At Sunnova, we define leadership as the difference we make in the lives of our customers and partners -- and for the solar industry in general. It’s that simple. Sunnova simple.
William J. (John) Berger has more than 20 years of experience in the power industry. He co-founded Sunnova Energy Corp. in 2012 and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Sunnova, he co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of SunCap Financial, a leading residential solar power service company.
Before SunCap, Berger co-founded Standard Renewable Energy (SRE), a top-10 installer of renewable energy and energy-efficient products and services for residential, commercial and government customers. He also co-founded and served as Managing Partner for Contango Capital Partners, LP, a venture capital firm focused on renewable energy and energy technology companies. Berger began his career in 1996 as an analyst for Enron Corp. and completed his tenure there as director for Enron Energy Services.
Berger graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2003. He served as an advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during business school.
Jordan Kozar joined Sunnova Energy Corp. in February 2015 as vice president of capital markets. Prior to joining Sunnova, from 2006-2015, he was employed in the investment banking group with Citigroup Global Markets. While at Citigroup, Kozar focused on the energy sector, primarily covering midstream companies.
Kozar brings valuable financial expertise from his prior role as an investment banker, including extensive experience with capital market transactions, knowledge of the energy industry and familiarity with master limited partnerships. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.
Jordan Frugé has dedicated more than a decade of his career to the energy industry, particularly renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is co-founder of Sunnova Energy Corp. and oversees all business development and marketing for the company.
Prior to Sunnova, he co-founded and served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at SunCap Financial, a residential solar leasing company. He also served as vice president of business development at Standard Renewable Energy, a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficiency products and services tailored to customers in residential, commercial and government sectors.
Frugé graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial distribution. He also served in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.
As senior vice president of commercial operations, John Santo Salvo is responsible for managing Sunnova’s sales and installation channel, and the monitoring, operations and maintenance of its fleet of solar systems.
Santo Salvo joined Sunnova in 2016 as vice president of asset management, establishing Sunnova’s own field operations unit, and redesigning the engineering and supply chain functions.
Prior to Sunnova, Santo Salvo held positions at Dresser-Rand Corporation overseeing the global technical field services, then the global transportation and logistics organization.
Santo Salvo is a veteran of the United States Navy, having served for 25 years and retiring with the rank of commander in 2008. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an MBA from the University of Kansas.
Kris Hillstrand is responsible for all aspects of Sunnova’s technology, applications, infrastructure and network. He has 28 years of experience leading firms in technology, power generation and energy services. Prior to joining Sunnova, he held officer, CIO and COO roles at TXU Energy (now Future Energy Holdings), Deloitte and Accenture.
Hillstrand’s experience includes the delivery of multichannel salesforce, customer engagement, revenue cycle and retail energy management solutions serving 4 million customers in the United States and Canada. He also restructured and optimized customer service for two of North America’s largest energy retailers and has overseen organizations with as many as 1,400 full-time employees in the Americas, India and Asia.
He earned his MBA in finance, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in computer science and electrical engineering, from the University of Connecticut.
Jennifer Soliman oversees all aspects of the human capital strategy, ensuring it is seamlessly integrated and mutually reinforces Sunnova’s business strategy, vision, and commercial objectives. She has broad leadership and executive experience in human resources and compliance, spanning more than 15 years with roles of increasing responsibility.
Prior to joining Sunnova, Soliman led the human capital strategy at a small Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)-listed energy company. In addition, she has held several leadership roles and developed best practices in large, global companies such as Woodside Energy, BP and Koch Industries.
Soliman graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational behavior and a minor in organization communications. She earned an MBA from Rice University and also honorably served in the United States Air Force Reserves.