LEADERSHIP

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KEVIN FRANKLIN

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

OWNER

Under Kevin's leadership, Lightserve Corporation has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities via our distribution, project design, installation and maintenance services. Before becoming CEO in 2016, Kevin served as the Director of Customer Facing Operations at Duke Energy. He led groups responsible for residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency. 

 

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and finance from North Carolina State University where he graduated as university valedictorian.

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BILL HURD

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & CUSTOMER ENGINEERING

OWNER

Bill is responsible for the Sales, Business Development and Operations teams at Lightserve. With 35 years of experience in the lighting industry, from the manufacturing and distribution sides, combined with his previous ownership in another lighting company, Bill has helped transform Lightserve from a maintenance only company into a well-diversified lighting maintenance, lighting retrofit and lighting distribution company. Lightserve is now uniquely positioned for continued growth and for the attraction of talent. Bill is driven to find innovative solutions to meet the challenges facing our customers in today’s ever-changing lighting industry. 

 

Bill is LC, CLEP and CLMC certified. Bill received his BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later received his MBA from The University of South Carolina.

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JASON BRAFFORD

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

OWNER

Prior to purchasing Lightserve, Jason previously worked in Debt Capital Markets at Wells Fargo Securities and Fifth Third Securities from August 2005 to June 2016. While in Debt Capital Markets, Jason structured project finance credit facilities for solar construction companies, monitored a multi-billion collateralized debt security portfolio offered to large utility clients and originated, structured and executed various fixed income securities in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Industrial Growth sectors. Since 2012, Jason has made significant investments in real estate and other venture capital opportunities.

 

Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from North Carolina State University.