Verdigris Expands Leadership Team to Support Global Growth

Company appoints Charles Blaschke as enterprise account executive and Jake Masters as vice president, head of solutions engineering

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 12, 2021 – Verdigris today announced the expansion of its leadership team, naming Charles Blaschke as enterprise account executive and Jake Masters as vice president, head of solutions engineering. The appointments come amidst growing global demand for Verdigris’ smart building management solutions that help businesses improve building efficiency, reduce energy waste and decrease carbon pollution.

“Verdigris prides itself on having a dynamic team that shares a common goal to eliminate energy waste,” said Mark Chung, co-founder & CEO, Verdigris. “Both Charles and Jake have a wealth of energy knowledge and experience that will further fuel our innovation and help our company reach new levels of success. We are excited to have them on board.”

As Verdigris’ Enterprise Account Executive, Charles Blaschke is accelerating global growth operations by securing new customers and strategic partners. Charles has more than 15 years of experience across a variety of industries and is on a mission to solve the world’s energy problems using technology. Prior to Verdigris, he founded and served as CEO of Taka Solutions, a leading smart energy efficiency provider. Charles is a prolific speaker on energy-related matters and has spoken at the UN, with the IFC, UNEP FI, and at more than 50 conferences worldwide. He holds a BS in Mechanical Science from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

“The timing in the world is right for energy efficiency and technology in buildings,” said Charles Blaschke, enterprise account executive, Verdigris. “I have seen, used, tested, and built energy technology and products for 10 years and know that what Verdigris has is special. To have the best in hand at this time that solves real problems is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am eager to take Verdigris’ leading technology to the world as it deserves and needs to be.”

In his role as Vice President, Head of Solutions Engineering at Verdigris, Jake Masters serves as the conduit between the sales/growth teams and the engineering team, ensuring Verdigris customers’ technical needs are met and exceeded. Jake has 25 years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur and leader. Prior to Verdigris, he founded Enmetric Systems where he pioneered the first “Enterprise Plug Load Management System.” He also served as CTO at Redaptive, where he developed a low-cost high-accuracy submetering platform. Jake is an innovator in the energy technology space and the award-winning products he developed are estimated to have saved over 2M metric tons of CO2.

“What attracted me the most about Verdigris is the people,” said Jake Masters, vice president, head of solutions engineering. “The founders, Mark, Thomas and Jon, have brought in world-class talent in all departments, and have fostered a wonderfully open and supportive culture where individuals truly feel empowered to do the best work of their careers.”

Verdigris offers the most advanced energy metering in the world, monitoring circuits in real time at 8,000 times per second to help customers reduce their energy spend, meet mandates for energy reduction, and achieve carbon reduction goals. For more information on Verdigris, visit www.verdigris.co.

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About Verdigris
Verdigris Technologies is a leading AI company that empowers the world’s smartest buildings with data, insights and automation. Through artificial intelligence and IoT-enabled sensors, Verdigris learns and distinguishes the equipment components of commercial buildings, providing rich data streams about critical equipment. Powerful analytics constantly scan this data to find hidden inefficiencies, produce actionable reports and empower building managers to optimize facilities management. Among other honors, Verdigris was named one of the top ten Most Innovative Companies in Energy by Fast Company and selected as the Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Leader in the North American AI-based Energy Management and Automation Industry. Verdigris is headquartered at the NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley, California with offices in the US and Taiwan. See verdigris.co for recent press and testimonials. For more information, please contact Media Relations at press@verdigris.co.