SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bidgely, a leading energy analytics SaaS provider serving utility customers, has hired Greg Kostello as vice president of product to drive Bidgely’s product strategy. Kostello’s extensive background in consumer and mobile products for leading technology companies strengthens the team at Bidgely who are focused on helping utilities evolve to become trusted energy advisors for consumers.
“Bidgely’s strategy of creating relevant consumer experiences around energy usage is proven to drive increased efficiency and improved customer satisfaction for our utility partners,” said Bidgely CEO Abhay Gupta. “Greg has an impressive track record building exceptional consumer-facing technologies and will play a key role helping Bidgely create products that enable utilities to capture consumer mindshare in innovative ways.”
Greg Kostello started his career at Apple as a software engineer. He later helped build the core engine of what became the Firefox browser at Netscape. As EVP of Technology for MP3.com, a digital music pioneer, Kostello grew their community to 30 million artists and fans. More recently, Greg founded VMIX, a SaaS and mobile video service with 28 million users and top tier customers such as ESPN, Flip and Cisco.
“I found Bidgely after getting solar for my home because I was frustrated not knowing what was happening with my energy,” said Kostello. “Bidgely’s technology was so phenomenally useful that I became addicted to the easy-to-understand app. I was sold, and I even turned my solar installer onto it. My mission is to bring this ‘A ha’ moment to all consumers through meaningful experiences that better connect us to our energy use, while helping utilities bridge the gap between consumers and utilities in a new powerful way.”
Bidgely is transforming the way customers interact with their energy use. By combining the power of SaaS-based analytics with consumer-friendly web and mobile applications, Bidgely provides personalized and actionable insights that help customers save energy and enable utilities to build enduring customer relationships. The company works with utilities serving residential customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.bidgely.com or the Bidgely blog at bidgely.com/blog.
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