October 1, 2008
Sustainable Spaces Names Sandra Stumbaugh Vice President of Marketing
Sustainable Spaces, a national leader in the growing field of home health and residential energy efficiency, today announced it has named Sandra Stumbaugh as Vice President of Marketing. With more than 20 years of marketing and brand development experience, Stumbaugh brings an extensive background in building strong brands. At Sustainable Spaces, she will oversee all aspects of developing the marketing program to support the company's objective of becoming homeowners' trusted advisor for energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Stumbaugh's hire is the latest in a series of milestones for the company. Last week, Sustainable Spaces announced it had secured $6 million in Series A funding. The company also just conducted its 1,000th home energy audit and is on track for 100% year-over-year revenue growth. Additionally, Sustainable Spaces' president Matt Golden was recently a featured speaker at West Coast Green, the largest green building conference in the United States.
"Addressing the inefficiency of energy usage in existing homes is one of the greatest market opportunities today," said Stumbaugh. "There are more than 70 million single-family homes in the United States -- many with air leaks, duct leaks, and minimal insulation -- and virtually all of them could benefit from Sustainable Spaces expertise. I'm very excited to join the company and to work with the team that has been responsible for reducing carbon output in the Bay Area by approximately 1,900 tons in 2008 and has enabled homeowners to reduce their energy usage by an average of 40%."
Most recently, Stumbaugh was a marketing director at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream in Oakland, CA. Among her activities there, she oversaw the development and launch of Dibs, a line of bite-sized ice cream, which is now an approximately $100 million business. Prior to Dreyer's, Stumbaugh worked in various marketing roles at Nestle USA over eight years, including marketing director of new products for Nestle Ice Cream and marketing manager of Juicy Juice, the leading brand of 100% juice for kids. Stumbaugh has also held marketing management positions at Clorox, Boudin Bakery and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Penn State University. Stumbaugh currently resides on the Advisory Board of the Center for Culinary Development and the East Bay Haas Alumni Network Board.
"We are very pleased that Sandra has come on board," said Pratap Mukherjee, CEO of Sustainable Spaces. "She has a tremendous track record in successfully growing brands and developing effective marketing programs. Sandra's breadth of experience will be instrumental in supporting our plans to meet the exploding demand for our services."
About Sustainable Spaces
Based in San Francisco and founded in 2004, Sustainable Spaces is the leading provider of home performance services, helping homeowners and homebuilders create homes that are comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. A licensed general and solar contractor, the company specializes in home testing and building performance retrofitting for existing homes. Sustainable Spaces applies building science to quantitatively analyze a home's performance as a dynamic system, so as to tailor a solution to the client's goals, budget, and priorities. The company has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as the case study in their REGREEN Green Remodeling Best Practice Guidelines. For more information, please visit www.sustainablespaces.com.
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SOURCE: Sustainable Spaces