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The Building Efficiency Podcast presented by Nenni & Associates and hosted by Jim Schafer. Each week we bring you a business leader from the Building Efficiency industry who will be sharing their backgrounds, where they see the industry going, and what drives their success. Nenni & Associates is an Executive Search firm who helps our clients find the right talent. Across the Building Efficiency industry our clients are focused on retrofitting existing buildings, implementing renewable energy technologies and new construction design. We hope you tune in and subscribe to this podcast if you're looking for our guest's perspectives on the Building Efficiency industry - past, present, and future.
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Todd Jarvis, CEM, CSR-PChateau Energy Solutions, Chief Operating OfficerTodd has more than 25 years of experience in the Energy Efficiency, EV charging, Microgrid, and Sustainability market. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Chateau Energy Solutions. Todd is recognized as a subject matter expert with expertise in sales strategy and operations management with a proven track record in leading successful companies. Through his 25 years in the industry, he has built and led teams that provide decarbonization consulting services, turnkey implementation of energy projects, and ongoing analytical managed services.  He is a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Sustainability Practitioner.Chateau Energy Solutions works with clients to architect an energy strategy for their business and help them implement it. There are three primary areas of focus: Energy Efficiency, EV Charging, and Microgrids. All of these offerings can be provided through an Energy as a Service offering to achieve financial and decarbonization results.   Chateau Energy Solutions is positioned to support its clients pursuing the following trends:The electrification of the transportation sectorThe growing appetite for renewable and reliable/resilient powerThe need for operational optimization For more information on Chateau Energy Solutions:Website:  https://chateaues.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/chateau-energy-solutionsFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chateaues/Email:  info@ChataeuES.comOur services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Greg Elliott has more than 10 years of facilities maintenance management experience with a focus in operations and service. He is currently the Commercial Executive, Americas Region for JLL. As a Commercial Executive, he will partner with leadership to strategize how to continually provide more value while increasing profitability. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Engineering Solutions.  During his time within engineering, he was be responsible for growing the department through partnerships with current and future JLL account teams. Before joining JLL, Greg was the Director of HVAC Solutions and EMS at FacilitySource.  He developed solutions for several clients to improve their HVAC strategy. Additionally, he managed the energy management systems (EMS) 24/7 monitoring team which serviced 11 different clients, over 20 different control systems, and over 10,000 locations.  Prior to FacilitySource, Greg was the service manager for Carrier covering Central and Southern Ohio. Before Carrier, he was a Service Account Manager for Siemens Building Technologies. Greg began his career at Horizon Engineering Associates where he was a field engineer performing commissioning services at several high-rise buildings in New York City.Education and AffiliationsGreg completed obtained Bachelor of Engineering degree from SUNY Maritime College.  He completed his Master’s in Business Administrations from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH. He also is a Certified Energy Manager from the Association of Energy Engineers and holds his EPA refrigerant certification.Personal LifeGreg and his wife, Anna, moved from New York City to Ohio in 2010 and have lived in Sunbury since 2014. Anna grew up in Westerville, OH moved to New York City to dance with the Rockette’s where she met Greg. They now have three children, Lucy, Gabe and Evey. We are committed to adding value to our clients,  and the communities we serve. Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below    ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/ ✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/ ✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/ ✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/ Nenni and Associates on Social Media: ► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/ ► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/ ► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/ ► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc ► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Mr. Eckert has over 15 years of Public Finance experience, all of which has been spent working with a client base at the national level. His ability to connect and add value to clients at the Federal, State and Local levels allows him to be a great partner to the servicing company and end user. He is a graduate of Ohio University. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and two children, Spencer (7) and Sutton (5).Huntington’s Public Capital (“HPC”) provides streamlined leasing process to make it user-friendly and cost-effective way to help government and Not For Profit Issuers working to obtain financing to various types of equipment financing by ESCO and Renewable Energy Companies.We are committed to adding value to our clients,  and the communities we serve. Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates
Keith is a Sales Director with Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies group. His focus is the business development of projects to include battery EV & fuel cell vehicle infrastructure and distributed energy resources. He brings over 30 years of expertise in engineering, operations, sales and strategic business development with companies such as Siemens, Schneider Electric and Verizon. Keith holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Alabama.  He served as a search and rescue aircrewman in the U.S. Coast Guard. Keith is based in Atlanta and enjoys cycling, trail running and hiking.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates
