EnergySavvy adds VP Engineering, launches major utility customer

EnergySavvy adds VP Engineering, launches major utility customer
December 11, 2012 Anne Maertens

EnergySavvy welcomes Kalpana Narayanaswamy as Vice President of Engineering. In her role, Narayanaswamy will be joining the leadership team to manage software development alongside CTO Leo Shklovskii.

“We’re thrilled that Kalpana has joined our team,” said Aaron Goldfeder, EnergySavvy CEO. “She brings fantastic technical leadership experience, especially in enterprise software as a service, is experienced with all stages of company growth and raises the bar of an already incredibly talented product development team.”

Narayanaswamy has over 15 years of software development experience. Prior to joining EnergySavvy, she was Director of Engineering and Product Management at Doyenz, responsible for the CloudDR platform and partner relationships. Additionally, she co-founded SynerG, where she led the product strategy and development efforts of a federated data visualization and operational intelligence platform for large-scale enterprises. Prior experience includes eight years at Attachmate.

“I am excited to be joining EnergySavvy, to be part of a team with fantastic talent, great technology and phenomenal market traction,” Narayanaswamy said. “It is an honor to work for a company that has an impact in reducing the carbon footprint to make the world a better place.”

Tennessee Valley Authority Launches on EnergySavvy

A major new customer joined the ranks of EnergySavvy’s clients last week, when Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) launched with Optix Engage, EnergySavvy’s online audit tool.

EnergySavvy won a competitive RFP process earlier this year, and Optix Engage is now available to the customers of 155 local power companies via the company websites that are linked to TVA’s EnergyRight Solutions website. A mail-in paper-based audit is also available as part of the program.

EnergySavvy has grown its team significantly since adding $3 million in fundraising in July 2012 and plans to grow to 40-50 employees in the coming year. To support its expansion, EnergySavvy has moved into the Washington Shoe Building in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square neighborhood, which includes a number of tech companies such as Zynga, Surf Incubator, PayScale, Symform and Identitymine.