About Us

Who We Are?

Ctrl+e is a leading innovator in building intelligence and energy management solutions, empowering building owners to improve sustainability, reduce costs, and advance the health of their community.

Existing building management solutions do not adequately cater to buildings under 50,000 sq. ft. – which account for more than 90% of all commercial buildings in the US. Our multi-patented building intelligence and energy management platform can cost-effectively modernize any property’s infrastructure, including smaller buildings.

By providing real-time visibility and actionable insights, building owners and managers can easily adapt and optimize energy usage, save money, reduce waste, minimize carbon emissions and obtain meaningful insights into any building’s health and safety.

Ctrl+e is headquartered in New York City and our solutions are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the Rochester, New York region.

Meet the Team

Charles Wolofsky

Co-Founder and CEO

Charles is a seasoned entrepreneur and attorney with more than a decade of experience investing in and managing technology companies and commercial real estate. As CEO, Charles is deeply involved in every facet of the company, leading operations across business and product development, finance and company culture with unwavering dedication. As a Fordham Law alumnus, Charles served as a Dean’s Fellow to the Fordham Law Self Study Committee and has guest lectured on topics in Entrepreneurial Law. Charles continues to serve as a founding member of the Fordham Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council, which is responsible for successfully launching the Fordham Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. Charles is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Karl P. Kilb III

Co-Founder & Chairman

Karl is an entrepreneurial leader and corporate lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in building and monetizing intellectual property, including new technologies, data, and analytics. As Co-Founder and Chairman, Karl is leveraging years of experience developing and licensing technology to help build our solutions and business models, including enterprise sales. He is also a leader in developing new Web 3.0 and cybersecurity solutions and strategies. Karl spent 22 years at Bloomberg LP, including more than 15 years as the company’s first General Counsel. At Bloomberg, Karl built and managed a global Legal and Compliance Department that supported all aspects of Bloomberg's worldwide businesses, including data, news, analytics, multimedia, and electronic trading – always with sustainability in mind. Karl regularly lectures on legal, business development and entrepreneurial issues, including at the Fordham University School of Law, where he is Chairman / Co-Founder of the Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council and teaches Entrepreneurial Law, and at NYU, serving on the Lawyers Alumni Mentoring Program since its inception in 1997.

Nikhil Taskar

Head of Technology

Nikhil brings over three decades of experience in developing and commercializing technology, with expertise in energy building efficiency, energy harvesting and smart building technologies. Nikhil previously led cross functional teams at GE and Philips in the development of LEDs, power semi-conductors and sensor technologies. Nikhil’s experience includes close collaborations with utility companies, real estate and property management firms, academic institutions and government agencies, including DARPA / ARPA, DOE, EPA, CEC, NIST and NYSERDA. Nikhil received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Nikhil also obtained an M.B.A. from Pace University.

Michael Berkowitz

Head of Software Development

Michael brings over four decades of proven experience leading software development, programming, R&D and IT teams for a wide variety of applications, industries and tech platforms. Throughout his career, he’s orchestrated the development of many data-centric innovations in both startup companies and industry-leading organizations. Michael’s experience includes serving as CTO of CogniBeat; VP of R&D at XConnect, a global leader in VoIP Solutions; Chief Architect for Atomica (now Answers.com); Senior Solutions Architect for Tradeum, Inc.; and the founder of Compassware Development, where he led the creation of several knowledge-management software applications. Michael also previously served on technical teams for Bell Labs and Quotron Systems, Inc. Michael earned his B.A. in mathematics from Yeshiva University and an M.S. in computer science from the NYU Courant Institute.

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Ctrl+e has quickly become a pioneer in building intelligence and energy management, designing and developing world-changing technologies to actively monitor, manage and optimize energy.