About us

We're on a mission to make smarter buildings, smarter equipment, and smarter IoT solutions available and easy to use for OEMs, system integrators, facilities managers and end-users.

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We use the latest technology to join forces with our ecosystem partners to accelerate the design, build and delivery of their own smarter products and services. At our core is the state-of-the-art FIN Framework software and apps that are fully-adaptable and can be seamlessly integrated.

We are proud to create value, by providing intuitive user-experience, intelligent data-management, simplified workflows and IoT enablement to improve lives, communities and places.

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As well as having the most disruptive and innovative technology, we pride ourselves on our friendly, personal and knowledgeable service, building strong relationships, and maintaining trust and authenticity with our partners throughout our entire journey together.

With our Head Office in California, we are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, operating as an independent legal entity.

We are also proud founders and supporters of Project Haystack.

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Meet the leadership team

ALEX ROHWEDER

Chairman of the Board

ALEX ROHWEDER

Chairman of the Board

Alex joined in 2018 from Siemens HQ and brings expertise in building automation software, corporate strategy, portfolio management and OEM sales. He embraces J2's entrepreneurial spirit and is driving J2's growth and global expansion. Outside of work Alex enjoys skiing, hiking, and travelling. 

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Hisham Ennarah

Chief Technology Officer

Hisham Ennarah

Chief Technology Officer

Hisham joined J2 in 2019 and brings over 22+ of software development leadership experience in IoT, big data processing, security, and SaaS solutions. Hisham is responsible for the leadership and delivery of J2 software products.
Before J2, Hisham successfully launched an IoT SaaS platform for DOOH advertising.
He's highly passionate about the role IOT will play in our connected world and how intelligence is going to be crucial for future IOT platforms.

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Cristian Ballester

Chief Finance Officer

Cristian Ballester

Chief Finance Officer

Cristian joined J2 Innovations from Siemens US in 2024. With more than 20 years of experience across corporate and operational functions, both in headquarters and regional organization, he developed a comprehensive understanding of business dynamics with a holistic perspective, considering diverse variables and stakeholders to derive effective solutions for short-, medium-, and long-term objectives.

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MATTEO PIERONE

Vice President of Sales & Support

MATTEO PIERONE

Vice President of Sales & Support

Matteo has wide experience of the different technologies available in the industry and is passionate about building automation and IoT. He is well known in the Italian building automation market, and is an evangelist for Project Haystack. He is interested in utilizing technology to lower the environmental impact. 

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B. SCOTT MUENCH

Vice President of Operations & Marketing

B. SCOTT MUENCH

Vice President of Operations & Marketing

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011.  Prior to joining, Scott served as Director of Sales, Sr. Applications Engineer, and Manage of Technical Services for Tridium. He is best known as an industry expert in smart homes, smart buildings and smart device management. Scott is a past president of ASHRAE, attended Clarkson University for Mechanical Engineering, and recently graduated with a BS/Business in Organizational Innovation.

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Joanna Benbow

Global Marketing Director

Joanna Benbow

Global Marketing Director

Joanna joined J2 Innovations in 2022 with extensive experience working with startups, small businesses, and corporate environments. Alongside the business focus on growth, strategy, and financial stability, her passion leads her to work with businesses that make a positive impact locally and environmentally. She is also involved in promoting sustainability and green initiatives. 

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JEREMY WOLFE

Vice President Sales Americas

JEREMY WOLFE

Vice President Sales Americas

Jeremy has 20+ years of industry experience as a distributor, contractor, manufacturer's representative, and as a VP of Sales and Marketing for an industry leader in controls. He brings a wealth of knowledge in business development, corporate strategy, and process driven improvement. 

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MICHAEL ROCHELLE

Vice President Technology

MICHAEL ROCHELLE

Vice President Technology

Michael joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2009. He is responsible for research and development, software architecture, organizational technology decisions, and solving significant and complex technical obstacles. Michael Rochelle is extremely passionate about pioneering technology to solve real world problems.

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Gareth Johnson

Chief Software Architect

Gareth Johnson

Chief Software Architect

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