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Jim Kiles

Founder & CEO

Chairman of the Board

Successful technology executive since 1995 (Intel, Convera, Eyetide, Visage, Cloudmark, Ground Control). In 2015, as a DOE advisor, Jim discovered the opportunity that became Vayu and has been laser focused ever since. 

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August Kiles


Head of Product

BSE (Operations Research) Princeton University

Strong background in all facets of product development including software engineering, data science and optimization.

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Gelu Vrabie

Vice President of Engineering

Oxford University

Computer Science graduate

Two years of experience in Data Science, including time at Facebook and Funding Circle.

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Ashish Badjatia

CFO & Co-Founder

Board of Directors

Over 25 years of international finance and operations experience including officer and director roles for both private and public companies.  Ashish holds a MIA from SIPA at Columbia University.

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Neil Cohen

Chief Revenue Officer

Over 30 years of sales and marketing leadership working with Fortune 500 companies and ground-breaking startups, including energy industry work with STEM and Agilon Energy.

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Patrick Hompe

Wind Optimization

Received A.B. in Mathematics cum laude from Princeton University and is a Master of Math Candidate in Combinatorics and Optimization at Waterloo.

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Doug Gilbert Smith 

Wind Markets Strategy

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Katherine Dykes

Wind Systems

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David Kirkpatrick

Wind Finance


Dan Keiser

Rice Energy Owls
Valhalla Investment Grp.


Jon Sigerman

IP Strategy

We're hiring!

Data Scientists
Wind Systems Operating Engineers
Drone Control Engineers
Front End Development Engineer
Cloud systems engineers (AWS, Azure certified)
Technical Assistant 
Financial Analyst
Marketing support
Channel Sales
Customer Success