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 is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sunnova Energy Corporation, a leading U.S. residential solar and storage service provider. With over 21 years of energy industry experience, Berger also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at SunCap Financial, a residential solar system lease provider. Prior to 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 received his MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.
Jordan Kozar joined Sunnova Energy Corporation in 2015 and serves as our Chief Financial Officer. 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.
Walter A. (Drew) Baker serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Sunnova, Mr. Baker served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Atwood Oceanics, Inc. He brings more than 25 years of legal experience at both public and private entities, with significant experience in the offshore drilling industry. Baker also has broad experience with corporate governance, securities and financings, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing general legal support to corporate functions. Mr. Baker received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.
Michael Grasso is Chief Marketing Officer of Sunnova. He has more than two decades scaling companies into market leaders in the energy, TV/Internet, financial services and telecom industries. He has served as the chief marketing officer of both Sunrun and TXU Energy. Previously he was senior vice president of brand management with USAA and prior to that, held multiple leadership and executive positions at AT&T. Michael earned his Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from Washington University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Applied Statistics from St. Mary’s University.
Kris Hillstrand manages 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.
Meghan Nutting works closely with industry leaders, state and federal policymakers, and regulators to craft and implement policies that provide a more stable, sustainable business environment on behalf of Sunnova. Previously, she served as the Director of Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity for nearly five years. Before that, Nutting worked as a legislative director for a State Assembly member, and as a press secretary for former U.S. Senator. She has also held policy positions at the World Bank; the British Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; as well several environmental organizations. Nutting received a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Cornell University. She has been named one of the #Solar100 thought leaders in the U.S. and one of the Denver Business Journal’s top women in energy for 2018.
John Santo Salvo is responsible for propelling 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 holds an MBA from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.