Mark Ponder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
As founder and CEO of Electsolve, Tecnology Solutions and Services, Mark has over 20 years of experience in the Utility Industry forging the way for Utility Operational Data Management in the Electric Utility Regulated and Deregulated Environment.
Mr. Ponder began his career at CSW-SWEPCO Electric Power Company (now AEP- SWEPCO) and was responsible for management and support of transmission, generation, and distribution SCADA-EMS Systems.
Mark later joined C3 / CSW Communications, a deregulated telecommunication subsidiary of Central & Southwest (now American Electric Power). As Chief Technologist, he specialized in Utility Automation, deployed multiple communities with early generation automated metering systems(AMR), performed systems integration, and successfully launched CSW into the California deregulating market as the first certified Meter Data Management Agent MDMA.
He continued his career as the Director of the Network Operation Center, NOC Operations and Enterprise Solutions at MainStreet Networks, a California based early stage technology company developing products and services for electric utility companies. In 1999 Mark founded ElectSolve Technology Solutions and Services, Inc. For over 10 years ElectSolve has offered comprehensive and reliable IT products and services to Electric Cooperatives, Electric Utility G & T Cooperatives, Municipal Utilities, Electric Utility Service Providers, and Deregulated Electric Market Participants. Since entering the utility marketplace in early 1999, ElectSolve has introduced products such as Meter Data Management Platform and Line Loss Reporting systems. ElectSolve’s MDM Platform, including VEE, Profiling, Line Loss Reporting and Settlement is a proven and stable Utility Operational Data foundation for Smart Grid Technologies.
Mark also holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Louisiana State University.