Innovari, Inc. Names Lisa Jurinka General Counsel

Innovari, Inc. Names Lisa Jurinka General Counsel

Accomplished Tech Lawyer Appointed to Lead Innovari’s Legal Function Through Next Growth Phase

PORTLAND, OREGON (NOVEMBER 7, 2017) – Innovari, Inc. ( has announced that Lisa Jurinka has been appointed to the role of General Counsel for the company. Lisa is responsible for worldwide legal affairs and oversees the Company’s corporate governance, contracting, commercial licensing, intellectual property, litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.

Lisa has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate transactional attorney advising emerging growth pre-IPO and public companies. Lisa joins Innovari after serving as General Counsel for Jive Software, a global enterprise collaboration software company recently purchased by the Aurea family of companies. Prior to Jive Software, Lisa also held assistant general counsel roles at bay-area based companies CafePress, Inc., Epocrates, Inc. and Broadlane, Inc. Early in her career, Lisa also served as a corporate associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP with a focus on corporate finance and securities practice.

“Lisa has deep experience in advising rapid growth high-tech organizations in the process of transformative change,” said Chris Hickman, CEO & Founder of Innovari. “Lisa’s expertise will serve as a valuable match for the growth and transformation that Innovari is currently experiencing as we help utilities and their customers work together to enhance the performance of the evolving grid. We will benefit greatly from her strategic guidance as part of our management team.”

Lisa graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton.

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Innovari has created the platform for utilities to build the grid of the future in partnership with their customers and communities. The Interactive Energy Platform™ (IEP™) uses artificial intelligence, big-data analytics, proprietary optimization routines and deep knowledge of the utility business to optimize the entire energy value chain, especially management of distributed energy resources. The IEP adds much-needed intelligence to both the generation and consumption side of the grid and behaves like a virtual power plant, securely sitting alongside other regulated utility company assets and business models. The Interactive Energy Platform is currently installed on multiple continents. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Innovari has offices across the U.S. as well as in India, Latin America and Turkey. Learn more at

Don Kintner
VP, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Innovari, Inc.
Office & Mobile – 512-318-2154 x3545

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  • Utility projects on 4 continents
  • 15 utility partners
  • 4 utility projects in the U.S., 3 more expected by End of 2017
  • Contract announcement with a top 5 US utility – Fall 2017
  • Previously Announced Projects:
    • US:  KCP&L
    • LatAm:  ENSA (Panama), EmCali (Columbia)
    • Asia:  Reliance (India), CESC (India), Bescom (India)
    • EMEA:  KCETAS (Turkey)
  • >200 MW of contracts
  • 4 of top 8 U.S. retailers in Innovari/utility capacity programs
  • 115 global employees, 200+ including contractors
  • Headquarters – Portland, Oregon
  • Manufacturing in Austin, TX and Taipei, Taiwan