Brook started in PV as a residential installer in 2007, began leading crews, then supervising larger construct commercial projects, and eventually in commercial project management. He then moved to position at Solar city headquarters, directing and orchestrating the commercial division driving them to volume and pricing metrics for quarterly business goals. During this time Brook ran all carport projects for solar city, and developed long-standing relationships with electrical and steel contractors throughout California. Most recently Brook was director of the EPC division at Tesla, in which he managed all commercial construction and deployment.
Vice President, Operations
Most recently, Jesse spent 4 years at SolarCity - Tesla as the Vice President of Project Development where he managed a team of 400 developers, underwriters, project managers and engineers. Jesse served for 3 years as the executive vice president of market development and finance at M+W, a global EPC and development company, where he structured international equity and debt funds with governments and institutional investors. Prior to that he was director of development and fund management for an investment fund sponsored by Kyocera. Jesse began his career in renewables and clean technologies as an entrepreneur and developer in California. Over the last decade Jesse has initiated and completed over 500 megawatts of renewable energy projects.
Managing Director of Development
Hunter works to ensure that our projects have adequate financing, are installed to everyone’s expectations, and oversees each project’s financials. Hunter began working at Omni Energy in January of 2018 and works out of the San Francisco office. Previously, Hunter worked at Tesla/SolarCity for 3.5 years in various roles in commercial solar project development. Hunter has a BS in Environmental Science and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and lives with his wife, Lauren, in downtown Palo Alto.
Managing Director of Development
Sonia started her solar career in residential operations at SolarCity in 2009, working extensively with jurisdictions throughout Southern California. During her tenure she decreased permitting turnaround times in over fifteen jurisdictions, including ten jurisdictions that moved to an over the counter review. Sonia moved quickly into project management in 2010. She has managed residential photovoltaic and electric vehicle charging station projects as well as commercial and affordable housing photovoltaic projects throughout California. Sonia also managed the first ever installations of Tesla Superchargers. Sonia spent the last few years working in environmental consulting, expanding her knowledge of real estate due diligence, including due diligence for land acquisition for photovoltaic installations.
Brian’s renewable energy career began in 2003 as a Photovoltaic installer. His passion for the industry quickly moved him into a management position, training and guiding multiple residential crews. He entered the electrical apprenticeship program in 2005, expanding his knowledge in the industry, moving to larger scale commercial projects and electrical work, eventually becoming a general journeyman electrician in 2009. As a general electrician he has developed a strong skill set required for large scale solar systems, point of interconnection tie ins, transformers and battery backup systems. Brian worked for Barnum and Cellilo Electric handling installs ranging from large scale PV systems to charging station installs. In 2015 Brian was hired by SolarCity as a commercial construction manager. Brian’s commitment to his team and the solar industry led to setting several records for install efficiency, while maintaining a safe work environment for his teams and customers. Brian quickly became SolarCity’s Senior Quality Auditor, ensuring all commercial systems in CA were installed safely and in a code compliant manner. He also hosted as the west coast electrical trainer, training electricians to handle larger scale PV projects and battery installs.
Before joining Omni early 2018, Sharon was an Associate Project Manager for SolarCity – Tesla for 2 years on the Commercial Solar Installation team supporting carport, ground mounts, roof mount, and DSA PV installations in California, Arizona, and New York. Prior to diving into project coordination and management of building Photovoltaic Systems she project managed hotel and condominium renovations for 5 years giving her experience in time, quality, and budget management with construction projects. Having supervised a savings and loan bank for 6 years before her solar and construction experience, Sharon brings a background of finance, commercial construction, solar knowledge, and project management to our development team. Sharon has a BS in Business Information Systems from the University of San Francisco and resides in the Sacramento area but you can find her in the San Francisco office when she commutes in to present with the team.
Mey ’s has over 11 years of experience of engineering in the renewable energy industry. At Tesla she supported both direct and channel sales providing technoeconomic analyses and product knowledge expertise. Prior to the Tesla acquisition, Mey lead the SolarCity energy storage sale engineering team in developing one of the largest energy storage portfolios in the industry including development of many of their most complex projects. Her background is in aerospace engineering at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.
Prior to joining Omni Energy, Jackie worked for SolarCity/Tesla for 3.5 years. At Tesla, she worked in commercial operations as a project coordinator where she bid out multi-megawatt projects to EPCs, worked with project managers to ensure projects were on track, and led process improvements through trainings. At SolarCity, Jackie managed the company’s business and professional licenses across the nation. Outside of work, Jackie enjoys traveling, running, biking, and any doing any other outdoor activities.
Nick started in solar in 2002, working in design. He later moved into Operations and has worked for several solar contracting firms. He was an early employee at SolarCity, where he built the Sacramento office and grew it to over 100 employees. He then moved into a Director role for Northern California and ran 12 offices with his team. Nick has deep experience in design and execution of solar projects, having performed in roles from roof installer to Director of Operations and everything in between.