Johannes is responsible for strategic planning, business development, investor relations, capital raising, and organizational stewardship at Convergent Energy + Power (Convergent), the leading independent developer of energy storage solutions. Johannes helped found Convergent in 2011 after 5 years working at Southern California Edison (SCE). While at SCE, he led efforts to develop economic evaluations for energy storage applications and smart grid solutions in the Advanced Technology section. He also coordinated business planning and grid infrastructure functions in the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness unit. Previously, Johannes was a project manager in SCE's strategic planning group, managing teams on greenhouse gas policy, distributed solar photovoltaic analysis, and renewable generation integration. During this time he also worked as one of a cross-company, seven member team on the corporate five-year strategic plan. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst in the power procurement business unit, performing functions in commodity trading, price forecasting, and ISO market settlements. Johannes holds a BA from Pomona College and an MA from Georgetown University.