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About Nuance Energy

At Nuance Energy Group, Inc., we have successfully installed more than 45MW of solar capacity across 1,000 PV projects nationwide. We are not your traditional solar energy manufacturer. Instead, we develop disruptive technologies and business models that benefit our customers, shareholders, and the planet.

The 4 components below are central pillars of this unique approach:

1. Osprey PowerPlatform®

The Osprey PowerPlatform (patent pending) is an innovative ground-mounted PV racking system that continues to revolutionize the solar industry. With this scalable platform, customers can easily install a modular, portable PV system in about an hour. The Osprey eliminates the need for concrete, heavy machinery, high-cost labor, and geotechnical reports. This innovative racking technology delivers huge savings – both in terms of time and money.

2. Supplier Network

We are establishing a global network of highly trained suppliers who are authorized to fabricate our products. Less inventory, fewer delays, and lower overhead costs allow us to pass along greater savings to our contractors, which enables them to secure more contracts, build more projects, and generate higher returns.

3. Bankability

Nuance Energy Group has the full financial backing of Tabuchi Electric – the world’s 5th largest solar inverter manufacturer. Globally diversified and listed on the NIKKEI, Tabuchi Electric has developed state-of-the-art solar inverters for more than 20 years.

4. Customer Focus

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We listen closely to their needs as we devise practical solutions to complex energy problems. Because of this attention to detail, our customers become partners for life.

Meet Nuance Energy's executive leadership team

Collectively, our executive team brings nearly 4 decades of solar industry experience across a broad range of utility, commercial, and residential solar PV projects.

Brian C. Boguess
Brian C. Boguess

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Jimmy Ryan
Jimmy Ryan

Chief Operating Officer

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Jono Stevens
Jono Stevens

Executive Vice President

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Stelli Munnis
Stelli Munnis

Senior Director of Marketing

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Brian C. Boguess

Brian C. Boguess

President and Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Nuance Energy Group, Inc. and the Share Clean Energy Coalition, Brian is responsible for the company's overall operations inclusive of corporate development, sales, distribution, emerging business and vertical markets. His vision and hands-on experience have allowed him to develop the disruptive business model at the core of Nuance Energy. Brian is known for creating bold solutions to complex business problems – a unique ability that has earned the respect of customers and business partners around the globe.

A consummate entrepreneur, Brian’s illustrious career includes several successful start-up ventures in addition to his time overseeing sales and business development for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle, Reed Elsiver, and Kimpton Hotels.

Prior to co-founding Nuance Energy, Brian led sales at SunPods Inc. – creator of the solar industry’s first pre-fabricated, portable, self-ballasted PV ground-mounted system. During this time, he developed the contractor sales channel program, which included design and engineering, feasibility analyses, consulting services, and project finance sourcing for solar developers and municipalities. This formative experience helped Brian rethink how solar ground-mounted systems could be procured and installed, which served as the inspiration behind Nuance Energy’s revolutionary Osprey PowerPlatform. During his time with SunPods, Brian also secured a strategic alliance with SunPower Corporation, adding 130 SunPower dealers to the new channel program.

A native of Virginia, Brian is passionate about saving the environment and preserving our natural resources for future generations. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, skiing, wine-tasting and traveling. Brian also volunteers as a coach for his son’s sports teams.

Jimmy Ryan

Jimmy Ryan

Chief Operating Officer

Jimmy is a seasoned executive with diverse domestic and international experience in P&L management, turnarounds, operations, strategic planning, growth, and marketing. As COO of Nuance Energy Group, he is responsible for staffing, resource allocation, cost reductions, supply chain management, and EPC installations. Jimmy is passionate about people and works diligently to ensure that our team remains focused on delivering exceptional quality and service to our customers.

Prior to joining Nuance Energy, Jimmy held several executive positions where he was responsible for scaling businesses and delivering consistently strong financial results. As VP of Customer Advocacy at Revel Systems, he relentlessly prioritized utilizing Net Promoter Score (NPS) to measure and enhance the user experience. President and COO of multiple consumer packaged goods and franchise organizations, Jimmy played a key leadership role in the overall strategy and direction of these high growth companies. In addition, he has held a number of executive positions, including COO for Fish Six RC, and CMO at OOC, Inc.

A University of Colorado graduate, Jimmy is an avid skier, kiteboarder, golfer, and traveler. He lives with his wife, 2 children, and a great dog in Walnut Creek, CA.

Jono Stevens

Jono Stevens

Executive Vice President

As Nuance Energy Group’s co-founder and Executive Vice President, Jono is a solar industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in PV and electrical construction management. He has helped develop over 45MW of installed solar capacity across more than 900 PV systems. In addition, Jono has deployed a wide range of renewable energy technologies and applications for homes, businesses, and utility-scale projects around the world.

Jono’s successful track record stems from his meticulous attention to detail and business acumen. He has been instrumental in driving innovation and design enhancements of the Osprey PowerPlatform. Jono is also responsible for many of the cost reductions that allow Nuance Energy to remain competitive within today’s increasingly saturated solar market.

Prior to Nuance Energy, Jono held senior leadership positions at SunWize Technologies, where he directed the development, design, and execution of nearly 5MW of commercial PV projects for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He also worked with Cobalt Power Systems, where he successfully led the company to become the first SunPower Elite Dealer in the nation. In addition, Jono served as Executive Technical Advisor to Sun Maverick Corporation – a developer of mid-size distributed solar plants.

Jono lives along California’s Central Coast with his partner and 2 sons. He enjoys sharing the benefits of renewable energy with others and creating his own version of urban farming.

Stelli Munnis

Stelli Munnis

Senior Director of Marketing

Stelli oversees Nuance Energy Group’s corporate brand, communications, and integrated marketing efforts worldwide. She thrives on connecting terrific people with amazing ideas, and her passion centers around helping others realize their true potential on the long road to success.

Stelli brings over 20 years of experience helping businesses grow in highly complex and competitive environments. During her 9-year tenure with SunPower, she developed partnership programs with several Fortune 500 companies, and also secured new business with the nation’s leading homebuilders, including Lennar, PulteGroup, and KB Home. More recently, she oversaw education and public sector marketing at SunPower, a business unit responsible for $270 million in revenues and 110MW of newly installed solar PV capacity (in 2016 alone).

Stelli holds a PhD in psychology from Sofia University and a BA in Economics from the University of Florida. In her free time, she enjoys honing her photography skills, hiking Northern California’s beautiful trails, and traveling with her husband. Stelli is a member of the CLUB Silicon Valley – a leadership incubator for women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

GIVING BACK

Embedded in the Nuance Energy culture is a deep commitment of giving back. We do this in the following ways:

CALWARE (CALIFORNIA WATER AUTOMATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY)
CALWARE (CALIFORNIA WATER AUTOMATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY)

A program developed by Nuance Energy to bring together leading service and fulfillment providers to bring on-farm energy management best business practices to the Ag grower. Educational workshops cover a variety of topics, including irrigation, water automation and technology, clean energy, current and future legislation, how to economically finance water and energy investments, tax implications, and how "On-Farm Energy Management" affects the farm operation’s bottom line.

Advisors

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