Meet Our Leadership Team

Daniel Sullivan, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sullivan is the President and CEO of PowerAdvocate. In 2000, he started the company with a mission to provide Market Intelligence to the Energy Industry to optimize performance. Mr. Sullivan has created a software-as-a-service delivery model where diverse teams of industry engineers and technology experts deliver PowerAdvocate's unique blend of technology, information and services to the energy industry. Prior to founding PowerAdvocate, Mr. Sullivan was a Vice President at Stone & Webster, and he also served as the Executive Assistant to the CEO for Strategy & Operations of Deutsche Babcock NA. Prior to business school, he held procurement positions at Brown & Root. Mr. Sullivan received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and graduated from West Point, serving in the Army Corps of Engineers.

In 2010, E&Y recognized Mr. Sullivan as a Finalist in the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the New England Region.

Charles Korn, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Korn is PowerAdvocate's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to co-founding PowerAdvocate, Mr. Korn has held positions as Vice President Finance and Administration at Nordic Refrigerated Services, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Stone & Webster, and Senior Associate at Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Korn received an MBA from Wharton and an AB (magna cum laude) in Economics from Bowdoin. Mr. Korn is a CFA.

Joseph Levesque, Senior Vice President & Chief Product Officer

Mr. Levesque leads PowerAdvocate's technology organization and drives the product strategy and roadmap for PowerAdvocate’s market-leading Energy Intelligence Platform (EIP). He is responsible for the teams who develop PowerAdvocate’s unique Supply Market Intelligence including the Energy Intelligence Group, Spend Solutions Team and Supplier Intelligence Group. Joe is also responsible for configuration, training and support of the EIP, assisting customers in optimizing their use of PowerAdvocate solutions and collaborating with customers to define new product requirements. Prior to PowerAdvocate, Mr. Levesque worked in various technical, operations and management roles for Ariba, Intel and DuPont. Mr. Levesque received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from MIT.

Mark McVay, Senior Vice President of Sales

Mr. McVay leads PowerAdvocate's Sales efforts. In this capacity, he is responsible for customer satisfaction and growth. Prior to joining PowerAdvocate, Mr. McVay was a sales director at Ariba. He also worked at Stone & Webster and was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. McVay started his career as a US Naval Officer and as a nuclear engineer aboard an aircraft carrier. He received an MBA and an MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Stanford University. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the US Naval Academy.

Paul Smith, Vice President, Oil and Gas

Mr. Smith leads PowerAdvocate’s Marketing and Corporate Strategy groups and is responsible for driving revenue growth across core products and markets. Prior to joining PowerAdvocate, Mr. Smith was a Business Unit Manager at the C&M Corporation where he had P&L responsibility for high performance cables. Mr. Smith also spent several years as an engagement manager within the Marketing Strategy practice at the Monitor Group. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Union College.  

Rob Lightfoot, Managing Director of Client Services

Mr. Lightfoot (San Francisco) is an SVP with the company and leads the Client Services organization with Tim Dorsey (Boston). He drives significant value for his clients leveraging data, software-as-a-service, and an extensive background in strategy, strategic sourcing, operational improvement, and cost-reduction.   He has deep supply chain cost-reduction expertise in energy, other industries, and the public sector. Prior to joining PowerAdvocate, Mr. Lightfoot was a senior executive at CGI, a co-founder of Silver Oak Solutions, and a strategy and operations consultant at Mitchell Madison Group (New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) and Boston Consulting Group (Chicago).  He has conducted academic research as a research associate at Harvard Business School, provided regulatory economic testimony at Jonathan Byrnes & Co, and worked as a parliamentary aide in the House of Commons (UK).   Mr. Lightfoot received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. with honors in Economics from Harvard College.

Rob Antczak, Chief Technology Officer

Robert Antczak leads PowerAdvocate’s software development and technology delivery.  He is responsible for establishing the vision, adoption and application of technology to drive value for PowerAdvocate’s customers.  Prior to PowerAdvocate, Rob founded a BlockChain startup.  He has more than 20 years of experience delivering solutions to utilities and oil & gas companies as a software engineer, solution architect and consultant at EMC, Sapient and Trinity Technologies.  Robert received an MBA and BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

Timothy Dorsey, Managing Director of Client Services and General Counsel

As a Managing Director, Mr. Dorsey co-leads PowerAdvocate’s client services team and oversees both capital project and category management/strategic sourcing services engagements. On major capital project engagements, he applies his commercial expertise by advising clients on commercial approaches, delivery models/contracting strategies, contractor selection methodologies, and the development and execution of open book pricing reviews. Mr. Dorsey has successfully applied PowerAdvocate’s unique solutions to a number of new transmission line construction projects, environmental upgrades and gas pipeline projects.  As General Counsel, Mr. Dorsey is responsible for all of PowerAdvocate’s legal and contract matters. Prior to joining PowerAdvocate, Mr. Dorsey was senior counsel with Azurix Corp., counsel at Bechtel Power Corp., and an associate in the energy and project finance group at Vinson & Elkins LLP. Mr. Dorsey received his JD (cum laude) from Tulane Law School and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.