SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- Clean Power Finance, the leading provider of residential financing and solar sales and system design tools, today announced the appointment of its newest executive team member, Robert E. Prigge, as senior vice president of worldwide sales. His long record of successful sales leadership enables Clean Power Finance to further its mission to bring better residential financing options and essential sales solutions to the entire solar industry.
"Robert has an impressive twenty-year track record of repeated success delivering business solutions to customers," said Nat Kreamer, CEO of Clean Power Finance. "His deep experience leading global sales teams for growth companies and international conglomerates, including IBM, adds unique capabilities to our team that will help take our business to the next level."
Prior to joining Clean Power Finance, Robert was the vice president of global sales & marketing for Sterling Commerce where, as part of the eight-person Senior Leadership Team, he helped steer the acquisition of the company by IBM for $1.4 billion from AT&T. Following the integration of the company into IBM, Robert was the North America sales leader for IBM's B2B division, a combination of Websphere and Sterling B2B portfolios. Additionally, Robert has also led the Asia-Pacific & Japan sales operations of companies like Secure Computing, McAfee, Quest Software and Symark Software, starting his career at the Chicago Board of Trade. Robert is fluent in multiple languages, matriculated at age 16, and received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois.
"Clean Power Finance is uniquely positioned to completely transform the way that clean energy is bought and financed," stated Robert. "With Clean Power Finance's innovative B2B financing model, I feel I can leverage my extensive expertise and help drive mass-market adoption of clean energy on a truly global scale."
Clean Power Finance's list of industry veterans includes solar finance pioneer and SunRun co-founder Robert "Nat" Kreamer; former Tioga Energy executive Kristian Hanelt; solar finance guru Ed Feo; venture capital veteran Micah Myers; and residential solar experts Kirstin Hoefer and Nick Mack.
About Clean Power Finance
Clean Power Finance is driving the mass-market adoption of residential solar by building an online marketplace to connect the solar industry and the capital markets. The company provides solar professionals, manufacturers and distributors with access to a variety of white label residential finance products and easy-to-use solar sales quoting and design tools. For investors and lenders, the company makes it easy to invest in residential solar projects that provide reliable rates of return. Founded in 2007, Clean Power Finance is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (KPCB), Google Ventures and Claremont Creek Ventures. To learn more about how Clean Power Finance can accelerate the growth of your business, please visit www.cleanpowerfinance.com.