We’re in it for you and for a better planet.


Our team is comprised of innovators and experts who work towards one mission—to reshape the energy landscape by making solar power accessible and affordable for everyone.

Jonathan Doochin

CEO


Jonathan is the CEO of Soligent Holdings Inc. and Soligent Distribution. Jonathan is passionate about making a positive impact on the world. He is a socially conscious leader who works tirelessly and passionately to ensure his company and our thousands of dealers have the resources and tools to be successful. Jonathan has successfully led the rollup, investment in, and growth of nearly a dozen solar companies. He and his partners actively invest funds and human capital know-how into uniquely positioned businesses across the energy sector.

Prior to Soligent Holdings, Jonathan co-founded and led companies in software, automotive, finance, and construction. He co-founded Clark Energy Group, a national ESCO awarded $5B IDIQ contract for renewable energy development projects with the US government. He has also served in the public sector as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy helping lead the deployment of $13B in energy funds. He attended Harvard College and Harvard Business School where he co-founded two different well known leadership institutes to further leadership development and education. He believes that one of the most important things he can do is to help socially minded businesses across the world make a positive impact on the environment. Jonathan spends his spare time hiking, running, traveling, and mentoring.

Eric Von DerMehden

Vice President of Finance


Eric Von der Mehden enjoys the diversity and challenges within the solar market. After taking a bookkeeping class in high school, Eric embraced his love of numbers by majoring in Accounting at Santa Clara University. With over 12 years of experience at large accounting firms such as Ernst & Young and Moss Adams LLP as well as over 15 years in senior management positions at both Korbel Champagne Cellars and Soligent, Eric’s expertise is pivotal to Soligent’s success. On his leisure time Eric enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, traveling, and participating as a member of the Finance Committee for his Alma Mater Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, CA.

Austin Blackmon

Vice President of Operations & Product Development


Austin is passionate about leaving the world better than he found it. At Soligent, he leads our Supply Chain and Warehouse Operations teams as well as Solar Engine, our in-house department that helps installers deploy solar cheaper and faster through financial products, software solutions and other services.

Prior to Soligent, Austin was the Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston. As the City's Chief Sustainability Officer and a Mayoral Cabinet member, he managed an $80MM budget and led over 430 employees at the City's Environment, Buildings, Parks and Recreation Departments. Under his leadership, Boston was named the most energy efficient city in the US twice in a row, launched its first investments targeted to defend the city from sea-level rise and began retrofitting its 300+ buildings with energy efficiency and solar projects.

Austin also accelerated solar adoption as the Interim Head of Project Finance for TerraVerde Renewable Partners. At TerraVerde, he optimized financial returns for clients with solar, storage and energy efficiency projects by sourcing capital solutions and balancing solar array production against estimated energy use.

Austin's broad experience through positions in renewable energy consulting, cleantech startups, energy investment banking and energy policy help guide Soligent and its customers through the ever changing solar market and renewable energy policy landscapes.

At home, he tells friends and family more than they want to know about switching to LED light bulbs (it's super easy and saves money!). In his spare time, he aggressively fights the urge to adopt every dog he sees.

Ken Lima

Head of Sales


Ken is passionate about driving the necessary changes to build a sustainable future, centered around renewable energy adoption. As the Head of Sales for Soligent, he leads the Sales and Marketing Team responsible for helping to enable the success of thousands of Solar Installers across the United States. Ken and the Soligent Team are committed to being a dependable, reliable partner who positions Soligent’s customers to maximize success and achieve their goals.

Ken’s professional experience has made him a powerful addition to the Soligent Leadership Team. Prior to joining Soligent, Ken was Director of Sales at Tesla and SolarCity. Ken supported the customer-facing sales Team focused on carrying out Tesla’s mission of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Previous to his 4 years with SolarCity and Tesla, Ken worked at Best Buy for 14 years. Most recently with Best Buy, he helped launch Best Buy for Education, a strategic initiative to support the rapid adoption of technology in K-12 classrooms across the nation.

In his personal time, Ken enjoys investing time with his wife and three children, coaching youth sports in his local Bay Area community, and facilitating anti-bullying/drug awareness courses in K-12 classrooms.

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