Adam started his journey March 16 1975, in Warren, Michigan. Grew up in the Northern Detroit Metro suburbs of Fraser, Troy and Heartland. Graduated from Avondale High School 1993 and went straight away to complete a Bachelors in Geology/Earth Sciences from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI in Dec 1997. Since that time, he has focused his career on building a diverse platform of skills that can transcend multiple industries. This skill set consists of:1.       Sales/marketing2.       Project/Program management 3.       Energy Engineering (audits, planning, financials)Achieving (PMP) Project Management Professional status with the (PMI) Project Management Institute was very important for his career and personal growth. Additionally, attaining (CEM) Certified Energy Manager status with the AEE was also a proud moment. Holding both certifications for well over 15 years. "I want to give so much love and thanks to my wife Carrie, daughters Chloe and Danielle and our dogs Molly and Pepper. I thank my Parents and Brother also."Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates
Alex Cheimets is the co-founder and CEO of Vata Verks, which develops non-invasive water and natural gas meter data acquisition sensors.  Vata Verks solves the cost, difficulty and disruption of accessing real-time high-resolution data for plumbed utilities. Prior to co-founding Vata Verks, Alex spent the bulk of his career on the "dark-side", developing inefficient luxury appliances for Thermador, and many of the biggest brands in North America. He co-founded Synergy Construction, a firm specializing in Deep Energy Retrofits of existing homes, and co-founded Water Hero, a firm specializing in the development of home water leak detection. You may know him from his Discovery Network's "Green Planet" covered home renovation in partnership with the regional Gas and Electric Utility, NStar, and the State of Massachusetts. Alex received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A from the University of Michigan. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his family of current and future Michigan alumni.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates
Brad is a dedicated sales leader with a 29 year history of team building, problem solving and strategic decision making within the Energy Efficiency arena. As the leader of Grainger’s Energy Services business, Brad has relied on an exemplary work ethic to achieve bottom-line results for North America’s largest Industrial Distributor. After 20 years of focus within the Lighting Services industry, Brad is currently responsible for a complete portfolio of Conservation and Efficiency measures assisting America’s top companies in meeting their Sustainability goals.  Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates
Dara O’Neill is a partner and executive leader in a Fintech company, Empower Equity, (EMPEQ.CO)  specializing in National energy project finance combined with software tools to automate the lending and site survey process by auto capturing data to accelerate the sales process. Responsible for all Strategic Partnership development, including Utilities, agencies and distribution channels,  Developing and implementing engagement strategies and campaigns for a wide variety of strategic partnership initiatives and projects.  Prior to joining EMPEQ, O’Neill served as the leading Business Development Executive with, Comfort Systems USA, Strategic Accounts the Nations largest mechanical contractor, securing partnerships with leading global multi-site retail and commercial brands. In this role the focus was on energy efficiency, building automation and preventive maintenance contracts to lower costs and maintain the highest possible indoor air quality for its clients.  As a founder in multiple other Energy and Sustainable Property Development companies, O’Neills background is steeped in advancing the pursuit of energy efficiency in many forms, including advanced Building Automation with wireless web based control systems and environmentally friendly construction projects spanning three continents and five different countries. In his early career as a professional golfer O’Neill aspired to compete at the highest level before founding the largest independent developmental Professional Tours in both the US and Europe. His passion for competition and drive to succeed still keeps him highly motivated to this day. Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates
Dr. Karma Sawyer is the Director of the Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings (EI&B) Division, responsible for shaping and managing a vision and strategy to assure that PNNL addresses DOE's most important energy efficiency, clean energy and electricity infrastructure challenges. The EI&B Division consists of more than 330 staff members in five technical groups. Prior to joining PNNL, Karma served as the Program Manager for Emerging Technologies at DOE's Building Technologies Office. In this role, she developed and executed multi-year R&D strategies across a range of building technologies. She also worked collaboratively with the national labs and external stakeholders to advance cross-cutting initiative, such as the Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings, Advanced Building Construction and Grid Modernization Initiatives. From 2010-2013, Karma served as an Assistant Program Director and Fellow at ARPA-E, focusing on carbon capture and thermal storage technologies.Dr. Sawyer earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. She also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Syracuse University.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates
