Southern Current's team includes NABCEP-certified solar energy professional and installers. We're a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale markets, with hundreds of systems currently providing power to customers across the Southeastern United Sates. Our integrated platform includes Project Development, Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, Finance, and Asset Management.

Our Mission

To help create a more reliable, economical and sustainable energy future for the United States.

Meet Our Team Of Solar Professionals

Our Executive Team

Kent Trowbridge
Chief Commercial Officer

Kent focuses on utility-scale solar project development.  Prior to Southern Current, Kent founded and managed Solbridge Energy, a solar farm development company that focused on bringing cutting-edge technology and techniques to the land acquisition process and financing viable solar projects. Earlier in his life, Kent graduated from Yale University and then moved to New York, where he received an MBA in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business. While he has worked and financed various start-ups, Kent’s most visible success came from his work as Senior Vice President of Operations for the retailer Delia’s. During his six-year tenure, annual sales grew from $150,000 to more than $150 million. Outside of work, Kent enjoys traveling, tennis, and spending time with his wonderful wife Laura and his two children, Claire and McCabe.

Paul Fleury
Chief Development Officer

Paul focuses on solar public policy, utility relations, and business development. Prior to Southern Current, Paul spent 8 years as an owner and senior manager of Sustainable Energy Solutions. During that time, Paul led the site acquisition and development activities for over 500 MWs of utility-scale solar projects across the Carolinas as well as a 10-fold increase in residential and commercial sales. Paul currently serves as a board member of the South Carolina Solar Business Alliance and has helped shape the South Carolina solar legislative and regulatory landscape. Included in his successes are the implementation of the Act 236 Distributed Energy Resource Program, the revision and adoption of Net Metering 2.0 and the crafting of a unified interconnection standard across the state. Paul holds a BA from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Outside of work he enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with his wife or on one of the Lowcountry’s many beautiful golf courses.

Greg White - Chief EPC Officer
Greg White
Chief EPC Officer

Greg focuses on engineering, procurement and construction. Prior to Southern Current, Greg was a founding partner of Sustainable Energy Solutions, where he managed over 200 successful solar installations at Department of Defense, commercial, residential and non-profit facilities in SC, NC, TN, MS, MD and NY. Greg was directly responsible for the deployment of over a 1 MW of residential installations in the growing South Carolina market. Greg is a licensed South Carolina Contractor, holds his NABCEP SHI and has completed the OSHA 30 Construction Certification. He also holds a BA in Advertising from the University Of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism. Outside of work Greg enjoys spending time with his incredible wife Veronica, getting out on the water any way he can, listening to live music, and relaxing on the beach or by the pool.

Jon Downey
President & Chief Executive Officer

Jon began his tenure with Southern Current by orchestrating the 2016 merger between Sustainable Energy Solutions and Solbridge Energy which formed the company.  Since then, in his roles as CFO, President and as of 2018, CEO, Jon has managed the rapid growth of all sectors of the Company’s business.

Prior to Southern Current, Jon spent more than 20 years in senior management positions for rapidly growing, technology‐centric businesses. Included in this experience are terms as COO and CFO at Queensboro, Vice President of Operations at Red Ventures and Vice President of Merchandising at TSI. Each of these businesses grew more than 100% during Jon’s tenure. Jon holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

David Brueck
Vice President, EPC

David has over 12 years of experience in engineering, design, procurement, and construction coordination of electrical systems. David has designed and directed the construction of over 8 MW of Solar PV systems around the country from Puerto Rico to Maine to Hawaii for commercial clients and the U.S. Government. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. He is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer who is registered in the states of SC, NC, GA, WI, AZ, and HI. David is also a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Certified PV Installer.

Bret Sowers - Vice President, Development & Strategy
Bret Sowers
VP, Development & Strategy

Bret focuses on the strategic growth of the company’s development initiatives including policy and new markets. Prior to joining Southern Current, Bret served multiple construction and development related roles with NARENCO. Over his 8 years of experience in the commercial and utility-scale solar market, he has been responsible for more than 500+ MWs of mid, late-stage and commissioned assets across North and South Carolina. Bret currently serves as Chairman of the South Carolina Solar Business Alliance.

Greg Ness
General Counsel

Greg advises the Southern Current team on legal matters. Prior to joining Southern Current, Greg spent eight years at FLS Energy, Inc., a leading solar energy development company focused on developing utility scale solar energy assets throughout the United States. Greg graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science. He also graduated with honors from Tulane University with a M.S. in Molecular Biology, as well as from Vermont Law School with a dual degree in Environmental Law and Environmental Science. Additionally, he co-founded a biomass firm based in Aachen, Germany and a residential solar company in Dakar, Senegal.

Jason Epstein VP of DG Business Development

Jason  focuses  on  all  forms  of Distributed Generation  (DG) Business Development, ranging from residential rooftop  systems to commercial, industrial and municipal installations.  For the  prior  8  years  before joining Southern Current,  Jason was General  Manager and  Executive  Vice  President  of Baker Renewable Energy.  During his tenure, Baker Renewable installed over 40 MWs of  DG projects  and another 80 MW of utility scale solar projects across  the Carolinas. His portfolio of successful projects includes the  design and installation of  the Boeing 2.6 MW rooftop  system at Charleston International Airport. Jason holds a  Bachelor of Science from the University of Albany.

Our Sales Team

Andrew Dunn
Director of Sales DG
Michael Branch
Residential Sales
Doug Hayden
Commercial & Industrial Dev.
Justin Parrish
Residential Sales
Eric Toepperwein
Residential Sales
Bobby Jones
Residential Sales

Our Development Team

Mike Braun
Director of Land Development
Lesley Williams - Director of Land Acquisition
Lesley Williams
Director of Land Acquisition
Stephanie Foradory - Senior Project Manager
Stephanie Foradory
Director of Project Management
Allyson Hoffman
Project Manager
Maggie Muller
Landowner Relations
Amanda Corll
Development Analyst
Ashlynn Anderson Development Analyst
Matthew Palumbo Development Analyst
Lauren Giacobbe
Project Manager
Shannon Blair
Assistant Project Manager
Sarah Elgradawy
Project Administrator
Erika Hoffman
Land Acquisition Associate

Our Legal & Accounting Team

Olesya Pavlenko
Assistant General Counsel
Hamilton Davis
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Anne Sanders, CPA
Steffanie Dohn
Director of Government Relations
Molly Redel
Staff Accountant

Our EPC Team

John Wilson
Senior PV Designer
Drew Augustine
Residential Project Manager
Matt Bath
PV Designer
Brad Deerhake - PV Foreman
Brad Deerhake
PV Foreman
Adam Eiserman - Project Manager
Adam Eiserman
Project Manager
Ian Floyd - Project Manager
Ian Floyd
Project Manager
Kevin Hilton - PV Foreman
Kevin Hilton
PV Foreman
Traenor Jones - Asssistant PV Designer
Treanor Jones
Asssistant PV Designer
Jeremy Joyner
PV Technician
Sean Taylor
PV Designer
Cody Colagrande
Residential Project Manager
Christian Thompson - Project Manager
Christian Thompson
Project Manager
Elliot Turner
Elliot Turner
PV Designer
Scott Wolfrey
Residential Project Designer & Manager
Rachel Mishler
Residential Project Assistant
Jack Brandon
Lead Engineer