SolarCity names Toby Corey as president of global sales and customer experience

SolarCitySolarCity has announced the appointment of Toby Corey as president of global sales and customer experience.

Corey will oversee sales, marketing and customer service of the company in his new role, and report to CEO Lyndon Rive.

Corey as head of sales and marketing organizations in 2012 and 2013, dramatically increased SolarCity’s sales, and reduced its customer acquisition cost to a record low of 41 cents per watt in the third quarter of 2013, his last with the company.

Toby is a phenomenal executive, one of the best I’ve ever worked with, and he’s incredibly passionate about climate change and creating the perfect customer experience,” said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. “He knows our business extremely well and was incredibly successful in his time here, and he has a strong track record of helping global organizations achieve even greater levels of success. He’s the perfect candidate to lead our sales and services organization as we work to balance growth and profitability.”

Prior to his tenure at SolarCity, Corey co-founded USWeb/CKS, and, as president and COO, grew the company into the world’s largest Web development firm, with a quarter of the Fortune 100 among its customer base. Prior to USWeb, he served as vice president of Novell’s $1.2 billion NetWare systems business.

I’ve never been more excited about SolarCity’s potential than I am today,” said Corey. “SolarCity is the undisputed leader in rooftop solar, and I’ll be laser focused on creating the perfect customer experience.

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