Evolve is led by thought leaders in technology and hospitality

with widespread backgrounds and passion for innovation & creativity.

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Evolve Controls is defining the future of connected spaces. Our proven, highly intuitive room automation platform creates memorable guest experiences while reducing costs and providing sustainable and environmental friendly spaces. Our scalable platform guides our customers’ technical road maps, solving today’s needs and tomorrows problems.

Evolve designs, installs and monitors solutions for any company seeking connected rooms. We offer services for numerous markets, with a strong focus on hospitality. Here’s a behind the scenes look at our management team.


Evolve is led by experienced executives who set high standards for their respective teams.

Kristin Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Kristin is a seasoned executive, leader and strategist, with a proven track record for building successful businesses organically. She is a general manager with significant experience in driving operational excellence across all business functions with effective results. Prior to joining Evolve, Kristin headed up the Enterprise team within the Energy and Environmental Solutions business segment for Siemens. In addition, Kristin ran her own consulting firms, worked at MAN Roland, Metal Management and Otis Elevator in a variety of roles. Kristin has a bachelor’s in marketing from Indiana University and earned an MBA from Harvard University

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Greg Pappas

Vice President of Sales

Greg Pappas has over 20 years of experience in B2B sales within the commercial, residential and hospitality industries.  From start ups to large corporations, Greg has held numerous leadership roles, successfully developing teams and increasing marketshare. Previously, Greg was National Sales Director at KEYPR, a cloud based guest experience and management platform for hotels, National Sales Manager at Lutron, and an integral part of Groupon’s SaaS launch for their cloud based iPad POS. Greg graduated from Saint John’s University with a BA in Business and English.

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Barry Atkinson

Vice President of Technology

Barry is a technology veteran who has been involved with hardware and software development for over 30 years.  From small startups to mega-corporations, Barry has worked in a wide range of industries, including Telecommunications, Hospitality, Consumer Electronics, Aerospace, Healthcare and Entertainment.  Early in his career, Barry designed hotel guest room access control and energy management systems for the prestigious (now defunct) L’Ermitage Hotel Group.  Most recently, Barry was the VP of Technology and Operations at OpinionLab – a provider of SaaS-based customer feedback for Fortune 500 companies.  Prior to OpinionLab, Barry was the Chief Architect at Gogo, the world’s leading provider of in-flight Internet Connectivity and Entertainment.  Barry is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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Scott Brennan

Vice President of Operations & Service

Scott Brennan serves as Vice President of Operations and Service, responsible for oversight of the company’s operations and service functions.  He joined Evolve with 16 years of energy management, automation controls and mechanical services experience, primarily focused in the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets. Prior to joining Evolve, Scott worked for Siemens Industry, Building Automations, serving in service, sales and management roles.

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Caroline Mallady

Vice President of Finance and Business Administration

Caroline is an experienced Financial Executive who has worked in several industries building World Class Accounting Teams with the directive to provide accurate, timely, and insightful information to drive business growth. As Vice President of Finance and Business Administration, she is responsible for Finance and Human Resources at Evolve. Prior to joining Evolve, Caroline was the VP, Controller at Cision US. In addition, she has held Senior Financial positions at Millward Brown, A&R Transport and Hoekstra Transportation. She is a registered CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Lewis University, and an MBA from DePaul University.

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William Coffin

Director of Product Management

William has over a decade of experience in high-tech product management in IoT related industries. He brings to Evolve, a holistic approach to portfolio management and is constantly working to expand and improve on our industry-leading product offerings.  He has worked closely with top 10 Fortune 500 companies to deliver enterprise scale technology solutions that are robust and easy to maintain. As a pioneer in the IoT space he has worked with teams to develop cutting edge SaaS, IP and bespoke wireless solutions for embedded devices that deliver the right technologies for the customers needs. With a multi-disciplinary engineering background, his customer-centric technology-aware approach ensures Evolve will continue to innovate ahead of the curve in the rapidly growing hospitality and commercial building technology industry.

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