Global Efficient Energy Team
We believe if we want to be the best energy efficiency auditors in the business, we have to build the best team. We require each and every member of our staff to have an expert understanding of our home energy services and the many financial benefits that come along with them. In addition, they must share our passion for customer service.
We invite you to meet the team that puts us above the competition:
Abe Issa, Founder and CEO of Global Efficient Energy, is charged with implementing and realizing the firm’s vision and goal of representing clients across the nation. His goal is to use energy efficiency and solar energy to create a more stable energy future.
Abe is an opportunist whose entrepreneurial experience began in the real estate industry. Abe quickly rose to the top in his real estate ventures utilizing his impeccable drive and immeasurable knowledge and system design in sales, marketing and leadership to conduct thousands of transactions. Abe has been featured in Inc. 500 Magazine for having one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.
In 2011, Abe created Global Efficient Energy with a strong vision for the company and the renewable energy sector. Abe’s meticulous planning and strategic marketing have created thousands of opportunities to educate and empower consumers to save money and make their homes more energy efficient. His state of the art sales program has proven success in every aspect for Global efficient Energy. His dedication to the energy efficiency and solar industry along with his phenomenal work ethic create an infectious atmosphere for success shared by his team at Global Efficient Energy. Abe is a dynamic leader who creates a passionate culture in his company. He has created career opportunities for thousands of individuals, mentoring, educating and empowering the future employees of the renewable energy sector.
Abe is a Fort Worth Resident, and an alumnus of Texas Christian University. He is active in the TCU Neeley School of Business where he previously served as a guest speaker during the school’s prestigious Neeley Business Week. Abe enjoys spending time with his wife and their beautiful daughter. Abe and his wife share a passion for the environment and educating future generations on solar power and renewal energy. It is truly the couples desire to educate each client, employee, and business relationship on how and why “Going Green Never Felt so Good”!
Alexander von Welczeck is an innovator and entrepreneur in the CleanTech and Solar Energy industries. He is a subject matter expert for solar energy business and project development and financing. As an industry leader he works closely with trade groups, investors, as well as strategic global enterprises to accelerate the clean power revolution. He has an 25+ year successful track-record at identifying, building and managing technology-based businesses with a focus on renewable energy project development and financing.
He is a Founder of SOLAR POWER PARTNERS (“SPP”, now NRG SOLAR), and as CEO from 2007-09 his team completed Nationwide (41) top-performing Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) based PV systems financed via three different ITC tax equity portfolios. He concieved and originated the 2011 Concentrix (Soitec) “deal of the year” made up of 305MW of SDGE solar energy projects underpinned by a new San Diego CPV manucaturing facility.
Mr. v. Welczeck served in both domestic and international (EU) management and executive sales & marketing capacities at ThyssenKrupp, DOVER, DORMA, and Friendlyway.
He lived and worked in Europe from 1990–2001.
He is a University of San Francisco business graduate (1985), and is a member of the Construction Specification Institute (“CSI”), US Green Building Council, SolarTech.Org and The CleanTech Circle.
Ryan has been working in the Energy Sector for the past 5 years where he specializes in alternative energy solutions for both residential and commercial properties. He has worked with over 1,000 homeowners who have successfully implemented his recommendations for energy efficient upgrades.
Prior to joining Global Efficient Energy, Ryan was a Regional Manager for Alternative Power Systems. He also had a very successful career in the financial services industry with Lincoln Financial Advisors where he sold his investment and insurance practice to his business partner after a 10 year relationship.
Ryan is a 1998 graduate from Northwestern State University where he majored in Business Management. In March of 2013, Ryan was inducted into Northwestern State’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 50 basketball players in Demon history. He currently holds the All-Time Assist Record playing Division I basketball for the Demons.
David joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in February 2014. He is a senior management and financial executive, who has provided dynamic strategic, management and financial leadership as CEO, COO and CFO for fast growing high technology, electronic and manufacturing companies in diversified industries including Twenty-five years experience in the energy sector. He has multi-faceted experience on a global basis (20 countries) in electronics manufacturing and the energy and services industries.
