3Degrees is led by a team of seasoned industry experts with deep experience in climate action. Read more about our Board of Directors and Leadership team by selecting a photo below.
Steve McDougal is co-founder and chief executive officer at 3Degrees, and oversees all day-to-day operations while directing the development of corporate strategy.
After a highly-successful run in strategic marketing at CNET Networks (now CBS Interactive), Steve decided to turn his talents to pursuing what he saw as an urgent issue: addressing climate change. In 2003, he joined 3 Phases Energy Services as the director of marketing and business development.
In partnership with Dan Kalafatas, Steve formed 3Degrees (previously part of 3 Phases) in 2007. For the next four years, he successfully led 3Degrees’ Retail REC and Carbon Offset group as the vice president of marketing and business development, becoming the company president in 2012 and CEO in 2015.
Outside of work, Steve enjoys biking, skiing, and learning to play piano. He also sits on the board of a mid-sized educational and environmental foundation.
Dan Kalafatas serves as the chairman of 3Degrees, focusing on the chairing 3Degrees’ board of directors and the company’s long-term corporate strategy, strategic initiatives, and risk management.
In 2007, Dan co-led the formation of 3Degrees with Steve McDougal, a spin-off of the 3 Phases Energy Services division Dan co-founded and ran from 2002 through 2007. Under Dan’s leadership as CEO from 2007 until January 2015, 3Degrees successfully grew into an award-winning U.S. renewable energy supplier and converted to a B Corp.
When Dan isn’t building double bottom-line businesses, he lives with his wife and three children in Marin County. Dan also serves on the advisory board of the Dartmouth College Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Dartmouth College’s Presidential Commission for Financial Aid, and the governing council of the Northern Sierra Partnership, which is dedicated to conserving the natural landscapes of the Northern Sierra Nevada.
Erin Craig is vice president of the Customer Solutions and Innovation group at 3Degrees, where she leads the company’s efforts to accelerate deployment of new climate mitigation approaches across the company’s corporate, institutional, and utility clients. Prior to taking on this role, Erin headed up 3Degrees’ consulting business, capping more than a decade of advising the world’s largest corporations on climate and energy strategies.
In the early 1990s, Erin worked for a small computer company called Apple Computer, heading up the company’s efforts to rid products and suppliers of environmentally-hazardous substances. Call it her premier technical education, passion for climate science, knack for numbers, or all of the above — Erin was only getting started. Over the next two decades, Erin worked as a sustainability and services leader not only at Apple, but also at salesforce.com and Sun Microsystems.
Throughout her career, Erin has cultivated her understanding of the complexities of addressing climate change across divergent sets of needs and stakeholders. Early in her career, she authored studies for the California Energy Commission on climate change in the transportation sector and assisted with pilots of alternative-fueled transit buses in the Bay Area. She built a means to inventory and then eliminate harmful materials used in the worldwide manufacture of computer hardware products for two different companies. She initiated public reporting of key environmental metrics in the mid-1990s at Sun Microsystems, well before such reporting became the norm.
In 2007, she found her niche at Origin Climate (originally TerraPass) where she led the organization’s expansion into carbon offset project origination and renewable energy services. With the 2017 merger of Origin Climate and 3Degrees, Erin spearheaded 3Degrees’ Energy and Climate Practice, leading the team’s renewable energy and climate work with numerous global corporations, including two landmark renewable energy aggregations serving Apple, Akamai, eBay, Etsy, Samsung, Sprint, and Swiss Re.
When the sun is shining, Erin listens to audiobooks while tending vegetables in her Silicon Valley backyard garden. After dark, she likes to relax with Jean-Luc Picard, Han Solo, her husband, and rescue dogs (not necessarily in that order).
Kathy is a member of the 3Degrees Board and President and Chief Operating Officer of ARB. ARB is an investment company that holds and manages a portfolio of private company, private equity fund and project equity investments in the environmental and renewable energy sectors. She also sits on the boards of Natural Systems Utilities, American Refining Group and the external credit committee of Beneficial Returns. Kathy was previously on the board of SunLink Corporation.
