About EnergyDeck

EnergyDeck is an analytics-based Internet of Things platform for the built environment, that represents a step change from the traditional approach to energy and resource management. The EnergyDeck value proposition is based around highly flexible data import capabilities, crowd-sourcing of building performance data and advanced analytics, all delivered through a simple and powerful user interface. This enables users to improve building efficiency as well as occupant health and well-being, ultimately reducing costs and increasing asset value.

"As a firm, we believe in transparency, engagement, ownership and the power of data. We strive to contribute our share to making the world a better place by bridging the information gaps in the built environment and ultimately helping owners and users generate value from running their buildings better."
- Ben Kott

Meet the team

Benjamin Kott

CEO & Founder

Before founding EnergyDeck, Benjamin was Google's Green Business Operations Manager and Clean Energy Advocacy Manager for Europe. In these roles, he was responsible for a broad range of initiatives ranging from building efficiency programmes to major climate change campaigns. This includes Google's first investment in renewable energy generation outside of the U.S, and Google PowerMeter. Benjamin holds a Master's degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Munich Technical University and an MBA from Insead in France. He is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of the BBC and a sustainability mentor for the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Programme.

Tim Hooper

Commercial Director

Tim has worked within the energy industry for more than 25 years and has gained significant experience in energy management, metering and energy analytics. Tim was Managing Director of EnergyICT who provide energy management and metering solutions to many of the largest blue chip companies, moving to Centrica as one of the original team who implemented energy services with British Gas Business. After 6 years at Centrica he focused on UK residential smart metering with roles at RWE npower and Capgemini where he lead a number of initiatives including smart meter operations for mass roll out of Smart Metering.
An established leader of technology businesses and a proven record in creation & delivery of innovation projects within small and large organisations. Tim applies a commercial view to technology and innovation projects and has been successful in developing and deploying a number of high profile projects.

Becky Lewis

CTO

Becky has spent her career so far being responsible for architecting, building and maintaining a wide variety of systems, from simple websites to complex, distributed systems. She has a passion for building well structured, highly scalable and robust software that can stand the test of time.
Becky is responsible for heading up EnergyDeck's technical teams and ensuring that the company's technical direction is well founded.

Jack White

Key Account Manager

Jack is an expert in metering and energy management platforms. Having worked as an electrical engineer for 10 years he has developed a broad understanding of energy meter hardware and software systems, connected buildings and technologies designed for energy and carbon reduction. Previously Jack was Operations Manger at Building Sustainability Ltd, where he worked with universities, commercial landlords and blue chip companies. He produced metering system strategies and designs, and has experience identifying and implementing energy reduction projects in the context of Salix and Energy Performance Contracts (EPC). Jack is currently studying for a Bachelor of Laws with the Open University.

Olexiy Strashko

Tech Lead

Olexiy has 10+ years experience in software development. He is an expert in organising development processes from recruiting to product delivery. Prior to EnergyDeck Olexiy worked in a range of different areas from CMS/CRM/SAP R3/e-commerce at Negeso NL to business intelligence tools at NCube LTD. Later he co-founded WebRiders, were he worked with a number of international clients. Olexiy is responsible for overall engineering team management, product development and final delivery. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Kiev Polytechnical Institute.

Alex Gorodetskyi

Software Engineer

Alex has 2+ years of experience at EnergyDeck, where his primary responsibility is for the system's ETL layer along with automated meter readings processing and buildings modelling. His fields of interest are Artificial Intelligence, Smart Housing, IoT, accompanied with a passion to build world-class products. Alex obtained a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Kiev Polytechnic NTUU "KPI" in 2014.

Colin Eatherton

Front End Developer

Colin has been developing websites for over 10 years and focuses on providing fluid user interfaces and optimum user experiences. While studying front end development, he spent several years managing energy efficiency campaigns, bringing the benefits of Smart Metering technology to customers through a Big6 UK energy supplier. Colin's role at EnergyDeck is to continually develop the product, optimise features and the overall user experience.

Nicholas Robert

Data Scientist

Nicholas has 4+ years experience in advanced data analytics and mathematical modelling. Prior to EnergyDeck, he worked in the Canadian energy resource sector developing solutions ranging from predictive modelling via machine learning, to data visualisation and database design. At EnergyDeck he is excited to be able to harmonise a passion for data science, statistics, and cutting edge research with his interest in creating a positive shift for sustainability in the world. Nicholas is responsible for working with the engineering team to design and develop data science solutions and analytical magic. He holds a BSc. in Mathematics from the University of Alberta in Canada.


