Mr. Kyle joined Blackbird as a partner in 2011. Mr. Kyle is a seasoned executive leader with demonstrated competency in developing and directing strategy and key operating initiatives from start-up to major multi-national public and private technology companies. A result’s orientated executive who excels at developing and initiating strategies and producing results. Mr. Kyle is a skilled and versatile team player committed to building strong organizations, scalable enterprises, and delivering customer value that shapes markets and enables growth.
Prior to joining Blackbird, Mr. Kyle was Chief Financial Officer of Sensus, a multi-national smart grid company with annual revenues in excess of a billion dollars. He was responsible for all financial operations, information services, and key process development initiatives world-wide. He spearheaded a focused M&A strategy to expanding grid core offerings and was responsible for a number of initiatives to improve business intelligence, streamline and concentrate reporting, improve cash flow, and drive operating results with growth in excess of thirty percent.
Prior to Sensus, Mr. Kyle was Chief Financial Officer for Power-One, Inc. a market leader in power conversion technology and products. Mr. Kyle was instrumental in completing the largest acquisition in the history of the company increasing revenues by over sixty percent to eight hundred million and profitability by two times as well as enabling the company to enter the clean-tech market segment for smart grid inverters. He also was responsible for developing and delivering key technologies from a greenfield technology investment in power semiconductors.
Mr. Kyle’s experience also includes senior executive roles in SanDisk and Compaq Computers including hardware and software development, product management, and operations. He started his career at PwC focusing on a wide range of technology offerings from start-up to multi-national.
Mr. Kyle actively serves as an operating executive and board member in Blackbird investment companies and as an Advisor for EQT Partners Clean Technology Investments. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Oregon. Mr. Kyle has been married for more than 26 years. He and his wife have 3 girls and currently lives in Northern California.