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Leadership

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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

Co-Founder

Simulation Architect

BSE (Operations Research) Princeton University

Responsible for Vayu Simulation, the core system that enables all Vayu services and products. 

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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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Anthony Lavezzo

Lead, Front End Development

B.S., UC Santa Barbara

Vayu Data with Palantir Foundry

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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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Patrick Hompe

Lead Site Planning, Simulation, and Data Science

BA (Mathematics) Princeton University

MS (Mathematics) Waterloo

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Gelu Vrabie

Chief Technology Officer

Oxford University, Com. Sci.

Responsible for all Vayu technology and infrastructure.

Experienced Data Scientist who spent time at Facebook and Funding Circle.

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 

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Doug Gilbert Smith 

Advisor
Wind Markets Strategy

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Katherine Dykes

Advisor
Wind Systems

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David Kirkpatrick

Advisor
Wind Finance

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Dan Keiser

Investor
Rice Energy Owls
Valhalla Investment Grp.

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Jon Sigerman

Advisor

IP Strategy