ABOUT US

Transforming Our World With Solar Power for All

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WHAT WE DO

PosiGen is working to implement solar power for all. We want solar to be affordable and easy to access, especially for low-to-moderate income communities and communities of color. By making solar more accessible through our solar leasing program, we are making it possible for families in these communities to invest in their homes, save money on their utility bills, and take steps toward a brighter future. 

Mission & Vision

We are making a difference in our communities and our world with solar power. By ensuring that families in low-to-moderate income areas have access to affordable solar power, we can support PosiGen’s four primary goals:

Make a positive impact on the families we serve.

First and foremost, we are helping families to save money and improve the homes they live in. At PosiGen, we don’t have to make every dollar, but we do have to save our customers every dollar.

Provide job opportunities to the communities we serve.

Diversity is one of our strongest values, and it is important to us that we work directly with people from the communities we serve. More than 65% of PosiGen’s employees are women or people of color.

Support growth in low income communities and communities of color.

By providing affordable solar, we are bringing changes high-need communities. When our customers save money on their utility costs, that money is then put right back into their economy, supporting growth on a local level. 

Make a difference in our environment (from the big to the small).

When solar is affordable, more people are likely to invest in the technology. While this creates a large environmental impact, it also has an extreme impact on our customers. PosiGen’s energy efficiency upgrades ensure that our customers’ homes are safe, clean places to live in. Solar has a global impact—but PosiGen is also helping our customers’ live safer, healthier lives. 

WHO WE ARE

Our History

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, the people of New Orleans sought to rebuild. They wanted to make their homes better, more efficient, and more affordable. During this time there were 16 different programs available to help rebuild stronger, but in practice, these initiatives were only accessible to wealthy residents. Low-to-moderate income families—which made up quite a bit of the New Orleans population—were not able to afford these home upgrades, putting them at an even greater disadvantage compared to wealthier families.

PosiGen’s founders saw this disparity and wanted to do something about it. We knew that we could help disadvantaged persons to rebuild their homes and re-establish their lives. So we got to work.

Ultimately, we decided that we could bring solar to lower income communities by selling it in a fundamentally different way than anyone else: we base our sales on savings. If a customer will not save money by going solar, we won’t install the system. Why? Because our focus is on our customer, not on our wallets.

Our method quickly proved that it could work; people were excited to invest in solar because it was making their lives better. PosiGen quickly grew, and we now install thousands of solar systems per year, bringing solar (and savings) to families around the country.

PosiGen’s founders saw this disparity and wanted to do something about it. We knew that we could help disadvantaged persons to rebuild their homes and re-establish their lives. So we got to work.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our team is made up of passionate individuals who are making a difference every day. Meet the leaders who are driving our mission.

THOMAS NEYHART

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tom has over twenty-five years of management experience. For over ten years, he was the COO of a large retail chain, Utica Rentals, with 32 locations and over 165 employees across six states. Tom then became a partner in an executive search firm specializing in construction staffing that placed over 2,500 construction professionals throughout the United States. In 2014 Tom was named one of Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and he continues to be a sought-after speaker at renewable energy and construction business forums.

SONG YI

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Song is a seasoned CFO with an extensive background in developing corporate strategies, raising capital, cutting costs, and driving profit margins. Before joining PosiGen, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Standard Solar, Inc., a C&I solar developer, EPC and financier. At Standard Solar, Song was able to cut costs and turn the company EBITDA positive within three months of employment. Song also implemented new internal control systems that decreased expenditures by 20% and increased financial reporting timing by two weeks. He earned his MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Maryland.

BENJAMIN NORWOOD

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

Ben has worked with PosiGen’s founders from the company’s inception. Working with his legal team at Adams and Reese LLP, he built PosiGen’s unique corporate structure, coordinated financing arrangements and helped secure its tax equity investments. Ben joined PosiGen full-time in 2013 as Chief Legal Officer, supervising legal and compliance matters as well as business development, new market penetration and financing opportunities. He has a J.D. from Columbia University and a tax L.L.M. from New York University.

ELIZABETH GALANTE

Senior VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Beth practiced energy and environmental law in Louisiana for 15 years, including work with the Tulane Law Clinic when it received the National Law Journal’s Runner Up Lawyer of the Year and Distinguished Environmental Achievement Award from the American Bar Association. After Hurricane Katrina, Beth directed Global Green New Orleans, a nonprofit focused on the sustainable rebuilding of the city to build LEED Platinum homes in the Lower 9th Ward. She was named a Champion of Change by the White House for creating New Orleans energy efficiency program, and is an Aspen Institute Fellow in its flagship Henry Crown program.

GAVIN Polizzo

EVP OF SALES & MARKETING

Gavin comes to PosiGen with over 17 years of Executive Sales leadership experience in the telecom industry, working for Verizon, leading large sales organizations in direct selling, telemarketing, customer service and CRM Marketing campaigns.  He is known for developing teams, increasing revenue, and creating processes to enhance the customer experience.  While at Verizon, he received multiple awards around sales performance as well as developing CRM tools around customer retention.  Most recently, Gavin comes to PosiGen from ADP where he led the Upstate NY market as Vice President of Sales overseeing direct sales and operations, leading the team through transition to virtual sales while maintaining year over year growth.  As a native of Connecticut, Gavin is familiar with the PosiGen landscape within the Northeast and is eager to grow the footprint throughout the Northeast and across the country.  Gavin holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

LISA NEYHART

VP OF LEASE MANAGEMENT & CUSTOMER CARE

Lisa has been refining her craft in the Customer Service/Collection industry for over 30 years. She has an extensive background in managing the LMI customer through her long accomplished career in the rental industry.  Lisa has also served as President of New York Rental Dealers Association and has organized successful lobbying efforts at both the state and federal levels. She was featured in APRO Magazine “The Personal Touch” which outlines her unique communication skills and impressive ability to create connections.

BEN HEALEY

EVP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE

Ben joined PosiGen in early 2019, after seven years at the Connecticut Green Bank and its spin-out national specialty financing company, Inclusive Prosperity Capital, which Ben helped launch. At the Green Bank, Ben designed and developed innovative clean energy financing solutions, including building the country’s leading Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program, structuring first-in-the-nation strategies to secure solar investment for non-investment grade properties, and arranging investment partnerships with not only traditional financial institutions but also emerging players such as foundations and crowdsourcing platforms. Ben holds degrees from Yale’s School of Management and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, as well as Yale College.

ADJA BA

EVP OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Adja comes to PosiGen with 20 years’ experience working for a Multi-National Firm with operations throughout the world. She recently transferred from Paris to Houston, where she served as a HR Leader with extensive experience in managing employees’ Engagement, Leadership & Performance while also focusing on establishing a strong safety culture for team members. Albeit new to the Solar Industry, Ba says she was drawn to PosiGen because of the company’s mission and core values.

JOIN THE TEAM

PosiGen’s employees are driven by a passion to make a difference in their communities. We’re always looking for new, dedicated professionals to join our team. Are you ready to take part in PosiGen’s mission? 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Our customers enjoy lower utility bills and a cleaner, more efficient home. Are you looking to transform the way you use energy? Reach out to PosiGen for an appointment. We’ll set up a virtual meeting to discuss your unique home and decide whether we can help you save.

VIEW OUR LOCATIONS

PosiGen is currently serving 5 states: Louisiana, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Florida. Our multiple locations allow us to service our customers quickly and efficiently. Find your nearest PosiGen location. 

HAVE QUESTIONS? CONTACT US TODAY

Our team will be happy to answer all of your questions.