Utility software company Utilidata hires Jim Crowley, EVP of sales

Utility software company Utilidata Inc. recently hired Jim Crowley as executive vice president of sales, the company announced. The global software company partners with utilities to modernize the electric grid.

Crowley previously worked for Industrial Defender and Lockheed Martin, leaders in security and defense contracting.

“With more than 25 years of experience in high-tech sales management, Jim brings extensive experience in building and managing excellent sales teams and developing sales channel partnerships,” said Scott DePasquale, chairman and CEO of Utilidata. “We’re glad to have him join the Utilidata team as we work to expand and grow our business.”

Before joining Utilidata, Crowley served as vice president of global sales at Industrial Defender, where he was responsible for global sales of software and services for the company’s suite of control systems security products. Under Crowley’s leadership, Industrial Defender tripled sales and built a blue chip customer base in the utility and chemical, oil and gas space, leading to a successful acquisition by Lockheed Martin.

“I’m thrilled to be part of a company that’s improving the electric grid and helping utilities make smarter decisions,” Crowley said. “Utilidata has developed technology that captures unprecedented real-time data, and there is tremendous opportunity for utilities to use this information to address challenges in reliability, integrating distributed resources and cybersecurity.”

Crowley also previously held sales management positions at: mValent, a configuration management vendor acquired by Oracle; Imperva, an application security vendor; and Eprise, a leading content management vendor. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Siena College.

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