Manoj Kumar, Founding CEO, Powerley
Manoj is an entrepreneurial business strategy and operations leader with 25+ years of experience. He has a successful track record of building, growing, and scaling businesses as CEO and serving in interim management/advisory roles with global public and private equity owned consumer and enterprise high-tech companies.
Manoj is currently a Partner in PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) private equity practice. His focus is on both energy and technology verticals.
He is the Founding CEO of Powerley, which built the world’s first real-time energy SaaS business through the utility channel. Powerley develops and delivers a utility branded DIY Home Energy Management Platform at the intersection of IoT, sustainability and consumer engagement to give households instant access to energy data and insights that reduce their energy waste and carbon footprint to make the world greener.
Prior to Powerley, Manoj was Partner at McKinsey & Co., Partner at PwC and Partner at PRTM (acquired by PwC). He has led 30+ enterprise level transformations for start-ups, public and private equity owned companies across the world – delivering growth and profitability. Earlier in his career held engineering roles at Cypress Semiconductor and Allied Signal.
He earned an MBA from the University of Michigan; an MS in Semiconductor Physics/Computer Engineering from Michigan State; and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Mangalore University India.