Case Studies: Enphase Energy

Access Search Partners (ASP) firms Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry (SPMB) and Gillamor Stephens help Ephase Energy build their worldwide executive management team.

Enphase EnergyBy combining the power of solar energy and the proven advantages of communications technology, Enphase Energy products make solar power systems productive, reliable, smart and safe. Enphase delivers microinvertor technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies desing and instillation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management.

Growing by 100% a year, Enphase Energy needed help in building their executive management team and turned to Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry (SPMB), a Bay area technology search firm that considerable experience working with emerging companies in clean technology. SPMB successfully recruited the Chief Financial Officer; Vice President, Engineering; Vice President, Sales; and Vice President, Marketing and three independent Board of Directors for Enphase Energy.

When the time came to expand internationally, Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy turned to SPMB for assistance. SPMB was a founding member of Access Search Partners (ASP), the leading global technology search partnership with offices in Boston/New York Metro area, Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe. Andy Price of SPMB introduced Paul to Steve Lavelle of Gillamor Stephens in London. Gillamor Stephens subsequently recently completed four searches for European leadership positions across the UK, France and Italy.

Paul Nahi stated, "SPMB has been instrumental in building a world class management team for Enphase Energy. In addition, their relationship with Gillamor Stephens has been a tremendous asset in the establishment of our European offices. The quality of the two companies has been outstanding and the results speak for themselves." He added, "Gillamor Stephens did a great job of starting us off in Italy and France with leadership positions there and we will continue growing into Europe".

Andy Price of SPMB stated, "Because all ASP firms have similar technology practices and search methodology, Gillamor Stephens was a good match to help Enphase Energy internationally. We were able to bring Gillamor Stephens up to speed on the company's culture and the industry landscape which helped in crisp execution of the searches."

According to Steve Lavelle of Gillamor Stephens, "Enphase Energy is a great example of how Access Search Partnership can support a high-growth Clean Tech firm with its global expansion, across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Working in a co-ordinated and collaborative manner, the individual firms use their in-depth knowledge of regional talent pools to deliver world-class hires for this exciting company."

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