Switch Automation announced today that smart building expert, Jason Cooper, joined the team as Vice President of Global Sales. Cooper brings more than 15 years of technical sales management to Switch, with expertise in buildings, smart grids, energy efﬁciency, health, data centers and resources. Cooper will be based at Switch Automation Headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. and will focus on accelerating the expansion of Switch’s real-time SaaS platform for the global smart buildings market.
“Jason’s proven leadership abilities and track record of successfully implementing large-scale sales and marketing initiatives further positions Switch Automation to meet the evolving demands of the smart building marketplace. These attributes align well with our vision for global growth,” said Deb Noller, CEO, Switch Automation.
Cooper joins Switch Automation with 14 years of experience at Siemens, where he most recently served as Executive Manager of Sales, driving sales in the Infrastructure & Cities sector. Cooper’s professional experience, in addition to his familiarity with the industry challenges and his knowledge of smart buildings, make him ideally suited to lead Switch Automation’s growth. Having earned an electrical engineering degree from RMIT in Australia, an Executive MBA from HEC Paris and an Entrepreneurship & Innovation certificate from Babson College in Boston, Cooper has consistently developed himself at some of the world’s finest institutions.
“The opportunity to work for the leading smart buildings data analytics platform provider, at this significant time is very exciting. The team has the vision, passion, culture and determination to make Switch Automation a driving force of change in the built environment,” said Cooper. “As a team, we’ll work to empower real estate portfolio managers with a Platform that delivers unparalleled operational insights.”
Cooper is Switch Automation’s most recent leadership team hire and comes at an opportune time. “The smart building market is forecast to grow to $24.7B by 2021, representing a 34% increase from 2016, according to a new report from the Continental Automated Buildings Association. The association’s research shows there will be 70 billion Internet of Things-connected devices by 2025, and the proliferation of IoT within the building industry is causing a ‘dramatic shift’ from siloed building systems to an interconnected system of devices and sensors that collect and share data within and across portfolios. The building-related IoT market is projected to reach $76B by 2020, according to CABA.”
Meghan Saylor, Marketing and Communications Manager