Mark Rothleder is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the California Independent System Operator, leading a cross-functional team including policy, planning, operations and technology. Before being named to his current positon, he served as the Vice President of Market Policy and Performance. Mr. Rothleder’s previous positions included Executive Director of Market Analysis and Development, and Principal Market Developer and Director of Market Operations. As a member of the original ISO start-up team in 1997, he is now the longest serving ISO employee.
In spring 2009, Mr. Rothleder led a multifunctional team in designing and implementing market rules and software modifications related to the ISO’s Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade (MRTU). Since joining the ISO twenty-four years ago, Mark has worked extensively on implementing and integrating the approved market rules for California’s competitive wholesale energy and reserves markets.
Mr. Rothleder is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the state of California and holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California State University, Sacramento. He has taken post-graduate coursework in Power System Engineering from Santa Clara University and earned an M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining the ISO, Mr. Rothleder worked for eight years in the electric transmission department of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where his responsibilities included operations engineering, and transmission planning and substation design.