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Customer Service and Inside Sales
Solar Negotiators – Solar Maintenance Pros
Kathryn’s job at Solar Negotiators powered by Solar Maintenance Pros is to serve and provide the best customer service possible for our clients. She assists our Inside Sales Department with intake and scheduling clients for their free solar consultations with our team of experts.
Email: [email protected] Phone: + 1 559 447 1557
Background & Experience
Kathryn Donnell has 20 years sales experience in Marketing and Advertising and specializes in Business Development. She believes customer satisfaction comes from under-promising, and over-delivering to clients. Kathryn enjoys working with people and believes in what she does at Solar Negotiators.
Commercial Sales Associate
Sean Crow is an experienced commercial solar sales associate who specializes in gathering business to business opportunities through tireless scouting, research, and communication.
Sean was born and raised in the city of Fresno. He understands the key to success is the dedication to the process. Sean also believes in a simple, honest, straight forward approach is the best way to conduct business. His favorite part of his job working with the Solar Negotiators team is seeing the inner workings of various industries in the Valley and helping the client discover how they can lower their operation cost through a investment in Solar energy.
Commercial Solar Operations Manager
Eric Wilson’s role as company as Commercial Solar Operations Manager includes assisting in the sales and project management of our commercial solar side of the business. He creates detailed proposals for businesses, non-profits, and houses of worship here in the Valley, assisting them in with their initial quote for solar savings. Eric also works with them through the life of their project, facilitating financing, permitting, installation, and interconnection timelines.
Journeyman electrician with 12 years in the electrical industry paired with an extensive solar background over the last 8 years that include experiences ranging from system design/engineering, estimating, product procurement, project management, installation, trouble shooting, repair, system commissioning, development and maintenance of new and existing clients.
Stacey maintains financial reports, records, and general ledgers; prepare and analyze budgets; and performs general bookkeeping under our Director of Finance.
Solar Negotiators – Solar Maintenance Pros
Dewey Ramos handles all of our commercial solar sales. He has gained an extensive knowledge from training and experience working beside our owner, Chris Moran. Dewey assists local business owners, churches, and nonprofit organizations with analyzing their solar investment options.
Email: [email protected] Phone: + 1 559 447 1557
Background & Experience
Dewey grew up in Fresno, attending Clovis West and Fresno State. He studied Sports Medicine at Fresno State and later went into the insurance and financial services industry. He spent 13 years in the insurance and financial services industry before making the transition to solar. Dewey’s knowledge in solar ranges from financial ownership to power purchase agreement’s and leasing programs. Dewey lives in Fresno with his wife and four daughters.
Chuck Rowland is one of our top sales consultants with over year experience working in the solar sales industry. He uses his years of knowledge working across different companies to help prospective buyers look at their options objectively and evaluate their needs.
Chuck Rowland was born and raised here in Fresno, CA. Chuck’s long background in construction has prepared him for his new transition into the solar industry. He has been working in the field for six years, and applies all his knowledge in supporting the Solar Negotiators’ sales team. Chuck devotes much of his time to his family, as he has been married for 27 years, has 5 children and 2 grandchildren.
As our most senior consultant, Scott Clark supports the Solar Negotiators team with his seasoned sales experience. His favorite aspect of working with solar is the people, helping local homeowners become energy independent and save money on their energy bills.
Scott is a US Navy veteran and brings over 20 years of financial and environmental management experience to the Solar Negotiators sales team. Scott believes he has found the perfect combination of preserving our areas natural resources and the professional satisfaction of helping our clients save money.
Daniel is an inside sales consultant, meaning he helps field calls from prospective buyers and assists in scheduling home consultations with our outside sales team. He is also a qualified sales consultant with over 5 years experience in the solar industry. Daniel enjoys the aspect of helping local homeowners find affordable solutions to fit their families energy needs.
Daniel was raised in Visalia, he has spent all of his life in the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the Craig School of Business at CSU Fresno. He began his career in the solar industry by facilitating solar and energy education workshops to the public. Daniel has become dedicated to helping consumers find best solution to go solar, he even installed a solar system on his home here in Fresno with one our Solar Negotiators' premier contractors.
Contracted Services Manager/RME
Chandler Rowland as the Responsible Managing Employee holds our general contractor’s license. He works directly with the project management department to oversee the field operations of all home upgrades/renovation projects for clients.
Chandler Rowland has a Bachelors of Science degree Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno. After graduating, Chandler worked in for SunWest Fruit Co. for 2 years, gaining experience in sales. He first started his career in the construction industry while attending college at All American Construction, working as a field manager’s assistant. As a restoration company, their team did a lot of remodels so Chandler estimated job cost, handywork, and also handling materials and inventory. After 4 years of experience working alongside industry professionals, Chandler started his own window company, Three C’s Windows, in 2015.
