PROVO, Utah, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar, one of the largest U.S. residential solar providers, to announced that Dwain Kinghorn has been named as Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer and will align the company product portfolio with new business development channels. A long-time network security engineering executive, Kinghorn has played a key role in the operational success of Altiris and was instrumental in its platform adoption upon acquisition by Symantec Corporation.
"We are thrilled to welcome Dwain to our strategic leadership team as we move forward with our growth plans in the solar industry," said Greg Butterfield, CEO of Vivint Solar. "Technology and channel development are crucial to our business trajectory and Dwain has the capability to advance our mission further."
Kinghorn joins Vivint Solar from SageCreek Partners, where he counseled technology clients to achieve market leadership using collective business methodologies and best practices in each stage of the lifecycle. Kinghorn started his career at Microsoft Corporation and then built networking software start up Computing Edge. As CTO at Altiris Inc., Kinghorn successfully orchestrated a dominant systems management platform from a global team of engineers for over seven years.
Founded in 2011, Vivint Solar is a top U.S. residential solar installer. Through a power purchase agreement (PPA), a homeowner can buy the power generated by a solar photovoltaic system at a lower rate than they could get from a local utility provider. Vivint Solar designs, installs, monitors and services the system with no up-front costs to the homeowner.
About Vivint Solar Vivint Solar is a leading provider of simple, affordable solar solutions. As an early adopter of the power purchase agreement (PPA) model, Vivint Solar designs, installs, and maintains cost-effective solar energy systems. The company provides award-winning service and support while saving customers money and protecting the environment. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar.