Today LevelTen Energy announced two important new leadership team additions to support the company's continued growth: Major Horton as Chief Financial Officer and Jessica Johnson as Vice President of Customer Success.
Horton is a highly accomplished CFO who brings more than 25 years of finance and operations experience at high-growth technology companies. Prior to LevelTen, he served as CFO at AbacusNext, Nirvanix (merged into Oracle), and Rackspace Managed Hosting, among others. Horton holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and started his career at Deloitte and General Motors. Horton will oversee LevelTen's financial operations globally and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Bryce Smith.
"Major's extensive experience leading finance and operations for innovative, global technology companies will be critical as LevelTen enters its next phase of growth around the world," said Smith. "Just as importantly, he believes strongly in our mission to create a cleaner, more sustainable world by reducing the friction between renewable energy buyers and sellers. Major brings a passion for this work and will be a great addition to our leadership team."
"The renewable energy industry is poised for substantial growth, and when I saw how LevelTen is making it easier to acquire renewable energy, it was clear this was a tremendous opportunity for me to help LevelTen scale the business and reach its full potential," said Horton. "The LevelTen team has an impressive depth of knowledge in the renewable energy space and I look forward to working with them to help grow the company as it advances its mission."
LevelTen also welcomes Jessica Johnson to the leadership team as Vice President of Customer Success. Johnson first joined LevelTen in January as Director of Commercial Delivery, leading commercial negotiations for LevelTen's clients and providing transactional support through the power purchase agreement process. During that time, Johnson helped create radically simpler and faster contracting processes and sharpened the company's focus on delivering outstanding customer experiences. In this expanded role, she will lead LevelTen's customer success team with responsibility for all post-sale customer relationships. Prior to LevelTen, Johnson spent 16 years at Avangrid Renewables, where she served as Director of Origination for the Western markets, focusing on both utility and commercial and industrial buyers.
"Jessica's deep customer relationships and industry experience afford her a valuable perspective; she truly understands what services customers require during and after the procurement process," said Smith. "Jessica and her team will ensure our customers are supported from start to finish, from project discovery, to contract execution, to performance monitoring for the life of a PPA."
"I am excited to join the LevelTen leadership team in continuing to improve the renewable energy procurement process, making it easier, faster and safer for our customers to achieve their goals," said Johnson. "As LevelTen expands its product offerings and more renewable energy buyers join our platform, I look forward to helping our clients have the tools and support they need to get the most benefit out of their renewable energy investments."