“I knew we had an opportunity to bring positive change when we started the company. We had the right people and we had the right product. The benefits of solar go well beyond savings — it’s so much bigger than that. We are truly helping customers make a positive environmental impact on the world and changing the way everyone thinks about power. By showing the importance of owning your power, we change how others see the world, how their kids will see it, and how their kids’ kids will see it. What we do is cool and makes a difference in customers’ lives.”
Jayson Waller is the CEO and spokesperson of POWERHOME Solar. After rebranding the company in 2015 with just 15 employees, he has overseen growth in the past four years that has led POWERHOME to employ nearly 700 people and exceed $100 million in revenue for the first time in 2018. Those highlights helped Waller earn recognition as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Southeast Award winner in the Emerging Services category. Waller also has earned three gold Globee Awards, two for Professional of the Year in the Energy & Utilities and the U.S. categories, and one as Entrepreneur of the Year. POWERHOME was ranked as the No. 6 residential rooftop solar installer in the U.S. by Solar Power World in 2019, and also in the same year, the company was ranked No. 100 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, marking the second time the company has reached this prestigious honor.
Under Waller’s leadership, POWERHOME has developed partnerships with five pro football franchises (Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers), and one pro baseball franchise (Cleveland Indians). POWERHOME already has installed solar panels for the Lions, Browns and Panthers. Waller is a champion for the community, helping guide efforts to assist members of the military through the company’s associations with the Lifetime TV miniseries “Military Makeover” and Major League Baseball star Justin Verlander’s Wins for Warriors Foundation. He also helped coordinate a relief drive for families in need of supplies following Hurricane Florence in southeastern North Carolina — POWERHOME’s home state.
Kevin Klink’s strong business development skills and entrepreneurial spirit have helped propel the growth of POWERHOME Solar. Prior to POWERHOME, Klink was Vice President of Sales for POWERHOME Technologies, Managing Partner for Monitronics, and a real estate investor. He has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, sales management, solar PV sales, team building and contact centers. He brings this experience to his role in POWERHOME, setting comprehensive goals for performance, growth and overseeing daily operations.
Steve Murphy is a senior executive leader with extensive experience and a consistent record of accomplishments in both public and privately owned companies, in domestic and international settings, and in top leadership roles including CEO, President, Executive Vice President and international board positions. He has been Envision Healthcare’s Integrated Delivery CEO, President at Access to Care, LLC, President at Global Medical Response, Inc., and Envision's EVP of Government and National Services. His experience has helped implement short-, mid-, and long-term strategies for POWERHOME.
Juan Ramirez has more than 30 years of progressive financial experience as an auditor, controller and CFO and is responsible for managing the complete financial actions of the company in addition to economic strategy and forecasting. Under Ramirez, who joined POWERHOME Solar full-time in 2018, the company crossed the $100 million threshold in revenue for the first time that year. Ramirez’s success in the financial industry is self-made, as his family immigrated from Cuba to the New York/New Jersey area early in his life to seek new opportunities. Ramirez speaks, reads and writes in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. Ramirez earned recognition from the Globee Awards as Finance Executive of the Year in 2019, and in the same year, the Charlotte Business Journal named him a CFO of the Year finalist in the large companies category. POWERHOME had its first successful external audit under Ramirez (2018 financials), and he spearheaded the successful conversion of accounting systems in 2019 from QuickBooks to NetSuite.
Prior to POWERHOME Solar, Ramirez was Regional Director/Partner at The CFO Center Limited, Chief Financial Officer of National Financial Holdings, and Vice President of Finance CFO and Controller, Latin America and Canada, for First Data Corporation.
With 20-plus years as a sales executive, National Director of Sales Kenny Klinger is an expert in team building and sales management. His expertise in recruiting, hiring and training has helped POWERHOME develop teams that perform. His leadership style includes maintaining team results through coaching, planning, monitoring and appraising team performance. His experience has spurred POWERHOME Solar’s growth and keeps us current in the marketplace.