Juno, an integrated design and sustainable development proptech company, today announced appointing Tim Twerdahl as its first Chief Product Officer and Menka Sethi as its first Chief Business Officer, according to a press release.
Launched in 2020, Juno provides software and scripts to accelerate design processes and connect building design to a network of partner suppliers around the world. The company says the hires will help the company to build out its product and go-to-market strategies in order to scale its sustainable building model across the country.
“Their record of leadership and impact, paired with their shared vision for increasing the supply of more consumer-centric housing, make Tim and Menka the ideal partners,” said Jonathan Scherr, co-founder and CEO of Juno, in the release.
Twerdahl will focus on product development, program management and marketing growth to expand Juno’s sustainable real estate plan of action. Meanwhile, Sethi will develop marketing strategies for the company, including policies and partnerships to expand its scale nationwide.
Twerdahl’s experience in the product creation and customer service industry spans across companies like Netflix, Amazon and Apple. His most recent role as Apple’s VP of home and audio products saw him to supervising the launch of AirPods, Apple TV, HomePod, HomeKit, and AirPlay products, the release states. At Amazon, he oversaw the Fire TV desk.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Juno team,” Tim said in the statement. “Juno’s mission-driven work to simultaneously address both the housing crisis and the climate crisis couldn’t be more important.”
Sethi’s two-decade long professional trajectory comprises roles as an architect and business strategist in the real estate industry, with previous companies including Meta (Facebook) and the American Battery Technology Company. The release claims that Facebook’s decision to provide $1 billion to alleviate the affordable housing crisis in Silicon Valley was fueled by Sethi’s strategy. She also headed its $75M investment in the Catalyst Housing Fund, a teacher housing initiative started in collaboration with local groups.
“Juno is a natural extension of my work designing, developing, and piloting innovative housing projects,” she said in the release. “Juno’s approach to building housing with low capital intensity, high scalability, and a commitment to sustainability has the potential to drive significant improvements to the way housing is created and made available.”
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