Chris B. Tillotson


Prior to joining Bakken Energy Chris led the information technology, software engineering and R&D teams at Ice Energy . He joined Ice Energy in 2014 as Chief Information Officer leading the IT and software engineering efforts. Shortly after joining Ice Energy, Chris was asked to lead the hardware development team and was tasked with revitalizing R&D efforts.

Chris led a ground up effort to rebuild the product development team and the result was the first new hardware solution produced by Ice Energy in over 8 years. The Ice Bear 20 residential solution was the result of Chris’s stewardship and complements the award-winning flagship Ice Bear 30 C&I energy storage solution.

During his tenure at Ice Energy Chris successfully led City of Riverside Ice Bear program business development efforts and authored and secured a Custom Energy Technology grant through the City of Riverside to develop solar energy and thermal storage integration and optimization capabilities.

Prior to joining Ice Energy Chris co-invented, designed and developed the e:VAL electronic parking validation solution. The e:VAL solution replaced existing and antiquated validation options and rapidly became the new standard. In 2014 the business was sold to SKIDATA AG based the world’s leading parking access and revenue control company.

Chris’s expertise is ensuring early stage ventures succeed by leveraging his over 20 years of leadership, business development, information technology and technical project management skills. He is committed to building highly functional teams and mentoring younger professionals.

Chris earned his B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with high honors and his M.A. in Applied Math from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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