Phil AhslerNew York City Metropolitan Area, United States
• 9+ years of sales and account management experience in the solar industry • 4+ years of SaaS sales experience at a fast-growing clean tech company • Passionate about accelerating the global adoption of renewable energy • Flexible and agile with the ability to thrive in any work environment • Detail-oriented and driven to achieve both individual and team goals • Innate leader who knows how to connect with people from diverse backgrounds • Highly motivated to win, learn new skills and assume additional job responsibilities
Senior Account Executive
Sighten, Inc.
Nov 2020 - Current
Sighten is the #1 solar software for installers, sales teams and financing providers in the United States. Our partners collectively originate thousands of systems per month in Sighten. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more!
Account Executive
Sighten, Inc.
Jan 2018 - Oct 2020
Customer Success Manager
Sighten, Inc.
May 2017 - Dec 2017
My primary responsibilities as CS manager included account configuration, training, product implementation and customer relationship management. I successfully onboarded 60+ installers from May to December 2017.
Relationship Development Manager
Tule Technologies
Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
- Achieved daily and weekly outbound activity goals - calls, emails and trade show meetings - Educated growers and ranch managers on how Tule can help them achieve their field production goals - Analyzed competitor strengths and weaknesses through market research - Strategized with company founders on how to improve sales processes and increase inbound qualified leads - Successfully completed two-month training program on Actual ET (evapotranspiration) and agronomy
Account Manager
Mar 2016 - Aug 2016
- Managed network of 50+ PV solar installers (residential and commercial) - Communicated product information to customers via phone and email - Designed online proposals with negotiated pricing to help customers win bids - Presented customer feedback to marketing, operations and product management
Technical Sales Associate
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
- Produced 2,390 opportunities (qualified leads) and 320 sales derived from those opportunities - Achieved over 100% quota and consistently finished in top 5 of 25 associates for total qualified leads each month - Analyzed sites to determine their PV solar viability and whether they'd meet Sungevity plan requirements - Contacted leads via phone and email to obtain additional home and utility information - Scheduled product demos for qualified customers
Customer Engagement Specialist
Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
- Advised customers on how to effectively promote Sungevity to their own social networks (face-to-face, phone, online) and generate qualified referrals - Planned and executed Sungevity customer appreciation events, house parties and community gatherings - Launched beta version of mobile smart phone app to top 200 referral-producing customers - Managed inventory of Sungevity customer clothing and giveaways ("swag")
Senior Retail Solar Advisor
Jun 2013 - Mar 2014
- Generated the most individual sales (55) and opportunities (384) in 2013 (#1 out of 65 RSAs) - Conversed with Lowe’s clientele about the benefits of powering their homes with solar energy - Trained Retail Solar Advisors and Lowe’s Home Improvement staff at 50 stores throughout Northern California (Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico) and Southern California (San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Temecula, Palm Springs, Apple Valley) - Developed go-to-market strategies and best practices "playbook" to promote channel growth and help RSA teams exceed monthly sales targets
Retail Solar Advisor
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
- 1 RSA for qualified leads and sales derived from qualified leads (March, May & June 2013) - Educated Lowe's customers about the benefits of installing solar for their homes - Increased Sungevity brand awareness at 13 Lowe's Home Improvement stores in Southern California (Riverside, San Bernardino, Temecula, Palm Springs, Apple Valley) - Trained store managers and associates on how to engage customers about going solar with Sungevity
Harvest Restaurant Group
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
- Supervised waitstaff at Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery to guarantee timely food/beverage service for guests - Increased bottle wine sales 24% from October-December 2012 and won company-wide bottle wine contest - Guided guests through a seasonal menu that changed every day - Trained new servers on FOH restaurant operations
Bucknell University
Bachelor of Science - BS, Business Administration, Psychology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark
Pre-Medicine, 3.93
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