Hara, Energy Management Systems

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A proven leader in the energy and sustainability software space, Hara brings domain expertise and world class execution to global companies and public sector organizations who are demanding a new approach to energy and sustainability management.

Hara’s strategic approach to managing energy and sustainability focuses on visibility, actionable insight, advanced analytics and optimization for maximizing returns on invested capital. We create a single system of record from which decision makers can actively participate in the creation of energy savings across the enterprise. Our approach provides the tools needed to create near-term and long-term strategies that benefit the bottom line and long term organizational sustainability.

Hara’s enterprise software platform for energy and sustainability management dramatically reduces energy costs and risks to substantially improve operating profit margins, increase shareholder value and enhance sustainability.

The Time to Act is Now

Strategic management and optimization of energy consumption is a here and now opportunity. Companies and organizations are leveraging new technologies, innovation, best practices and benchmarks to drive success and transform their businesses in a transparent environment.

As strategic energy management moves up in priority, it is also following a parallel path of increasing importance for executives across industries. Better decision support is needed to set top-down targets and caps, and to track the effectiveness of capital being deployed in energy efficiency related projects. Bottoms-up demand side consumption data needs to be aggregated and matched with supply side information, including energy prices and contractual terms. Having these systems and visibility in place enables companies to manage energy price and usage volatility.

About Hara

Hara redefines the basic principles by which energy and resource efficiencies are analyzed, implemented and managed to create strategic, enterprise-level decision support systems that help organizations unlock substantial untapped value in energy and sustainability management. Our technology uncovers inefficiencies in the energy supply chain to provide visibility, insight and actionable means by which to achieve new sources of cost savings, risk mitigation and value creation that delivers sizable economic and sustainable benefits for our customers, and increased shareholder value.

Domain Expertise

Hara provides unparalleled domain expertise in energy, sustainability and software sectors. Our leadership and development teams are focused on providing value to our customers that is identifiable, transparent and sustainable over time.

Management Team

Daniel P. Leff, Chief Executive Officer
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Victor Chen, Senior Corporate Counsel
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Dr. Volker Enders, VP of Client Services and Co-Founder
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Tom Foody, Chief Financial Officer
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Stephanie Hess, Director, Corporate Communications
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Michael Mann, SVP of Sales and Marketing
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Prakash Menon, VP of Development
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Ellen Raynor, VP of Program Management
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Amit Singh, VP of Product Strategy
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Udo Waibel, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
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Dianna Wilusz, VP of HR and Operations
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Board of Directors

Members of the Hara Board of Directors are senior executives and investors in enterprise software, cleantech and energy, with extensive experience leading start-ups and established companies to long-term growth and success.

Amit Chatterjee

    • Co-founder of Hara Software
    • Former Senior Vice President of SAP’s Governance, Risk and Compliance unit.

Ray Lane (Chairman)

    • Chairman of the Board of Directors, HP and Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
    • Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Oracle Corporation

Dan Leff

    • Hara Chief Executive Officer
    • Former Advisory Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Tom Mawhinney

    • General Partner, JAFCO Ventures
    • Former President, COO, and Co-Founder of North Systems

Ajit Nazre

    • Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
    • Former Senior Vice President of SAP’s New Venture Unit, SAP Inspire

Roger Siboni

    • Former Chief Executive Officer at Epiphany, Inc
    • Former Chief Operating Officer at KPMG LLP

James (Jim) Sweeney

  • Director, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford University
  • Professor, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Advisory Board

Hara’s Advisory Board is comprised of industry thought leaders and distinguished academics who are experts in environmental science and sustainability, energy, policy and technology.

Shep Burton

    • Consultant to U.S. EPA’s emerging GHG mandatory reporting rule and former member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board and Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC)
    • Contributing author to IPCC and recognized in the IPCC’s award of 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

Sam Chiu

    • Professor of Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
    • Expert on green supply chain and environmental operations

David Gottfried

    • Founder, US Green Building Council and World Green Building Council
    • Managing Director, Regenerative Ventures

Arpad Horvath

    • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
    • Expert on carbon lifecycle analysis
    • EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee Member

Ed Rubin

  • Professor of Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winning Team Member

Hara Investors

Hara has raised $45M since initial funding in 2008 from some of the leading global investors in enterprise software, clean technology and energy. These world-class investors support Hara in its mission to dramatically reduce energy costs and risks and enable organizations to substantially improve operating profit margins, increase shareholder value and enhance sustainability.

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Hara Customers

Hara customers, from global companies to the public sector, are forward thinking organizations that understand that energy management and sustainability are intrinsically linked. Our customers take a leading edge approach to energy management and sustainability across internal operations and supply chains and are known innovators, often ranked at the top of their industries for energy, sustainability and green practices.

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Hara Partners

Hara partners are uniquely positioned to provide our customers with end-to-end software and service solutions that address every aspect of energy management and sustainability, including energy and environmental infrastructure, climate change strategy, resource monetization, operational efficiency and cost reduction, product and service optimization and delivery and support.

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