Matt Gibbs, an energy industry executive with 15 years of experience on a national scale, has joined Portland-based Evergreen Consulting Group as managing director. Founded in 1997, Evergreen develops and implements commercial, industrial and residential energy efficiency programs for utilities and organizations across the country.

“Matt is a rising star in the energy efficiency world,” said Roger Spring, president and owner, Evergreen Consulting Group. “He also shares our values, ethics and understanding of what it takes to support an accomplished team to become even better.”

With a blended technical and management background, Gibbs has provided strategic consulting to electric and natural gas utilities, regulatory organizations, and public entities to develop energy policies and support program implementation. He has a deep background in motivating individuals, business owners and facility managers to adopt energy efficient practices. His national energy efficiency perspective will help Evergreen’s clients address the changing energy policy landscape on a local level.

Gibbs comes to Evergreen from Eversource Energy where he served as director of energy efficiency. In his tenure there, he led Eversource’s Connecticut team in implementing their award winning statewide energy efficiency portfolio. Prior to Eversource, he was a vice president with Nexant, an international provider of energy efficiency program services for electric and gas utilities. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and University of Bristol, England.

He will report directly to Spring and will help lead the company’s management team and 60-plus employees in charting continuous improvement and long-term growth strategies.

Evergreen Consulting Group, LLC is a full service consulting firm based in Beaverton that manages energy efficiency programs, with a specialty in commercial and industrial lighting, for utilities and energy efficiency organizations. In 2015, Evergreen’s work with trade allies and businesses around the region delivered approximately 254 million kilowatt hours in energy.