Francis, co-founder of SolUnesco leads business development, sales and strategy. He is a highly networked energy executive (public and private) with twenty-years experience in the traditional and alternative energy markets. Francis combines business development and general management expertise with a strong strategy, finance, policy and performance management capabilities. Francis has held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors including CFO for a power plant owner and operator; Deputy Director of the Federal regulator for offshore energy; and VP in charge of a distributed energy project development group. Francis is Board Treasurer of the MD-DC-VA Solar Energy Industry Association, Board President of the Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Association, Chair’s the Energy Workgroup for Governor McAuliffe’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission and is a committee member of Governor McAuliffe’s Energy Committee. He earned his MBA from the MIT’s Sloan School of Management and his BA in Economics from Colby College.