Advisors

Advisors

SolarNexus has a world-class team of advisors from the solar and software industries.

 

Jigar Shah, Director
CEO, Jigar Shah Consulting
Jigar is CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting and a board member of the Carbon War Room.  He is a solar industry leader and visionary, the founder and initial CEO of SunEdison, now North America’s largest solar energy service provider.  In 2004, he developed the innovative financing model called the solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).  Before SunEdison, Jigar was the manager for the U.S. Marketing Group at BP Solar. He was focused on helping identify ways for BP Solar to structure its channels and delivery mechanisms to increase its market share of the growing U.S. solar electricity business. Jigar also served as head of U.S. Commercial Sales at BP Solar, and as an analyst within the Business Development Group. He joined BP Solar in 1999, and prior to that, he worked in several other positions in the renewable energy industry.

 

   

 

Christina Ellwood, Advisor
Founder/Principal, Moreland Associates
Christina is the founder and principal of Moreland Associates, a business development and marketing consulting firm specializing in helping technology companies build market traction. With over 20 years experience in the technology industry, she has worked with emerging technology companies offering hardware and software products to enterprise clients and telecommunications carriers.  Prior to Moreland, Christina founded and served as President and CEO of OfficePlease Inc., an intranet software company and ASP and currently serves as the Chairman for the OfficePlease Foundation. Prior to OfficePlease, she was the VP of Marketing for Sentient Networks until their acquisition by Cisco Systems.

 

 

Jean Kovacs, Advisor
Jean has over 25 years experience directing technology companies and a track record of using her strategic business skills and background to deliver exceptional results with growing enterprises. As the president and CEO of Comergent (acquired by Sterling Software, division of AT&T, in 2006), Jean spearheaded overall solutions and services strategy, and also oversaw the company's daily operations including product development, sales, marketing, and operations along with her executive team. Prior to co-founding Comergent, she was co-founder and executive vice president of Qualix Group. Prior to Qualix, Ms. Kovacs held positions in sales, marketing, and support at Frame Technology, Sun Microsystems, and Compugraphic Corporation.

 

 

Peter Rexelius, Advisor
Peter was the CEO and co-founder of Energy Recommerce Inc., the preferred provider of web-based monitoring solutions for the solar industry.  He took the company through its first round of VC funding and into profitability until it was acquired by National Semiconductor Corp., and subsequently by Power-One RE. After the acquisitions, he headed sales and product marketing for the monitoring business.  He brings over 20 years of building automation and SCADA experience, managing product development initiatives for supervision and control systems, software tools and hardware products. Prior to Energy Recommerce, Peter held executive positions as Chief Technology Officer and Sr. Vice President of R&D at TAC (now Schneider Electric Buildings).  Currently active as an angel investor and advisor to start-ups in the solar energy industry, Peter is also working on a new venture.