John Adamo joins Redhorse Corporation (Redhorse) as the Energy Business Development and Capture Director, effective August 9th, 2021. With Mr. Adamo’s broad experience in the energy sector, he will develop strategy and position the energy business-line at Redhorse for growth, focused on energy policy, installation and operational energy, smart buildings, and carbon capture/greenhouse gas tracking and reduction initiatives.
Adamo is prepared to tackle the opportunities that will emerge from the new Executive Order currently being drafted by the Biden Administration which will set new goals, policies, and mandates to set a new course for the Federal energy management program. Redhorse embraces the challenges of electrification and decarbonization of our clients, building microgrids with renewable and innovative generation sources and battery storage, supporting high-performance buildings, and implementing energy and water conservation measures. Through data analytics, statistics, AI/machine learning, Redhorse focuses on solving energy challenges through a deeper understanding and application of data science.
Adamo brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Redhorse – from a passion for energy and the transition to a lower carbon economy, to experience in defense, technology, and alternative fuels. As a Marine Corps Reserve Officer, Adamo understands the energy and environmental needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and is poised to address those needs.
“While I consider myself an energy professional first and foremost, I’m excited to have found an opportunity that overlaps with several professional and personal interests,” said Adamo. “I’m looking forward to further contribute to Redhorse’s success at the intersection of federal work and energy – the new administration has reinvigorated the focus on energy and what the federal government can do directly with its own carbon footprint.”
Adamo has always had an interest in energy and climate, stemming from an undergraduate class at Princeton University called “Climate Change: Policy Implications”, his first big picture view of the impacts of the energy industry. While Adamo was serving as an active duty intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps, he got a firsthand look at DoD’s energy needs on the ground in remote locations, including the risks and costs associated with a vulnerable supply chain and logistics tail. After he left active duty, he wanted to make a career in the energy space, deepening his consulting and finance expertise at Booz Allen Hamilton, NRG Energy, and UBS. He most recently served in the Commercial and Portfolio Optimization Group at Cheniere Energy in Houston and London.
“I am elated to welcome John to Redhorse. He brings the perfect combination of technical and real-world energy experience and customer focus. He understands the strong foundation Redhorse has built within the energy domain and is ready to leverage it and his knowledge and relationships for growth, ” said Adrienne Taylor, VP of Energy and Environment at Redhorse.
John grew up in New York and holds a BA in History from Princeton University and a dual MS-MBA from the Jackson School of Geosciences and McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He and his family are excited to be back in the DC area to support the strategic energy opportunities in the National Capital Region.