Leadership
Over 150 years of combined experience
Chris LeVeck
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
  • 20 years of commercial-industrial lighting sales and project management experience
  • Cofounded building energy solutions firm Environ Partners (now ProStar) with funding from Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones and grew company valuation 24x.
  • Founded and grew commercial-industrial lighting startup by 1,000% over three years, ranking No. 236 on Inc. Magazine’s 2017 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
  • Played NCAA Division I and semi-pro soccer
  • Wright State University, BSB, Marketing Communications
  • Sold and directed installation of successful energy efficiency projects for Fortune 500 clients including Coca-Cola, Toyota USA, Pepsico, McDonald’s, U.S. Bank, and Tyson Foods.
  • TEPA Sustainability Committee member
Jeff Prutsman
President and Chief Operating Officer
  • 30 years of solar energy industry contracting experience
  • Solar technical and business advisor for the startup of large-scale solar PV developer Kenyon Energy (acquired by Calibrant Energy)
  • Key leadership role in Florida Solar Distributors, America’s largest solar heating contractor during the 1980s
  • Co-inventor, U.S. Patent 9,829,216 for solar energy collector technology
  • State-certified solar contractor
  • Utility-scale solar PV technical and CAPEX due diligence for the International Finance Corporation subsidiary of The World Bank
  • University of Florida, BSBA, Finance
Justin Forand
Vice President, Engineering
  • 25 years of automation controls, building energy management and energy efficiency contracting experience
  • 16 years with Siemens, rising to regional engineering manager
  • 8 years with Energy Systems Group (acquired by CenterPoint Energy) as regional manager, development/engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Certified Energy Manager
  • Directed teams responsible for executing $250 million of commercial, government and institutional energy service contracts
  • Southern Polytechnic State University, BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology
PE, CEM, LEED
Justin Collazo
Chief Strategy Officer
  • 20 years of Wall Street experience
  • Placed over $200 billion of private and public financings, with a focus on energy and electric utility verticals.
  • Extensive financial industry and federal government contacts
  • Played NCAA Division I soccer
  • Miami University (Ohio), BS, Finance
  • Top revenue producer at Mizuho Securities USA, Oppenheimer and CIBC, advising hedge funds
CMT
Jason Phillips

Chief Information Officer
  • 25+ years of experience building tech companies
  • Helped establish and shape Change.org, one of the first B corporations
  • University of California at Berkeley (Cal Berkeley), BA, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Jason founded Automotive.com and transformed the automotive search site into a lead generation company with 50 web properties.
  • Played a key role in funding and shaping the mission for Change.org, one of the first B corps.
Kris Farver
Director of Operations
  • 12 years of commercial-industrial lighting and energy equipment sales and project management experience
  • 3 years as regional sales manager for Orion Energy Systems
  • Lake Forest College, BA, Economics
  • Sold and executed roughly $48 million of commercial energy efficiency projects for national accounts, including Proctor & Gamble and Georgia Pacific.
  • Directed national rollout of proprietary LED lighting assembly for Costco Wholesale’s 700 North American locations.
Brian Cardinal
Operations Manager
  • 25 years of operations management and quality assurance experience
  • Directed 247% expansion of powdered coatings production over 14 months for customers, including Harley Davidson, Remlinger, and Whirlpool, as plant manager for Harmon Technical Coatings.
  • Created the first EDI-integrated inspection software for automotive manufacturing plants.
  • Managed 150 quality assurance professionals implementing defect containment for five Tier 1 automotive assembly plants and 25 Tier 2 automotive parts suppliers for Spekvantage.
  • Managed 50 team members and $30 million in inventory with a 99.96% accuracy rate in an ISO9002 quality system environment for a Honda Tier 1 automotive supplier. (Kern & Kern, Marysville, Ohio)
Jeremie Branton
Senior Project Manager
  • 17+ years of experience in commercial and utility-scale solar PV project management
  • Founder and owner of Freedom Power, LLC, Louisiana's first state-licensed solar EPC contractor, ranked #115 in U.S. by Solar Power World (2013), with over 1,200 projects completed across four states.
  • Licensed electrical contractor in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and North Carolina
  • For M.A. Mortenson, supervised electrical installation for 10 MW and 180 MW solar farms in South Carolina and warranty/punch list work for seven 350 MW solar farms in Utah. Also developed Standard Work Instructions (SWIs) and critical task training videos; designed innovative dc collection wire harness and managed startup of manufacturing facility to prefabricate harnesses, saving Mortenson over $5 million per year.
MBA, PMP, TECL
  • Six Sigma Green Belt and PMI Project Management Professional certifications
  • NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification
  • Louisiana State University, MBA, Project Management Specialization
AdvIsors
Jessica Lorentz
Energy Engineering Advisor
  • 20 years building energy engineering experience
  • Certified Energy Manager
  • LEED AP, U.S. Green Building Council
  • 4 years with Eaton Corporation as an energy team leader
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, MS, Civil Engineering (Building Systems Program)
PE, CEM, BCxP, LEED AP
Chuck O’Dell
Marketing
  • 42 years marketing experience at America’s 28th largest private company
  • Vice President, Sales & Marketing at QuikTrip Corporation (retired)
  • Former board member, Folds of Honor nonprofit
Timothy Donohue
Commercial Real Estate Specialist
  • 15+ years of client service, sales and marketing experience at CBRE
  • 2+ million square feet of Agency Representation for wide range of clients including IBM, Alaska Permanent Fund, and Gateside Corporation
  • 2+ Million SF of Tenant Representation for Lime, New Flyer, Open City, and Nexant, Inc. and many others
  • Clients across diverse sectors including Financial, Health Care, Technology, and Industrial
  • Westchester County Business Journal “40 under 40” Award
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