Former Netflix Data Lead Joins Cleantech Startup Lumin

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Brian Sullivan named head of data engineering at Charlottesville-based firm focused on harnessing rich data to enable distributed energy and impact climate change

I'm excited to build Lumin into a leading green tech firm and measure, learn, innovate, and grow a platform that puts energy consumption directly in the control of consumers. It's never been done quite like this before.

Today Lumin, a technology company focused on data-driven insights and control through its smart energy platform, announced Brian Sullivan will join the firm as head of data engineering. Sullivan spent six years at Netflix, the world's leading video streaming service, where he was director of the Internet giant's Streaming Data Engineering and Analytics team.

"Attracting high-caliber talent at this stage of Lumin's growth is critical," said Alex Bazhinov, Lumin founder. "Better, smarter hardware is an important enabler of a low-carbon, lower-cost, DER-rich energy future. But to truly unlock that potential, you need deep data-driven insights and then translate those insights into smarter energy control. That’s what Lumin does, and that’s where Brian shines. As a leading expert on consumer use data analytics, including from his time at Netflix, he can help take Lumin’s solution to the next level."

"Leveraging rich and interesting data for the greater good is what I am passionate about," said Sullivan. "I'm excited to build Lumin into a leading cleantech firm and measure, learn, innovate, and grow a platform that puts energy consumption directly in the control of consumers. It's never been done quite like this before."

Prior to Netflix, Sullivan's experience spans the analytic stack, including software engineering, data architecture, reporting/visualization, and analysis. He has also worked across a number of domains including virtual worlds, banking, retail, automobile traffic measurement, and fingerprint recognition systems.

About Lumin
Founded in 2016 and based in Charlottesville, VA, Lumin provides the keys to a home’s energy use by unlocking the potential of the circuit breaker panel. The Lumin Smart Panel® wires directly between the circuit breaker panel and a home’s circuits and any devices and appliances on those circuits. The technology allows for both real-time monitoring and direct, circuit-level control over energy use, enabling homeowners to eliminate energy waste, reduce their environmental footprint, save money, and get added security and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit luminsmart.com.

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