Vikas Desai, Powerside President and CEO since 2019, brings a relentless drive for innovation, teamwork, and a passion for building world-class organizations to his role.
Vikas oversees our game plan and has a strong vision for the future, coupled with a passion for end-to-end Power Intelligence solutions. He is a strong believer in Powerside’s Vision that Power Intelligence is what customers increasingly need and are asking for - and that Power Intelligence is a significant step above the traditional world of Power Quality. With a couple of decades in the energy space, he has seen that companies today need to anticipate problems before they affect their power equipment and manufacturing processes, rather than react to them in the traditional approach.
Vikas has built multiple businesses, growing revenues from $0 up to $1B+, including many different hardware & software products, from low voltage equip., automation, energy to IoT, some innovative go-to-market channels, and global teams of up to 700+. His work has spanned the US, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Asia and he has built many organizations that have scaled rapidly, beating convention and industry benchmarks.
Formerly, Vikas has held SVP & General Management roles at SunPower, SunEdison, and Flex, and was CEO at EchoFirst, a Khosla Ventures Company, acquired by SunEdison. He has Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Gujarat University, India, a Masters in Power Electronics from Loughborough University in the UK, and an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley.