Chris TiptonVice President, Commercial Sales
Chris brings extensive commercial energy sales achievements to Sunfinity. This followed a 15-year career as a decorated Naval officer and pilot, along with time as a Captain and Instructor Pilot for Continental Express Airlines. At SolarCity, he was Senior Manager and Business Developer for Commercial Partnerships; with his indirect sales team, he created a pipeline of over 200 MW in commercial and utility solar prospects, delivering 56.8 MW of projects in 2016 alone. In his first eight months with Simple Energy’s Utility Practice, he created a pipeline valued at over $4.5 million in the CentraI U.S. Chris was named Enterprise Client Development Manager – Energy & Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric, a position that encompassed all aspects of commercial sales from lead generation through negotiating and closing. He also handled Direct (Enterprise) and Indirect (B2B) energy sales at Spark Energy.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Chris was awarded two Navy Commendation Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal, and he remains active in several military and Naval professional associations. He also holds an M.S. from Florida Institute of Technology.
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