Press Release.


Morgan Samuels Places VP, Information Technology at SolarCity

April 10, 2014 – Leading human capital consulting firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of Vinay Kudithipudi as Vice President, Information Technology at SolarCity.  With a focus on retained executive search, Morgan Samuels provides innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top executive talent.  In his new position, Mr. Kudithipudi will ensure that SolarCity’s current information systems work well and set a clear vision for the future, so that their systems keep up with their rapid growth.

SolarCity is a national leader in solar power and energy efficiency services.  The company’s mission is to help millions of homeowners and businesses adopt clean power to reduce pollution and save money.  The U.S. Department of Energy named SolarCity a Green Power Supplier of the Year in 2010, and Fast Company Magazine called it one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world in 2011.  The company also offers a range of energy efficiency services, including efficient heating, cooling and lighting, and is a leading provider of electric vehicle charging stations.  SolarCity’s 25 office locations serve more than 2,000 communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kudithipudi brings to SolarCity 14 years of IT experience in medium size to Fortune 500 companies.  He was most recently Director of Information Technology for the Infrastructure and Information Security functions at Gogo, Incorporated.  Previously, he was Director of Information Technology – Global Operations for TravelCLICK, Incorporated.  Prior to TravelCLICK, Mr. Kudithipudi worked for Orbitz Worldwide, Transvision International Teleport, Spirian Technologies and Comdisco, Incorporated.  He earned an MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS in Computer Science from Taganrog State University in Taganrog, Russia.

“Vinay has the domain expertise, as well as the leadership qualities and intellectual horsepower to set and achieve the technology vision for one of the most recognizable brands in clean energy,” said Monica Bua, Senior Client Partner and Technology Practice Leader, who led this search on behalf of Morgan Samuels for SolarCity.

About Morgan Samuels

Morgan Samuels is a leading human capital consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients realize their vision by solving their most mission critical human capital imperatives.  The firm has over 40 years of experience creating and implementing breakthrough human capital strategies that impact companies at the organizational, team and individual levels.

In addition to its core competency in retained executive search, Morgan Samuels offers a robust platform of results-driven consulting solutions designed to unleash the power of human capital and revolutionize leadership performance.  Whether it’s through scouring the marketplace to identify, attract, and acquire best-in-class talent, or developing, equipping, and retaining existing critical talent, Morgan Samuels enables its clients to truly innovate, accelerate, and transform – not just perform.