PvXchange has named Michael Mueller as CEO and Olaf Emmerich as CMO after the recent investment round from WHEB Partners. Mueller will oversee the company’s new international unit, pvXchange, in Zug, Switzerland. The company intends to continue recruiting and expanding its international reach while further developing its trading technology.
Mueller served as an advisor to PvXchange for the past two years and has a financial and corporate background from his capital markets position with Nomura and Lehman Brothers and his work with Sony’s consumer electronics division. He earned his MBA from IESE Business School in Spain.
“I’m excited to join a business that has seen 100% year-on-year growth for the past four years and still has such massive potential to expand in Europe, the US, Canada and East Asia,” says Michael Mueller. “PvXchange provides a key tool for all market participants as the solar market surpasses its global tipping point. With complementary talent on board like Olaf Emmerich and our global footprint established, we are now perfectly positioned to stay ahead of the market.”
Olaf Emmerich also worked at Sony in the company sales and marketing departments in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria.
PvXchange also revealed that Kai Malkwitz will remain as managing director of the German unit, while co-founder Florian Meyer-Delpho moves to the company’s San Francisco branch, which is set to be fully established in the next few weeks.