Jaech out as CEO of Verdiem

Jeremy Jaech (Tech Alliance photo)

Jeremy Jaech has stepped down as CEO of Verdiem, the heavily-funded Seattle company that helps businesses and government organizations better manage PC power consumption. The news was first reported today by Xconomy, which notes that Jaech’s bio has been removed from the company’s Web site.

It’s unclear when Jaech — who previously founded Aldus, Trumba and Visi0 — left the company. He’s been replaced by John Scumniotales who previously worked at Pacific Edge Software.

Jaech is a bit of a superstar in Seattle tech circles, having previously co-founded (sold to Aldus) and Visio (sold to Microsoft). Trumba, the online calender company that he founded prior to joining Verdiem, didn’t take off as planned.

But, nonetheless, Jaech is considered one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the city, and it will be interesting to see where he lands.

We’ve reached out to Verdiem and Jaech and we will update the post when more details emerge. The company is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Catamount Ventures and others.

Jaech, a University of Washington computer science grad who grew up in Richland, Washington, joined Verdiem in November 2008. He currently serves as chair of the Technology Alliance, a technology industry group based in Seattle.

John Cook is co-founder of GeekWire, a tech news site in Seattle. Follow on Twitter: @geekwirenews.

[Jeremy Jaech photo via the Technology Alliance]

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  • Harry Dean

    work of CEO is not really suitable for rich guy like Jaech. It is too much work and responsibility. It is much easier to spend time at your yacht or vacation house when there are troubles