Ron French joined the company at the beginning of 2015 and serves as the Head of Direct Energy Solar. Ron is 12 year veteran of the solar industry and was previously the president of SolarWorks, Inc, Alteris Renewables, Inc. and the commercial division of RGS Energy after those companies merged. Additionally, his experience extends to residential solar financing through solar loan business development with Smart Energy Capital and NextEra Energy Resources.
Ron has a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University Graduate School, along with 35 years of corporate management experience. Prior to his solar experience Ron’s sales, business development and marketing skills earned him senior positions at several Fortune 500 companies including Apple Computer, MCI, Merck, and WebMD.
Chris has been with Direct Energy Solar since 2014 and currently serves as the Head of Finance, overseeing the forecasting, key performance reporting, and long-term strategic goals of the company.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Stevenson University and has 20 plus years of financial/accounting experience across a wide spectrum of industries including manufacturing, consulting services, banking, and private equity. His most recent positions were within The Adecco Group & Iron Mountain Records prior to joining Direct Energy Solar. He currently resides in Hanover, PA with his spouse, three children, and several foster dogs at any given time.
Anthony has been with the company since 2013 and currently serves as the Head of Residential Solar. Over the years Anthony has held roles on our engineering, logistics, and field operations teams.
Before he came to Direct Energy Solar, Anthony worked for a consulting group managing the construction of high-voltage transmission lines across Minnesota and Wisconsin. He also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, working with local communities and governments in both Iraq (2009) and Afghanistan (2010–11).
Anthony has a B.A. in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and two kids.
Sini George is currently the Head of Strategy and Customer Innovation for Direct Energy Solar and has been with Direct Energy since 2014. Since joining the company, she has worked both in residential retail energy innovation and in solar innovation. She led the teams that developed products such as the company’s residential demand response offering, the energy efficiency audit tool, and the bundled retail energy & solar product.
Prior to joining Direct Energy, Sini spent over ten years in the energy industry. She started her career at ExxonMobil where she worked both in the research & engineering and supply & trading organizations. She then spent six years at Pacific Gas & Electric Company where she held a variety of roles including leading the natural gas transmission and wholesale marketing business.
Sini holds a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently resides in Houston with her husband and twin girls.
Patrick Gleason is the Head of Products and Customer Experience where he is responsible for management of the Direct Energy Solar brand, its pricing and product offerings, customer financing options, lead generation activities via company events, call center qualification of digital leads, and training for key front-line staff positions.
Prior to this role, Patrick was Director of Business Development where he was responsible for financing products, managing key vendor relationships, and developing strategic initiatives to improve sales and operations.
Prior to joining Direct Energy Solar, Patrick worked at Pacific Gas & Electric, with a focus on finance, emergency operations, and customer strategy and at EDP Renewables where he focused on asset management. Before transitioning to the energy space, Patrick spent more than 7 years working in risk and operations consulting for a global consulting firm, Protiviti.
Patrick earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, with a focus on Energy and Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Robin has been with Direct Energy Solar since 2014 and currently serves as Head of Asset and Business Operations overseeing purchasing and inventory management, fleet and real estate strategy, accounts receivable, plus incentive, finance, and contract administration.
Robin has a BA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and joined Direct Energy Solar with almost 20 years of management experience. Robin started her career in IT and spent 15 years working for Fortune 500 companies including IBM, AOL, and VeriSign. She also served as the COO/CFO for a small entrepreneurial company for nine years. She currently resides in Kensington, MD with her husband.
Shea is currently the Manager—Human Resources for Direct Energy Solar. Prior to joining Direct Energy, Shea was at Shell Oil for 20 years specifically working in leadership development, change management, and diversity and inclusion. She’s spent time with leading organizations through transformations and has a passion for developing talent.
Shea has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Texas A&M University.