Founded in 2012, Impact Infrastructure automates cost-benefit analysis for sustainable buildings and green infrastructure and has offices in New York, Toronto, and San Francisco. Our tools and services are used to promote cost-effective design decisions and reveal the hidden value of sustainable design.
CEO & Co-Founder
John has over 37 years of experience as an advisor to infrastructure development programs, 16 years as a principal owner of an international architecture and engineering company, and 13 years as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. He developed a series of awarding winning business practices and is a Member of CERES Presidents Council, is Chair Elect for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, is a Subject Matter Expert for Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), served as Co-Chair of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange Business Standards Committee, is a Member of the Partnership for New York City, and serves as a Trustee for the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Chief Economist & Co-Founder
With over 30 years of experience as an economist, John led the Canadian economics business for an international architecture and engineering company where, with John Williams and Stéphane Larocque, he pioneered the development of the the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) framework. John has worked across every infrastructure area as well as in risk management software and financial services sectors. John is an ISI Envision Sustainability Professional.
Ryan D. Meyers
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Ryan manages the development of Autocase for infrastructure and buildings business case analysis. He has developed triple bottom line economic tools for several organizations, and is passionate about sustainability and building great products. He holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and a B.Sc. from Queen’s University.
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Stéphane brings a background as an internationally recognized professional in the field of triple-bottom line economic analysis. Over his nearly 20-year career, he has established himself as a thought leader in this space, speaking at conferences for groups such as; the American Public Works Association, the USGBC, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the American Planning Association, as well as teaching Masters level workshops at Columbia University in New York.
Chief Business Development Officer
Emma Stewart, Ph.D., most recently founded and led the Sustainability Solutions team at the design software giant Autodesk. Emma has experience consulting for dozens of Fortune1000 companies on environmental strategy, founded the R&D Division at BSR, and advised Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnerships Program. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, adjunct faculty at Stanford and UC Berkeley’s business schools, and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Oxford University.
Eric C. Bill
Eric has significant experience in the infrastructure advisory, management consulting, and capital markets sectors. He has two undergraduate degrees, a Master’s in Economics, and a MBA, and has worked with a wide assortment of clients, ranging from global corporations, investment banks, utilities, and academic institutions, as well as federal, state/provincial, and municipal governments.
Sales & Business Development Executive
As part of the Business Development team, Mr. Spitz oversees AutoCase’s direct sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Spitz brings more than 25 years of experience developing impactful, cost-effective solutions for real estate owners and project teams that drive energy, sustainability, and building efficiency. Prior to joining Autocase, Mr. Spitz held leadership positions at Hines, PeakTrader.com, Vanguard Realty, Consortium Energy, Johnson Controls, AtSite, Inc., and Honeywell.
Rinat manages the marketing and communications for Autocase. She has over 10 years of experience with companies including IBM, Cisco, and Scotiabank and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with a proven track record in strategic, digital, brand, and content marketing. Rinat has an Honours degree in Sociology from York University and a Digital Strategy and Communications Management Certificate from the University of Toronto.
Arash is a multidisciplinary interaction designer and creative technologist. He strives to create innovative and magical experiences that are compassionate to people’s needs, and he excels in a broad spectrum of areas such as User Interface and User Experience Design, Inclusive Design, Product Design, Brand Management, and Leadership. His focus is the cause, and in the past has been involved with projects involving green energy, human factors, and kids with mental and physical disabilities.
Paul is the back-end developer for Autocase. He is building Autocase with the goal of making it one of the most secure and robust data systems in the industry. Paul is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto with an HBSc in Computer Science, having focuses in Artificial Intelligence and Internet Technologies. He has a passion for startups and new tech, and has garnered experience both in and out of the classroom through a variety of projects and contracts.
Jeff is the front-end developer for Autocase. He recently earned his B.ASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto with focuses in Software Engineering, Wearable Computing, and Communication & Signal Processing. He has experience building robust and scalable front-end applications for an array of enterprise and early-stage start-up companies. Jeff also has extensive experience in Agile software development.
Ben D. Rommelaere
Ben is responsible for developing and the economic models used in Autocase. His passion for evidence-based development and sustainability drive him to create comprehensive models, founded in the best science available. He has experience working on stormwater management, sustainable building, and advanced energy infrastructure projects. He holds an MA in Economics from Queen’s University and a BA in Economics from Ryerson University. Ben is an ISI Envision Sustainability Professional.
Brian supports the research and development of Autocase. Prior to Impact Infrastructure, Brian led the Sustainable Infrastructure program at Autodesk, the global leader in design software. He has experience developing new tools for sustainable design, including Autodesk’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure tool. Brian holds a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Katelyn works closely with Impact Infrastructure’s clients to implement, customize and improve Autocase. She holds both a BA in Applied Economics, as well as a MA in Economics from Queen’s University. Katelyn has experience consulting with clients in a wide-array of industries, including the infrastructure sector. She also has extensive experience with econometric modelling and forecasting. Her rural-Ontario roots have made her both aware of and passionate about conservation and helping the environment.
Pat is tasked with researching modelling frameworks for implementation in Autocase. Pat has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Ottawa, and a MA in economics from the University of British Columbia, focusing heavily on environmental issues in Canada and abroad. He is passionate about urban infrastructure (especially transportation), environmental policy, and data visualization.
Derek researches and develops economic models used in Autocase. Derek recently completed a MA in Business Economics and holds a BA in Applied Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. Derek’s experience includes econometric modeling and forecasting, economic model building, multi-account cost-benefit analysis, and SROI analysis. Derek enjoys exploring the intersection of sustainability and economics through comprehensive economic models.
Maxine is an economic researcher, charged with supporting the economists with research and modelling. She holds a BA in Economics with a Minor in Geography from Laurentian University and is working towards her MA in Business Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Maxine’s experience includes empirical research, price forecasting and econometric modelling. She has a passion for green and sustainable infrastructure.
Full Stack Developer
Dillon is a software developer at Impact Infrastructure. He studied Economics and Computer Science at Queen’s University, and works on bridging the gap between the two. Dillon has worked on many software projects which has helped him gain experience with both Front and Backend development. His passion to write clean and optimized code helps make Autocase’s complex calculations fast and efficient. He’s always keeping up with the latest technologies to see how they can help our products.
Kirstin is a researcher at Impact Infrastructure supporting the research and development of Autocase as part of her PhD in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Toronto. Kirstin’s experiences throughout her BASc in Geological Engineering at Queen’s University, MASc in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and professional experience at a global engineering consulting firm have inspired an interest in the holistic design and development of sustainable stormwater infrastructure.
Rares has used his combined education of both a BSCH in Biomedical Computing/Computer Assisted Surgery and a Law Degree from the Allard Hall School of Law, to immerse himself in the challenges of early stage start ups. He has built and scaled numerous applications ranging in complexity and diversity of market spaces. Rares is also an active educator and curriculum architect for emerging coding schools in Toronto. Rares likes coding, not bios.