Hayes Barnard is an American entrepreneur, business owner, and philanthropist. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of GoodLeap, the largest financial technology company in the U.S. focused on sustainability. He is also the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of GivePower, an award-winning nonprofit providing clean electricity and safe drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in underserved communities around the world. In 2020, Hayes founded GoodFinch, an asset management company specializing in sustainable investments.
Brad Lea is an entrepreneur, businessman, and owns a portfolio of companies. He's extremely experienced in sales, life, and business… And all that comes with it. Brad helps people become better humans. He's a father of seven, a husband, an author, a podcaster, a speaker, a CEO, a philanthropist, and an investor.
Andy Elliott started selling cars at 18 years old and realized fast that without sales training he would never be more than average at best.
So Andy started training relentlessly and within months he was at the top of the sales board in his company. Andy decided to become a student of mastering the art of selling and closing everyday. Soon, not only was he the top salesperson in his entire state, but he was well on his way to becoming one of the best in the country.
Andy broke the record in the US for the most money made as a car salesman at $715,000 in one year.
Jonathan Budd leads the day-to-day vision, strategy, and team at Powur to continue to innovate within the solar industry and deliver exceptional value to all stakeholders. He is the Founder & CEO of Powur, the fastest-growing residential solar company in the country. Through his visionary leadership, Powur has seen accelerated growth, more than 8,000% over the last three years, and continued sustainability. Jonathan is committed to “creating a world that works for all life“ and to leaving a better world than we found for future generations. He fulfills this mission in his daily life and is continuing his work to evolve Powur’s role in the solar industry and its impact across the world
Sam Taggart is a serial entrepreneur from Tech, Real Estate, Coaching, Events and more. Xpand is his most recent success - a Tech Platform designed for leaders to Xpand the lives they lead. Founder of D2D Experts and D2DCon. Speaker, Author of ABC$ of Closing and podcaster. He has consulted over 250 businesses nationwide creating, implementing, and growing direct sales programs. #1 sales rep at Vivint, Former VP of Solcius, Sam’s mission is to unify, uplevel, and bring honor and integrity to the D2D industry. Founded Street Smarts a non-profit helping young entrepreneurs. Founded two other successful tech platforms Recruit-O-Matic and Vanilla Message. Sam’s passion is to inspire everyone to wake up and experience life to its fullest.
WHO IS ZAIN? CEO OF BETTEREARTH. A 9 FIGURE SOLAR COMPANY He started working at Solar City at 19 years old, and ended up helping build one of the biggest sales offices in the whole nation. When Solar City was acquired by Tesla he decided to start his own company called Sungrade Solar. Which became a 8 figure business in just one year! After growing Sungrade he wanted to take an organization global. So he decided to start a new and fully vertically integrated installer called Better Earth Solar, and as of now, BE is on track to installing over $350M in 2023
Jonathan Gibbs, CEO of Lantern Lab.
Jonathan’s core values are love, consensus, and speed. Jonathan entered into solar in 2013 with Smart Energy Today and exited in Sept 2021 after serving as the original CEO. As well as, Deal Architect and Founder of Lumio, the largest multi-company solar roll-up of its kind. His deal structure was considered extremely unique and groundbreaking. One of Jonathan’s processes to create Lumio involved, interviewing, inspecting and due diligence of over 100 of the top solar companies in the USA. Over 3 years, his process resulted in the merger of 4 large regional solar companies and 3 software platforms, totaling almost 1billion in sales Lumio’s first year (2021). Lumio is of the fastest and most profitable builds in the history of solar. At the time of his departure, Lumio was known for its speed to scale, speed to install and speed of trust! Jonathan has spent the last 18 months reflecting on everything he has learned about solar, business, family, finance and personal growth. He is going to share about his biggest plans for success, for the first time since leaving Lumio. Jonathan Gibbs will be presenting his practices on the main stage at Solarcon 2023. Jonathan is currently investing in Utility Scale Solar powered Data centers, an AI conversation platform, and His Family.
John Frampton, a pioneer in the solar direct to home industry started in sales in 2007 which ignited a passion in him for servicing people and instilling confidence in all those around him. John became the Senior Vice President of Solar City, which was later acquired by Tesla, along with other career endeavors that paved the path to becoming the CEO of NIVO Solar. John leads to create an environment of growth, positivity and change to impact the sales community, his employees and future innovators in this industry. Aside from impacting this industry he is also dedicated to social causes, he is on the board of directors for Lift Up Voices, a non-profit organization serving disadvantaged youth. Supported by his family, friends, and mentors; John continues to strive for excellence, professionalism, and a mission to create a chain reaction that will impact the world. John lives by the motto - #ForTheBetter "No matter what life throws at you, if you learn from it, it’s for the better."