Advisory board

Mario Chisholm

Founding Principal, SVS Real Estate

With over 10 years experience in the real estate industry, Mario successfully closed real estate transactions with a value in excess of €3bn. Mario held a leading role in the pan-European real estate team at Och-Ziff, has worked as the Head of Spain at real estate private equity fund Benson Elliot as well as working at Goldman Sachs and Citi in their respective real estate lending businesses.

Florian Krueger

Managing Director, Krueger & Partner

An experienced Board level executive with a successful track record in business & market development, product management, sales and contract negotiation. Broad and deep knowledge of the enterprise architecture, business intelligence, outsourcing, big data, and process management industries with business and strategic relationships built at all levels within world-leading organisations.
Extensive experience of software licensing, sales, marketing of professional services and business strategy definition & execution.

Amit Pau

Managing Director & Operating Partner, Ariadne Capital

Amit is deeply passionate about helping companies exploit disruption (business models and technology) to transform their business. His 20+ years experience in the TMT industry has given a robust platform to launch numerous market leading solutions in areas such as enterprise mobility, mobile entertainment, managed data services, digital marketing and electronic commerce. Whether it is in a corporate leadership role or an entrepreneurial environment Amit consistently drives innovative ‘go to’ market strategies in order to deliver quantum growth.

Peter Kaestel

Founding Partner, Invencardo Ltd

Peter is a director and senior business consultant with with twenty years of experience in finance, consulting and sustainability across different organisations and products. He has a profound track record of general management, business and product development, sales and marketing and consulting for major players. Peter has held various management and board positions and has a postgraduate degrees in business economics and environmental sciences.

David Short

Commercial Real Estate Sustainability Expert

David brings 18 years’ experience combining deep domain expertise as a lawyer in the fields of environment, energy and technology, with commercial acumen developed through in-house in roles in risk management, asset management and sustainability leadership for real estate, infrastructure and technology businesses.
David designed and managed GE Capital Real Estate’s sustainability program covering commercial real estate investments as landlord and lender. He also advised multiple GE businesses on corporate occupier sustainability strategy and worked with GE’s technology & software businesses on market development of technology solutions addressing energy challenges for the built environment.

Nick Martin

VP Europe at Invaluable

Nick has extensive, executive-level sales and marketing leadership experience and proven capability as a general manager in businesses ranging from blue-chip to start-up. Nick has a wide range of experiences in the technology and enterprise software space. This includes senior leadership positions at IBM, Verisae and Hara. As MD for EMEA at Hara, a VC backed energy and carbon management software, he successfully launched the European offering, recruited a top tier team and won several blue chip clients including Reed Elsevier, WPP and Aviva.

Greg Chant-Hall

Head of Sustainability at Skanska Infrastructure Development

Greg is a chartered sustainability professional and Fellow member of IEMA with 20 years of experience with environmental and social sustainability. He works with a range of organisations, from blue-chip companies, to government, research bodies and SMEs. Greg's focus over the last 10 years has been with the construction value-chain and he currently works in project finance.

Diana Davidson

Founder and Managing Director at Vertemis

Diana qualified as a Chartered Environmentalist member of the Energy Institute in 2010 after a career in professional services with several FTSE listed companies, predominantly in director level roles. She founded Vertemis, her own smart energy consultancy in 2010 and is Chair of CLEMG, the Central London Energy Management Group, Energy Saving People and Clear World Energy Ltd. Diana joined Energy Saving Finance in 2014 as their Business Development Director.

Ioannis Orfanos

Investment Management and Advisory, Real Estate &
Energy Efficiency

In his current capacity, Ioannis is advising on energy efficiency policy development, funding mechanisms and investment incentivisation. He is also advising on investment strategies for sustainable value creation in commercial property portfolios. Ioannis has originated and structured value-add real estate and energy efficiency investments. He has also identified and managed high-yield asset management and development opportunities for international equity funds. In the past, he worked for Europa Capital in London, where he oversaw real estate development investments in Europe.

Awards & Press

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Finalist 2015

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Finalist 2014

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Finalist 2014

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Winner 2013

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Finalist 2013

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Finalist 2013

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"Crowdsourcing is the answer to cutting energy bills, says ex-Google startup EnergyDeck"

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"20 Inspiring Startups Aiming to Improve the World"

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"EnergyDeck to take energy management to the masses with free software"