About Nuance Energy
Nuance Energy is a vertically integrated company that is making solar energy substantially more affordable via breakthrough advances in innovative products and best business practices.
Using the solar industry’s first earth anchor foundation system application, the Osprey PowerPlatform minimizes conventional engineering requirements, adds modular scalability to the procurement and installation processes, and dramatically reduces field construction complexity and costs. These improvements—along with the ability to deploy the modular Osprey PowerPlatform on varied terrain, in any type of soil condition and across multiple vertical markets—are making ground mount solar energy more practical and affordable at any scale. As a result, Nuance Energy is creating more profit-making opportunities in agricultural, commercial, industrial and small utility-scale solar projects.
Nuance Energy is continuing to fulfill its mission to pursue additional advances in lowering the cost of solar energy by leveraging the Osprey PowerPlatform’s innovative, modular design and unique advantages down the value chain. By establishing a global network of certified suppliers equipped to fabricate the entire modular solar ground mount system, Nuance Energy is enabling distributors, EPCs and contractors to carry less inventory, experience shorter lead times and minimize overhead costs to achieve peak profitability. Nuance Energy also helps customers design systems, secure financing and obtain all necessary project approvals.
Nuance Energy’s AgWell Solar® construction division is bringing the many benefits of the Osprey PowerPlatform directly to family farming operations throughout California’s Central Valley—and beyond. The Osprey’s industry-leading simplicity of installation for ground mount solar eliminates the usual project delays and headaches, while the dramatic reduction in total project costs enables these agricultural customers to achieve a full payback in record time.
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
President & 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, traveling and spending time with his long-time girlfriend, Monique and her son, Sandro, in Santa Monica.
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.
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.
Senior Project Manager
Brad Thomas is a seasoned project manager. With 25 years of experience in construction and construction operations, Brad brings a clear vision of how projects should be managed and how the end project should look. His body of work includes construction management, project management, and operations management. Brad has been involved in projects from $25k to $450M and has over 1 Gigawatt of solar installations under his belt. Brad is passionate about his role in project management and brings that energy to Nuance Energy daily.
Some of the projects Brad can be proud of participating in include the Manhattan Beach Studio project where a 1 MW roof mount system was installed for James Cameron and the 635 MW Four Brothers and Three Sisters Solar Projects in Southern Utah.
Brad attended University of Nevada where he majored in Applied Economics and played baseball.
VP of Business Development & Strategy
Gregg is responsible for moving Nuance Energy into a variety of new, strategic markets. He also spearheads channel development and corporate growth strategy. Gregg is a firm believer that more can be accomplished as a team, where dissimilar or critical thought offer an advantage to solving the complexities of market development and growth. This perspective has been honed through years of strategic sales training at Miller Heiman and the Boston Consulting Group. Prior positions include Director of Sales at DFTech, where Gregg created and instigated new strategies for selling Enterprise analytics software solutions to the world’s largest legal firms.
As Manager, Strategic Accounts at Sprint, Gregg was responsible for selling Sprint’s full portfolio of wireline and wireless solutions into a select group of Sprint’s largest global accounts. Gregg has enjoyed receiving numerous President’s Club awards, and is very excited to now focus his efforts on Nuance Energy.
Gregg is originally from Long Island, where as a young teenager he moved with his family to enjoy all that Southern California has to offer. He now lives with his wonderful wife in South Orange County. He’s big on fitness being an avid road and mountain biker. He also enjoys sailing, surfing as well as spending time in the kitchen making his favorite dishes, including many variations of Paella and other international cuisine. Gregg also has a penchant for inventing, having received multiple USPTO patents. Gregg holds an MBA from Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Management.
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 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 revenue and 110MW of newly installed solar PV capacity (2016).
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.
Embedded in the Nuance Energy culture is a deep commitment of giving back. We do this in the following ways: