EnergyHub appoints Benjamin Hertz-Shargel VP of analytics

EnergyHub, a home energy solutions provider, announced the appointment of Benjamin Hertz-Shargel as vice president of analytics.

Hertz-Shargel will serve as EnergyHub’s lead data scientist, responsible for analytics within EnergyHub’s Mercury software platform.

“We’re excited to bring Ben on board to take our platform to the next level, bringing even greater intelligence to our customer, utility and OEM offerings,” said Seth Frader-Thompson, president and co-founder of EnergyHub.

Hertz-Shargel will focus on developing next-generation analytics, which will provide EnergyHub customers with deeper insight into energy usage from the more than 15 billion data points collected by EnergyHub every month.

Most recently, Hertz-Shargel was vice president of technology at ThinkEco, where he managed the company’s software and data team and participated in the formulation of its technology strategy. Prior to ThinkEco, he held applied research positions at the Quantitative Strategies group at Credit Suisse, the New England Complex Systems Institute, the MIT Physics Department, and Icosystem Corp. Hertz-Shargel has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Northwestern, a Master of Science in Mathematics from the Courant Institute at NYU and a doctorate in Mathematics from UCLA.

“It’s a privilege to join such an established leader in home energy management and demand response,” Hertz-Shargel said. “I look forward to contributing to the already substantial analytics capabilities of the Mercury platform and building out the next generation of the company’s customer and utility-facing data services.”

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