Prior to joining ARB, Kathy was managing director with Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown’s investment banking group, a partner at Seven Hills LLC and a managing director at FTV Capital.
She is a contributor to Great from the Start, How Conscious Corporations Attract Success (a business book for entrepreneurs) and has a self-published photo book, Lost. Kathy is a long-time volunteer with the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program.
Mark Mondik is the vice president for carbon markets at 3Degrees, where he has helped build the organization into a leading supplier of voluntary carbon offsets in North America. He also leads 3Degrees’ work in using market incentives to fund the decarbonization of transportation fleets.
With a strong curiosity about the world and a degree in finance, Mark began his career working in international development finance specializing in renewable energy projects. This in turn led to his work on carbon when he used carbon credits to finance a series of small hydropower projects in India in 2004.
Mark joined TerraPass as the next step in his career, where he led a team that registered and sold more than five million carbon credits. After leading the restructuring of TerraPass into Origin Climate, Mark continued to focus on finding the right projects for customers, getting new projects built, and innovating on new types of environmental commodities — work that he has continued at 3Degrees, after the companies merged in 2017.
Sumit Kapur serves as chief financial officer at 3Degrees and oversees the company’s finance, accounting, legal and IT teams.
Prior to his time at 3Degrees, Sumit was a vice president at Morgan Stanley where he executed over $10BN in structured finance and capital markets transactions. He also led Sungevity’s solar financing efforts, structuring transactions which capitalized over $100M of residential solar installations. Before Morgan Stanley, he co-founded a marketing automation firm which was subsequently sold to a publicly traded media company. Sumit joined 3Degrees in 2012 to further his impact on climate change while bringing to bear his strategic finance and operational skillset.
Born in Jaipur, India, and raised in South Dakota, Sumit enjoys home improvement projects and playing the ukulele. He also serves on the board of the Bay Area Leadership Foundation, an education-and opportunity-gap nonprofit.
Adam Capage is vice president of the company’s Market Intelligence Team, which provides regulatory and market information to all of 3Degrees’ business units. Adam is currently focused on supporting the development and growth of 3Degrees’ transportation decarbonization solutions.
Throughout his career, Adam has been developing new business approaches to increase the adoption of solar and wind energy while growing the market for corporate renewable energy adoption and utility-sponsored green power programs. He previously held roles at E-Source and the Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy Conservation.
When not working on developing new approaches to expanding renewable energy, Adam enjoys playing ping pong, biking, reading, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also serves as an advisor to Northern Arizona University’s Master’s in Climate Science and Solutions program, and is chair of the board for Renewable Northwest.
Scott Eidson is vice president of environmental markets, where he oversees an amazing team that’s responsible for the origination and portfolio strategy of 3Degrees’ global corporate renewable energy supply.
Scott believes in developing successful business models that address the most pressing social and environmental issues and has a diverse background that reflects this. He served3 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, developed an affordable healthcare product for low and middle income employees, and consulted on micro-financing in Africa and Latin America. Prior to his work in global development , he was at Bernstein Global Wealth Management where he honed his financial expertise working in portfolio management.
When Scott isn’t living in foreign countries or overseeing environmental markets strategy, he enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, surfing (basically, any outdoor activity), and spending as much time as possible with his wife and daughters.
Suzanne Kling is vice president of people operations, where she leads 3Degrees’ talent acquisition and human resource teams responsible for finding the best talent and providing team members with the tools, support, and opportunities necessary to succeed.
Suzanne believes that culture is the key to a company’s success and has spent over a decade helping organizations of all sizes build an environment that supports employees and the business.
In 2017, Suzanne brought these skills to 3Degrees, attracted to both our mission and our culture. In addition to the traditional talent acquisition and human resources elements of her role, she also works closely with our employee-led committees, coaching them on how to professionally lead and report to executive staff on initiatives such as diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy.
Outside of work, Suzanne volunteers with Summer Search, a program that is committed to closing the educational gap by providing mentoring and experiential opportunities to students from low income communities on their journey to a college degree. She also enjoys travel, especially beach vacations where she can practice her surfing skills.
