Brian Farhi is VP, Business Development & Marketing at SolarNexus - a software company that helps solar contractors manage projects, organize client data, and collaborate with team members, thereby accelerating the process of selling and installing solar systems. Brian is a market and strategy professional with 14 years of experience in the solar and energy efficiency-related fields. Over that time, he managed the definition and launch of SunPower's monitoring systems, helped establish Fronius as one of the leading inverter suppliers in the US, and conducted research on PV system design, performance and reliability for the US DOE while at the Florida Solar Energy Center. Prior to SolarNexus, Brian provided advice and guidance to industry leaders on subjects ranging from market analysis to technical feasibility. Among these roles, he's provided strategic support to startups, and investment guidance and due diligence to the CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund. Brian holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an MS from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Building Systems Program.