About Us

Our Awesome Team

President and Founder

Francisco Diaz

Identifying a need in the power industry, Francisco founded Adapt2 in 2008 and introduced an enterprise-level ISO solution. He is a proud graduate of the University of Texas, with 17 years of energy software experience. The Adapt2 team, as well as the clients, drives his passion for creating software for users. He is an active board member of the San Jacinto Girl Scouts and a proud father to three beautiful children

Executive Vice President

Jason Kram

Jason has over 25 years of experience in the power industry. He holds multiple degrees in engineering from North Dakota State University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He enjoys watching his daughter dance competitively and has given his right arm to his son throwing batting practice over the years. Jason has visited 29 out of 30 MLB baseball stadiums with his son and targeting all 30 by 2020.

Senior Vice President

David Nilsson

David has over 26 years of experience in the power industry where he helped create the first 3 ISOs (CAISO, NYISO & IESO). He has done extensive research on Artificial Intelligence in Power Trading at Lund University in Sweden and is on the Board of Directors for NAESB. In his spare time you can find him participating in the USA Floorball Association or finishing an Ironman Triathlon.

Vice President of Product Strategy

Kevin Dunlap

Kevin has over 15 years of experience in the consulting and energy industry. He holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from Mississippi State University and has been the brains behind the Adapt2 Roadmap for several years. Kevin values the relationships he has made with the Adapt2 internal team and clients and has worked with over 50 market participants helping them enable their ISO operations.

Vice President of Operations

Meipo Ho

Within minutes of meeting MeiPo, you can understand that she is one of the diamonds of Adapt2. A graduate of the University of Houston, she has 14 years of energy software experience and adores working with and growing her support team. Over the past few decades, energy has made a move toward “going green.” MeiPo is our very own Mother Nature. Her favorite day is Earth Day and she is the proud parent of three beautiful children.

Senior Solution Service Director

Emmanuel Gonzalez

Emmanuel Gonzalez is a Senior Solution Services Director at Adapt2 Solutions providing functional, technical and program level expertise related to energy trading and risk management, utilities, and downstream systems. He takes a value-added approach to understanding functional and technical roles in the energy space to deliver scalable IT solutions.

Emmanuel’s IT experience spans over 16 years of high profile ETRM and compliance projects at some of the most prominent multinational oil and gas companies, including Shell Energy North America, British Petroleum (BP), and Florida Power and Light. As a solutions provider, his roles have been project manager, software architect, solutions designer, developer, and various business cross-functional roles in all areas of the systems development life cycle. His most prominent project knowledge includes deal modeling, deal valuations (MtM and VaR), market data and price feeds, batch and real-time interfaces, CFTC reporting obligations for Dodd Frank compliance, and overall design and implementation for front, mid and back office systems.

Senior Director of Human Resources

Rebecca Perot-Tripp

Rebecca has a passion for building organizations that empower people to do their best work and provide their customers with exceptional products and services.  She has more than 30 years experience as a Human Resources leader in a variety of industries, with 12 years of experience in the power industry.  A Norman, OK native, she is a  graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Masters degree in Human Relations.  In addition to being a proud grandma, Rebecca is a practicing doula in her spare time and goes to the mountains every chance she gets.

Market Intelligence Director

Ross Nichols

Ross will probably be president of the United States someday, with Francisco as his campaign manager. This young and vibrant University of Texas graduate has spent six years in the software space and loves every second of what he does. Making clients dreams come true is what drives him to levels of genius. Ross has been to all 50 states but his favorite is and will always be Texas.

Director of Marketing

Carla Hartman

Carla  is a marketer with over 15 years of experience in the IT, software, and energy industries. She is a graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown MBA program and an Ohio native. Starting her career at Constellation Energy (An Exelon Company) Carla knew the energy industry was where she wanted to be.

The Adapt2 team and clients are some of the best she has had the privilege to work with and she enjoys meeting new like-minded people at energy conferences and ISO meetings. In her spare time Carla enjoys the Theater, Texans football, Painting, and is a certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Development Manager

Will Johnson

Will has 5 years of experience in the energy software industry and holds a Master’s Degree from Tulane University. His success at Adapt2 is driven by his passion for software quality and customer satisfaction. In his free time, Will is swamped with chores as a new father.