Director of Sales Operations
The Director of Sales Operations works to ensure the professional and efficient handling of all potential clients who come into the company’s orbit. While the inside sales team works more hours in the office than the outside sales team, and has significant inside sales-exclusive responsibilities (defined below), inside sales associates are simultaneously able to function as outside sales associates (resources, time, schedules, leads, and opportunities permitting).
Email: [email protected] Phone: + 1 559 978 0813
Consultant RJ Fimbres has worked in the residential solar industry since graduating from UC Berkeley in 2009. A Valley native, he moved home to Fresno after living in the Bay Area for 12 years to pursue the opportunity to work for a local solar company focused on building personal relationships with clients. With a sales background consisting of both over-the-phone and in-home solar consultations, RJ is well-suited to help valley residents find the optimal solar solution for their homes and lifestyles. His interests include history, sports, and percussion.
Field Project Manager
Collin serves our team as Field Project Manager, providing active quality assurance throughout the solar project timeline. He interacts with the customer face to face, and coordinates with our project managers here in the office to ensure the project is carried out smoothly.
Collin Tally has lived in Fresno since he moved from Seattle, WA with his parents at the young age of four. After graduating from Fresno Christian High School, he served the local community for 4 years as a volunteer firefighter for Fresno County Fire. In 2014, Collin began his solar career as an installer for Solar City. He later joined the field crew of our network partner, Solar Maintenance Pros before making a lateral transition to Solar Negotiators.
Project Administrative Assistant
Shelly works as a Project Administrative Assistant for Solar Negotiators, by supporting our company's project management team with mapping and interconnection. She also works closely with our quality assurance department, scheduling orientations and preparing warranty packets for our clients.
Shelly was born and raised here in Fresno, CA. Her career began in the utility industry over 30 years ago, as a clerk at Pacific Gas and Electric. She worked in various operating departments such as estimating, mapping and construction. As her career advanced, Shelly also served the company in the litigation-claims department. Her vast experience in the industry makes for a smooth transition into the solar world.
Director of Project Management
The Director of Project Management is not only responsible for the delivering and execution of her own project’s in a given time frame, but also for the projects being managed by her team of Project Managers. The Director of Project Management ensures that all parties are kept informed regarding the status of the project from the date of sale, until the date that Permission To Operate is issued. It is her job to provide the client with an enjoyable and professional solar experience.
Jackie grew up in Fresno, CA and graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication from CSU Fresno. She is putting her degree to use as a project manager for Solar Negotiators. She enjoys working with our clients and guiding them through all aspects of the solar installation process. In her free time, Jackie conditions her many horses on her ranch at home, and competes in statewide barrel racing competitions year round.
Marketing Outreach Coordinator
Taylor Rollins is a Marketing/Sales Associate for Solar Negotiators and Solar Maintenance Pros. She works directly with the Direct of Marketing & Media to help manage our advertising schedule and perform analytics to maximize campaign performance. Taylor manages the company’s customer outreach program, providing solar customers with the tools and information they need to benefit from their investment.
Taylor is originally from Madera, CA so she is a Central Valley native. She studied psychology at Fresno Pacific University and graduated in May of 2018. She has a background in account management and sales in advertising. Taylor also has experience in customer service and working face to face with clients.
Meghan J. Harmon
Director of Marketing and Media
As Director of Marketing & Media, Meghan is responsible for the production, management and analysis of all marketing efforts made on behalf of the business. This entails implementing tactical advertisement of the business through media buys. Meghan also produces/designs all material that supports the sales efforts of her team. This includes the company website, blog articles, printed sales materials, and promotional items for the business to gain an advantage over competitors.
Meghan grew up in Murphys, CA and moved to Fresno in 2011 to play college tennis. With a long history of creative writing and background knowledge in design, she decided to focus her attention on marketing, and graduated from CSU Fresno with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Admin. She first discovered her passion for marketing in college, helping local businesses gain consumer interest through branding opportunities and advertising after years working on volunteer projects around the local community.
Robyn works alongside our Director of Finance & Accounting to prepare and examine financial records. She helps to ensure that company financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. She performs overviews of the financial operations of a business in order to help it run efficiently.
Robyn was raised in Arizona until the age of 14, then returned back to California to raise her family in the Central Valley. She is a loving mother of three, two grown and one daughter in High School. She is very involved in church and her daughter’s horse riding. At the early age of 16, she began her career in Accounting/Office Management working for her father’s business. She eventually became the owner of her own successful business for many years. In 2005 she moved to the Central Valley from Southern California and expanded her accounting knowledge into Construction Accounting. She is very excited to be a part of something that not only helps our environment, but saves our clients money and gives them freedom from the electric companies. Robyn Coleman has a history in the solar industry, serving clients as project manager for over 4 years. As a previous business owner in the valley, she recognizes the value in providing extraordinary customer service to everyone of our clients.
Senior Director of Solar Negotiators
As Senior Director of Finance & Accounting, Kristi acts as the company's controller and chief accounting officer and heads the accounting department. The controller is responsible for the company's financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analyses.
