EGIA

Meet the Team

Introducing Our Management Staff

Bruce Matulich

CEO & Executive Director

Bruce Matulich joined the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) in 2003 as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, responsible for the Association’s overall operational management and strategic positioning. Bruce is also the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the EGIA Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the benefits the public receives from the home services industry through education, research and the development of the next generation of qualified workers. Under Bruce’s leadership, EGIA’s contractor organization has evolved into one of the largest and fastest-growing in the country. He’s been instrumental in transforming EGIA into a leading contractor education and training organization, all while representing the Association in key state and national industry forums and leading the design and implementation of EGIA’s utility and public sector programs.

Bruce is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of leadership experience in association management, utility operations and emerging technology marketing. He has served as: Executive Vice President at MainStreet Networks, an energy services company delivering automatic meter reading (AMR), online energy management & control and customized e-services to utilities energy services throughout North America; Chief Operating Officer for Energy Innovation Group, an energy services company delivering integrated energy efficiency solutions to local government and community based organizations; Marketing Director at CellNet Data Systems, a provider of wireless data communications, control and automation applications for the energy industry; and Director, Energy Efficiency Services at Pacific Gas & Electric, responsible for managing the utility residential, commercial and institutional energy efficiency and demand response programs.

Bruce holds degrees in Business Administration/Marketing and Industrial Technology from San Jose State University.

Joe Calabrese

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Calabrese is EGIA’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing all of EGIA’s financial and accounting practices. Joe is responsible for preparing all final budgets and reports as well as directing EGIA’s financial strategy to ensure long-term organizational success and sustainability.

Eddie Javaid

Chief Technology Officer

Eddie is EGIA’s CTO, and is responsible for the overall management of EGIAs Information Technology. Eddie has over 25 years of experience as a senior level information technology leader. He has led a number of major technology development programs for various fast paced Global Fortune 500 companies such as Oracle, Sony, and General Electric. Eddie has extensive experience creating Global Enterprise Applications, Oracle ERP, SAAS cloud based applications and building high availability systems. Prior to joining EGIA, Eddie held a Senior IT Management position at Sony PlayStation. Eddie is a graduate of the University of London (England) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Brighton (England).

Jeff Matulich

Vice President, Marketing & Member Services

As the Vice President of Marketing & Member Services, Jeff spearheads the strategy and directs the execution of EGIA’s overall member experience, external communications and membership growth initiatives.

Jeff leads the team responsible for identifying, planning and implementing EGIA’s various member benefit offerings including Contractor University training programs, Contractor Marketplace product and service discounts, Snapshot Survey industry wide research reports and more. He oversees the EGIA marketing department, as well as the teams responsible for events, membership sales, membership partnerships and member account management. He is the point-person tasked with building and maintaining EGIA as the largest and most successful contractor membership group in North America.

Prior to joining EGIA in 2007, Jeff worked at Liquid Agency, one of Silicon Valley’s leading brand marketing agencies, where he managed high-level marketing and branding initiatives for clients such as Intel, Logitech, LSI, Adidas and Visa. Jeff graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration.

Matthew Bratsis

Vice President, Contractor Services

As Vice President of Contractor Services, Matthew is responsible for all lending and finance operations within the EGIA Finance Clearinghouse. He works directly with lending partners and affiliates developing and creating the most up-to-date finance offerings for EGIA’s vast contractor base. In addition, Matthew leads EGIA’s business development strategy, as well as the design and implementation of finance training content.

Matthew has been an integral part of the home improvement finance industry for over 20 years, with stops at American General Finance, Greensky and Renovate America. Matthew attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a degree in Psychology.

Erin McCollum

Director of Utility & Government Programs

Erin McCollum is the Director of Utility & Government Programs at EGIA. As Director, the execution and development of government, utility, and public sector programs which promote private sector adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy best practices.

Prior to Erin’s current role, she led initiatives that supported contractor, manufacturer, and distributor development as the Director of Contractor Services at EGIA. Additionally, Erin managed the recruitment and enrollment for a variety of private and public sector programs.

She joined EGIA from ACI (Affordable Comfort Inc.) where, as the Program Director, she provided strategic direction of programming educational content for contractors, program implementers, academics, and government officials involved in residential resource efficiency.

Erin has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kent State University.

Darrel Yashinsky

General Manager, Member Services

Darrel Yashinsky is an experienced professional, with specific expertise mentoring, coaching and advising HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical trade contractors. His experience is unique and varied, from a hands-on technician working on extremely varied mechanical systems to reading and dissecting a company’s financial statement identifying areas of concern for a business owner. His knowledge experience and skills are exceptional and rare. He has the unique ability to connect with technicians, call takers, sales people and owners on a personal level as he has walked many miles in their shoes.

Darrel has a passion for helping contractors grow, succeed and meet their personal objectives.

Darrel is a licensed 313A Refrigeration Mechanic, holds a Master Heating License, G1 gas fitter as well as oil burner certificate of qualification both are the highest level of achievement in the heating and cooling industry.

Danny Rentschler

Creative Director

Danny is an award-winning Creative Director with a proven track record for translating complex ideas into slick, successful campaigns. He specializes in clean, sharp, and memorable designs that help build brand identities. Danny is constantly looking for new ways to do his work, new programs, new sites and new methodologies. Danny has built and managed brands from the ground up and has worn every hat on the rack. His experience includes all facets of print, web development, brand identity and management, project management, pre-press, and post-production.

At EGIA, Danny leads the design and development team that is responsible for producing all branding, web presences, and marketing collateral for EGIA, as well as its subsidiaries and partners. Prior to joining EGIA, Danny held creative leadership positions at several marketing agencies based in Northern California including Crocker & Crocker, RR Advertising and Ross Campbell. Danny graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in Graphic Design.

Toviah Walton

Director, Events Management

Toviah Walton has over a decade of experience in event planning and association management. As the Director of Events Management, Toviah is responsible for overseeing and executing all EGIA and partner related events. These events range from webinars and workshops to larger scale events such as EGIA’s annual marquee events, EPIC and LEAD. In planning over 85 nationwide events a year, Toviah spends much of her time securing venues, handling event logistics and administration, working closely with EGIA Contractor University faculty and securing thought provoking and celebrity speakers for EGIA.

Prior to working at EGIA, Toviah held membership and event management roles at the California Restaurant Association. Toviah graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology.

David Delgado

Distributor Services Manager

David Delgado is responsible for working with distributors to help them develop dealer development training programs with the EGIA Faculty. In addition, David also helps distributors by matching EGIA’s keynote speakers with the theme of their dealer meetings. Prior to joining the team at EGIA, David worked at LightSpeed VT and had to the opportunity to work with clients such as Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, Daymond John, and numerous associations. David was responsible for helping his clients grow their training business through training and speaking at industry events, online/offline marketing, and sales training. If you are a distributor that is looking for dealer development training program or keynote speaker for your dealer meeting, David is resource that can help you match EGIA’s resources with your needs.