Through his “today only” closing method, Michael O’Donnell teaches salespeople the recipe for generating up to a 7-figure income by achieving as high as 8-figure sales results driven by a 9-figure, generational wealth mindset. Michael is a five-time D2DCON Double Golden Door Award winner and is also a Partner and Vice President of Sales and Marketing of SunSolar Solutions in Arizona. He is CEO and Lead Instructor of MOD Sales Academy. As the #1 salesman in the world with personal sales volume of over 12,000,000 watts of solar sold since 2015, he teaches his method both to individual salesmen and entire companies to triple their closing percentage. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous solar conferences and featured on many sales and solar podcasts. Michael is the author of the bestselling book, "No Matter Watt! The Recipe for a 7 Figure Income in Sales
Brent Attaway is an entrepreneur, marketer, and author. He released his latest book last year called, Follow Up Fortunes. He and his brother started a solar sales dealership in San Diego in 2019. They built and sold that company for a 7-figure exit within 18 months. He's now the CEO and Co-Owner of The Solar Academy, the world's first and only platform of it's kind to educate, train, and certify solar professionals.
He’s also the founder and owner of a SaaS company called CRMX... A sales & marketing CRM built for solar companies.
And finally, if you didn't already know, he's also the CMO of SolarCon, being a integral part of making this an amazing event for everyone!
Jared is the Chief Sales Officer and co-owner of Fusion Power, one of Arizona’s top solar companies. Jared began his Direct Sales career in 2003, and is entering his 20th year in this space. He has sold satellite, alarms and solar, always performing at the top of each company he has been with. Jared has a passion for hard work and high integrity to yield consistent results, year over year. Jared is a systems guy and understands that having a solid plan, with a specific effective ways of doing performing tasks, allows predicable and duplicatable results. Jared and his wife have five children, and they reside in Gilbert, AZ.
Everett Brewer, CEO of Storz Power, is an entrepreneur in the renewable energy industry with expertise in installation, electrical, energy storage systems, and renewable energy finance in the commercial and residential solar industry space. Everett founded Watthub and Storz Power in 2012. He is noted as an industry expert on the ever-changing solar energy policies and technology. His career has been dedicated to research and development in the advancement of technology in the energy storage industry. Energy Tech Review named Storz Power a top energy storage provider in 2021 and featured Everett on the cover of their December issue. Storz Power was founded in 2012 with one mission: to provide powerful, sustainable energy solutions that are efficient and effective for both people and the environment. Everett lives in Lehi, Utah and enjoys spending time with his wife and his 3 children and fueling his passion for cars (especially EVs!) and travelling.
Kiara is the CEO of My Solar Solutions, a virtual solar brokerage specializing in residential and commercial solar. The substantial and consistent growth of My Solar Solutions is a result of her ability to stay ahead of industry trends. Kiara believes we are living through a pivotal time in the solar industry, in which innovation, technology and protecting the planet go hand in hand. In her sales career she has sold solutions to NASA, Starbucks, Marriott, General Motors, Federal Bureau of Investigations as well as other fortune 500 companies. With a bachelors in Journalism and Psychology she has used her skills to build a personal brand and help others transition from in-home sales to selling solar virtually 100% online and coaching people on how to build their personal brand through digital media.
Joe Moose, aka "Solar Joe," is an award-winning sales expert with nearly two decades of experience helping homeowners go solar. In 2017, he was named "Salesman of the Year" and went on to host a solar seminar tour of California. When the pandemic hit, Joe shifted his focus to educating, training, and providing valuable content to the solar community. His Solar Objections Facebook group now has over 21,000 members, and he hosts and trains through webinars and live events on topics such as objections, sales tactics, and virtual selling. Joe is also an owner of The Solar Academy and Co-founder of SolarCon. When he's not helping others go solar, Joe enjoys learning about new technologies and spending time with his family.
Lance Bachmann is the Digital Lion. As an Influencer, Entrepreneur, and Public Speaker, Lance has a history of helping companies propel their own growth with tangible results. He founded his own award-winning digital marketing agency that specializes in helping those in the pool industry and other local businesses amplify their voice and project their company vision. Lance outworked the competition and was appropriately named as the youngest Vice President in the history of AT&T, where he received the prestigious Eagle Award for his leadership. His success fueled his career and was instrumental as he later helped Yellowpages.com grow to become an industry leader. Lance has been a Contributing Speaker, Keynote Speaker, and Expert Interviewer at events for Facebook, Google, the US Search Awards, JD Power, Pubcon, Neocon, Ungagged, International Roofing Expo, WIN THE STORM, Vertical Track, and the Service World Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Through his expertise and philanthropy, he has been a major influence in the local Philadelphia community. Lance believes in innovating, rather than playing it safe; to staying nimble in an ever-changing digital landscape.
It's been nearly a decade since Alex Hall started in the solar industry at her first sales job and has since grown into the youngest and only female executive on each of the executive boards she's served on. She’s best known for growing the highest performing sales cultures in the industry, both at massive firms like Vivint Solar and LGCY Power, and small to mid-sized start-ups growing fast. Through her unique outlook on leading and scaling businesses in the industry, Alex has helped hundreds of CEOs have record breaking years in their businesses. While finishing her Executive MBA, Alex and her husband launched their successful consulting brand, Shut the Fluff Up, to provide high-value, no-BS content and revolutionize the industry. As founder and CEO of Shut the Fluff Up, she’s built a 7-figure brand in less than a year. On top of consulting and board service, Alex’s passion is helping women in business from all over the country grow into leadership roles, find more fulfillment, and substantially increase their income through personalized coaching and training. Alex resides in Utah with her husband and four glorious fur babies where she spends her free time exploring the outdoors.
