Sol Systems, a solar energy finance and investment firm, has hired two industry veterans to help lead financing initiatives for the commercial and small utility-scale segments of the company.
Cory Vaughan, with over 20 years' experience in the solar industry, joins the team as senior director of strategic development. In 2006, Vaughan joined SunEdison as its first sales director and most recently served as managing director of business development. Prior to SunEdison, Vaughan spent a dozen years at BP Solar.
Erik Bakke fills the role of director of business development for the western region. He brings a decades-long career in sales and project management, including over 10 years in the solar industry. He has led and developed project and sales teams for Conergy, SMA, AlionEnergy and General Electric.
Vaughan and Bakke will expand Sol Systems' focus on California and other western states. They will be based in the San Francisco office, which has doubled in size since opening in January, the company says.