Steve Hambric signed with eSmart Systems US, Inc. as President of North America operations
Steve Hambric assumes the position as President of North America operations for eSmart Systems US, Inc., effective October 28. Mr. Hambric will lead eSmart's ambitious strategy and commitment for growth in North America. This strategy was launched after a June Investment of $34.4M by Innogy and Energy Impact Partners.
"This is an exciting step in eSmart's North America expansion. We believe that Steve has the right qualifications and experience to scale our U.S. organization and shape our solution strategy to create even more value for North American electric utilities and other energy delivery opportunities”, says Knut Gustavsen, CVP and former President North America at eSmart Systems US, Inc.
Steve Hambric succeeds Knut Gustavsen, who will be taking on a new role within the company.
Steve Hambric has more than 20 years of professional experience in various leadership functions within the energy and utility industry. Most recently as a VP responsible for Itron’s portfolio of Consumer Energy Management solutions, owning their strategy, growth and P&L. Prior to Itron's acquisition of Comverge, he was on the leadership team of Comverge and Instrumental in transforming their business. Prior to this, he was at Opower leading up to their IPO and sale to Oracle. Mr. Hambric has also consulted to energy and utility companies at Sapient and McKinsey & Company. See full bio.
He is a proven leader in the energy and utility space and is known for building strong teams and optimizing how solutions are developed, sold and delivered. He is eager to take on his new role at eSmart.
“I am passionate about sustainability and have focused my career on helping utilities deliver energy that is more reliable, clean, affordable and safe. eSmart Systems leverages proven cutting-edge software to create value across all these categories. I believe in eSmart's technology, the team and our ability to create meaningful societal value with electric utilities and other industries”, says Mr. Hambric.
About eSmart Systems
eSmart Systems AS is a developer of disruptive intelligent analytics targeting utility and energy markets. eSmart, which is headquartered in Halden, Norway, currently consists of almost 80 employees with offices in Norway, Denmark, the UK, and US. The company was founded in 2012 and has commercial revenues from large and established utilities and transmission & distribution grid operators. Key owners of the company are Kongsberg Digital, Energy Impact Partners, Equinor Ventures, Nysnø, innogy Ventures and several Norwegian utilities.
eSmart Systems US, Inc. is a subsidiary of eSmart Systems AS, and has its US headquarters in Bellevue, WA.