Jigna Adenwala is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and controller for CVAL Innovations. As CFO, Ms. Adenwala provides key support and oversight of CVAL Innovations’ operation, administering a diverse set of accounting and operational functions. Her oversight of accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and financial reporting responsibilities ensures seamless operation of the company to better serve our clients. She brings 15 years of experience working in business management, human resources, and financial leadership roles.
Prior to joining CVAL Innovations, she served as the Controller of PWR Solutions Inc., a $1.2 Billion engineering/energy consulting services company. While at PWR Solutions, Ms. Adenwala streamlined financial planning and accounting functions, established new budgeting policies, and monitored company financial controls. She also developed and implemented policies and procedures which resulted in a 30% increase in company revenues by capturing missed invoicing.
Ms. Adenwala holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dallas and Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Mumbai.
Philip is the Director of Efficiency Projects for CVAL Innovations. He brings a decade of experience in customizing solutions to save energy and conserve natural resources. Prior to joining CVAL, Mr. Eash-Gates served as Energy Manager for the City of San Antonio, the 7th largest city in the United States. During his time at the City of San Antonio, he established its first energy management division and created an award-winning municipal facility retrofit program. Previous work experience includes development of building energy conservation codes, management of a broad array of sustainability programs, implementation of green building projects, and construction of distributed renewable water systems.
Mr. Eash-Gates holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science from Trinity University. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE). He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
As Director of Business Development, Ashu brings to the table 23 years of sales experience working for a variety of reputed companies like OSRAM, Westinghouse, General Electric, LG Electronics. He has had a very diverse exposure to different sales channels be it electrical distribution, specifiers, contactors, strategic accounts and end users.
Ashu has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from North Maharashtra University, India. He also is a certified lighting professional by NCQLP and has an avid interest in learning different ways to achieve energy efficiency. His experience and passion in this field will help CVAL build a strong revenue stream and a solid base of satisfied customers.