He is currently financial advisor to several green technology companies including Sun Fund Americas, a Costa Rica utility solar development company and Tech Energy Services a green technology Waste to Energy company, which he Co-Founded in 2009.
David has extensive IPO and Securities experience with strong commercial and investment banking and venture community relationships. He has a proven ability to raise capital through public and privates sources and has been CFO of five publicly traded companies, four of which he took public. His merger, acquisition and fund raising experience exceeds $550 million.
David is also Managing Director of Monarch Capital Resources, Inc. (1993) a business consulting firm. Previously, in the energy sector, he was President, Director and Chief Executive Officer of American Energy, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of General Power Systems, Power Paragon and Scientific Drilling International. He was a senior Manager with Ernst and Young, is a Certified Public Accountant and has BS and MBA Degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles and has served on several Boards of Directors.
Keri is the Director of Operations and joined the company in October of 2013. She joined the company as Vice President of Finance and the firm quickly realized that with her vast vision for growth and her ability to implement teamwork and automation promoted her to Director of Operations.
Keri spent over 20 years in the Mortgage Banking Industry where she was responsible for the Origination of Mortgage Loans. During her venture she managed a staff, built a client basis of realtors and builders, and kept on top of ever changing compliance guidelines. All of this making her an excellent leader, with the multi-tasking skills she uses today in guiding the Global Efficient Energy Team.
Keri is a Fort Worth resident and a proud mother of two daughters. She lives in Burleson with her husband of over 20 years and enjoys spending time with her family and beautiful granddaughter. She has a zest for life and shares that with all that come in contact with her and her Team at Global Efficient Energy.
In the late summer of 2013, James became Global Efficient Energy’s Marketing Director.
James comes to us with over twenty years of marketing management experience for two“Top 50 Service Bureaus”. He has a proven track record in analyzing existing operations and implementing the strategic organizational infrastructure and technologies to improve sales performance, increase efficiency and strengthen financial results.
James has served a client list such as MBNA, Sprint, Optima Direct, Wall Street Journal, Sears Home Improvement, AT&T, Dell, IBM, and SBC
Mr. Athas is a seasoned professional executive with 13 years of experience in the solar energy industry. He has help companies build and run their global businesses, worked with venture-funded CleanTech and renewable energy start-ups. He has meaningful knowledge of residential, distributed generation and utility solar project development. He also has experience in the EPC Construction, Project Financing and Asset Management fields.
Mr. Athas’ know-how includes; general management, executive leadership, corporate strategy, organizational planning/staffing, traditional consumer marketing, fund-raising, and all aspects of sales (direct sales, channel selection & management, major account sales, sales team management).
Over the last decade Mr. Athas has become an established networker, skilled in cultivating and maintaining strategic alliances with key figures in global targeted markets and compatible industries, including energy storage and energy efficiency technologies. Mr. Athas is a Business graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Joey Roberts has dedicated his professional career to helping individuals protect their greatest assets. Prior to joining Global Efficient Energy, Joey spent eight years in the insurance industry, assisting both individuals and small business owners in providing insurance solutions that provide security and peace of mind related to health, life and disability insurance.
With his experience in providing solutions that help protect individuals, Joey has transitioned his passion to helping homeowners.
With Global Efficient Energy, Joey manages the team of energy consultants in Houston. The team focuses their efforts on helping homeowners save money on their energy bills and increasing the value of their home through the energy efficient products that Global Efficient Energy provides.
Jeff Hanna, Alumni from The Ohio State University, is just about the proudest ‘Buckeye’ this side of Texas. Jeff majored in Business management & entrepreneurship at his beloved university.
From an early age, his parents taught him the importance of trust, responsibility, and professionalism at their family owned and operated business in Akron, Ohio.
