Ushering In a Sustainable Future with Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Technology

Climate change is a real threat to our planet and we need to mobilize people across the globe to catalyze change. At Virtual Peaker we’re focused on transforming and optimizing the electric grid and believe distributed resources are the answer. We’re doing our best to save the planet. Literally.

How We Got Here

Our founder and CEO, Dr. William (Bill) Burke, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Controls, Energy, and Machine Learning. His dissertation examines how to control thousands of thermostats to benefit both homeowners and utilities. As a builder and engineer, Bill sees the massive opportunity for utilities to manage their loads and engage their customers through the IoT and connected in-home devices.

A Kentucky native, Bill left the Bay Area to bring his family back home to work as an advanced systems engineer for GE developing high-performance residential energy management software. He started Virtual Peaker in 2015 with its first client, Glasgow (Kentucky) Electric Plant, and now the SaaS company has expanded to become a global leader in demand response programs. The team at Virtual Peaker is fun-loving, smart, and full of energy, and Bill is thrilled to be based in Louisville, an emerging tech hub with enormous talent and potential.

Taking the Lead: Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to help utilities decentralize, digitize, and decarbonize using loT and smart home tech so that together we can help save the planet.

Our Core Values

From the beginning, we’ve tried to make decisions our stakeholders would be proud of. Our core values are at the center of every one of those decisions, and our growth is rooted in these values. Really, it’s that simple.

Open-Minded

We have strong
opinions held
loosely.

Honest

Honesty is paramount
in everything we do
and say.

Inclusive

We have an appreciation
and respect for diversity
of thought and culture.

Friendly

Not only are our people
friendly, but our technology
is user friendly.

Decisive

We have a bias towards
action. We move quickly
and deliberately.

Planet First

Climate change is
an existential threat and we
are here to do our part.

Our Team

Meet the Team That Makes Virtual Peaker Special

Our team brings years of experience in energy, technology, and market development to the table. We are powered by the greatness of our team, and wholeheartedly believe each and every member brings unique skills to help build technology for the new energy future.

Aaron Allehoff Software Development Intern
Syd Bishop
Syd Bishop Sr. Content Specialist
Ana Bogdanova Product Manager
Bill Burke Founder & CEO
Andrew Cenci Marketing Manager
Elizabeth Hahn, Software Development Intern
Elizabeth Hahn Software Development Intern
Todd Hudgens Senior Software Developer
Sydney Hughes Marketing Intern
Emily Keller Senior Designer
Greg Ledva R&D Engineer
Bob Mattingly, Senior Creative Designer
Bob Mattingly Senior Creative Designer
Cameron Minch Client Success Manager
Shadea Mitchell VP of Customer Success
Joey Mudd VP of Engineering
Amber Mullaney VP of Marketing
Sasha Ndlovu Client Success Manager
Spencer Newman Chief Financial Officer
Shawn Offutt Software Developer
Graham Park Security Developer
Jeff Quigley VP of Sales
Kevin Quinlan Software Developer
Susan Reale Sales Director
Jorge Saucedo Software Developer
Stacia Secreriat Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist
Kurt Strecker Software Developer
Corey Severson Sales Executive
Sarah Warner Software Developer
Andrew Weigel Account Executive

Careers

Learn About How to Join Our Team

Do you agree that we need to face climate change head-on? Are you passionate about saving the planet and making a difference in the work you do? If so, we want to hear from you. Let’s affect change together. 

SEE OUR OPEN POSITIONS