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New senior appointments support Evergen continued growth strategy

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19 Aug

New senior appointments support Evergen continued growth strategy

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Ben Burns, Chief Operating Officer and Chris McCarney, Chief Revenue Officer

Sydney, Australia, 14 August 2019 – Evergen, Australia’s fastest growing solar and battery systems provider, is expanding its management team with two significant new hires – Ben Burns as Chief Operating Officer and Chris McCarney as Chief Revenue Officer.

As a founder and CEO of several companies, Ben has worked across multiple disciplines in early company growth phases. Ben was co-founder and Managing Director of mining innovations company Ssorrich where he held patents for two mining products that have since been sold distribution rights to Jennmar, a leading ground control technology for the mining, tunnelling and civil construction industries.

Chris McCarney has advanced knowledge of sales and marketing processes and significant experience managing sales teams. Previously, Chris was Channel Sales Manager – Australia and New Zealand at global audio brand Jabra where he grew its business significantly in the region. Chris has significant consumer technology experience having held various roles at the retail, distribution and vendor levels.

Ben and Chris are also co-founders of mobile ordering and payments app Tayble, an Australian startup which was formed through a pivot from their former business, DealzTap. Their responsibilities include designing and implementing product road maps, new feature sets and core product capabilities, building product, sales and operations systems, company processes and a team while raising substantial capital from both local and international private investors.

Evergen CEO and Managing Director Ben Hutt said both Ben and Chris bring considerable diverse experience to the team at this pivotal time of growth.

“The introduction of the COO and CRO roles to Evergen’s management team will further expand our capabilities and focus on growth opportunities at this time of rapid change within the energy industry. Ben and Chris are sales leaders with an entrepreneurial drive who have a high level of experience building scalable revenue generation and bring strategic and operational knowledge to their respective roles.”

Commenting on their appointments, Ben and Chris said they were excited to join the ‘energy disruptor’ and are excited to be part of a pioneering energy company that is making strides in the industry, particularly with the move towards the decentralisation of energy networks.

Evergen deploys integrated energy systems, combining solar power and battery technology in commercial and residential contexts, to reduce the cost of electricity bills for Australians. Its technology delivers significant savings to customers of on average 76 per cent of energy costs and it supports distributed energy networks through VPPs and other commercial structures.


About Evergen
Evergen offers residents and businesses the ability to seek protection from the rising prices of energy, a sense of control, and a simple, sustainable solution they can trust. A partnership between the CSIRO and AMP Capital, Evergen was founded with the vision of lowering the cost of energy for all Australians, using clean, renewable power and intelligent technology. Evergen designs and installs energy systems comprising of solar power, batteries and intelligent energy management software developed and backed by the CSIRO. Interconnected with the grid, customers have the ability to store solar power for when it’s needed and provide a cleaner and more reliable electricity system. Evergen is a multi-award-winning business that has earned a CSIRO Entrepreneurship Award, awarded the 2018 Optus My Business Awards Energy Business of the Year, and debuted on the Financial Review Fast Starters 2018 list.

For more information, visit www.evergen.com.au.