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We thought…

Shouldn’t our homes be smarter?

12 patent pending inventions and oodles of awards later, we’re bringing you Curb – a single product that figures out where all your electricity goes, lets you control your home remotely, gives you money saving tips, and does lots of other cool things.

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Our Story

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a grand idea

The home should be just as tech savvy as your phone or your car

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The Concept

Solar customer pain points spark a dream and a plan

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Curb is born

A wildly talented team of data-loving engineers comes together

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Alpha units

First units installed for testing and development

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Beta units

Installed in ~200 residential homes and commercial spaces

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DEMO GOD Award

Accepted into Capital Factory, featured at SXSW Eco, and named DEMO GOD

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featured product

Curb featured on Innovation of Tomorrow Freescale Tour

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Award Winner

Curb wins Alphalab Gear National Hardware Cup

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“At Curb, we believe that the cheapest and cleanest energy is the energy that you don’t have to use. We are excited to share our solution for safer and more energy efficient homes with the world."

Erik Norwood, Curb Founder & CEO
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Team Curb

Erik Norwood
Erik Norwood
Founder & CEO

As a former solar executive and Boeing rocket scientist, Erik has been building products that push the boundaries of technology and bringing them to market for over a decade. Erik leads CURB’s strategic vision.

Bill Chatterjee
Bill Chatterjee
Chief Operations Officer

As six-sigma expert and experienced supply chain manager, Bill has led multiple companies from early stage to M&A. Bill targets CURB’s visionary goals while ensuring the product works and ships.

Eric Bear
Eric Gould Bear
Chief Experience Officer

Award-winning inventor of 100+ patents & app’s. 30+ yrs product design strategy (Microsoft, Yahoo!, Logitech, Samsung, Apple). Eric ensures that CURB is intuitive and positioned for success.

Tim Steckler
Tim Steckler
Director of Hardware

From his contributions in plasma fusion to architecting the worlds most advanced LED lightbulbs, Tim is an expert in developing new technologies. He leads the design of CURB’s breakthrough hardware.

Emilie Yeager
Emilie Yeager
Dir. of Product & Software

Emilie Yeager is a dev ops pro, engineering manager, small business owner, North Carolina native and DIY aficionado. For the past 15+ years Emilie has worked in technology, from systems administration to engineering to devops. Her specialties include AWS, Icinga, Python and butternut squash soup. In her spare time, she enjoys the Austin music scene, yoga, rock climbing, and two-stepping.

Courtney Thier
Courtney Thier
Sustainability Strategist

Courtney is passionate about energy efficiency and sustainability. With degrees in Environmental Engineering and Green Design, she is well equipped to ensure that internal operations and business development opportunities, helps partners make environmentally conscious decisions and push CURB to become a leader in energy intelligence.

Deeksha Srinath
Deeksha Srinath
Product Experience Evangelist

Deeksha comes from a multidisciplinary background that includes bioinformatics and data science. She ensures that end-user voices are represented in the software development process and works to ensure our customers' product experiences are as empowering and frictionless as possible.

Cody Rushing
Cody Rushing
Front-End Engineer

Cody has been building web applications since 2008. His career began developing browser-based experiences for clients such as BlackBerry, Samsung, and Southwest Airlines. Prior to finding CURB, Cody and his wife spent nearly a year living in Melbourne, Australia, working for GreenSync, a local startup that helps its clients respond quickly to changes in the energy grid through monitoring and automated controls.

Brandon Hernandez
Brandon Hernandez
Back-End Engineer

Brandon has developed software systems in a wide variety of fields, including IoT, casinos, gaming and more. He works to ensure CURB's backend services run efficiently, reliably, and scale to demand.

Neil Zumwalde
Neil Zumwalde
Software Engineer

Neil's dedication to creating a renewable future started with projects in industrial automation and waste heat capture, and that passion for energy efficiency continues with CURB.

Paul Murphy
Patrick Jackson
Software Architect

Patrick is an experienced software engineer, and works on CURB's firmware and cloud services.

Terri Morfin
Terri Morfin
Operations

Terri has over 20 years of sales experience working with large companies and start-ups in the electronic component industry.

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Zack Embry
Sales & Business Development

With over ten consecutive years of work experience in the solar industry, Zack has worked on residential and commercial solar installation, system design, solar equipment sales and distribution, public education and outreach, implementation of solar related policies for local and State governments, as well as off-grid solar system design.
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We’re always on the lookout for self-starters and high performers who are all-around amazing.

 

Board Members & Advisors

Pete S
Peter D. Schleider
Director

Pete started his career as an equity analyst following software that an engineer would use for several investment banks. He then managed money for about 10 years and then retired. He unretired to found several companies in the electric energy industry. He is now working full time at RKB Energy LLC doing greenfield utility-scale solar development in the US.

Ron Van Dell
Ron Van Dell
Advisor

Ron is the former President & CEO of SolarBridge Technologies. He has a proven track record of creating value for all stakeholders in early-stage, turn-around and larger scale businesses. He has deep experience in organization design and development across all functions, corporate/competitive strategy, international business and global accounts, technology road maps, business development and high-level B2B partnering.

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Roger McOmber
Advisor

Roger spent 11 years on Wall Street working at Oppenheimer, Brown Brothers and Lehman Brothers as the senior utility research analyst. While at Lehman Brothers, Roger headed the equity electric power group which covered electric distribution, generation and fuel cell technology. Roger then moved into managing money for Nomura and Carlson Capital before starting his own fund, the McOmber Energy Fund.

John Soyring
John Soyring
Advisor

John's areas of focus include strategy, research & development, marketing & sales, business development, product support & services and profit management in 180 countries. As a member of the IBM chairman’s senior executive team, he was also a member of the IBM Industry Academy Board and the IBM Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability Executive Board.

Howard Wegner
Howard Wenger
Advisor

Howard is the former President & CEO of SunPower Corporation. He has worked for more than 30 years in the solar and utility power field as an entrepreneur, engineer, policy-maker, and ultimately as an executive and board member of leading solar power companies --from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar public companies. He continues to help enable a clean all-electric future for buildings and transportation.

Gill Frosting
Gill Frosting
Advisor

Gil has has held positions as a global, multi-site, multi-cultural R&D/Operations leader and Business Unit GM. He is a proven and highly accomplished large-scale R&D and operations leader. He has developed and delivered new industry-leading technologies and driven them to successful businesses. Gil has also captured #1 market position in key markets including WiFi, LAN.



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