José Ramos was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was raised in both Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. He is currently Program Director at MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program. In previous roles, he worked in building technology R&D teams, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) firms. Invariably, his focus has been energy conservation and sustainability. In his current role, he works with large corporations to advance innovation by accelerating the adoption of MIT’s research and startup technologies around the world. José earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, a M.A. in Spanish at Boston College, and completed a one-year Icelandic language program at the University of Reykjavik.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Jesson Bradshaw is the CEO of Energy Ogre, an electricity management company that uses proprietary systems to ensure its customers are always getting the best prices on their energy electricity.Energy Ogre has helped over 100,000 Texans save up to 40% on their electricity bills, over $150M since its founding. Jesson hopes to bring attention to Texas’s deregulated electricity industry by discussing topics such as renewable energy, future technologies, and consumer services.Jesson’s network is over 15k, and he would be happy to let them know to listen in!Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Alex worked in management and operations in multiple industries (Energy, Telecom, Construction, Retail, Education) for Fortune 100 corporations.   In 2008, Alex co-founded EIS Americas, Inc. (dba Facility Integrated Solutions) to provide sustainable energy solutions for commercial & industrial customers.  Facility Integrated Solutions (FIS) now specializes in providing electrical and mechanical services with expertise on national capital rollouts for large accounts. In 2015, Alex became a principal of Metrotech Media & Light (MT), an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of LED fixtures with a certified Underwriters Laboratory (UL) assembly location. In 2016 Alex led the acquisition of Energy Automation Systems, a company that was founded in 1978 and had an extensive network of affiliates throughout the world in the energy efficiencies industry.  The new company, Energy Integrated Solutions (EIS) expanded its portfolio to include gas, water and asset management and strategy products and services.  In early 2021, FIS acquired a residential HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) company and rebranded it No Excused Heating & Air, to expand its mechanical services contracting. Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) along with a master’s degree in EE and an MBA, all from Cornell University. He speaks Spanish and French. He holds or has held community board positions including Sandy Springs Education Force, Junior Achievement, Boys Scouts, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Certified Literate Community Program and is a winner of the Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award. Company Websites:Energy Integrated Solutions, Inc. (EIS): https://www.energyintegratedsolutions.com/No Excuses Heating & Air: https://noexcusesheatingandair.com/Facility Integrated Solutions (FIS): https://www.facilityintegratedsolutions.com/MetroTech Media & Light, Inc. (MT): https://www.metrotechlight.com/About Nenni:  Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Eric is a dedicated customer advocate, helping educate the industry on the use of technologies to optimize both experience and efficiency. Eric brings 5 years’ experience in building control systems installation and management to the real estate market to bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). He is currently Director of Client Services at Intelligent Buildings, helping solve clients’ real estate technology challenges.  About IB: We help our real estate customers and stakeholders manage risk, enhance occupant well-being, and continually improve performance by providing unmatched expertise, practical recommendations, and targeted services that leverage digital transformation.www.intelligentbuildings.comOur services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
James Beale is a leading expert in the window film industry and specializes in helping companies evaluate and implement energy efficiency technologies. His expertise comes from more than 15 years of industry experience and founding NGS, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing window film company. www.filmsandgraphics.com His customer-first approach has helped him become the go-to solar window film consultant for multiple Fortune 500 companies.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below    ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Andrew Robertson is the Senior Director – Enterprise Sales at Redaptive where he specializes in structuring large-scale energy programs for the F1000. Prior to Redaptive, Andrew spent 5 years with Graybar Electric where he led the energy team in Northern California. Prior to entering the workforce, Andrew graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In October of 2020, Redaptive completed a $150M Series C round led by the CarVal Group, CBRE, Engie, and others.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below    ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Charlie Zitnik with D.A. Davidson & Co. – a known firm and a known face in ESCO circles for many years.  Charlie sits on the Board of NAESCO as well as the Board of the Energy Savings Coalition.  Charlie and his team work with most of the national and regional ESCOs to provide cutting edge financial solutions for their project financing. ABOUT ME AND D.A. DAVIDSON & CO.I focus on energy performance contract financing and essential purpose infrastructure financing on a national basis. I have been licensed in the securities industry since 1982.I am focused on energy savings performance contract financing and essential purpose infrastructure financing on a national basis. I have extensive experience structuring financing with revenue streams including property tax, sales tax, development fees, property/sales tax increment, public improvement fees, energy consumption savings, and various combinations of these revenue streams.  My expertise is often called upon early in the life cycle of projects to assist clients in long-range public finance planning.The Fixed Income Capital Markets Group of D.A. Davidson is a national leader in raising capital through fixed income banking and distribution. We specialize in a number of practices in which we have significant expertise. D.A. Davidson has long embraced the transformative power of working to build a more just and sustainable world. At D.A. Davidson, our associates’ ideas form the foundation of a corporate giving and gifting strategy that touches communities across the United States.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below     ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/ ✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/ ✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/ ✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/ Nenni and Associates on Social Media: ► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/ ► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/ ► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/ ► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc ► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates  