Scott Martin is vice president of business partnerships, renewable energy and climate, where he leads a talented global business development team in making it possible for businesses and their customers to take urgent action against climate change.
In 1992 — his last year in the Marine Corps — Scott was stationed in Oahu, having just returned from the burning oil fields of Kuwait and Iraq. While surfing one afternoon, he had a moment of clarity that would direct his life’s work…he felt compelled to help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels for environmental and geopolitical reasons.
For over 20 years, Scott has worked with companies focused on fighting climate change. This has included growing both customer demand for and supply of renewable energy, to developing innovative and impactful product and service offerings, and introducing global clients to innovative energy management applications and having his own consulting firm. He worked with the NFL to make Super Bowl XLVI the lowest carbon Super Bowl to date, consulted on Sir Richard Branson’s Neckar Island microgrid project, and has helped hundreds of companies on their journey to reduce GHG emissions.
Outside of work, Scott loves backpacking, soccer, skiing, and other outdoor sports. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and Wheaten Terriers, Sami and Londyn.
Amanda Mortlock is the vice president of utility partnerships at 3Degrees, where she helps electric and gas utilities across the country design and implement leading voluntary renewable energy programs.
Amanda joined 3Degrees (previously part of 3 Phases) over 15 years ago looking for a job that would allow her to make a positive impact in the world. One MBA, one husband, one dog, two daughters and several promotions later, she now oversees all of our national utility partnerships.In this role, Amanda brings over a decade of experience partnering with utilities to design, launch and manage some of the most successful voluntary renewable energy programs in the country. And with almost 15,000 bike-commuting miles logged — and nearly as many vegan meals prepared — she’s doing her part to make an impact.
In her free time, you can find her exploring the Rose City with her family. From hiking to biking to camping, and actually enjoying the rain, Amanda is a true Oregonian at heart.
Katie Soroye is the vice president of marketing, where she is responsible for the 3Degrees’ corporate brand and delivering high-quality marketing solutions to corporate and utility clients.
After making her way out West to join the burgeoning software industry, Katie discovered her passion for sustainably powering the world’s energy needs. Her career has focused on clean energy transitions, including a Fulbright fellowship to Sweden to study EU policies to support emissions reductions and work at PG&E helping pioneer tax equity financing investments for distributed generation (the first utility in the U.S. to do so). She joined 3Degrees in 2014 to lead strategy and innovation and later transitioned to lead the marketing organization.
Outside of work, Katie can be found exploring San Francisco with her husband and their four kids. In any remaining free time, Katie appreciates a healthy dose of R&R (reading and running).
Rebecca Sternberg heads up 3Degrees’ consulting business as vice president of the energy and climate practice, helping organizations at all stages of the sustainability journey meet their global renewable energy and emissions reduction goals.
Rebecca has been serving clients in the renewable energy, climate and sustainability space for two decades. She founded and grew the Sustainability Practice at Accenture in the early 2000s, and held prominent roles in EY’s Climate and Sustainability Services group and at other leading environmental services and software firms. Rebecca has extensive experience in consulting practice development and leadership, corporate development strategy, customer experience design, technology implementation, and corporate sustainability program design.
In the past few years, Rebecca has held leadership roles in both the VPPA and onsite solar and storage markets. At BayWa r.e., as vice president of power marketing, Rebecca led origination of several prominent renewable energy projects, including a 100MW aggregation with Bloomberg, Cox Communications, Gap, Salesforce, and Workday, a separate transaction with Starbucks, and over 300 MW of additional VPPA projects on behalf of clients in ERCOT and PJM. At SolarCity, Rebecca led the global Fortune 1000 Commercial team where she worked with leading retailers and global technology companies, including Amazon, H-E-B, Walmart, Home Depot and others.
Outside of work, Rebecca is a mother of three, an Ironman, and spends much of her free time swimming, riding, and running around the Bay Area, Tahoe, and anywhere else she can get covered in seaweed, sweat, and dirt.