BigBelly Solar has attracted a highly experienced team to lead the company in its global mission to transform the waste and recycling collection industry.
Jack Kutner — Chief Executive Officer
Jack Kutner is the CEO of BigBelly Solar. Previously, he was the President and CEO of the Investor Services Group (ISG) of First Data Corporation. In Jack’s 4 years with ISG at the CEO and COO levels, he led the $380M revenue, 3,800 employee company to an average compound annual growth rate of 18.5% and was instrumental in the successful sale of ISG to PNC for $1.1 billion. Prior to ISG, Jack held VP level roles with American Express and Merrill Lynch. Jack received his BSBA degree, summa cum laude, from SUNY Albany.
Steven Delaney — Chief Financial Officer
An early employee of the company, Steve has served as CFO since 2004 and has been a key player in the company’s success. Previously, he was the VP of Finance and Administration with Acusphere, a publicly traded biotech company. Earlier, Steve directed the Asia Pacific financial and business consulting operations out of Hong Kong for Business International, the research & consulting arm of the Economist Group. He has also worked in equity financing with a corporate venture capital firm. Steve received his MBA from Dartmouth College (Tuck), where he founded the Environmental Management club. He received his BS from Boston University with an economics/finance concentration.
Jim Poss — Advisor to the CEO
Jim founded BigBelly Solar in 2003 while completing his MBA at Babson College. Jim began his career in renewable energy with a Pew Foundation grant to build a wave-powered energy generator. He further developed his focus on renewable energy in technical and business roles with Spire Corporation (solar) and Solectria/Azure Dynamics (electric vehicles). Jim received a dual undergraduate bachelors degree in Geology and Environmental Science & Policy from Duke University.
Brian Phillips, EVP Strategic Planning & Marketing
Brian brings to BigBelly deep management experience from a variety of technology companies from start-ups to Fortune 500s. Prior to BigBelly, Brian was a senior sales and marketing executive at Advance Electron Beams, Cognex and Texas Instruments. Brian holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.
Joseph Murphy, SVP Sales and Account Management
Joe has 30 plus years in building young and emerging companies that have resulted in IPO’s (Gupta, Genesys Telecommunications, GeoTel Communications and SpeechWorks). Joe graduated from Boston College with a Concentration in Marketing.
Claude LeBlond, VP International Business Development
A Senior Executive with 30 plus years of international and multi-cultural experience in sales, marketing and distribution strategies. Broad experience adapting North American business models to International markets. Claude worked at Segway, Inc. where he expanded footprint from 5 markets to 54, and was GM at Bauer Nike Europe.
Chris Summersgill — Vice President of Operations
Chris has been VP of Operations at BigBelly Solar since 2007 and is responsible for manufacturing, sourcing and customer service. Chris was previously CEO & President of Bolt Industries and has supply chain and strategy consulting experience from Nonstop Solutions, Hewlett Packard and the Monitor Group. Chris has an MBA from Northwestern (Kellogg) and a BA in Physics from Middlebury College.
Mike Feldman — Vice President of Engineering
Mike joined BigBelly Solar in 2010 as its Vice President of Engineering, guiding the technical team and creating innovative hardware and software solutions. His prior experience includes Senior Executive and General Manager at Ciena Corporation and various development management positions in the software and networking industries including stints at Wavesmith Networks, Zhone Technologies and Ascend. Mike has a BSCS in Computer Science, Applied Science & Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.