The energy industry is experiencing the biggest changes since the industrial age with the drive to electrification, de-carbonization, climate impacts and increased grid security risks, among other factors.
Moving right along with those changes is Kearny Mesa-based technology and energy professional services company 4Liberty, Inc., which provides expertise in project management, IT infrastructure, financial controls and security to businesses across the United States and into Canada and the last three years has had its most energetic growth spurt since its founding.
The privately held company has a key role to play in helping utilities through the energy transition and grid modernization necessary to meet government mandates and sustainability goals, says John Domenichelli, program director at 4Liberty.
Domenichelli said the company is at the forefront of innovative projects that are delivering on the energy future. He said that 4Liberty’s “primary focus (is) on safety and customer cost controls and management – driving necessary results which drive our growth and reputation within the industry.”
Key Energy Sector Projects
4Liberty works across key energy sector projects and programs that are driving the future of energy delivery, from wildfire mitigation programs protecting the west and advanced smart grid innovations that identify system faults before there is an interruption in power delivery to financial and project controls, analysis and insights that increase client visibility and project success.
One of the company’s recent projects had it working with the California VA Hospital’s Real Time Location System project, which installed a multiple-building, multiple-floors patient tracking and a geo-fencing system to enhance patient safety. 4Liberty was in charge of comprehensive project management, network cabling and sensing device installations, main and independent distribution frames design and installation, asset tagging, management and more – while respecting the clinical work around the project.
The company also works with several major utility programs in Southern California on projects involving security protective measures, substations and distribution circuits.
Incorporated as 4Liberty since 2009, the company has undergone significant growth over the last three years, expanding to 135 employees. Looking to continue its growth in the coming years, especially in the utility sphere, 4Liberty recently hired an executive with major power in the electrical field.
Last month, Sharelynn Moore was appointed CEO of 4Liberty, tasked with leading the company to continue its upward trajectory and presence in the energy sectors.
“We’ve grown 3x in the last three years as a private company,” Moore said. “The amount of work done in sphere of energy has really exploded.”
Moore knows the field well. She is the former executive vice president, business development and CMO for Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) out of San Jose, California.
At Bloom, Moore drove topline growth and led the company nearly doubling revenue in three years and improved profitability. She also oversaw the company’s Korea business and served on Bloom Energy Korea’s Board of Directors.
Previous to that, she was senior vice president of networked solutions at Itron (Nasdaq: ITRI), where she had responsibility for the company’s largest business unit.
Elevating Presence in Energy
Moore said she expected she would end up retiring at Bloom Energy, “but the role for 4Liberty came along, and it’s the opportunity to have impact at the CEO level for a company that can get in and roll up our sleeves and partner with utilities and companies to do the work that’s needed. Together with our dedicated team, I am confident we will continue to deliver successful programs and measurable results for our clients, unlock future growth and elevate our presence in the energy industry.”
She also said the 4Liberty role “felt like my calling.”
Moore’s background of more than 20 years working in the energy and technology sectors, is a perfect fit for the company that grew under the guidance of Linda Cormier, who stepped away from her role as CEO, but will be a member of the 4Liberty Board of Directors as well as stay as majority owner of the company along with her husband, Art Cormier.
Linda Cormier called the timing of Moore’s hiring a “pivotal point in our strategic growth plan.”
She said the company needed a CEO who could build on its strong foundation “and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead to rapidly scale the company.”
OWNERS: Linda Cormier and Art Cormier
CEO: Sharelynn Moore
HEADQUARTERS: Kearny Mesa
BUSINESS: Professional and Technical Services
CONTACT: 619-400-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIAL IMPACT: Company is playing an active role in energy transition to cleaner energy and greater physical security
NOTABLE: 4Liberty is a Certified Women-Owned and Operated Business Enterprise