The Enabled Energy Leadership Team

Scot began working with Enabled Energy in September of 2014 after nearly 30 years at Hewlett-Packard. Over the course of his career, he has held a variety of design and management roles from integrated circuits to data center cooling. His in-depth knowledge of the power and cooling chain from “chip to chiller” gives him unique insight into the issues faced by both facilities and IT operations. In his current role as director of engineering, Scot applies his expertise by identifying and implementing solutions which provide optimal energy savings while maintaining the highest environmental integrity.

Scot Heath, P.E.

Director of Engineering

After designing aircraft engine controllers for a year, Joe decided to leave GE and chase his two passions of construction and energy management. He went back to school, completed a master’s degree in engineering, and wrote his thesis on optimizing energy efficiency in buildings. From that point on, Joe has enjoyed a fairly diverse career in both the energy and the construction industries. These experiences include jobs with a large automation company, an energy services company, a top ten design-build mechanical contractor, and various residential institutions. His roles have included program management, strategic marketing, business development, energy analysis, performance contracting, project management, systems integration, financial analysis, and monitoring and verification. Private equity firms have leaned on Joe’s analyses to make multi-million dollar infrastructure decisions, real estate acquisitions, and long term infrastructure plans. He brings his engineering training and mindset to all of his work activities, i.e. as a problem solver. Joe has been in the energy and construction business for 25 years.

Joe Staib


Jon deRidder founded Enabled Energy with the vision to fill competency and delivery gaps in the data center market. Jon studied Organizational Management at Colorado Christian University and has served in leadership positions for the past 10 years. Jon’s aim is to perfect the “service approach” working to guide customers through the complex and elusive challenges facing data center environments. Jon brings experience from having worked with over 200 data center clients and a significant network of influencers. Jon is gifted at ensuring important issues facing clients are uncovered, discussed, well understood and solved. Jon’s many industry-specific speaking engagements include AFCOM, AFEC, ASHRAE, BOMA, EPA and the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Jon deRidder


Rich has over 17 years of diverse experience as a corporate attorney, entrepreneur and business executive. He began his career with the law firm of Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. where he litigated complex commercial cases, including a $50 million international arbitration and arguing before the Utah Supreme Court. As he transitioned into transactional law, his solo practice during the last 10 years focused on corporate and securities law, licensing, intellectual property, and conflict resolution.
In 2009, he co-founded PIER Institute, a nonprofit that develops market-based approaches to international development. He currently serves on the board of two nonprofits and is frequently invited to speak on the topic of social enterprise. Rich has also taught more than 25 college courses on International Business and U.S. Business Law. He is a graduate of University of Denver Law School and Michigan State University.

Rich Mitchell

Director of Strategic Development