Eric Hafter and has been a global solar industry leader for over two decades. His professional experience includes Senior VP at Sharp Solar, Chief Strategy Officer at AMP Solar Group, CSO at Exergonix Corporation, General Manager PowerLight Europe (now SunPower), CSO Solar Power, Inc, and Managing Director for StrateGen. | Read More
Eric has deep experience in crafting new business models in solar as well as leading development of new products. Eric began his solar career with PowerLight Corporation where he served on the Board of Directors for 10 years before joining the firm to start PowerLight Europe, which he ran as General Manager. Eric has a highly successful track record of developing, financing and building large-scale projects, several times leading the development of the world’s largest solar parks. In sum, Eric is responsible for the installation of over 340 MW of worldwide renewable energy installations.
Eric’s creative approach has resulted in the development of powerful new business models now used throughout the industry. Eric wrote the business plan that forged the nexus between large-scale manufacturers with downstream developers. This fusion of capabilities and best-in-class skill sets is now the bedrock model for some of the most successful companies. In addition, Eric has led engineering and design to create and patent a wide range of industry leading products.
Eric’s leadership and management style focus on finding, developing and motivating talented teams to achieve the highest results. Eric has managed organizations with revenues of over $400MM by fusing diverse talents and skills into true synergistic effect.
Eric and his wife live in East Sacramento and have two adult sons. In his free time, Eric enjoys sailing, road biking, travel and reading. Eric graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. He has also completed substantial coursework in Physics. Eric sits on the Board of Directors for Solar Cookers International (SCI). SCI is the leading advocate and implementer of solar cooking technology, training and deployment in many of the world's poorest countries, where solar cooking fundamentally changes entire families' lives for the better.
Todd is a focused entrepreneur, finance authority, licensed contractor and global project developer. Todd's technical and business savvy led to growth in sales and direct investment into Paramount Solar (SolarCity), Solar Power, Inc. (LDK) and Sharp Electronics Solar Division for the Americas. Todd's project portfolio includes in excess of 225 MW of renewable energy installations worldwide. | Read More
Prior to starting Enable Energy, Todd served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Paramount Energy Solutions, LLC where he grew the firm from a base of 80 monthly residential solar transactions to over 600 per month when SolarCity acquired the firm. Todd’s responsibilities included business development, financing, operations, engineering, procurement, construction and customer care. During this time, Todd was also a key member of the team the development and executed Paramount’s residential tax equity fund.
Todd’s career includes serving as Vice President, Sales for Sharp Solar in the Americas. He joined Sharp Solar to manage and reconfigure their sales and marketing teams in North and South America during a time period where the average sales price reduced by 100%. During his tenure at Sharp Solar, Todd and his team were responsible for eliminating standing inventory and restoring sales to a level commensurate with factory capacity inclusive of a 120-day sales backlog, reducing sales and marketing operating cost, and implementing additional service products to support higher levels of gross margin and contribution.
Todd served as Chief Operating Officer at Helio Power where he led the team responsible for developing demand-side energy management strategies for mid to large size commercial, industrial, agricultural, and public sector clients. He built strategic relationships with mid-to-large size contractors entering the renewable energy field and working on demand-side management projects with key clients. As President of Yes! Solar Solutions, Todd served as the franchisor side of Solar Power, Inc. a publicly traded, fully integrated solar power company. As the franchisor, Yes! opened several locations including a retail location in Roseville, CA, Cary, NC, and Pleasanton, CA, with an additionally construction/sales office in Denver, CO. Simultaneously, Todd served as Senior Vice President of Solar Power, Inc. where he developed and managed the team responsible for renewable energy projects inclusive of structured financing, system design, construction, performance metrics, contract negotiation, asset management and sales.
At Sun Power & Geothermal Energy, Todd was Vice President of Sales & Finance where he developed some of the earliest financing tools for the solar industry. This included the use of Lease Revenue Bonds, Certificate of Participation Bonds for public agencies and other term debt for private customers. Additionally, Todd managed the team responsible for one of California’s first megawatt distributed generation projects, inclusive, of sales, financing, construction and asset management. This team also generated over 35 megawatts of projects from 2001 to 2006.
