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.
John Berger co-founded Sunnova Energy Corporation in January 2013 and serves as Chief Executive Officer. With over 21 years of energy industry experience, Berger also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at SunCap Financial, a residential solar lease provider. Before SunCap, Berger co-founded Standard Renewable Energy (SRE), a top-10 provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient products and services for residential, commercial and government customers. 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.
Jordan Kozar joined Sunnova Energy Corporation in February 2015 and served as Vice President of Capital Markets. Prior to joining Sunnova, 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 and knowledge of the energy industry. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.
Jordan Frugé is a co-founder of Sunnova Energy Corporation and oversees all of Sunnova’s business development, with a focus on storage services. Frugé has dedicated more than a decade of his career to the energy industry, particularly renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prior to Sunnova, he co-founded and served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SunCap Financial, a residential solar lease provider. 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. Frugé graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial distribution.
John Santo Salvo is responsible for leading and propelling all aspects of Sunnova’s branding and marketing efforts, as well as delivering on the objectives of Sunnova’s operations team and channel partner network. Prior to Sunnova, Santo Salvo held positions at Dresser-Rand Corporation overseeing the global technical field services and then the global transportation and logistics organization. Santo Salvo is a 25-year veteran of the United States Navy, 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 managing all aspects of Sunnova’s information technologies, asset management and customer service. 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. He earned his MBA in finance, and Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in computer science and electrical engineering, from the University of Connecticut.
Jennifer Soliman oversees all aspects of Sunnova’s human capital strategy. She has broad leadership and executive experience in human resources and compliance, spanning more than 15 years. Prior to joining Sunnova, Soliman led the human capital strategy at an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed energy company. 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 her MBA from Rice University and also honorably served in the United States Air Force Reserves. She also serves on the board of Rice University, Jones Partners for the school of business.