Why We're Here
We believe energy efficiency should be easy. With technology and data, the opportunity to solve operational and efficiency problems in the built environment has never been greater. We're dedicated to unlocking the energy potential hiding in buildings; saving energy resources and improving our world in the process.
In 2012, when we looked at the available technology, we saw a smattering of products that could solve small pieces of the problem, but the solution was far from complete. The industry was fraught with vague savings claims, antiquated processes, overpriced hardware, and no means to make sense of data even when people could get their hands on it.
We saw a need for a comprehensive kind of technology, and we knew it would take a comprehensive kind of company to build it. That's why we founded Bractlet.
Alec Manfre - CEO and Co-founder
Recently named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in energy, Alec is passionate about reducing the energy consumption of buildings. Since graduating from Georgia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Alec has led the execution of Bractlet's vision and strategy. In the few hours each week not at Bractlet, you can usually find Alec playing golf or dominating a Spikeball net.
Matt Lynch - CPO and Co-founder
Responsible for product vision and roadmap for the Bractlet Energy to Profits™ platform, Matt believes that energy efficiency should be easy to implement. Matt received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech with a concentration in energy systems. Matt also believes that finding good craft beer and fresh oysters should be easy...and helps the rest of us with it.
Brian Smith - CTO and Co-founder
Brian is a full-stack engineer and leads the development of Bractlet's technology, automating the most advanced building energy modeling and simulation platform in the world. Brian received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Committed to achieving goals, Brian recently qualified for the Boston Marathon after a few intense training months in the Texas heat. (Congrats Brian!)
Eric Moxham - CFO
Eric brings 20+ years of financial experience as an advisor, investor, and operator in the energy sector. Eric received a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Away from the world of business plans and financial models, Eric is passionate about spending time with his wife and two young children, playing tennis, watching the Premier League and plotting his next ski trip.
Mark Ellsworth - VP of Sales
With 25+ years of sales management and leadership experience in the energy and commercial building industries, Mark understands the customer pain points with energy inefficiency and how Bractlet can help. Mark received a BBA from Drury University. When not helping customers save energy, Mark is relaxing in his backyard arboretum (and well deserved with two sons now in college).
Nick Cardwell - Director of Engineering
Nick leads the energy modeling and analytics team, bringing over 12 years of experience in integrating complex data with cutting-edge physics-based simulations. As an expert in heat/mass transfer and energy simulations, Nick relishes the opportunity to solve complex problems with data. He received a PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler. Nick enjoys the outdoors and working with animals; his furry American Shepherd (Maverick) is known as the Chief Happiness Officer around the office.
Rick Clemons - Director of Marketing
Twelve years of leadership experience in energy technology commercialization for venture backed startups and Fortune 100 companies. Rick is receiving an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and received a BS in Engineering Physics from University of the Pacific. Passionate about soccer, Rick enjoys playing pickup in Zilker Park and watching the Premier League on most weekends.
Jeff Hunt - Senior Energy Engineer
Energy engineer with 35+ years of experience in identification, evaluation, and implementation of energy efficiency measures. Jeff received a MS in Architectural Engineering with emphasis on building environmental systems from the University of Kansas and a BS in Architectural Studies from Oklahoma State University. An avid sports fan, Jeff takes time away from evaluating new technology for inclusion in the Bractlet database to root for his favorite college and local pro sports teams.