Kristi was born and raised in Clovis, Ca. attending Clovis High School. Kristi has been in the customer service industry for 26 years in various forms. She began her accounting and finance career 2 ½ years ago, and uses her experience to help serve Solar Negotiators and their clients. She is married and has 5 children; their oldest currently in the US Navy and raising the other 4 at home. Kristi and her family love spending time together, especially during the summer months boating and skiing.
Executive Sales Director
Mike Williams serves as our Executive Sales Director, reporting to the General Manager, Chief Executive Officer and Company President regarding sales numbers. He ensures Solar Negotiators' weekly policies are carried out.
Mike also helps field troubled current and past clients regarding production and true up issues. He ensures the salesmen are attentive to questions from clients, Project Managers, and any other issues that need their direct attention.
Email: [email protected] Phone: + 1 559 999 3555
Mike Grew up in Fresno, attending Clovis West High School. He studied agri-business and played football at Cal Poly San Luis Opispo and studied psychology at CSU Fresno. Mike currently lives in Fresno with his wife, son, and daughter. He began his account management career at Xerox in sales and has developed a passion for account management and client care. Mike began his career in the solar industry in 2013, finding great satisfaction in helping his clients understand and realize the benefits of adding solar to their home or business.
Cindy Michael is the Vice President and is responsible for overseeing all functions of the business. A major part involves leading and directing employees. She delegates administrative tasks, such as accounting, paperwork and payroll, while giving you the freedom to deal with other issues.
Cindy grew up in Mariposa and still returns frequently to visit family. After spending twenty years living on the Central Coast, she recently relocated to the Fresno area to be near her grandchildren. She has a long history in administrative and office management positions including over eight years working in the Yosemite Valley. She brings over 15 years of experience to the team, working within the renewable energy industry in office and project management roles. One of her favorite aspects of working with solar is helping people become energy independent.
Company Founder/ Chief Executive Officer
Chris Moran was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley and began his career in the solar industry over eight years ago. Working with established local electrical contractors and industry leading manufacturers, he aimed to educate valley residents on the benefits of PV solar systems. In 2009, Chris founded a small company in his garage known as Moran Power, an honest business focused on helping consumers get the facts on solar systems in California. That small company is now Solar Negotiators Inc., a well known turnkey solution for affordable solar in the valley. “I would like to thank our clients, my family and our team here at Solar Negotiators for the support they have shown for this company and its vision.”
Email: [email protected] Phone: + 1 559 447 1557
In 2013, he founded Solar Maintenance Pros, a panel cleaning service company. Three years later, the business obtained their contractor license in order to expand its service offerings beyond just panel cleaning. Their crew began to install, expand, upgrade, repair, monitor, and provide any and all services necessary to customers after their original installation. Today, Solar Maintenance Pros is the premier provider for solar service in California, managing over 5,000 solar customer’s systems and adding more each month. Moving forward, he hopes to continue to grow the company’s base of customers and create new and innovative ways to serve them.
A Bullard High School and College Valedictorian, Chris has aimed to demonstrate professionalism and competence on all levels of both businesses. The main goal for both his companies is to provide the best solar service to valley residents, working together to do so while giving customers more “complete” solar experience. He is also a proud veteran, having served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps. Deployed to serve a tour in Iraq in 2007, he drive large fuel trucks at forward refueling points and in convoy.
Chris Moran has entrepreneurial roots going back three generations on both sides of his family. Chris’ grandparents bought and operated the Madera radio station in the Mid 1960’s, and his grandfather was the voice of the town through the 1980’s. His father was a dentist with a private practice in Madera for over 30 years. Chris Moran is also a third generation shareholder at Sebastian Enterprises incorporated. A business founded in 1946, as Kerman Telephone Company. “I’m so grateful to have grown up in such a solid local company. Attending board meetings as a teenager, I was able to listen to business executives discuss and overcome real corporate challenges. Many of my best leadership principles I learned from those experiences.”
Alongside running his successful local business, Chris currently serves on the board of directors for SEbastian Enterprises Inc., Kerman Telephone Inc., and Kertel Communications Inc.,. As well as serving as the President of the Board of Directors for Fresno Metro Ministry, a non-profit organization operating in Fresno since 1972. Chris also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Better Blackstone Community Development Corporation which focuses on revitalizing the Blackstone corridor of Fresno. He was recently selected to service on the Energize Fresno Technical Advisory Committee. A project team which helps deliver significant resource savings and attract more investment into the Fresno community.
Company President/Co Owner
Leroy currently serves as President of Solar Negotiators and Solar Maintenance Pros. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board and other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
Leroy brings 15 years of strategic planning, sales, and operations management experience to the Solar Negotiators team. Prior to joining the company, Leroy spent ten years as President of Tempest Technology Corporation, the leading manufacturer of ventilation tools for firefighting and industrial applications. Leroy holds an MBA from the Craig School of Business at CSU Fresno (2012) and a bachelor's degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.