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Michael Francis


Michael oversees all business operations and strategic planning for Omni Renewables. Prior to joining Omni, Michael was General Manager for BlueRock Solar, where he oversaw the launch of BlueRock Energy’s community solar division in 2016.  While at BlueRock Solar, he oversaw the development, financing and customer acquisition and billing management for New York State community solar projects both in NYSEG and National Grid utilities.  BlueRock Solar was a pioneering developer and customer acquisition/management firm of community solar with some of New York State’s first interconnected and completed projects starting in early 2017.  He has over 20 years of financial leadership and accounting experience including in the real estate development industry as a Chief Financial Officer and Director of Acquisitions. Michael is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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Steven Sgarlata

Director of Operations

Steven manages operations and technical support for Omni Renewables. Prior to joining Omni, Steve was the System Designer and Project Manager for BlueRock Solar. Steve's roles in community solar operations have included: customer proposals and other sales support including contracting oversight, utility correspondence, software integration, customer maintenance and service support, and marketing.  Steve is NABCEP PV Installer certified with previous experience in commercial and residential PV construction. Steve graduated with a Renewable Energy degree from Morrisville State College. He is also a Reservist in the US Marine Corps with 16+ years of service.

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Sam Doubleday

Community Solar Sales Representative

Sam is responsible for Community Solar subscription acquisition of both residential and commercial clients. Prior to joining Omni, Sam was responsible for customer acquisition sales and marketing at BlueRock Solar with the launch of the start-up entity in 2016.  While at BlueRock Solar, he drove the customer acquisition process for both NYSEG and National Grid located community solar projects for a wide variety of customer types.  In addition, Sam ran mass market presentation seminars at community, employer and church events. Sam has over 30 years of B2B sales experience and holds a Renewable Energy degree from SUNY Morrisville and an Environmental Science degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

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Richard Scheutzow

Community Solar Sales Representative

Dick is responsible for Community Solar subscription acquisition of both residential and commercial clients. He has sold on-site residential and small commercial solar arrays since 2016, and has prior experience in B2B merchant processing sales, government finance and municipal banking. Dick feels called to participate directly in the conversion of our grid to sustainable renewable energy sources in response to climate change.

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