Jimmy Stilley is the CEO of BrightOak, one of the fastest growing finance companies in the solar industry. Jimmy began his career in finance 16 years ago and his time in the industry has included roles with a focus on international trade finance, commercial lending, and government guaranteed lending. Jimmy was one of the original visionaries of BrightOak from its inception as a regional provider of solar finance to now serving nearly half of the United States.
BrightOak was built with a vision of offering solar financing focused on creating meaningful relationships with lending partners and consumers. With this backdrop, a team of industry veterans was assembled and tasked with creating innovative products and programs that are user friendly for contractor partners while meeting the growing needs of consumers. BrightOak’s early claim to fame was their ability to deliver a residential solar lease to the marketplace while emphasizing simplicity and ease of understanding for the consumer. BrightOak has grown well beyond leases, now offering a full menu of residential loan and lease products with some of the lowest dealer fees in the industry.