Looking ahead to an evolving solar industry world in 2017, Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, says it is shifting its strategy, and it is doing so through a new leadership team, much of which is homegrown: Chance Allred was named chief sales officer, Paul Dickson was named chief revenue officer and Bryan Christiansen was named chief operations officer.
“The leadership team and I are honing in on our strategy and focusing on our top five priorities, two of which are building a sustainable business and delighting our customers,” said Vivint Solar interim CEO David Bywater. “We have outstanding leadership at this company and I know that Bryan, Paul and Chance will be instrumental in delivering on those priorities and delivering on our strategy for success.”
Allred, a leader with 16 years of experience building three businesses and most recognized for building high producing sales organizations, has been at the forefront of the residential solar power revolution. With a compound annual growth rate of 225 percent in the past four years, Allred has been a part of the original executive team and has built a team of sales professionals that has helped Vivint Solar rapidly become one of the largest companies in the residential solar industry. Allred will continue to lead the sales organization and will focus on sales team recruitment, development and leadership.
Dickson, a founding member of Vivint Solar’s management team, has had major influence on the success of the company since its infancy. He established its business thesis and had a significant role raising tax equity investment funds totaling more than $750 million in invested capital. Dickson also cofounded a smart-grid energy management company as a university student and sold the business to Vivint, Inc. As chief revenue officer, Paul will oversee the team focused on the sales process and will continue to build out Vivint Solar’s world-class sales operations group.
Christiansen, a veteran leader of operational excellence, joined Vivint Solar as the company’s chief strategy and innovation officer in May 2016. With nearly 18 years of experience in financial and operational leadership positions, Christiansen has personally run 6 companies and has developed and implemented growth and turnaround strategies for Fortune 500 clients. Christiansen will remain a key player in strategy development for Vivint Solar. As chief operations officer, he will be responsible for all operations contributing to the customer experience beyond the initial sale.
— Solar Builder magazine