Rakesh Agrawal

CEO & President

Rakesh Agrawal has served the energy industry since the beginning of his career, and is considered a thought leader and true innovator across the industry. Since the early 1990’s, Rakesh has helped guide numerous companies through market de-regulation and the highly dynamic marketplace evolution that has been unfolding ever since then. He has been serving as a NAESB Board Member and Executive Committee Member for the Wholesale Gas Quadrant for the past five years. As a seasoned professional and a highly regarded visionary, Rakesh leads Trellis Energy in delivering complex, multi-tier, mission-critical solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. His ability to first understand and then envision a unique and scalable solution while still complying to the strict regulations required by the energy industry has made him a tremendous asset for all of Trellis Energy’s clients.

Rakesh holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Operations Research Decision Science from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor’s in Material Science Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, India, and he has earned numerous industry certifications in Information Systems Integration and Management. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, photography and spending time with his family.


Archana Srivastava

VP, Products and Engineering

Archana Srivastava is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of comprehensive technical, management, and leadership experience in architecting complex, enterprise level IT solutions. During the course of her career, she has developed deep expertise in the Financial Services and Energy industries. She has driven the productization of the Trellis software platform for both its On-Premise and SaaS offerings. As an integral part of the Trellis leadership team, she directs and helps drive business and product strategies from concept to launch. Her leadership in defining product and service offerings, pricing strategies, hosting solutions, and organizational build-out has proven invaluable to the Trellis organization. Archana is a key member of the overall Trellis Program Strategy Committee, and she maintains direct responsibility for Product Management, Product Engineering, Service Delivery, and Sales Support.

Archana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from City University of New York. She believes in continuous improvement and innovation. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening and trail running.

Ken Hans

VP, Sales and Marketing

Ken Hans is the Vice President of Trellis Sales and Marketing and brings more than 23 years of experience in the information technology industry to Trellis.  Ken is responsible for driving new customer relationships, strategic business partnerships and Trellis software product awareness to the marketplace.  His 15-year tenure with Blackstone includes a proven track record of performance across new client development, sales & marketing, engagement management, IT solution architecture, business process engineering, user experience, mobile programs, CRM, digital innovation, and large-scale complex IT initiatives.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He believes in building cohesive teams and “doing what it takes” to make clients successful.  Outside of work, Ken enjoys raising his four young children with his wife Liz, playing guitar, and doing triathlons.

Douglas Allen

Douglas Allen

VP, Client Services and Support

Douglas is the Vice President of Client Services and brings over 25 years of hands on experience serving the natural gas industry.  Douglas is responsible for account oversight, implementation delivery and customer success with the Trellis ETMS (Energy Transaction Management System) software platform.  Douglas’ career has been dedicated to the energy industry, and much of that has been spent in serving natural gas sector customers in roles with industry players, software companies and consultancies.

Douglas’ professional background spans organizations such as Quorum, SunGard FIS and running his own boutique consulting firm.  He likes the outdoors, is an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys spending time at his lake house relaxing with friends and family.

Hari Vijay

VP, Operations

Vijay is the Vice President of Operations at Trellis and bring more than 23 years of experience in the technology industry. Vijay is responsible for operational strategy and management across corporate communications, culture development, performance management, corporate recruiting and infrastructure. Vijay’s career spans key roles at HP, FINRA, Thomson Reuters and Cisco focused on product development, data analytics and software development. Vijay has helped create several initiatives and programs that truly help our employees and teams achieve their full potential.

Vijay holds a Masters’ Degree in Statistics from the University of Maryland. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and 2 kids. In his spare time, he teaches and performs Indian classical music.


Korrie Courneen

VP, Human Resources

Korrie Courneen possesses over 15 years of Human Resources experience and expertise. Her most extensive experience is in developing compelling internal programs, policies and initiatives designed to enhance the overall employee experience. She has been the primary architect for Trellis Energy’s compensation, benefits, and retention strategies, and she has developed several employee recognition and celebration programs that have truly helped elevate the company culture and performance to new heights each and every year.

Korrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University; she holds the certification of Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources Management, SHRM-SCP. She resides in the Bay Area and enjoys spending time with her daughter.