We make things that matter.

We are happiest creating products for people’s everyday lives. The only thing better is working with great people. Luckily, we get to do both.

Power is knowledge.

People should know what’s happening in their homes. We track calories, footsteps, miles per gallon; yet we know so little about our home. We built the Sense home energy monitor to make homes more efficient, reliable and secure.


Now we’re putting all our energy into helping you better understand yours.

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Meet some of the team

We work hard, have fun, and make sense puns.



Mike Phillips
CEO, Co-Founder
Founder and CTO of SpeechWorks and Vlingo. As a research scientist and graduate of MIT and Carnegie Mellon, Mike was among the first to commercialize speech recognition technology.
Christopher Micali
VP Product, Co-Founder
Vlingo’s first Product Manager, Chris led the design and development of its consumer-facing mobile applications. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Tufts University.
Ryan Houlette
VP Engineering, Co-Founder
Former Senior Architect at Vlingo, led development of its speech recognition service architecture. Ryan holds an MS in Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University.
Ghinwa Choueiter
Data Science Team Lead
Designed and implemented machine learning and natural language processing systems for Vlingo, DataXu and Hopper. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Charlie Rutledge
VP Operations
An expert in scaling operations, Charlie is the former COO of Vlingo. He led Speechworks' Professional Services team, growing it to 12 offices globally. Charlie holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Aisha Strauss
Customer Service Manager
Aisha has managed customer service teams ranging from 8 people to more than 60. Previously she worked at Karmaloop, where she and her team received industry recognition for their customer service.
Scott Taylor
VP Business Development
Scott has a passion for working with partners to deliver compelling user experiences. He’s worked with global enterprises to deploy products that have handled billions of user interactions around the world.
Rhoda Ullmann
VP Marketing & Consumer Sales
Rhoda sold and implemented global client solutions for Microsoft, launched new channels for Staples, and led design strategy to craft new brands and customer experiences. She holds an MBA from INSEAD.
John Watlington
Director of Hardware
Former VP of Hardware Engineering at One Laptop Per Child, John led design and production of four generations of XO laptops. He is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab.
Jeff Weinstein
Director of Manufacturing
Jeff has been developing products in the robotics and consumer product fields for 25+ years. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
George Zavaliagkos
VP Technology
Led a 300-person Alexa team to develop new skills and languages. Former co-founder of Parametros Trading and Dir of Mobility at Nuance. Holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
“Software, hardware, data science, and marketing, all work hand in hand offering insights and unique perspectives. In many companies, functions get siloed leading to fiefdoms with no incentive to collaborate. Sense is the complete opposite.”

Joe Bamberg, Hardware Lead

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The story behind Sense.

Sense was born from a simple idea, one that set the course for what was to come. Hear from our CEO Mike Phillips on how we got here today.

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