About Datakwip

Mission

To change the way the world views energy

Vision

To solve the energy crisis in the built environment through the use of our software, people, and partnerships​

Our Values

Passion

We come to work every day excited to do what we do and bring with us the commitment to get it done.

Impact

Every line of effort we pursue is defined by the difference it will make in our customers’ lives.

Innovation

We see progress and success as one and the same. The end goal is to keep working with our customers to do new and exciting things.

Growth

Our personal growth is the key to the continuous improvement of our product and superior results for our customers.

Accountability

We deliver consistent results to our customers by meeting and exceeding each other’s expectations.

Respect

Through mutual respect, we work together as a team to constantly improve our platform and positively impact the environment.

The Datakwip Story

Datakwip was established in 2015 as a consultancy that developed “Smart Building Roadmaps” for medium to large facilities. These Roadmaps laid out technology-driven plans to facilitate radically lower energy consumption.

While the consultancy was well received in the market, customers were unable to get the necessary buy-in from surrounding stakeholders to make recommended improvements. Datakwip knew the value of these improvements could be demonstrated and tracked using the data already collected in typical building automation systems. However, until the Datakwip Platform came to be, this data went largely unseen and underutilized. Existing solutions on the market, such as whole building energy metering/analytics, IoT sensors, energy bill analytics, and digital energy audits, all lacked the specificity required to drive real change.

By freeing this data and analyzing it in a presentable way, Datakwip gave building owners, property managers and facility engineers a meaningful way to detect, plan, implement, and track energy improvements in their facilities at a cost point and level of depth not seen anywhere else in the market. 

The early software prototype was developed, and in January of 2017, Brett Boyer joined the Datakwip team and shaped the trajectory of the Datakwip platform with his experience in software development and technical leadership. Shortly after, Josh Desmond joined the team bringing years of experience in sales, operations, and leadership in fast-growing SaaS environments. The Datakwip software platform quickly established itself as a unique, reliable, and innovative way for customers to lower their energy expenses by an average of 15%. 

Today, Datakwip continues to improve and deliver superior energy saving results to its customers. The team has grown to seven driven employees and plans to nearly double in the next few months. The Datakwip platform continues to move forward, constantly improving, with the same purpose and passion to change the way we think about buildings.

Our Team

Cory Perdue
President/CEO

With more than 15 years of experience automating the built environment, Cory began his career as a master systems integrator serving commercial real estate at the asset and portfolio levels. Cory has first-hand experience in the various components it takes to deliver integrated, enterprise-grade solutions, having taken on various roles from being a help desk engineer to a C-level executive. Cory formed Datakwip in 2015 with the goal of using readily available, underutilized data to drive superior operations and tenant experiences in commercial real estate. Datakwip uses real-time data, often from existing sources, to help both managers and operators address their assets’ ever-evolving demands. Cory has earned degrees in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Management, and Mathematics from Virginia Tech and Penn State Universities, but he prides himself on delivering simple, business-focused outcomes most relevant for his clients. Cory has served as a subject matter expert on multiple high-profile projects, including for Children’s National Medical Center and NAVFAC’s Smart Grid.

Fun Facts:

  • Cory attended Virginia Tech where he received his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics
  • Cory attended Penn State and received his Master’s in Software Engineering
  • Cory is an avid golfer with a single digit handicap
  • Cory plays several musical instruments and currently teaching himself to play drums
  • In his spare time Cory can be found exploring downtown Frederick with his family
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Bryant Butler
EVP Strategic Development

Bryant brings to Datakwip 25 years of experience in human capital, operations and strategic development management at various startups and incumbent firms across the automation and technology industries (BAS, IoT, energy and industrial segments). Bryant’s numerous previous leadership roles include his time with Intel and Mitsubishi Semiconductor as a Senior Manufacturing Supervisor and Shift Manager in their automated semiconductor fabrication plants (FABs), respectively, as well as progressively more senior business development management roles at Cross Company, Tridium and Energy Curtailment Specialists (ECS; now NRG Energy). Notably, Bryant was a founding member of Intellastar, where he spent three years as VP of Business Development before joining master BAS/IoT systems integrator, HVAC Concepts, as a Business/Strategy Development Executive. Most recently, Bryant worked with Silicon Valley startup Software Motor Company (SMC) where, as Director of Channel Development, he successfully built-out new channel of value-added resellers (VAR) and value-added distributors (VADs) energy and building automation systems integrators, among other initiatives.

Fun Facts:

  • At age 13, Bryant started a commercial crabbing business, eventually buying a commercial work boat and hiring a friend by age 16 before heading off to college.
  • Bryant went to Navy flight school after college and got his wings as a Naval Aviator.
  • Bryant was part of the first aircraft carrier (USS Eisenhower CVN-69) and carrier airwing/squadron to deploy with women during operations Southern Watch (Persian Gulf), Deny Flight (Bosnian War), and Uphold Democracy (Haiti)
  • Bryant loves the outdoors and nature – hiking in the back country, mountain biking and kayaking with his family
Brett Boyer
Director of Engineering

Brett has spent over 8 years in software development during which he accumulated 6 years of experience in software project management. Bretts started his career with Northrop Grumman at age 15.  During this time he developed various pieces of software technology while also leading groups of other interns.  During his time at Northrop Grumman, Brett led a project team to develop solutions that saved $2 million annually by reducing errors in microchip manufacturing processes.

Fun Facts:

  • Brett received his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park
  • Brett plays several instruments, the guitar being his favorite
  • Brett is an avid bourbon drinker
  • Brett recently purchased his first house with his fiance
  • In his free time Brett spends time hiking and working on his woodworking projects
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Bruce Otruba
Director of Solutions

Bruce began his career in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician trained in communications and computer network repair. After multiple deployments, he finished his service time onshore leading a team of nine sailors and redesigning and repairing electronic control systems for the USN Hovercraft fleet. When he exited the military, he worked as a field service technician and engineer for Siemens Building Automation’s Life Sciences and Critical Environments team. He then took a position to be a process control engineer at Medimmune, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca. While there, he was a founding member of their Energy Management team and the employee engagement “Green Team.” Most recently, he worked directly with Datakwip on behalf of AstraZeneca implementing, managing and documenting ECMs as part of a Pepco rebate program.

Fun Facts:

  • Bruce is trained both as a maintenance/reliability professional and a practitioner of ISO5000
  • In his off time, Bruce is a scout leader for both the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and volunteers in his community on behalf of families with special needs
  • Bruce picked up 3D printing as a hobby in the last year and has spent hundreds of hours printing PPE for local health providers during the COVID19 outbreak
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