Andrew Barbeau, President

Andrew Barbeau is President of The Accelerate Group, a Midwest-based strategic consulting and innovation firm focused on accelerating large civic change initiatives. Through The Accelerate Group, Mr. Barbeau has helped companies, governments, and not-for-profits working to advance clean tech , smart cities, innovative government and economic development projects at a local and global scale.


Rebecca Goold, Analyst

Rebecca Goold is an Analyst with The Accelerate Group.  Rebecca is working on innovative energy pilot projects and new distributed energy resource policies and initiatives in the Midwest.  Most recently, Rebecca was working in asset management for a national solar developer. She received her BA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2012.  While at Indiana, Rebecca had the opportunity to study sustainability in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Since graduation, Rebecca has worked in the deregulated energy space focused on customer relationships, operations, and compliance.

Anand Narasimhamurthy, Developer

Anand Narasimhamurthy is a software developer at The Accelerate Group. Anand is working on The Accelerate Group’s Site.Energy smart building platform, and supporting big data initiatives. Anand recently graduated from Illinois Tech with a Master’s Degree in computer science, while working on research projects related to smart grid systems. Previously, Anand worked as a software engineer with a branch of Alcatel Lucent.