Aaron Goldfeder: CEO and co-founder
Aaron is responsible for the overall strategy, leadership and growth of EnergySavvy. As an innovator at the intersection of software and energy efficiency, he is frequently sought as a speaker at industry events. Prior to EnergySavvy, Aaron was a Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft, where he was a key leader on Windows XP, the Dot Net Framework, Local Search and a Microsoft Cloud Services Platform. Aaron is an inventor on ten patents, has traveled to nearly 60 countries and loves to snowboard. He earned a MS and BS in mathematics from the University of Washington and Florida, respectively.
Leo Shklovskii: CTO and co-founder
Leo is responsible for the overall technology and user experience strategy and process for EnergySavvy. Under his leadership, our product has received rave reviews and considerable imitation. He worked as a developer focused on web applications at Amazon.com, Redfin and D.E. Shaw. He created novel and effective data visualization at Amazon and performed critical architectural and scaling work at Redfin and Amazon. Leo loves to absorb new technologies, push boundaries and play ultimate frisbee. Leo holds a BS in computer science from Yale University.
Scott Case: COO
Scott leads EnergySavvy's product strategy and ensures that we blend innovation and customer needs to achieve breakthrough solutions. He has authored numerous industry articles on consumer engagement with home energy efficiency and is frequently sought as a speaker on the topic. Scott's expertise in online marketing and software product management stems from his five years at aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), where he managed the development of aQuantive's ad serving tools. Scott holds an MBA from MIT and a BA degree in political science and economics from Williams College.
Kalpana Narayanaswamy: VP of Engineering
Kalpana leads EnergySavvy's engineering team and is responsible for all development initiatives. Kalpana brings over 15 years of software development experience and holds several patents. She is passionate about startups and delivering new, innovative software products to market. She was recently director of engineering and product management at Doyenz responsible for the CloudDR platform and partner relationships. Prior to Doyenz, she cofounded and led the product strategy and development efforts for SynerG, federated data visualization and operational intelligence platform for large-scale enterprises. Kalpana also spent eight years at Attachmate as an engineer, manager and Director of Product Development managing SOA and user organized enterprise product initiatives. Kalpana loves to travel around the world and cares deeply about the welfare of animals. Kalpana holds an MS in computer science from the University of Texas.
Board of Directors
Karl Siebrecht: Chairman and co-founder
Karl is a founding board member of EnergySavvy. Most recently, he was CEO of ad technology company AdReady. Prior to founding EnergySavvy and joining AdReady, Karl was president of Atlas at aQuantive, before its $6B acquisition by Microsoft. Prior to aQuantive, Karl was a manager at Bain & Company, and spent four years in the United States Navy as a Diving Officer. Karl earned an MBA with honors from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, and a BA in economics from Duke University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of King FM and AdReady in Seattle.
Mike Galgon: Board Member
Perceiving that online advertising was not advancing rapidly enough to meet the demands of marketers, Mike Galgon co-founded aQuantive, Inc. (formerly Avenue A, Inc.) in 1997 to drive the development of digital marketing and technology. As president and general manager of Avenue A from 1997 to 1999, he led the creation and execution of the company's business plan. Mike also served as acting chief technology officer for the company's Atlas DMT business unit from 2001 to 2002. Later, as aQuantive's chief strategy officer, Mike oversaw the company's strategic direction, including business development initiatives and marketing efforts. Prior to founding aQuantive, Mike served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1990 to 1994 and spent one year as a full-time volunteer with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Duke University.
Dean Sciorillo: Director at EnerTech Capital
Dean has been investing in energy technology companies and projects for 14 years. He joined EnerTech in 2004 and focuses primarily on the firm’s power and utility related investments. Dean currently sits on the board of OwnEnergy and is a board observer on Tangent Energy Solutions and N-Dimension Solutions. He was a board observer of CoaLogix and key team member of its successful sale. Prior to EnerTech, Dean spent 15 years with Exelon Corporation in the corporate venture capital, strategy, several corporate start-ups and power generation groups. Dean received a BS in Finance from LaSalle University and an MBA from the Fox School of Temple University.
Tim Woodward: Managing Director of Prelude Ventures
As Managing Director of Prelude Ventures, Tim builds on 25 years of venture capital investing experience working with talented entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Previously, Tim was a Managing Director for 15 years with Nth Power where he led investments in companies involved in renewable energy, demand response, advanced materials and outsourced utility customer management. He was the lead investment partner for that firm's successful investments in Evergreen Solar (ESLR), Comverge (COMV) and Proton Energy Systems (DESC). Prior to entering the venture capital business, Tim was involved in the launch of First Source, a company providing industrial solvent recycling services. Tim currently serves on the board of directors for AllConnect and Allotrope, and has oversight for Prelude Ventures' investments in Aquion and QuantumScape.
Bradley Zenger: Managing Director of Pivotal Investments
Brad Zenger is co-founder and a Managing Director of Pivotal Investments where he focuses on resource efficiency. Prior to Pivotal, Brad was an entrepreneurial sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in identifying new markets, building businesses and driving global growth. In 1997, he co-founded Pixelworks Inc., a fabless semiconductor company in the advanced display market listed on the NASDAQ in 2000. Prior to Pixelworks, Brad led marketing and new business development teams for In Focus Systems, the market leader in the digital projection market. He was part of the team that grew revenues from $50M to nearly $250M over five years. Brad started his career in the US Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer. Brad has a BSME from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Scott Case and Leo Shklovskii serve as board participants and Aaron Goldfeder as a director.
Michael Blasnik: Technical
Michael is an expert in statistical analysis of utility billing and energy usage data, assessment and refinement of engineering algorithms for predicting energy usage and savings, and the mathematical modeling of building performance. In addition, he is a noted national expert with 25 years of experience working with utilities, private industry and government agencies.
Dave Markarian: Senior Policy Adviser
Dave Markarian focuses on providing representation and pursuing solutions to optimize corporate value in complex competitive and regulated industries. Before joining EnergySavvy, he led teams at NextEra Energy, Inc. pursuing clean energy policy initiatives, amassing a substantial track record of success in business, as well as legal and governmental-regulatory arenas.
Matt McCaffree: Industry and Regulatory Policy
Matt has worked across energy, telecom and water on regulatory policy, demand side management and utility resource planning throughout his career. He has approached utility regulatory issues from the perspective of an industry consultant with the Brattle Group, an energy efficiency advocate at the Edison Foundation, and a utility vendor at Opower. Matt is currently Director of State Regulatory Relations for the National Association of Water Companies, serves as a faculty member at NARUC's Rate School and is a member of the advisory board for the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.
EnergySavvy is backed by a group of private investors including Prelude Ventures, Pivotal Investments, Summit Capital, and leading independent investors such as the Northwest Energy Angels.