Boston, Massachusetts | US Marine Corps Veteran

Heather (March) Takle is an industry veteran and leader in the advanced energy sector. In January 2020, she became chief executive officer & president of PowerOptions, a nonprofit and one of the largest energy buying consortiums in New England that delivers cost savings and predictability to over four hundred nonprofits and public sector entities. Throughout her career in the advanced energy sector, she has sought to help organizations develop and offer holistic energy solutions to reduce energy costs while providing more sustainable and reliable energy. Working across strategic planning and operational roles, she has helped organizations, small to large, for-profit to government, build strategies for growth and execute for success. Her cross-cutting experience in the advanced energy sector includes cutting-edge technologies paramount to US national security, including solar, energy storage, microgrids and other distributed generation, energy management systems, and demand management.

Most recently, Takle was chief executive officer of 2ndPath Energy, a firm she started to support companies in the advanced energy sector with strategy and development. As vice president of energy services at Patriot Energy Group, she developed a portfolio of clean energy product offerings and also managed all of back office operations. Prior to her time at Patriot, she guided strategic planning, new business development, and led all merger and acquisitions as director of corporate development at Ameresco. As a principal consultant at the Parthenon Group, Heather helped clients solve their toughest strategic problems using data-based analysis, including work in sustainability and renewable energy.

A grateful veteran and strong supporter of transitioning veterans to clean energy careers, Heather served as a Captain and Logistics Officer in the US Marine Corps where she deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom and supported the Department of Homeland Security as the Anti-Terrorism Officer for Quantico Marine Corps Base. She earned a BS from Boston University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and completed the climate change and energy policy program at Harvard Kennedy School.