About Cumulus

Improving safety and sustainability for industrial construction and maintenance


Cumulus digitizes mission-critical construction and maintenance activities to ensure that work is done right the first time, every time. By integrating sensors, digital tools, and other IoT devices, our connected worker platform improves the productivity and quality of safety-critical workflows, such as bolt tightening, welding, and pressure testing.

To date, Cumulus has been used to manage over 7,000,0000 work completions across industries such as energy, construction, manufacturing, semiconductors, data centers, transportation, chemicals, renewables, and more. In addition to improving safety and sustainability, our technology also has been proven to reduce costs for quality control and data review by over 60%.

Cumulus is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Houston, Texas, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and serves customers across the globe.

Our Values

Cumulus strives to make a positive impact on the world and improve manual work across the industries we serve.


Improve safety for people by reducing rework and unplanned downtime.


Reduce emissions for industrial facilities to promote the health of our planet.


Empower teams with the most efficient usage of resources


The prototype for our first product, Bolted Joint Management (then called the Smart Torque System), is developed at Shell’s innovation center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After several successful large-scale deployments, the Cumulus team spins out from Shell and raises its first round of venture capital investment.
Awards Recognition

As Cumulus continues to grow and expand across various industries, our technology is recognized by CNBC and the IoT Breakthrough Awards program. We are named on the CNBC Upstart 100 list as a promising young startup breaking industry barriers. We are also named the “Industrial IoT Innovation of the Year” by the IoT Breakthrough Award Program.

Positive Impact
Cumulus technology is used to provide continuity amid a global pandemic, managing critical piping construction activity to ensure zero loss of work at the Pennsylvania Chemicals Project amid work suspension and subsequent reopening.
Growth Capital

Cumulus raises $8 million in strategic growth capital led by new investor GEC, with participation from existing investors Brick & Mortar Ventures and Shell Ventures. The capital is used to grow our sales presence in North America and Southeast Asia, also expanding our engineering team to add new capabilities.

Global Success

Cumulus CEO Matt Kleiman attends GasTech 2022 in Milan, Italy to present the groundbreaking results with Bechtel in implementing Cumulus technology during the construction of Shell’s Pennsylvania Chemicals facility.

Product Expansion

In 2023, Cumulus launches the long anticipated Digital Pressure Testing system, which helps execute pressure testing activities with accuracy and precision.


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Matthew Kleiman

Matt is our CEO and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to co-founding Cumulus, he was the co-founder and Head of Programs at Shell TechWorks, Shell’s Skunk Works-style technology center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on developing and deploying new technologies for Shell’s capital projects and operating facilities. Before joining Shell, Matt held various commercial positions in the biomedical and aerospace industries. When he isn’t working, you can find him enjoying time with his wife, daughter, and dog, skiing, or scuba diving. Matt earned his BA from Rutgers University, JD from Duke University, and Executive Certificates in Management & Leadership and Strategy & Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Mark Litke

Mark is our Chief Commercial Officer and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to co-founding Cumulus, Mark was a Portfolio Development Manager at Shell TechWorks responsible for building and managing the organization’s Downstream, Integrated Gas, and New Energies business portfolios. Before joining Shell, Mark led sales and business development efforts with government and enterprise customers at Aurora Flight Sciences and held engineering positions at Boeing and MITRE. Outside of work you can find Mark on the golf course, on the rugby pitch, or spending time with his family and dog, Scout, on the beaches of Cape Cod. Mark earned his BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Chiz Chikwendu

Chiz is our CTO and leads our talented product development team. Prior to co-founding Cumulus, he was the Manager of the Electrical Engineering team at Shell TechWorks, Shell’s technology center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on developing and deploying new technologies for Shell’s capital projects and operating facilities. Before joining Shell, Chiz held various technical roles in the medical device and aerospace industries. Chiz enjoys playing the electric bass guitar, spending time with his wife, son, and daughter. Chiz earned his BS from Yale University, and MS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Meghan Golden

Meghan is our Chief Business Officer and also leads the Operations Team. Prior to co-founding Cumulus, she was a Program Manager at Shell TechWorks, Shell’s technology center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At STW, Meghan led the Smart Torque System program from inception to commercialization and supported multiple deployments of the system throughout the world. Prior to joining Shell, Meghan worked in the Defense Industry and served for 6 years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army. Meghan enjoys being active and spending time with her husband, Steve, and their three daughters Eleanor, Victoria, and Cecilia. Meghan earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute. She is a combat veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.

Josh Napoli

Joshua Napoli is our VP of Software. Josh brings over 15 years of experience to Cumulus, having worked at numerous companies and in various industries, from bio-medical to warehouse automation. Joshua co-founded a start-up that developed a computer vision system to detect falls by elderly residents of assisted living facilities, and he was Head of Software Engineering at a company the created 3D display and imaging devices. Away from the office, you can find him with his family in Providence or wheeling around town on his electric unicycle. Joshua is a graduate of MIT with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, with several patents and publications to his name.


Justin is the General Manager for the Americas. Prior to helping start Cumulus, Justin was a Senior Field Engineer at Shell Techworks, Shell’s technology center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Justin is leading some of Cumulus’ largest and most challenging deployments. Prior to joining Shell, Justin was an Implementation Engineer in the RF communications and defense industry. He earned his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Central Florida. When he’s not on site with customers Justin enjoys spending time with his wife Danielle and their daughter Madysen and son Mason. You can often find them outdoors camping, fishing, riding bikes or enjoying college football.

Derek Stewart

Derek is the General Manager for EMEA and APAC. He is responsible for implementing Cumulus solutions at sites worldwide. Prior to Cumulus, he implemented IoT based systems in distribution centers and factories primarily in Asia while always being focused on providing value to customers. Before deploying IoT systems, Derek implemented supply chain management systems with the retail industry with multiple best of breed providers. Derek earned his BA in Economics and MS in Multinational Commerce from Boston University and lives in Maine.


Wes is our Director of Industry Strategy & Adoption. He works with our product and commercial teams to provide experienced-based perspectives and find solutions that will benefit our customers. Before joining Cumulus, Wes spent 15 years in industrial construction leading teams and managing quality assurance activities on projects ranging from $30 million to $15 billion. When he isn’t working, you can find him enjoying time with his wife and two dogs, fostering rescue animals from local shelters, spending time outdoors, or practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Wes resides in the St. Louis area, and holds a BS in Business Management.


Dylan is a full-stack Senior Software Engineer specializing in backend and cloud systems. Prior to joining Cumulus, he worked full time at Vistaprint where he gained substantial experience in software development, project leadership, and software testing. He leads his prior team through migrating a critical domain from monolith architecture to microservices. He is passionate about solving big and complex problems to deliver the most meaningful customer value. Dylan earned bachelor’s degrees in Economics, Finance, and Computer Information Systems from Bentley University. Outside of Cumulus, Dylan loves outdoor adventures, in particular snowboarding and hiking. He is originally from Indonesia, and is currently heading an Indonesian Professional Association in Boston.


As Marketing Director and Chief of Staff for Cumulus, Gabrielle places a special emphasis on sales enablement, maintaining a strong digital presence, and enabling meaningful communications. With previous experience in public relations, social media, and project management, Gabrielle’s focus is on elevating Cumulus in the eyes of prospects, customers, investors and employees alike.