Welcome to NAME Energy Group

The NAME Energy Group

Thomas Spinelli, Founder & CEO

Tom Spinelli

Tom founded NAME Energy Group in January 2009 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President. Previously, Tom headed two general contracting firms and three different real estate development companies.

He had previously established a building supply and equipment rental company, which was subsequently sold to a subsidiary of Mellon Bank.  He also owned an accounting firm where he was instrumental in assisting several of the Mellon Bank’s clients to enter the public arena.

Spinelli had also been the Co-Chairman of Green Energy Management Services Holdings, Inc. from October 23, 2013 until May 2014.

Tom was also a Business instructor at Wagner College, holds a NYS License as a Certified Public Accountant and earned an MBA in Accounting and Taxation from Saint John’s University.

Gregory Shiffner, Chief Operating Officer

Gregory Shiffner has over 30 years of business experience in numerous private and public endeavors, domestically and internationally, which has enabled him to establish a formidable strategic business network that includes clients and contacts within the government and private sector. Greg has received several national awards for his philanthropic work and he has been a keynote speaker for 3 years at the African Caribbean Business Council bringing EE&RE technologies to various member countries of the ACBC.

Shiffner was CEO of SAS Global working with the VA commission and DOD, President of Elite Services delivering over $800 million in real estate projects over twelve years. He was also President of Effective Education, an educational training company operating on the CSE. 

Greg served as a board member for Children’s Cancer, Parkinson Disease and F.I.S.T.  He also served on the Presidential Council of Business and received several National Leadership Awards. In 2007 he received the NJ Distinguished Honored Citizen Award and named a lifetime member of the New Jersey Honor Legion.

Vince Murphy, Senior Vice President, Operations

Vince Murphy serves as a Senior Vice President for Operations at NAME.  Vince’s considerable experience includes the United States Navy, Senior Management positions in both facility and quality management firms. He also served as a managing partner in companies that served the environmental and lighting sectors. Vince was a past member of ASQ, BOMA, USGBC and the Positive Coaching Alliance. 

He has created procedures for and managed Quality Management, Compliance, Sales Support, Application Assessment and Specification, Financial Modeling, and Project Forecasting. Vince’s thrives in settings where he is able to convey his operational knowledge through instructor-led training seminars that he has produced over the past several years




Brian Lennan, SVP, Sales

Brian Lennan

Brian Lennan is a seasoned business executive possessing over 20 years of experience and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Sales for NAME Energy Group. 

Lennan has also served as the Director of Business Development of low-voltage products at NAME since 2012. Prior to his position at NAME, Lennan was the Senior Vice President at Ditati, a leading low voltage contractor that served a Fortune 500 client base. A seasoned New York City business executive, Lennan had managed sizeable teams in numerous data center projects throughout the country. In his current role, Lennan is responsible for leading the company’s endeavors in the areas of business development and corporate information technology.

By placing emphasis on business development, compliance, and risk management Lennan utilizes his entrepreneurial spirit and extensive leadership experience in an effort to drive NAME companies to achieve their full potential.


Hamid Pishdadian, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Pishdadian has been Chief Technology Officer at NAME since 2011. Mr. Pishdadian earned a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering.

Hamid worked as a research engineer at Brown University. Hamid holds 11 United States patents. He created the first Automatic Satellite Identification System for commercial use, which was the foundation for GPS. Hamid developed an automatic system to design the motor for sub-fractional water circulators using genetic algorithms; “TACO-0013” circulator was the result.




Akram “AK” Khalis, Lead Engineer, QC

Mr. Khalis is the lead engineer at NAME and is responsible for implementing, testing and deploying our software platforms across NAME’s suite of products.  In addition, AK’s team is responsible for quality control and commissioning of our energy management solution as well as our inspeXtor PoE Platform.   AK has an extensive background in software and hardware development, including several United States patents.  

AK holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the NJ Institute of Technology 




Tian Li, Director of Lighting Development – QA/QC

Tian Li

Li has been Director of Lighting Development at NAME since 2009.  Li is responsible for managing QA/QC programs and is active in developing NAME’s latest Inventfine Photometric lab.

Li earned his Masters in Electrical Engineering from SUNY at Stony Brook and is active with the NAME/Con-Ed energy partner team. Li remains focused on ways to promote and practice the intelligent ways to conserve energy.