Seattle startup EnergySavvy has hired Kalpana Narayanaswamy as vice president of engineering, managing software development alongside CTO Leo Shklovskii. Narayanaswamy previously served as director of engineering at cloud startup Doyenz, and before that co-founded SynerG and worked at Attachmate for eight year.
“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.”
In addition to the new appointment, EnergySavvy also inked a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority, which has agreed to use the company’s online audit tool Optix Engage. The tool is now available to customers of the 150 local power company websites that are linked to TVA’s EnergyRight Solutions program.
EnergySavvy raised $3 million earlier this summer, and plans to grow to as many as 50 employees in the coming year. It also recently moved into the Washington Shoe Building in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
EnergySavvy is led by Aaron Goldfeder, a former Microsoft manager who earned degrees in mathematics from the University of Washington and University of Florida, and Leo Shklovskii, a former Web developer at Amazon.com, Redfin and D.E. Shaw.