital, LLC, a Commodity Trading Advisory Firm specializing in energy futures products. Mr. Gersch has been recognized as an expert in the industry and can often be seen as a guest speaker on energy and commodity related products for CNBC, Bloomberg, BNN, CNN and Fox Business News. Chris is also an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago in the Masters in Financial Mathematics Program.

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

Ryan
PULLANO

Chief Technology Officer

Natalie
BARTOLOZZI

Director, Marketing

Alex Talarico - VP of direct sales - Navigate Power Chicago, IL

Alex
TALARICO

VP, Direct Sales

Marsia
RITZ

Director, Operations

Lilian
PEREZ

Sr. Operations Coord.

Laura
MADRIGAL

Operations Coordinator

Shannon
ZICH

Recruitment & HR

Paloma
LOSANA CLEVELAND

Recruitment

Mikayla
FINDLEY

Operations Coordinator

Zoe
KING

Controller

Evalee
TORRESS

Lead Recruitment Manager

Katherine
VALAITIS

Recruitment