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Power Systems Operations Team

Vicki Vanderburg

Ms. Vanderburg is the founder and President of Power Systems Operations, and has over 25 years of software development and consulting experience in the energy industry. She established Vicki Vanderburg, Inc. in 1991 as precursor to Power System Operations. Vicki spent 5 years as part of the team that built the ACES power scheduling product, and since 2001 has been building the consulting team at Power Systems Operations and the VERA Product suite to meet the dynamic needs of the industry.

Dave Nuttall

Mr. Nuttall was founder and President of Unified Information, Inc., which developed the original ACES power scheduling product. Dave was also the designer of the original ACES data model. With more than 30 years of experience in software solutions for electric utilities and the energy industry, his visionary approach to product development moved Unified to the forefront of product functionality with respect to the deregulated energy marketplace. He has also worked on several industry standards committees to solidify energy market standards.

Mark Sundsten

Mr. Sundsten has over 25 years of software development experience with the last 20 in the electric utility industry.  Mark has spent 15 of those years developing and delivering the ACES power scheduling product where he was an architect and lead developer.  He spent 2 years at Seattle City Light, implementing the new version of ACES re-written in a current technology (Java) and rebranded as Aligne Power Ops or APO.  He is the Vice President of Product Development at Power Systems Operations and responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the VERA Product suite.

Heather Frazier

Ms. Frazier has 23 years of experience in software development with 22 of those years in the energy industry and 15 of those years developing and delivering the ACES power scheduling product. Heather played a key role in the creation of the ACES product and led the ACES development group by managing all aspects of ACES development. For the last 7 years, Ms. Frazier has been consulting at various customer sites, both in the US and abroad, supporting the design, configuration and implementation of software products related to Power Scheduling, Water Scheduling, ISO Communications, Settlements and Retail Invoicing.

Jim Hansen

Mr. Hansen is an Implementation Specialist with Power Systems Operations.  He has over thirty-three years of experience in information technology with energy companies.  His experience includes implementation of Energy Trading Systems, Energy Management Systems including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and plant automation systems; using a variety of technologies and methodologies to match system functionality to a company’s needs.

Laura McCarty

Laura McCarty has over 30 years of experience in working with subject matter experts and Information Technology resources to design, develop and support software solutions for energy marketers and utilities. Prior to joining Power Systems Operations, Ms. McCarty spent 20 years in the Energy Industry working on software selections, business case development, and software integration projects in the area of Wholesale Energy Trading, Risk Management and Settlements for customers in both regional energy markets such as the California ISO (including the Energy Imbalance Market), ISO New England, and ERCOT and also bi-lateral trading and settlement.

Ryan Richardson

Mr. Richardson is the lead Sales Executive for Power Systems Operations. He’s responsible for managing the sales process, from lead generation to contracting, within existing and new accounts across all energy companies in the US. Prior to joining PSO, Ryan spent 5 years working within sales operations, business development, and account management for ABB Enterprise Software and it’s predecessor companies Ventyx and Mincom.