EnergySage, a Boston-based online solar marketplace, has added a former Buildium executive who was an early product leader at Constant Contact to its leadership team.
The company told BostInno that Alo Mukerji will join EnergySage as its vice president of product on Jan. 1. Mukerji most recently held the same position at Buildium, a company that provides property management software that she joined in 2014. Earlier, Mukerji was a director of product planning at Constant Contact, where she worked for six years.
In an interview with BostInno, Mukerji said she decided to join EnergySage in part because the company had similar qualities to Constant Contact and Buildium, which both work with small and mid-sized businesses. But she also found the company’s environmental angle appealing, with its goal of making it easier to buy solar installations.
“I love the fact that it’s so mission-driven, and it was a great opportunity to get on both the consumer side and SMB side,” Mukerji said.
Founded in 2009, EnergySage’s marketplace is like an “Expedia for solar,” where homeowners can look up solar installation quotes from roughly 450 installers on the website. According to EnergySage spokesman Nick Liberati, the company’s revenue is projected to grow 125 percent this year, and it was the No. 1 organic traffic website in the solar industry, according to website analysis service Alexa. The company surpassed $3 billion in solar project requests in 2017, Liberati added.
Mukerji said she will help EnergySage, which currently has 25 employees, build out the company’s product and development team and improve the website’s user experience.
“The whole mission is to improve transparency for consumers in understanding the solar space,” she said. “I’m hoping to bring a product discipline to how do we do that.”
EnergySage, whose office is located at 120 Water St., has raised $3.3 million from investors, in addition to receiving $3.7 million in government grants.