Gridpoint Expands Leadership Team with New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Tom Kloster and Melissa Blanken’s expertise supports the company’s mission to deliver energy savings for businesses while accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable grid

Reston, VA — July 15, 2021 — Intelligent energy network provider GridPoint today announced two new members of its executive team, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). GridPoint delivers energy savings, sustainability benefits, and resilience to businesses while accelerating the transition to a clean and reliable power grid, and is expanding its executive team as the company continues to scale.

As Chief Financial Officer, Tom Kloster will oversee all financial initiatives while partnering with GridPoint leaders and board members to manage the company’s rapid growth, including expansion of the company’s network of grid-interactive buildings. As a key strategic and operational leader, Mr. Kloster will optimize GridPoint’s financial structure to support the company’s rapid growth, drive cost initiatives, evaluate corporate and business development opportunities and manage investor relationships. Over a three decade career, Mr. Kloster has successfully enhanced the performance of multiple SaaS based tech-enabled businesses resulting in strategic sales or public equity offerings.

Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Blanken will elevate GridPoint’s brand to reach more businesses, utilities, strategic partners and investors. Ms. Blanken will also drive the positioning and go-to-market strategy for new product launches and features while partnering closely with the sales team to drive measurable results. She has decades of experience boosting brand awareness and sales opportunities for fast-growing, disruptive telecom, energy and technology companies, contributing to the strategic product positioning and go-to-market approach of many industry firsts.

“Tom and Melissa will help us meet growing market demand for our energy technology platform as distributed generation and energy storage proliferate, and as climate and resiliency concerns abound. With our expanded C-suite and ability to serve both sides of the meter, GridPoint is uniquely positioned to transform how businesses consume energy while supporting a stronger and more sustainable grid,” said GridPoint CEO Mark Danzenbaker.

Learn more about GridPoint’s executive leadership team.

About GridPoint

GridPoint’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable energy future by creating a network of grid-interactive buildings. By transforming the way commercial businesses use energy through hardware and AI software, GridPoint unlocks the decarbonization, sustainability, and grid resiliency required for a cleaner, more efficient tomorrow. The technology platform harnesses power and potential within a building to deliver energy, operational, and resiliency benefits. Networked together, these buildings provide reliable, precise, and instantaneous capacity for utilities and grid operators. GridPoint’s network includes Fortune 500 enterprises, utilities, government organizations and industrial complexes.