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Management Team
Seth Frader-Thompson, President

Seth Frader-Thompson, President

Inspired by the mainstream boom of hybrid cars and a shared passion for consumer electronic products, Seth and his co-founders set out to create a technology solution for reducing home energy consumption. The tools they developed empower consumers and utilities to understand and control how energy is being used, and identify opportunities for savings.


As President of EnergyHub, he oversees the overall direction and operation of the company. He devotes extra focus to creating an exceptional user experience for EnergyHub customers.


Prior to founding EnergyHub, Seth served in several managerial and technical roles at Honeybee Robotics. During his tenure at Honeybee Robotics, he worked on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, the Lunar Precursor and Robotic Program, and payloads and tools for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots. He was the principal investigator for a DARPA research effort to build a miniature laser vision system for search and rescue robots.


Seth has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, where his research focused on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) for Ultracold Atom Optics.

Mike Bates, General Manager, Utilities

Mike Bates, General Manager, Utilities

Mike is a highly-accomplished senior sales and business development executive with more than a decade of experience in the smart grid industry. At EnergyHub, Mike is responsible for creating new business opportunities and partnerships with electric and gas utilities.


Prior to joining EnergyHub, Mike was President and Founder of DSI Energy Ventures where he teamed up with DIRECTV to offer a bundled service of TV, power, and load optimization technology for some of the largest utilities in North America. He has also previously held positions with IBM, NRG Energy, and GridPoint.


Mike is a frequent speaker on the topic of the evolving utility business model and holds a BS in Economics from Texas A&M University.

Josh Oberwetter, VP, Engineering

Josh Oberwetter, VP, Engineering

Josh has over a decade of experience building highly scalable, reliable, and efficient software platforms. At EnergyHub, Josh manages the company’s software development and operations activities.


Prior to joining EnergyHub, Josh held global leadership positions for margin lending and risk management systems at Morgan Stanley. Previously, Josh held software development roles at Highbridge Capital Management and The Grow Network.


Josh holds a BA degree in Philosophy from Amherst College.

Mike DeBenedittis, VP, Product

Mike DeBenedittis, VP, Product

At EnergyHub, Mike is responsible for leading design and development of EnergyHub’s Mercury software platform for connected thermostats and energy management devices.


Prior to EnergyHub, Mike held management positions at a number of companies, including Meetup and The Electric Sheep Company, an Emmy award-winning social experience and game developer.


Mike received his MBA in Marketing and Finance and BS in Operations Research from Columbia University.

Matt Johnson, VP, Business Development

Matt Johnson, VP, Business Development

Matt’s primary focus is building relationships with thermostat manufacturers and service providers who are interested in adding their connected thermostats to the Mercury platform. Matt also works with utilities deploying smart thermostats for demand response and load management programs.


Prior to joining EnergyHub, Matt held a variety of positions in the energy sector, including serving as Director of Business Development at Gaia Power Technologies, an energy storage firm, and as an Assistant Vice President at Sentech, an clean energy consultancy.


Matt holds an MBA and a MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, and a BA in History and Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marina Teper, VP, Program Operations

Marina Teper, VP, Program Operations

Since she joined EnergyHub in 2009, Marina has overseen the deployment of EnergyHub’s software and hardware products with multiple thermostat manufacturers and over 20 utilities. Marina acts as the customer advocate with other departments within EnergyHub.


Prior to joining EnergyHub, Marina served as Director of Engineering at CoreStreet, a provider of smart credentials.


Marina holds dual BAs in Computer Science and Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.