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Energy Pioneer Solutions

Energy Pioneer is an energy efficiency company that has taken industry best practices and packaged them in a simple, affordable, and streamlined package to h...

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2009
  • Employees 41
  • Website

Company Summary

Energy Pioneer is an energy efficiency company that has taken industry best practices and packaged them in a simple, affordable, and streamlined package to help families live more comfortably while saving energy and money. Also, local economies are strengthened, jobs created, and energy demand reduced. We offer energy assessments, upgrades, and monitoring capabilities. Our customers are utilities and residential and commercial building owners.


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    Scott M Kleeb

    Scott Kleeb founded Energy Pioneer in 2009 to combat rising energy costs and demands. Along with the founders, Scott has designed an innovative approach to successfully meet these demands while improving the local economy. Mr. Kleeb received his bachelors of arts at the University of Colorado, a masters degree in international relations and a PhD in history with a special focus on international development and trade economics.

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    Tom Strumolo
    Senior Energy Analyst

    Tom has done energy work with hundreds of efficiency programs including auditing and retrofit work in over 15,000 buildings of all types and sizes over 37 years across 12 states. Tom is a true pioneer in the field of energy analysis due to his groundbreaking work combining multiple data sets with statistical deduction in building science and calculations verification to develop software with innovative energy data analytics.

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    Jay Swoboda
    Director of Operations

    Jay’s experience spans over 25 years in the construction and sheet metal industry. Jay manages Energy Pioneer’s crew over multiple states as well as oversees all quality control. This includes over 1,000 projects annually.

    Mr. Swoboda is HERS and BPI certified, OSHA 30, Workforce Management, and Safety/First Aid trained.

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    Ryan Hughes
    Director of Sales and Marketing

    Ryan brings a decade of experience in designing, organizing and executing marketing campaigns for a variety of corporate clients. He has implemented national advocacy campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and political organizations. Prior to joining Energy Pioneer, Ryan served as a national campaign director for the Dewey Square Group in Washington, DC.

    Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston.

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    Kris Vrooman
    Director of Special Projects

    Kris has nearly ten years experience in project development and administration, fostering positive collaborations through a variety of sectors, researching and developing grant, contract, and special project proposals, and implementing small and large-scale projects.

    Kris holds an undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.


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    Fraser Stryker - Troy Meyerson
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    Frankel Zacharia - Mike Abramson

Previous Investors

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    Scott Kleeb
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    Jane Eckert
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    Julie McMahon, others