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The Powerley Team

One team to proliferate the energy-driven smart home.

Meet our Leaders

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Rahul Prakash

Chief Executive Officer

Rahul has over twenty years of investing and management experience. He has been involved as an investor, manager, advisor and a board member for numerous companies, both nationally and internationally. He offers a unique perspective that helps companies realize the best value for their stakeholders and is an investor/owner-manager who has led a significant number of successful exits.

Chris Weiss

Chris Weiss

Chief Technology Officer

Chris leads the technology and customer services of Powerley’s end-to-end integrated software platform. Chris has 25+ years of technology leadership experience, including developing software, building systems, and providing a broad range of technology services. He prides himself on building a collaborative approach to innovation, drawing from both technology and business. Chris holds two bachelor's and two master’s degrees from Michigan State University.

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Paul Wezner

Chief Product and Customer Officer

Paul has more than 15 years' experience in the technology space, leading digital strategy, product management/marketing and client success organizations. Since joining Powerley as the company's first employee in 2015, Paul has emerged as a subject matter expert in the smart energy space, bringing multiple products to market, and serving on SECC board. Paul holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Matthew-Tilchen

Matt Tilchen

VP, Hardware Engineering

Matt brings 20 years of experience in embedded systems design and firmware development, leading Powerley's hardware eng. efforts since 2015. He manages the full product development lifecycle for Powerley's innovative hardware products. Matt is a subject matter expert in Zigbee Smart Energy and other smart home protocols such as Z-Wave and Matter. Matt holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Kettering University.

Jim Khoury

Jim Khoury

VP, Sales

Jim Khoury leads the commercial strategy at Powerley. A proven leader with over 20 years of experience in the utility field, Jim boasts an engineering background which complements his strategic acumen in the commercial space. Previous to Powerley, Jim held leadership positions at Schneider Electric and Eaton. Jim holds a BSc and MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Jason Sieloff

Jason Sieloff

VP, Supply Operations and Delivery

Jason has led Powerley’s Supply Chain Operations team since 2016. With over 25 years of experience developing supply chain and business strategies, Jason has brought this experience to Powerley and has laid the foundation for Powerley’s supply chain and logistics. He holds an MBA from FIU and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.

Ward Camp

Ward Camp

VP, Regulatory

Ward Camp leads Powerley’s regulatory efforts. Ward’s 40+ years of experience covers the spectrum of acting as legal counsel to major investor-owned utilities, to regulatory efforts in competitive markets, advanced metering infrastructure and all things related to grid modernization. He has been on the board of most major industry groups, founded the Smart Meter Manufacturers Association of America.

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Brandi Urquhart

Head of Finance

Brandi heads the accounting/finance functions for Powerley. She has spent her entire professional career in the accounting field, where she developed a love for numbers. A proven professional bringing her progressive accounting experience with both public and private companies to the forefront. In additional Brandi has a knack for creating and improving processes, and posses strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Amber Clement

Amber Clement

Head of Human Resources

Amber directs Powerley’s Human Resources efforts through recruiting, benefits, employee engagement, and compliance. She’s spent her career helping startups, national, and global companies navigate the pillars of HR. Amber has a passion for building teams and finding great talent. Throughout her career she has helped companies create a fun and engaging culture, navigate change, and win top workplace awards.

James Bumbaugh

James Bumbaugh

General Counsel

Jim brings over 20 years of legal experience to the team, from both large law firms and as internal General Counsel.  Jim’s expertise entails intellectual property, marketing,  technology transactions, data privacy compliance and commercial transactions.  As General Counsel, Jim has developed a keen understanding of the unique needs and concerns of Powerley’s utility partners.  Jim oversees all legal and compliance matters affecting Powerley and addresses issues related to regulatory compliance, terms of service, infringement concerns, false advertising, and third-party content permission and licensure.  Jim is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds both a BA and JD from Michigan State University. 

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