BuildingAdvice Management Team
James Crowder, President and Chief Executive Officer, is strongly committed to helping building owners and their service providers to reduce operating costs and run more energy-efficient buildings. During his 25-year career, he created dynamic new divisions within several Fortune 500 companies and led key turnaround efforts in smaller corporations. He spearheaded business development and successful technology startups within both established and emerging companies. He now brings his history of leadership in growth and innovation to BuildingAdvice.
Meindert Kleefstra, Co-founder, Meindert has more than 25 years of experience in both analog and digital design. He has held numerous engineering management positions in advanced instrumentation companies, and he developed the original BuildingAdvice monitor prototype. Meindert holds 12 U.S. patents and has one more are pending. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnical College Leeuwarden, Netherlands.