Jeff has had a strong & successful career as a home manufacturer consultant & advisor for the past 10 years. As of 2013, Jeff made the decision to join Global Efficient Energy’ Houston branch team in efforts to combine his knowledge and expertise of residential home products and energy-saving, environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Tyler Tucker was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. After studying business management at The University of Oklahoma and completing his degree in 2010, he moved to Fort Worth to expand his knowledge on green energy, joining Global Efficient Energy as an energy auditor. Throughout college, Tyler was the General Manager of a home improvement company, so along with his knowledge in construction and green energy efficient makeovers, he has helped hundreds of customers drastically reduce their energy bills. Tyler was promoted to Regional Manager of Louisiana in February 2014 and now resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Ashley.
James graduated from Texas A&M, Commerce with a Bachelors in Business. He has extensive training in the residential energy market.
James spent the past 13 years in the Graphics Arts printing market. He joined the team at Global Efficient Energy to help our homes and businesses become more energy efficient.
James lives in Irving with his wife and two grandchildren. He is an avid golfer and a supportive “PaPaw.”
Davy Tolman is a born-and-raised Austinite with a passion for anything ‘Green Energy’. In 2010, Davy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics, as well as minors in Business and Biology. After spending a few years in the IT Consulting industry, Davy decided to pursue his true passion for sustainability and energy efficiency, including courses for NABCEP certification. This quest eventually brought him to Global Efficient Energy, where he uses his extensive knowledge and skills to save thousands of kilowatt-hours for Central Texas residents.
Davy believes that our future health and prosperity is dependent upon energy production that is efficient, clean, and abundant, and he loves making that future a reality every day. In his free time, Davy loves to visit with family and friends, swim, and travel.
Originally from Illinois, Denny has lots of experience with all types of climates to make good recommendations for your home. Since 2009 he been doing audits and has a BPI (building performance institute)certification as a building analyst and envelope specialist. He has a very good knowledge other home improvements such as: storm damage, roofing, siding, decks and interior remodels as well.
Josh Bessette is a second generation licensed solar contractor in Florida. He also holds NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certifications in both PV and thermal, FSEC PV certification, as well as Sunpower sales, design and installation certifications. He also is a board Member for FlaSEIA.
Josh has held many positions in the solar industry gaining valuable experience. He started out installing solar thermal systems in high school and college and worked his way up to Director of Operations of a 35 year old solar contracting business in Florida. He has also been an integral member of the solar team at Gexpro which is part of the Rexel group and largest electrical distributor in the world.
Josh has extensive knowledge in system design and engineering as well as product specification for all types of applications in both off grid and grid interactive systems ranging in size from residential, commercial and utility scale. He has been involved in thousands of projects ranging from utility scale up to 17MWs and spread across over 20 countries and three continents.
His extensive network and relationships, valuable experience, work ethic and determination afford him the ability to add value to any project.
Josh also has the unique ability of delivering creative and innovative solutions throughout the entire solar industry which is rare and valuable.
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™
Anthony has a BA in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He brings his expertise from his electrical background as a NECA and IBEW electrician. He was the Chief Project Manager for Sustainable Energy and PV Energy for an Electrical Firm in San Antonio Texas. He has many designs and installations under his belt from different Utility Companies in the ERCOT, Western Connection, and Eastern Connection sectors.
Aspects of his expertise include grid management, electrical, data/comm, PV, Wind, Geothermal, Residential and Commercial construction, and design. Anthony has taught PV design and installation for NST, Clean Tech, Imagine Solar, IBEW Local 60, and has consulted on numerous jobs throughout the United States that include utility, residential, and commercial scale projects. Anthony is one of the youngest NABCEP Certified installers that practice PV in the United States. He is also an innovator and inventor- his latest project is a PV Desk that allows you to bring your desk outside and still generate energy to be functional. This design is frameless and is patent pending.
His professional certifications also include: OSHA 10 Certified, OSHA 30 Certified, Smart Grid Certified, Over 18 NABCEP Coursework Certifications, Over 1500 Hours of NABCEP Teaching throughout the United States, Development of PV Training and Curriculum , 5+ years’ experience, 52.5 MW Engineering and Inspection Site Evaluation Analysis, Combination of Engineering, Designing, and Installation 14.6+ MW.