Former WarnerMedia Executive Joins Inspire to Guide Company’s Rapid Growth
SANTA MONICA, Calif., January 28, 2020 –– Inspire, one of the fastest-growing clean technology companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Brad Bentley as President. In this role, Bentley will apply his deep experience in scaling direct-to-consumer products, to provide senior operating leadership during a time when the company is experiencing massive growth.
Reporting to Founder and CEO, Patrick Maloney, Bentley will be responsible for leading all day-to-day operations for Inspire, including the delivery of the company's strategic roadmap, as the company rapidly expands its comprehensive clean energy and connected home subscription products nationally.
“I was impressed by Patrick’s leadership in establishing Inspire’s category-defining innovation and incredible product-market fit,” said Bentley. “Moreover, as a father of two young children, I am passionate about finding ways to make a positive impact in the world. By transforming the way we access clean energy through a relentless focus on consumers and technology, Inspire is already making a significant impact in addressing climate change. I want to build on this momentum to create a world where every home has access to clean energy solutions.”
Bentley enters Inspire with over 20 years of experience in leading the successful launch and growth of digital and subscription products in the entertainment and mobile industry. During his tenure at DIRECTV, Bentley served as Senior Vice President across several core business functions, including Revenue Strategy & Planning, Sales & Marketing, and Business Analytics. Bentley was instrumental in the launch and growth of the streaming service, DIRECTV NOW. Upon AT&T’s acquisition of DIRECTV, Bentley was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and led the integration of DIRECTV into AT&T. Most recently, Bentley served as the General Manager and Executive Vice President at Warner Media, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of the direct-to-consumer product, HBO Max, and its coordination across HBO, Turner, and Warner Brothers.
“Brad embodies Inspire’s core values and has a proven track record of operational leadership,” said Maloney. “His wealth of expertise in building and scaling powerful digital and subscription-based companies will enable us to drive even greater customer success and innovation as we experience rapid growth at scale.”
Inspire is a mission-driven, clean energy technology company that subscribes people to a world where clean energy is the smart choice. Through an intuitively calibrated algorithm and integrated technology, members receive access to 100% clean energy with a seamless account experience for one flat price. Founded in 2014, Inspire has made it easy for more than 200,000 people to switch to clean energy, reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, and join the fight against climate change. The acceleration of clean energy access is made possible by Inspire's team of engineers, creatives, activists, and scientists who are dedicated to answering the call to action from our shared home. At Inspire, we envision a better world — powered by clean energy.
Inspire is a privately held certified B-Corp, with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, and Philadelphia, PA. For more information, please visit www.inspirecleanenergy.com.