Western Reserve Energy Services

About Us

Western Reserve Energy Services, LLC’s executive team has 45 years of experience in small and large regulated and unregulated utility companies.

Ryan Wiegner, President and Chairman

Ryan has been President of Western Reserve Energy Services since 2012 and is responsible for corporate strategy, overall customer satisfaction, and wholesale energy operations. 

Ryan has 13 years of operations experience in small and large telecommunications companies. Prior to WRES, he was the Vice President of Network Operations for First Communications, a national facilities based competitive telecommunications carrier based in Akron, Ohio. Prior to First Communications, he was the Director of Network Operations for Expedient, a regional Internet service provider and data center provider that was based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ryan has held primary executive responsibility in various areas of operations including IT operations and development, supplier negotiation and purchasing, network operations, customer service, billing, as well as providing operational, financial and regulatory support related to 10 acquisitions. While at Expedient, Ryan was the principal customer service escalation contact in addition to having responsibility for the customer service organization. At both First Communications and Expedient, he provided cost structure models, retail rate structure analysis, and competitive advantage development in support of large sales opportunities. 

Ryan holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University.

Mark McGinness, Senior Vice President Sales

Mark has has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Mark was previously CEO and owner of Expedient Holdings, LLC, a Cleveland-based Internet service and datacenter provider. Prior to Expedient Mark was National ISP & Carrier Sales Executive at ICG Communications an Ohio CLEC based in Denver, CO, where he was instrumental in the company’s growth to a national CLEC. Mark later joined Allegiance Telecom an Ohio CLEC based in Dallas, TX to develop the wholesale and broadband organization. 

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Akron.

Cay Mullens, Director of Marketing 

Cay has 14 years experience in senior development and administrative roles with large national developers and builders. Additionally she has 10 years of customer operations experience with two businesses serving commercial customers. She began her administrative career as a Management Analyst and Systems Auditor.

Cay holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts from Marquette University.

Edward Wiegner, Vice Chairman

Ed has 12 years experience as Senior and Executive Vice President, and Director, with Wisconsin Power and Light Company and American Natural Resources in Detroit both at the time NYSE listed energy companies providing regulated and competitive energy services in the midwest. His responsibilities included customer service, government and financial affairs and overall corporate leadership. He has also served as Director of CoAmerica Bank, as Director of Great Lakes Gas Transmission, a Canadian/American competitive energy supplier and a Director of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Ed later served as a Group President for Progressive Insurance based in Cleveland. More recently he is a lead investor in several U.S. based startups.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) and a Ph.D. (Economics) from The University of Wisconsin - Madison.