Mr. Lindstrom has over 20 years of experience in construction and construction-related industries. He started his career in the solar industry as Vice President of Sales at Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) from 2001 through 2003. Where he developed numerous utility related financing programs for energy efficiency, established a energy efficiency mortgage lender, and expanded EGIA’s services nationally.
As a founding employee, he was directly involved in the growth of CarsDirect.com. From 1999 through 2001, he served as the Vice President of Dealer & Industry Relations of CarsDirect.com. In 1990, he started his own construction company and purchased a Floor Coverings International (FCI) franchise, which he quickly developed into the second largest volume franchise in the FCI system.
Todd is a licensed general & solar contractor and a licensed real estate broker in the State of California. In his free time, he enjoys ice hockey, snow skiing and watching professional soccer. Todd attended California State University, Sacramento with a focus in Marketing and Public Relations.
Jack is a brilliant design engineer with 40 years experience and numerous patents and patents pending for solar modules, racking systems and electronics. His focus is on creating new innovations while solving for efficiency and lower costs in manufacturing, assembly and installation. | Read MoreHis intellectual property is installed in and on thousands of U.S. homes and landmark commercial buildings including the Staples Center in Los Angeles and White Rose Warehouse in New Jersey. Jack's installed renewable energy project portfolio totals 30MW.
Peggy Jett is an entrepreneurial manager with wide-ranging expertise across numerous industries in accounting, finance, human resources, operations, and compliance including Sarbanes-Oxley controls. | Read MorePeggy was instrumental in Solar Power, Inc.'s (SPI) listing as a public company on the Over-the-Counter (OTC) exchange and was the project lead on implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that included U.S.-based sales offices and China-based manufacturing facilities. As an entrepreneur herself, Ms. Jett has launched, developed, and sold several businesses.
Brad is a remarkable strategist, leader, and catalyst for growth. With more than 15 years of solar industry experience, Brad was most recently the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Island Sun Solar, LLC (ISS), Sun Solar Guam LCC, and Sun Solar Nevada LLC. | Read MoreAs one of SunRun’s fastest growing Origination Partner’s, the ISS and Sun Solar teams delivered remarkable growth and customer satisfaction across Hawaii and Northern CA . Mr. Ferrell was also a co-founder of Solar Power, Inc. (SPI) and has held several executive positions at the company including COO, President and CSO. Mr. Ferrell led all major Distributed Generation and Product Sales efforts since the company’s inception in 2006. Brad’s developed project portfolio exceeds 250 MW’s of commercial and residential solar installations worldwide. Brad received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southern Methodist University.
With 17 years of investment banking and private equity experience, Grant brings broad financial expertise and an extensive background in corporate development. Most recently Grant was a partner at a captive asset management firm of Centerbridge Partners, a New York-based investment firm focused on private equity and credit investments. | Read MorePreviously, Grant spent fifteen years with JP Morgan's Investment Bank focused on origination, and execution of a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private and public debt and equity issuance. Grant was Head of JPMorgan’s Midwest Middle Market investment banking practice and worked across a wide range of industries assisting clients with strategic alternatives, M&A strategy, optimal capital structure, and other financing alternatives. A graduate of TCU with majors in Accounting and Finance, Grant is married to Julie and has two young, active children.
Kalau is a passionate champion of customer experience and advocate of the benefits of solar. Kalau is Co-Founder of Island Sun Solar LLC, Sun Solar Guam LLC and Sun Solar Nevada LLC. | Read MoreWith nearly a decade in the solar power industry, Kalau has procured in excess of 60 megawatts of power in 127 separate commercial and residential solar development projects as a private consultant for various renewable energy developers. Before becoming involved in renewable energy Mr. Jones was a leader in the parking industry with over 22 years of experience. He was Partner and Regional Director of the West Coast and Hawaii for both AmeriPark and Standard Parking. In 1994, he started his first parking company in Hawaii that grew to 47 locations and eventually was sold to Ameripark.