Chief Executive Officer
Gaylon Morris was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sunworks in January 2021 after spending two decades leading public and private engineering and construction companies through transition and growth. Prior to joining Sunworks, Mr. Morris served as Business Strategist at Rosendin Electric, where he was responsible for identifying, researching, and developing go-to-market strategies to target new market opportunities. Prior to Rosendin Electric, he was Senior Vice President of Operations for Strategic Growth and Market Development at Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI). At CEI, Mr. Morris was responsible for developing and successfully implementing strategies for CEI’s growth divisions, specifically Modular Data Center Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, and Utility Electrical. Other previous experience includes senior executive roles at NTS Corporation, Method Electronics, and MET Laboratories, along with serving in the United States Navy, where he was a Submarine Service Nuclear Reactor Plant Operator.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul McDonnel joined the Company in September 2016 as our Chief Financial Officer and transitioned to Treasurer in May 2018. In February 2019, Mr. McDonnel was named as our Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McDonnel served as the President of Vulcan Precision Linings since 2010. From 2009 until 2010 Mr. McDonnel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Franklin Covey Products, LLC. From 2006 until 2009 he served as the Corporate Controller & Chief Financial Officer of Arrowhead Research Corp., (NASDAQ: ARWR). From 2003 until 2005 Mr. McDonnel served as the Chief Executive Officer of Quality Imaging Products, and from 1999 until 2003 he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Manager-Operations of Recall Secure Destruction Services. From 1994 to 1998 Mr. McDonnel served as the VP of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Reid Plastics, Inc. (“Reid”). From 1990 until 1994 he served as Reid’s Chief Financial Officer. From 1987 to 1990 Mr. McDonnel served as the Vice President of Finance of Trojan Enterprises. From 1982 until 1987 he served in the audit practice of the Small Business Division of the Los Angeles office of Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. McDonnel received both a Master of Arts - Management Accounting and Bachelor of Science – Accounting from Brigham Young University. Mr. McDonnel is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
Vice President of Residential Solar
Ms. Serrato served as the Owner and Executive Partner of Red Monkey Consulting, a change management consulting firm that advises on strategy execution, project leadership, change management and business practice management to help its clients best align its resources for the greatest impact. Prior to that, she served as chief operating officer of Petersen Dean Roofing and Solar4America where she developed and managed corporate strategies, business development and multiple company entities to expand the company into new markets and diversify its revenue streams driving exponential growth over a three-year period. Prior to Petersen Dean, Ms. Serrato served as a Project Manager at Clark Builders Group where she worked in partnership with branches of the U.S. military and Clark Realty Capital to develop and construct military, single-family housing communities. The project included demolishing existing homes and building 2,800 new construction, renovated and remodeled homes, recreation centers, ball fields and playgrounds. Prior to that, Serrato worked for D.R. Horton / Western Pacific Housing where she served as a project analyst, purchasing assistant and construction coordinator for the daily management of community construction projects.
President of Commercial Solar
Mr. Kirk Short has been in the solar industry for over 15 years, focusing on the core business of providing solar. Mr. Short was formerly the President and CEO of Elite Solar. Since joining Sunworks as a division, Mr. Short has raised the bar on winning commercial project bids for his no-nonsense, get-it-done approach. This especially resonates with the agribusiness sector. Mr. Short brings the valuable experience of large-scale solar installation projects to the Company. Having worked on solar projects at international airports, Mr. Short was intimately involved in every part of the installation process. And that’s how he prefers to be: sleeves rolled up to get the job done for the customer. With his hard and honest work ethic, Mr. Short created a company culture that directly showcases the team’s knowledge and character. Mr. Short is presently the President of Commercial Operations to fulfill the strong demand in for commercial and agribusiness solar.