Aligned Energy has announced Eric Jacobs as its new chief revenue officer.

“Eric brings a wealth of industry knowledge and demonstrates an exceptional track record of success and leadership,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “We are thrilled to have someone of his stature and expertise joining the Aligned Energy team.”

In this new role, Jacobs will be responsible for all facets of sales, and solution architecture; including the development of sales and channel “go-to-market” strategies, lead contract negotiations, implementation of a robust sales support processes to ensure pipeline growth, revenue acquisition/projections, and customer success.

Before joining Aligned Energy, Jacobs worked at QTS Realty Trust for more than eight years and was most recently executive vice president of sales, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company. While at QTS, he also served in several executive leadership roles including sales, operations and facilities.

Prior to QTS, Jacobs was vice president of sales at CMI, executive vice president of sales and officer for Pac-West, senior director of enterprise sales at Zayo Group (AboveNet Communications), and one of the original team members for Nextel Communications, Inc.

Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Corporate Management. He is also an active member in a variety of community organizations, currently serving as board member of the CIO Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for economically disadvantaged students seeking a degree in information technology.