Vivint Solar Welcomes New Executive Team Members
Chris Lundell, Jan Newman and Paul Dickson Join Leadership Team, Bringing More
Than 50 Years of Diverse Experience to Vivint Solar
PROVO, Utah, Nov. 26, 2013
PROVO, Utah, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Vivint Solar, the second largest
U.S. residential solar provider, today named two new executives to its
leadership team and promoted another. The three executives bring more than a
half-century of experience in technology, marketing, business development and
finance to help propel the company into a successful 2014 and beyond.
The new executive team members are: Chris Lundell, chief marketing officer,
responsible for all marketing strategy, programs, partnerships and campaigns;
Jan Newman, vice president of business development, responsible for expansion
of business partnerships and channels and possible growth into new solar
verticals; and Paul Dickson—previous vice president of finance—promoted to
vice president of operations, responsible for directing the systems, processes
and solutions that make it possible to deliver lower-cost power to homeowners.
"These leadership additions are designed to meet today's rapid growth and lay
the foundation for future expansion as we position Vivint Solar as the premier
provider of residential solar power," said Greg Butterfield, CEO of Vivint
Solar. "This is an exciting expansion period for Vivint Solar and we are
fortunate to have proven, high-achieving executives like Chris, Jan and Paul
join the team to provide the leadership to widen our customer reach and
further develop of our eco-friendly solutions."
The new members of the leadership team bring an abundance of professional
achievements and backgrounds:
oChris Lundell brings more than 25 years of experience in sales and
marketing leadership management, most recently as vice president of
worldwide sales at EveryoneSocial.com, a social marketing platform.
Lundell also served as CMO/COO of DomoTechnologies (formerly Corda) and
was responsible for growing enterprise business intelligence software
business. He also served as vice president and general manager of
LANDesk's Asia Pacific operations. While at LANDesk, Lundell led LANDesk
through double-digit revenue growth over an eight-year period. Prior to
LANDesk, Lundell served in a variety of sales and marketing roles at
Novell, including head of North America marketing.
oJan Newman is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of executive
experience in the industry. After starting his career at Novell, Newman
founded KeyLabs, Inc., an independent software testing and verification
company. He sold the company to Exodus Communications for $42 million in
1999. Newman then founded Altiris, Inc., a systems management company.
Altiris went on to complete an initial public offering in 2002 and was
eventually purchased by Symantec Corporation for more than $1 billion.
Most recently Newman was a partner at SageCreek Partners, a business
oPaul Dickson was most recently vice president of finance at Vivint Solar,
driving the company's finance business with tax equity partners. He played
a significant role in raising more than $955 million in tax equity
funding, a critical component of the Vivint Solar business model.
Passionate about smart metering and energy efficiency, Dickson co-founded
Meter Solutions as a university student and won several industry
accolades. After growing the business from a startup to a fast-growing,
nationwide AMR/AMI installation company, Dickson sold the business to
Vivint. In addition to his new role, Dickson will continue to provide
financial operations expertise to the team.
Vivint Solar has significantly bolstered its management team in 2013, adding
key executives such as Butterfield and Thomas Plagemann, executive vice
president, capital markets, earlier this year.
Vivint Solar was created in 2011 and has become the second largest U.S.
residential solar installer, according to the U.S. PV Leaderboard published by
GTM Research. The company attributes its rapid rise to successfully applying
Vivint's infrastructure of skilled residential in-person and consultative
sales strategy, allowing Vivint Solar to differentiate itself from other solar
About Vivint Solar
Vivint Solar is a leading provider of simple, affordable solar solutions. As
an early adopter of the power purchase agreement (PPA) model, Vivint Solar
designs, installs, and maintains cost-effective solar energy systems. The
company provides award-winning service and support while saving customers
money and protecting the environment. For more information, visit
Vivintis a leading provider of home technology services. Vivint services are
delivered through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of
wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security,
energy management, home automation and solar solutions. Our vision is to
connect customers to the things that matter most—their homes, families,
health, cars, and businesses. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and
Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating.
Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for
overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with
customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and
simplifying lives, Vivint has over 13 years of experience and supports more
than 750,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more
information, visit the company's website at www.vivint.com.
Director of Public Relations
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