Microsoft Vet joins EnergySavvy

Source: Geekwire, November 17, 2011.

Charlie Ellis

Charlie Ellis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft who worked on the Excel and SharePoint teams, has joined three-year-old Seattle startup EnergySavvy. Ellis tells GeekWire that he was ready to leave his job at Microsoft, which he said had become more about dealing “with organizational complexity.”

“At EnergySavvy, I found a great combination of an awesome and dynamic engineering team, serious science, and UX that makes that science accessible,” said Ellis. “Knowing it’s a product which does good — reducing our energy demands and dependence on imports, helping create jobs — while enabling customers, partners, and users to do well sealed the deal for me.”

Founded by former Microsoft employee Aaron Goldfeder, former and Redfin employee Leo Shklovskii and former aQuantive executive Karl Siebrecht, EnergySavvy’s software powers the energy efficiency programs of utilities and government agencies.