Dallas, Texas, Feb 5, 2020 – ENTOUCH, the industry leader in smart building technologies, announced the appointment of Jon Bolen as the new CEO and a director.
Robert Chefitz, managing partner of EGIS Capital Partners and chair of ENTOUCH’s Board of Directors, states, “We welcome Jon into the CEO role. Recognized for his leadership and in-depth understanding of the business as well as his enthusiasm for the success of the company, the board is confident Jon will lead ENTOUCH on a path of continued growth and expansion.”
Bolen, previously served as ENTOUCH’s COO and was the architect of industry leading ENTOUCH.360 service. He brings over 20 years of technology enabled business expertise to the role. He commented, “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead this dynamic company filled with creative and dedicated professionals. We are committed to helping our customers improve the planet and increase their profits, one building at a time.”
A veteran of the restaurant and retail space, Bolen spent seven years with Westec Intelligent Surveillance, now Interface Security Systems, in roles including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer. He led the development of Westec’s disruptive video as a service offering. Bolen earned his MBA with High Honors from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
The company also welcomes Eric Denton as their new CFO. With over 10 years of finance and operations experience, Eric brings with him an understanding of the dynamic retail technology landscape. He started his career at Ernst & Young as an analyst and subsequently held progressively more senior finance roles. Most recently, Eric served as CFO at a Ziosk, Inc., an innovative technology start-up revolutionizing the guest experience and economics of casual dining.
Additionally, ENTOUCH is pleased to announce Richard Chleboski, a cleantech visionary and veteran, will join the board. Rich has held senior management positions at leading cleantech companies including Chief Financial Officer of lithium-ion battery start-up 24M, Managing Director of Canadian Solar, CEO of Bandgap Engineering, and Cofounder, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Evergreen Solar. He is currently managing director of Savvy Growth.
Chleboski joins Chefitz and other board members: industry luminary Scott Boxer, who ran the largest divisions of industry leaders Lennox and York; Dave Kirkpatrick, managing director of SJF Ventures and founding co-chair of Impact Capital Managers; and David Matthews, managing director of RevTech Ventures and Trailblazer Capital.
ENTOUCH is the pioneer in energy management as a service and smart building technology. Our turnkey solution optimizes operations while reducing energy usage to drive profitability for multi-site businesses. We are the only provider that owns our entire technology stack and has the capability to take over heterogeneous systems and manage them from a single cloud solution. We lead the industry in speed and quality of deployment, and the ENTOUCH.360 service has earned a 100% renewal rate.
Verticals served include Fitness, Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Restaurants and Childcare. A sampling of our customers include Group 1 Automotive, Office Depot, Aldo, Kindercare, 24 Hour Fitness and Chuck E. Cheese. Improving our planet and your profits, one building at a time. For more information, please visitwww.entouchcontrols.com.