Intel insider Jeff Krisa moves to Tigo Energy


Tigo Energy has brought aboard veteran sales and marketing executive, Jeff Krisa. 

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Krisa brings over 20 years of noteworthy experience in semiconductor technology, systems development, international marketing, and general management as well as a long history of involvement in alternative energy.


Tigo’s new Sales and Marketing V.P. began his career at the U.S. Department of Energy alternative energy project at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Throughout his career, he has remained passionate about green technologies. Krisa also has developed a reputation within the semiconductor industry for his track record spanning 17 years at Intel.


According to Shirish Sathaye, General Partner at Matrix Partners and Tigo Board Member, “Jeff Krisa is a great addition. Clearly Sam Arditi is creating a management team that’s worked together before building successful businesses; doubtless, they’ll do it again.” 


After joining Intel as a technical engineer, Krisa transitioned to sales and quickly reached the top 10% in revenue generation.  Five years later, he assumed the first of several operational roles as the Product Manager of the new integrated core logic business.


Krisa furthered his expertise in international markets as the Marketing Director for Intel’s Asia Pacific Region. Following success there, he joined the management team of the new cellular group, where, Sam Arditi tapped him to serve as the General Manager for the Intel XScale™ processor family.  Then, as Vice President and General Manager, Krisa was instrumental during the sale and successful transition to Marvell Semiconductor.   Immediately prior to joining Tigo, Krisa was a Management and Sales consultant to the Cellular and Clean Technology markets.


Krisa holds a BS in Computer Science from CSU, Chico and an MBA from San Jose State University. He also is a member of ASES and SEIA.


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