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Enterprise Software Sales Leader Dave Garcia Joins AutoGrid Systems as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations

Exec Brings Over 17 Years of Enterprise Sales Experience to Rapidly Growing Software Company to Accelerate Adoption of Its Energy Analytics Offerings

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, announced today that Dave Garcia has been appointed Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations.

In this role Dave will have global responsibility for AutoGrid's direct sales, channel sales, strategic partnerships, pre-sales, sales operations and professional services. Dave will be building a world class direct and inside sales team to complement AutoGrid's channel partner strategy as the company continues rapid growth in both domestic and international markets.

"We are thrilled to welcome someone with Dave's track record to join our team," said Amit Narayan, CEO of AutoGrid. "His deep experience in building and scaling world-class enterprise software sales and support organizations at startups as well as large organizations will be instrumental in managing and accelerating our customer growth."

Dave brings to AutoGrid a solid track record of building high performing teams and fostering strong customer relationships. As VP of Sales at SAP, he managed mission-critical applications and professional services. Prior, Dave drove 20% year-over-year growth as VP of Sales and Alliances for Datango, an internationally based company, which was acquired by SAP. Dave has also held sales leadership positions at Softscape and OnDemand Software, which was acquired by Oracle.

"AutoGrid has already forged a market leadership position in what I believe is one of the largest business opportunities in the software space," said Garcia. "I look forward to working with Amit and the rest of the team to further expand our leadership role in applying Big Data analytics to the energy sector."

On a fast-paced, high growth trajectory since launch, AutoGrid announced their first energy app, Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) in 2012. In 2013, AutoGrid opened up its underlying Energy Data Platform (EDP) to 3rd party application developers to help accelerate the delivery of groundbreaking new products for the energy industry.

Power providers including Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Austin Energy, E.ON, and City of Palo Alto Utilities have announced the use of AutoGrid's Big Data Analytics technology to improve the reliability and productivity of their operations. AutoGrid has also partnered with several global organizations such as NTT DATA, Schneider Electric, and Silver Spring Networks to expand its market reach around the world.

About AutoGrid Systems

AutoGrid is dedicated to bringing the power of Big Data, predictive analytics and Internet scale computational techniques to the production and consumption of electricity. Serving utilities of all sizes, grid operators, electricity retailers, ESCO services companies, and end-users, AutoGrid develops and markets services that both help lower costs and improve reliability of the electricity supply chain. For more information, visit www.auto-grid.com.

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