Veritel Energy’s team is made up of experts and professionals who are truly passionate about their cause. We are proud of our achievements and aspirations.

Tony Keslinke

Co-Founder & CEO

Tony Keslinke is the Founder of Veritel Energy, where he is working to decarbonize the electrical grid and democratize renewable energy in at-risk communities. He is passionate about the power of using intelligent development in the built environment to deliver improved outcomes for communities and residents of workforce housing. Prior to his current venture, Tony worked in traditional real estate development creating hundreds of millions of dollars of public and private value during the past three decades. He is a UC Berkeley Golden Bear lifetime alumnus member and a proud father of a third year Cal mechanical engineering student.

Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy serves as Research Analytics and Collaboration Manager at MIT’s LGO program. He is recognized for co-founding Energy Action Partners, leading research at Masdar Institute, and initiating an MSc program in Kuala Lumpur, with significant contributions across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. His work is underpinned by a PhD from Harvard in Engineering Sciences and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell, demonstrating his commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions on a global scale.

Dinesh C

At Veritel, Dinesh C spearheads AI and Big Data projects, drawing on his rich history of technological innovation, which has been highlighted by leading publications. With a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Brown University and a Master’s in Sustainability from Harvard, he expertly merges technical prowess with a passion for sustainability, driving forward Veritel’s renewable energy initiatives.

Troy Keslinke

Troy Keslinke, Co-Founder of Veritel Energy, is actively integrating renewable energy solutions and intelligent design for a sustainable future. He gained practical engineering experience through an internship at Farron, Augustine & Alexander Ltd and involvement with Berkeley’s Combat Robotics team. His projects, including the ‘AI Over-the-Board Chess Opponent’ and ‘Self Dodging Piñata,’ reflect his practical ingenuity. He also holds an Eagle Scout title and a Machine Learning Certificate from Stanford. A bilingual achiever, Troy was awarded the California State Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. Currently, he is engaged in rigorous Mechanical Engineering studies at UC Berkeley, contributing to his path as a future Golden Bear.


Frank Yang
Building Technology Expert

Frank Yang, with an MBA from Harvard, excels in start-up leadership and fundraising, founding Liatris Inc. and driving Stion, a thin-film solar company, through major fundraising and a U.S. facility sale.

Erik Peterson
Renewable Energy Executive

Erik Peterson brings three decades of leadership in customer-centric roles across the solar and energy storage sectors, also contributing to sustainable development as a board member of The Oregon Facilities Authority and Green Empowerment.

Janis Glover
Real Estate Development & Governmental Affairs

Janis Glover combines her expertise in real estate and governmental affairs with impactful roles at Making Waves, Contra Costa County, and the California State Assembly to foster educational and community growth.

Tom Teynor
Energy Expert

Tom Teyor brings over 25 years as an entrepreneurial executive skilled in driving revenue and profit in the energy and software sectors, with a strong record in organizational growth and innovation.