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Nicole Bulgarino

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Federal and Utility Solutions

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Ms. Bulgarino is an Executive Vice President for Ameresco, supporting the company’s mission to energize a more sustainable world by helping customers decarbonize to net zero and build energy resiliency while leveraging smart, connected technologies.

With a focus on the cleantech strategy for the company, Ms. Bulgarino develops innovative solutions focused on both energy efficiency and resilient renewable energy infrastructure.  She is responsible for the overall management of Ameresco’s leading business unit serving the critical Federal government agencies as well as leading large-scale projects for Utility customers.  In addition, she manages the Hawaii regional business unit, focusing primarily on customers in the public sector, education, and hospitality markets.

Ms. Bulgarino has over 25 years of experience in developing and executing innovative clean technology and distributed energy solutions through diverse contract structures. Ms. Bulgarino has overseen the development and implementation of over $3 billion of sustainable solutions in federal, government, and utility energy projects – including deep energy retrofits integrating Smart Building controls, advanced microgrids and energy storage solutions, and multiple clean behind-the-meter and front-of-meter generation systems.

As the general manager for Ameresco’s Federal and Utility Solutions groups, Ms. Bulgarino oversees 320 professionals specializing business development, engineering, commissioning, construction, operations and maintenance, and performance assurance for turnkey solutions. Under her leadership, Ameresco’s Federal and Utility Solutions groups have developed and delivered projects featuring efficiency, generation, and resiliency solutions to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, and other civilian agencies, and to several Utilities including Eversource, PG&E, SDGE, Southwest Gas, Duke, and Hawaiian Electric Company.

Ms. Bulgarino is a seasoned industry executive with strong leadership, communications, and strategic execution talents.  A recognized leader within the industry, she has presented on technical and business panels at major conferences and has skillfully developed solutions for some of the most highly regarded Federal agencies across North America.  As a leading woman in technology, she demonstrates the unique balance of developing and managing complex technical projects, while promoting strategic, long-term corporate success.  Ms. Bulgarino has been highlighted for numerous industry awards and accolades, including being named to the 2021 Environment + Energy Leader 100 list and 2022 Energy Storage Report’s Top 40 Women Leaders in Energy Storage, as well as being listed as a finalist for the S&P Global Platts Rising Star Individual award.

Ms. Bulgarino is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an Executive Management and Leadership Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.