Scott is a passionate entrepreneur who has lived by optimism and an unshakeable belief in abundance and hard work. Growing up pulling nails from scrap lumber and cleaning up job sites at his father’s custom home projects, he learned that some things can’t be done unless you roll up your sleeves and get to work. He grew up on a small ranch, raising sheep, cows, pigs, and horses and earned money through the 4-H program to buy his school clothes and saved enough to serve a mission for his church.Before his entrance to the door to door sales world, Scott worked for construction companies focused on providing superior customer experience through relationship driven sales. Having worked as an operator both in local and overseas markets, he learned the importance of being detail driven, granular focused, and finding true “value add” for his customers. He was one of the original 10 members of the startup formed by Protection One, Bright Energy where he led all sales reps company wide from inception to his departure. He opened offices all across southern California until Bright Energy was sold off as part of the M&A of ADT and Protection One. He led Vision Solar/ Ion Solar for several years as the Director of Sales, California. Next he led KOTA Energy Group to one of the fastest and most well respected solar companies in the Nation doing over 100 Million in Revenue in 2022.Sunobi was born through struggles every solar company faced in its daily operations, both in sales and installs, As the CEO of Sunobi, Scott has locked arms with the creative force and genius of his partner and co-founder, Tydus Queiroz. Together they have become the driving force for both the vision and the strategy of the company and rely on the unique blend of talents of their innovation and development team to build a company that embodies their core values: Simply, Empower, Delight, Inspire. Sunobi’ s light shines from these four core values, being at the center of everything it sets out to achieve.
If you’re in Solar you know Brandon Hall. Hall has long been recognized as one of the best recruiters and functional growth strategists in the game and has mentored and trained hundreds of CEOs, executives, and leaders across many industries through masterminds, public speaking, consulting, mentorship and board service. Brandon began and ended the early part of his career with APX Alarm (now Vivint) and Vivint Solar and has signed over 14,000 sales reps with his departments and over 3,200 himself personally throughout his 16 year career in the space before serving as President of D2D Experts and now owner of multiple businesses including Shut the Fluff Up and NFZ Labs where he and his business partners, including his wife (Alex Hall, MBA) use data science research, experts and consulting to level up the industry as a whole by aiding sales and installation companies in their evolution and growth.
Jenz is the founder of MOMENTUM Mental & Emotional Performance. Jenz has trained Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Managers all over the world. The MOMENTUM framework is rooted in performance psychology and therapeutic techniques. Through this framework, Jenz helps individuals find fulfillment, healing, and production and helps organizations elevate retention, culture, and performance.Jenz's background consists of a PhD in Psychology, MBA, working at Goldman Sachs, and in Corporate Sales.
From former comedian in Hollywood to staple in the direct selling industry, Danny has over 16 years of door-to-door sales and leadership experience. Averaging over 300 alarm account a year for over a DECADE, Danny has earned his stripes in the industry. With nearly 4000 alarm systems sold door to door, there is less than a handful of people who have accomplished that type of personal production. In management and leadership, Danny has recruited and managed over 100 million in accounts sold. Danny was one of the first reps in the industry selling alarms then adding solar (pioneered in the brief 2016 Vivint Inc + VSLR partnership). He personally sold 80 deals in his first 6 months selling and managed over 300 solar installs in 2020. Since transitioning to solar Danny has started and co operated the largest solar private coaching group and in a 40 day completion was able to push his group of less than 100 solar pros to over 1200 sales during that completion. Now focused on up-leveling the solar space through authentic training and humanitarian work, Danny seeks to help the solar adoption rate in the United States 10x over the next 10 years
Jonah Cafferty is not only know for his great hair. He's a serial entrepreneur, sales coach, and speaker. Although he’s passionate about family, travel, and technology, he loves helping others create a life they want. Starting in door-to-door sales, he climbed to leadership positions in alarm and solar sales and built teams of hundreds of reps nationwide. He then partnered to create D2D Experts and D2DCON, to up-level and serve the door-to-door industry. When he saw the trajectory of solar he leveraged his experience and a few partners and launched SolarCon, now the industry’s leading conference and trade show bringing together thousands of attendees. Jonah and his life partner Mackenzie also invested their earnings in real estate and the sharing economy, accumulating over $3 million in real estate and generating $400k/year in passive revenue. He now shares his knowledge and partners with others to build solar and home service companies, help businesses scale to national levels, and offers access to community investments and wealth creation ventures with his partners and core brand, Solar Partners. If you’ve ever wanted to be on the cutting edge of Modern Sales, Scaling Companies, or Creating Wealth there is arguably no better person to learn from and he leads with experience and his heart
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