Rob Keil is the CEO and co-founder of EnerAllies, a leading software-centric IoT solution for commercial energy management. He has a 26-year track record as a successful leader for Silicon Valley-based technology companies, serving as the CEO and in senior executive roles in product-management, marketing, and business-development.
Prior to EnerAllies, Rob was vice president of product management for Silver Spring Networks (now Itron), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) and smart grid supplier to utilities. Rob was responsible for network infrastructure and distribution automation of wireless routers, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and next-generation hardware product lines.
While an entrepreneur-in-residence at Foundation Capital, Rob incubated the idea for Hammerhead Systems, and became the networking equipment maker’s founding CEO. At Hammerhead, he served as CEO as well as vice president of marketing and business development, spearheading the fundraising of Series A and Series B rounds. He led Hammerhead to secure major deals with Verizon, Fujitsu, Savvis and Covad.
Previously, Rob served as the vice president of marketing for Zaffire, an optical networking start-up. Rob joined Zaffire after 3 years with Cisco Systems, where as a senior group manager he led the product strategy, product management and marketing of a pioneering product line of MPLS switches that grew to become a $1 billion product line. Prior to Cisco, Rob led Internet product strategy and product planning for StrataCom, a leader in wide-area networking.
Earlier in his career, Rob was an investment professional in venture capital and private equity for Bain Capital, and a management consultant with Bain & Company.
Rob earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BS in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.