Mr. Giles brings 25+ years of experience in public finance banking and solar photovoltaic sales channel management and finance. Bob was the founder and CEO of Ready Solar, which he sold to SunEdison in 2010. Ready Solar was the first company to productize residential solar systems to allow the HVAC, roofing and electrical trade contractor as well as home improvement channels to enter the residential solar business.
At Ready Solar, Bob managed all aspect of the business from capital formation to channel management to negotiating all supplier agreements. At SunEdison, Bob served as Vice President- Sales Channel Manager for Residential Systems until leaving to form PACE Funding Group.
Prior to Ready Solar, Bob was a Managing Director in the Municipal Finance Groups at both Bank of America and Merrill Lynch for a combined 18 years. Bob led the Private Activity Bond Departments at both firms specializing in Industrial Development and other Exempt Facility Bond categories. Bob received his MBA from University of Southern California.