Michael has 25+ years of experience in lighting and the energy efficiency services industries having held multiple leadership positions with lighting manufacturers, Osram Sylvania (Siemens) and Signify (formerly Philips Lighting).  He is a co-founder of NexGen Lighting Solutions, a full-service lighting rep agency, with thirty employees and headquarters located in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.  NexGen Lighting Solutions was founded in January of 2016 and has grown its presence in Texas representing a long list of lighting manufacturer partners including Signify Genlyte fixture brands.  In 2020, NexGen Lighting Solutions changed the company to an ESOP (employee stock ownership program) to allow for their committed employees to take financial ownership with the growing company.   Michael is a husband and a father of two teenage daughters.  When he is not busy supporting his daughters with their many activities or serving as their personal Uber-Dad, he enjoys being outdoors playing golf, exercising his three dogs or attending local college athletic and music events.  He and his wife support and are involved in multiple community service organizations and support a local canine rescue group in Texas by fostering and adopting rescued Boston Terriers.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Daniel brings a unique background of professional experience including; financial analysis, business operations and complex B2B sales success to the leadership team of Sona Energy Solutions LLC. Immediately following graduating UMass Dartmouth (and turning around a small tennis organization), Dan obtained a financial support position with one of the world's oldest organizations; Christie's Inc. (NYC). In 2005 Daniel was hired by a former colleague at Codiam Inc. to help manage a recently started joint venture with Tiffany & Co (and helped start a second JV within the same partnership).  Dan worked in this organization for the following 9 years and through the economic downturn  of 2008/9.  Dan managed finance and operations for the two multinational (Johannesburg & Gaborone) JV's.  Codiam's end goal was to sell both JV's to TCo and this was accomplished in 2012 ($50M+).  Sales relationships were maintained until Dan's departure in 2013. In 2013 Daniel & his family relocated back to Greater Boston and started a sales role with an electrical contractor (Aetna Corp.).  Daniel successfully surpassed sales goals annually by growing relationships and expanding product and service knowledge until his departure almost 6 years later.   In early 2019 Daniel left his National Accounts Sales position and helped launch Sona Energy Solutions LLC.  Sona Energy partners with utility companies, mechanical equipment manufacturers and skilled labor companies to provide large scale commercial energy efficiency projects to North American end use customers and property owners.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 
Mr. Buchanan is a 20-year veteran of the energy efficiency and advanced controls industry, having worked across five various sales channels in that time: OEM lighting and control component manufacturer, lighting fixture agency, energy efficiency contractor, advanced IoT controls manufacturer and  IoT Solutions integrator.  This array of experiences gives him a unique perspective on the industry, allowing for a vision to find the holes in where the industry is struggling, and working to fill those holes with real solutions.  Prior to his position as CEO of SBT Alliance, Mr. Buchanan held executive positions as VP of Channels, VP of Sales, and President.  His vast experience in the IoT controls industry, together with his industry partnerships throughout, allows him to stay at the cutting edge of the Internet of Things and to push SBT Alliance in its mission to help clients digitize and future-proof their businesses.  About SBT: Smarter Building Technologies (SBT) Alliance is an IoT integration partner that guides small, medium, and Fortune 500 clients to a digital future built on the Internet of Things (IoT). SBT achieves this by engineering, deploying, and supporting the industry’s latest IoT technologies to create intelligent spaces and fund projects through our Smart Space as a Service  (SSaaS) program. To learn more, visit us at https://sbt-alliance.com/Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates  
Lee has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of information systems, strategic business development, finance, planning, human resources and administration both in the private and public sectors.  Lee has successfully led several technology startups and turn-arounds as well as built and run world-class global operations. He is a trusted advisor and independent consultant for various organizations in the data center sector and provides interim leadership to emerging and transforming technology companies.  His core technical competency focuses on improving the performance of critical infrastructure through sustainable solutions that reduce operating costs across all industries.  Lee provides leadership from business strategy development through funding to execution and his focus on sustainable operations has repeatedly driven value to all stakeholders.  His primary focus, Salute, launched in 2013 and is focused on providing military veterans with job opportunities.   By immersing the veterans and helping them gain experience and skills this initiative delivers a feeder system to the data center industry and the first step in a career for the veterans. In addition to an MBA from University of Washington and further studies at Henley School of Business in London and Stanford University, Lee holds professional certifications in management and security (ITIL v3 Expert, Lean Six Sigma, CCO). He also serves as a frequent contributor for many industry conferences and publications. In addition to his many years as a successful technology industry leader, he has masterfully balanced a successful military career over 36 years (Ret. Colonel) and continues to serve as an advisor to many veteran support organizations.Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates   
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