May 11, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash.—3TIER®, a global leader in renewable energy risk analysis, today announced that Craig Husa has been named Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Husa brings over twenty years of executive leadership experience in high-growth, technology companies. He previously served as CEO of break-through companies including NeuralIQ, General Software, and Healia. He also founded CourtLink Corporation which was acquired by LexisNexis.
"We're thrilled to have someone of Craig's caliber and experience to propel 3TIER through its next stage of growth," said Kenneth Westrick, 3TIER founder and chairman. "He has a proven track record of leading similarly sized companies through aggressive expansion. Craig has demonstrated a keen ability to identify the core strengths and assets of a company, challenge the commonly held assumptions about its market, and execute a long-term, strategic plan to seize new opportunities."
3TIER, which helps the global energy market manage renewable energy risk, has already experienced rapid growth over its ten-year history. In that time period it has expanded into an industry leader with a global footprint. The company regularly appears on national and regional lists of fastest growing companies.
"I am excited to join 3TIER at such an opportune time in its history," said Mr. Husa. "The company has an impressive depth of talent and capabilities, a very strong client base, and a wide-open market. My goals will be to build on these strengths, drive revenue growth in our existing markets, and build commercial success in a range of new service areas and markets."
Mr. Husa's appointment followed an extensive search within and outside the renewable energy industry. "We screened a wide range of excellent candidates," said Mr. Westrick. "Mr. Husa quickly emerged as the candidate who would bring a powerful new perspective on our market and a team-oriented leadership style to really capitalize on what we've built."
Mr. Husa earned a MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS, with distinction, in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. As an officer in the Navy, he received advanced training and qualifications in Nuclear Engineering and served on submarines.
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