Deputy Director, Office of Markets and Innovation
New York State Department of Public Service
Zeryai is the Deputy Director of the Office of Markets and Innovations at the NYS Department of Public Service (DPS), where he leads the Clean Energy, Market Policy and Transportation Electrification staff sections at the Department of Public Service. Prior to his appointment to the DPS, Mr. Hagos was the Senior Director of Business Development at Uplight (formerly named Tendril), where he helped grow a distributed energy resources platform called Orchestrated Energy. Mr. Hagos began his career at General Electric, where he most recently served as the Growth & Strategy Director for GE’s Power business in the US. Zeryai’s responsibilities at GE included leading cross-business growth initiatives, managing GE's long-term power market forecast in North America and serving as a subject matter expert for the US power markets in support of corporate strategy. Zeryai holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and political science from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in economic forecasting at the State University of New York at Albany. Zeryai currently lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and two daughters.