Sense Appoints Marshall Chapin as Chief Strategy Officer

BOSTON, March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sense, the home intelligence platform that interprets the power usage and activity of devices in the home, today announced the appointment of Marshall Chapin as Chief Strategy Officer. Chapin will lead the development of Sense’s growth strategy, including collaborating with utilities to design solutions that help them improve profitability, drive customer engagement, and develop new lines to serve end consumers.

“This marks a new phase of growth for Sense,” said Sense CEO Mike Phillips. “We look forward to building on our success selling directly to consumers, to help utilities improve their profitability and exceed their energy efficiency and system reliability goals.”

Chapin joins Sense from EnerNOC, where he served as Vice President of Sales responsible for utility sales, strategic alliances, and sales operations divisions. Chapin led EnerNOC’s marketing team through its initial public offering in 2007. Prior to becoming EnerNOC’s Vice President of Sales, Chapin was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Highland Pellets, a private equity group building wood pellet manufacturing facilities to supply the conversion of coal-fired power plants to biomass. Earlier in his career, he was the founding Chief Operating Officer of Envision Education, which built four public high schools in the San Francisco Bay area.

Chapin holds an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a BA in Philosophy from Kenyon College, where he was an NCAA All-American and was inducted into the Kenyon Athletic Association Hall of Fame. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Kenyon.

“Sense has built a profoundly powerful product in their home monitor and smart-home applications. Their high-resolution metering technology will fundamentally change how consumers interact with their homes,” said Chapin. “I’m proud to join Mike and this passionate team, and I look forward to helping Sense lead the evolution of the smart home and the utility of the future.”

About Sense

Sense's mission is to make all homes intelligent by keeping people informed about what's happening in their homes, and helping to make them safer, more efficient, and more reliable. Founded in 2013 by pioneers in speech recognition, Sense uses machine learning technology to provide real-time insights on device behavior, even for those devices that are not "smart." Customers rely on Sense for a wide range of uses including checking what time their kids get home, monitoring their home appliances, determining whether they left appliances running or doors open, and identifying how to reduce their energy costs. Sense is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. To make sense of your energy, visit:


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