The People Behind EnergyCite
Tom Tamarkin is the founder, president & CEO of EnergyCite Inc. He is also the founder & managing director of EnergyCite LTD, a special purpose vehicle organized to manage the reorganization of the Utility Service Customer Link (USCL) entity, and the transfer of technology to EnergyCite Inc. As president of USCL, Mr. Tamarkin was responsible for the design and introduction of the modern utility smart meter in the U.S. He has been an advocate of providing real-time energy data and control methods to electric, gas and water customers to enable them to conserve energy and save money. Mr. Tamarkin is the past founder and president of Tamar Corporation who invented the smart electric, gas, and water meters in 1990. In the mid-80s, he was the vice president & general manager of Datamatic Inc, a leader in utility meter reading systems & billing software. Mr. Tamarkin has been granted 7 patents the U.S., Israel, China, and the E.U. in the smart meter and systems topology field. He was named an industry pioneer in 2013 by “Smart Grid Today,” the nation’s leading publication on utility grid operations. Mr. Tamarkin lives in Carmichael, California with Emily Tamarkin, his wife of thirty five years.
Author, singer, actor and entertainer Pat Boone graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude. As a recording artist he still holds the Billboard Magazine record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts. The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom aired for 115 episodes when Pat was just 23 years old. He is the author of many books including the number one bestseller, “Twixt Twelve and Twenty” and the star of many films. Pat has written extensively on the future of fossil fuels and power generation with a focus on the need for the development and commercialization of fusion energy. In February 2011 Pat became become the official EnergyCite spokesperson. Pat’s focus has been on investor and media relations as well as the building of relationships with senior leaders in the federal U.S. government including the White House and the Department of Energy. Pat is an investor in EnergyCite, a co-founder of EnergyCite LTD, and a member of the board of directors of EnergyCite Inc. Pat lives in Beverly Hills, California with Shirley Boone, his wife of 64 years.
Robert (Bob) Block has a long and successful career in the computer software, communication and entertainment industries including pioneering roles in commercial and pay-per-view television and cellular telephone operating companies. He has contributed significantly to the creation and development of entertainment and communication technologies used worldwide. He is the inventor and patent owner of more than 150 issued US and International patents, including patents relating to: Enterprise Management Systems, Information Labeling, Signal Control, Terrestrial and Satellite Distribution Systems, Real-Time Subscriber Billing Systems, Pay-Per-View and Parental Control, Speech Education, Exercise Equipment and Novelty items. Block’s inventions are licensed to most of the major consumer electronics manufacturers and have influenced entertainment, sports and information and education services worldwide. Mr. Block is an investor in EnergyCite, its predecessor corporation, USCL, and served as a member of the USCL board of directors from 2001 through 2010. Bob lives in Reno, Nevada.
Director & Investor
Don London is the founder, owner, and operator of Capitol Ace Hardware located in downtown Sacramento, California. As such, Don is very familiar with the various commercially available “smart thermostats”, load control devices, and energy conservations products. Prior to the organization of Capitol Ace Hardware, Don owned and operated London Construction, a successful home building company of higher end residential properties in the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas. Don is one of the first major private investors in USCL, as the company developed the first modern smart meter technology and led Southern California Edison, the nation’s largest electrical utility to embrace and adopt the smart meter technology. Don’s focus today is the building of EnergyCite’s retail distribution network consisting of hardware stores throughout all fifty states. Don lives in Somerset, California.
Rabbi Avi Schwartz
Director & VP Digital Marketing
Rabbi Avi Schwartz is an experienced digital and multimedia producer with strong skills in social media advertising. He is also an accomplished public speaker, filmmaker, and motivational leader. Rabbi Avi serves as a member of the “Truth in Textbooks” Academic Advisory Board. Rabbi Avi’s book, “Through Fire and Water” has a five star rating on Amazon and is available in paperback and electronic Kindle book format. He attended The Bronx High School of Science graduating with honors in 1982. He received his BA degree from Queens College, CUNY, in 1988 and his MA degree from Queens College, CUNY in 1991. Rabbi Avi obtained his rabbinical education at Yeshiva, Mesivta Tifereth Yerusalem in New York and became an ordained orthodox rabbi in 1997. In 2001 Rabbi Avi obtained a filmmaking degree in writing & directing from the prestigious New York Film Academy. Rabbi Avi has dual American and State of Israel citizenship and lives in Zichron Yaacov, Israel. Rabbi Avi is a founding director of EnergyCite, Inc., and serves as its VP Digital Marketing.
V.P. Sales & Marketing Designee
Contingent upon the company obtaining sufficient funding, Brent Welch will join EnergyCite as V.P Sales & Marketing. An agreement between Brent and the company has been reached.
Brent Welch has spent his career bringing new technology based products to market and taking existing technology products to the next level. Brent’s experience spans several industries, but most notably serving the Utilities and Automotive industries where his personal and business interests lie. His last project prior to accepting the EnergyCite offer was with Landis+Gyr the largest electrical utility smart meter manufacturer in the U.S. Brent was responsible for bringing to market a new Prepay Electricity solution to the North American electrical utility market. As part of that project, Brent saw the potential for expanding that initial Prepay offering well beyond its originally designed capabilities to provide a comprehensive Smart Home Solution. It was shortly after this project that he became aware of EnergyCite and instantly saw the potential for EnergyCite’s solution to revolutionize the way that Consumers and Utilities interact. Brent graduated from CSU Sacramento with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing. Brent currently lives in Layton, Utah.
IT and Web Development Director
Lynn Provencio has spent her career in technology, first in civil engineering, then in network and database administration, network security and web site development. She has worked with government agencies to develop training web sites for education and legal issues, and for a variety of non-profits and small businesses, as a project manager and a consultant. She has a BA in German from CSUS and advanced courses in civil engineering, surveying, computer science, and network administration at NMSU and UNM.. Lynn has a wide range of interests and experience, which she feels is helpful in problem solving and understanding new technologies and challenges. Lynn has been the web developer and technical consultant for EnergyCite for several years. She currently lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico.