QBA Team

Gerard V. Metzler

President, Founder

Gerry has over 35 years of experience bringing the highest level of management consulting service to clients across many industries. During his consulting career primarily in “Big Four firms” and then for IBM’s Global Consulting Business, Gerry has offered pragmatic leadership and counsel while taking on tough industry challenges.

In recent years, Gerry has served on the board of CCET (Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies), GridWise Alliance Cyber-security, and the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Grid 3.0 Workshop. Gerry is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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William Grayhack


Bill has over 30 years of academic, consulting and business leadership, and is the former CIO for the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Prime Contractors. Bill has worked as an energy industry consultant, implementing PMOs, meter data management systems, and work management systems, as well as leading numerous post-merger integrations. Bill has a BS (Mechanical Engineering) and MS / PhD (Applied Mathematics) from Northwestern University, as well as an MS (Manufacturing Systems Engineering) from the University of Pittsburgh, and continues to work as an adjunct professor of mathematics.

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Don Mak


Don is a seasoned partner working with clients to develop and implement strategies to deliver effective business solutions to address energy and utility industry issues. These issues address grid modernization with the shift in focus to distributed energy resources. Don’s experience span customer engagement, operational efficiencies and information technology. In this capacity, His current focus is to work with clients on blockchain initiatives to deliver business value.

He led the implementation of the first secure, cloud-based, system to provide electricity consumption data to 7 million customers across 4 distribution utilities.

Don has shared perspectives from US smart grid solutions with international delegations from Africa, Asia, and South America through the US Trade and Development Agency. These discussions informed country policymakers’ and industry leaders’ strategies for grid modernization based on US experiences.

Providing open and honest perspectives based on successful client engagements. Don’s counsel focuses on client objectives – professionally and individually.

Don holds an MBA from The Wharton School and is Energy Blockchain Consortium certified.

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Kevin Monagle


Kevin works with energy & utilities companies and their technology partners to design and implement smart grid, big data, cybersecurity and digital customer experience programs. Kevin has led project teams recognized for excellence, including four IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards and a Smart Metering Project of the Year Award.

Kevin has been granted smart grid-related patents (US 8937456 B2, 8872667 B2) He is a graduate of Indiana University (BS) and received his MBA from London Business School.

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Myles Wallace


Myles Wallace is a Partner with QBA, heading up Practice Operations and Client Delivery. Prior to joining the Company, Myles was the Asia Pacific Regional Director for a global consulting firm. He has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Math and Computer Science from Emory University. As a QBA professional, Myles strives to treat people fairly, engage the team, exceed expectations and do it with a smile.

Eileen Monagle is a consultant and project manager who oversees publicity and social media for Quantitative Business Analytics LLC. Eileen also works on MDMS software implementations. She believes that extensive customer engagement is key to the expansion of a successful business.

Louis Kun


Louis is an experienced professional with 25+ years in Technology Strategy, 15 of that focused on the Energy and Utility Industry including challenges such as IT/OT Convergence, Customer System Renewal, Analytics, AMI, and Mobility.

Louis has led multiple AMI deployment initiatives, and some of the ground-breaking accomplishments in these implementations include the first near-real-time integration between AMI and the outage systems, the first “2nd wave” transition from one MDMS to another including data conversion, and the establishment testing best practices for efficiency between live meter testing and simulation. He is considered a thought leader in both AMI and IT Strategy, and has authored the methodologies and approaches for large consulting practices in both areas.

Ultimately, strategy is about guiding action. Louis seeks to strike an effective balance between helping clients make well informed planning decisions, and aggressively executing against those plans to deliver results for his clients.

He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and his undergraduate in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Eileen Monagle

Consultant, Project Manager

Eileen recently designed and executed the marketing materials for the Landis+Gyr 2019 Miami tradeshow showcasing and presenting services offered by QBA to over 600 potential clients.

Eileen holds a BS in biology from the University of Connecticut.

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Mary Kate Wallace

VP of Finance, Business Operations

Mary Kate Wallace serves as the VP of Finance and Business Operations for QBA. Mary Kate has an extensive Big Six and industry financial and operations leadership background. Her degrees include: MBA, University of Pittsburgh; MHA, University of Pittsburgh; BA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh. Mary Kate believes the most important qualities for a QBA professional are integrity, trust and client responsiveness to build lasting relationships.

Wesley Pietri

Consultant, Client Relations

Wes is a consultant at QBA with 3 years of experience serving clients in the utilities industry, having worked on several large-scale AMI implementations and complex system integrations. Wes also has technical training experience as a subject matter expert for Landis+Gyr’s MDMS-VEE Exceptions Management module. As a former two-sport collegiate athlete, Wes understands the value of teamwork and commitment in the workplace when striving toward a larger goal. During his tenure with QBA, he has served in various analytical roles on teams with a focus on delivering optimal solutions to every day business problems. Wes is a graduate of Spring Hill College with a BS in Actuarial Mathematics.

Patrick Metzler


Patrick is a consultant with QBA who has had a vast array of experiences working in energy and utilities. He has worked in a number of areas including AMS, compliance, and cyber security. He has worked with systems including Meter Data Management System and Energy Management System. Handled functions varying from VEE on the MDMS to creating and executing test plans on the EMS before deployment. He has a bachelor of science from Duquesne University. Some traits of a good QBA consultant include honesty, integrity and practical knowledge of the systems they are working with.

Noah D. Bullock


Noah is a consultant with more than 10 years of experience creating and deploying data-driven solutions to complex energy and utility problems. Noah has built and implemented a large number of mission-critical analytics applications and brings extensive knowledge in secure, high-availability, real-time systems. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston University.

Blake Wotring


Blake is a senior consultant with more than 35 years of experience developing data solutions which elevate the performance of manufacturing, asset management, utility and global supply chain operations. He brings solutions from a broad range system integration experience including AMI, MES, SCADA, and ERP product design. Blake has a proven track record of optimizing data system analytics into tools that transform business performance.

Jorge Solis


Jorge is a technical consultant with 3 years of experience at QBA with a wide range of experience in areas including engineering, test management, project management, and AMI technical implementation and upgrades. He has developed and applied his IT skills to support a variety of large-scale software implementations all across the country. Jorge has a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Murali Gouda

Middleware, Technical Operations

Experienced consultant with more than 10 years delivering systems analysis development, testing and administration services. This experience includes working on AMI and Smart Grid solutions. MS, information systems, Virginia international University.

Munender Gouda

Senior Architect (Middleware/Cloud Technology Advisor)

Senior Architect with more than 20 years delivering large-scale systems integration programs. Applied structured methodologies for systems analysis, development, testing, capturing, analyzing and documenting requirements, identifying, documenting and delivering the business processes and the right Business Solution for each client, business blueprinting, meeting customers' business needs and implementation services. This experience includes more than 14 years working on AMI and Smart Grid solutions. Playing the lead role [ Subject Matter Expert (SME)] with customer-facing experience and supporting successful implementation of complex projects, driving cross-functional coordination and managing the implementation and/or integration of products/applications or new features for clients, including user guide and user training. Business Analyst - analyzing the existing systems (AS-IS), its associated interfaces, its shortfalls, working with business SME(s) and delivering Functional Requirement (FR) and Non-Functional Requirement (NFR) Document – stating WHAT must be delivered.

SAP PO/PI, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Meter data management system (Landis+Gyr / Itron MDMS),Demand Response, Oracle Customer Care & Billing (CC&B), Business Process Analyst.

SAP Certified Technology Associate -SAP PI (7.50), Certified AWS Solution Architect /Google Cloud/Devops, Base SAS Certified Programmer