Trilliant, a smart grid communications company, has named Steve Geiser chief financial officer. Geiser served previously as the CFO of Raza Microelectronics Inc. Trilliant. Based in Redwood City, Calif., is backed by investors including GE, Investor Growth Capital, MissionPoint Capital Partners, UMC Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures.
Trilliant, a global Smart Grid communications and solutions leader, today announced that Steve Geiser has joined the executive team as chief financial officer. Geiser joins Trilliant with extensive experience in financial leadership in Silicon Valley based high-tech companies.
“I am excited to be joining a strong group of leaders working to achieve the goal of helping Trilliant’s customers deliver smarter energy to their customers,” said Geiser. “With Trilliant’s rapid growth globally, this is a pivotal time for the company and I am looking forward to contributing to its success.”
Prior to Trilliant, Geiser served as the CFO of Raza Microelectronics Inc. (“RMI”). At RMI, he was instrumental in the successful company sale to Netlogic Microsystems Inc. Geiser also held the position of CFO at Spansion Inc. and was responsible for directing all financial activities including the completion of one of the largest technology IPOs of 2005. Earlier in his career, Geiser held various financial leadership positions at Advanced Micro Devices Inc., including international responsibilities for the Asia Pacific region.
Geiser earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.
“Steve brings outstanding financial experience to Trilliant,” said Andy White, CEO of Trilliant. “His past successes and proven leadership and expertise will help Trilliant through the next phase of the company’s global expansion and growth.”
Trilliant provides communications solutions that deliver the benefits of the Smart Grid to utilities and their customers worldwide. These benefits include enhanced energy efficiency, improved grid reliability, lower operating costs and integration of renewable energy resources. Trilliant has more than 200 utility customers including Centrica, Iberdrola USA and Hydro One Networks, and is backed by prominent investors such as ABB, GE, Investor Growth Capital, MissionPoint Capital Partners, UMC Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures.