David Gabrielson is PACENow’s Executive Director. He was introduced to PACE while developing Energize Bedford, an energy efficiency financing program for homes in Bedford, New York, where he has served as an elected Councilman since 2008. Before his careers in energy and politics, David spent over 20 years as an investment banker to state and local governments, financing a wide range of capital facilities and programs at national firms including Credit Suisse First Boston and J.P. Morgan. David earned a bachelors degree in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University.
George Caraghiaur joined PACENow as a Senior Fellow on April 1, 2014. Mr. Caraghiaur is the founder of Energy & Sustainability Services LLC, providing energy efficiency and financing management consulting services to real estate companies, ESCOs and energy contractors. He is also the author of “A Guide to Energy Service Companies”, published by The Fairmont Press. Until recently, he was the Senior Vice President, Sustainability for Simon Property Group, an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s sustainability strategy, including energy efficiency, waste recycling, renewable energy, tenant engagement, sustainable construction, and transparent reporting. George holds a Master of Science from Penn State University, and a Bachelor of Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. George is fluent in English, French, Romanian and Spanish and he has a strong working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese.
Kristina Klimovich is a Director, Communications and Market Research at PACENow. She joined the organization in March 2012 and began driving PACENow‘s marketing and communication efforts. Kristina is managing PACE market data collection, analysis, and reporting. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the New School University in New York City. She was directly exposed to international energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout her work with Islands First, a legal NGO, supporting sustainability initiatives undertaken on small island states. Kristina has a broad non-profit experience working for advocacy, research, and aid organizations. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, and Young Non-profit Professionals Association.