Meet the Management
GOAL ZERO isn't just a company, it's a business created by people who live life to its fullest, with a shared vision inspired by the passion for adventure, respect for the planet and a humanitarian heart. We may be a bit irreverent most days but we take our work and play seriously and are proud to provide the most innovative portable solar products on the market.
Vice President of Personal Power at NRG, General Manager of Goal Zero
Bill is responsible for empowering consumers with emerging energy solutions that meet their needs where ever life takes them, whether that is climbing a mountain, traveling through an airport, or cheering for their kids from the sidelines of a soccer field. Bill's team is focused on both portable power and distributed generation products and services that free customers from the traditional boundaries of being tethered to an outlet to receive power from a centrally located power plant. Bill is responsible for product development, go-to-market strategy, and overall P&L management.
Bill joined Reliant Energy in January 2003 before it was acquired by NRG. Prior to his current role, he held leadership roles in information technology, customer care, mass market operations, product development, and P&L management driving operational excellence, transformational projects, and financial results.
Before joining Reliant, Bill spent ten years in management and information technology consulting. He served in progressive leadership roles at firms including Ernst & Young leading energy industry focused system integrations for Fortune 500 clients.
Bill received a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management & Computer Science from Purdue University's Krannert School of management. He serves on the board of directors for the Reliant Charitable Giving Foundation and the March of Dimes Houston Chapter.
Vice President of Product Innovations
Born and raised in Hawaii, Norm's adventures have been set in some of the most scenic places on earth. Whether bombing through a bamboo jungle on his mountain bike, bodysurfing at "Sandys", backpacking Waimea Canyon, scaling waterfalls, surfing, or literally swinging from banyan tree vines into tropical pools, Norm loves the islands. Now living in Utah, Norm has added to his love of the outdoors. Climbing granite slabs, mountain biking slick rock or just hiking with his family are some of his favorite activities. At GOAL ZERO Norm is responsible for staying outdoors, testing our gear and making it better.
Vice President of Sales
Rick is always traveling … either because of his role as the global sales leader for Goal Zero or on one of his many adventures. With 15 years of experience in the outdoor, ski, running and photo specialty markets he has enjoyed the opportunity to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, photo safari Tanzania, salmon fish Alaska, mountain bike Moab, ski Banff, golf Hawaii, explore Europe and run everywhere. When Rick isn't traveling he's enjoying time at home cooking and playing with his family which includes 6 year old twins (now that's an adventure). Prior to joining Goal Zero Rick has led sales & brand growth in brands such as Mountain Hardwear, LowePro, Montrail, Nathan Sports, Joby & 180s.
Vice President of Product Development
Keyvan's academic and work background is in electrical engineering, with experience in electrical and mechanical design, software and firmware development, and project and product management. His role at Goal Zero is to take the ideas and innovations of the creative teams and help make them a reality with a fantastic team of engineers, technicians, and project managers. Although, like many at Goal Zero, he enjoys outdoors activities like camping, canyoneering, snowboarding, and mountain biking, he's a techie at heart. Since tinkering with gadgets and gizmos are his favorite hobbies, he really loves that his job is basically building and playing with high tech toys, a grown-up version of something he's done since he was a kid.
Jay joined Goal Zero in January 2014 and serves as its General Counsel. He brings over 14 years of combined law firm and in-house experience structuring, negotiating, and executing transactions for public and private companies in the technology, consumer, media, and entertainment industries. Earlier in his career, Jay practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in intellectual property litigation. Jay received his BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado and his JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law. When he's not working, Jay enjoys mountain and road biking, skiing, and trying to keep up with his three young boys.
Founder & Advisor
Robert's adventures span North America, Europe, Africa and Asia having backpacked through many of the world's most remote and scenic vistas. His travels also include whitewater rafting, backcountry skiing, mountain biking and summitting Mt. Kilimanjaro. As the visionary of GOAL ZERO he leads the charge to challenge all boundaries with a humanitarian heart. Robert also serves as the Chairman and founder of the non-profit organization, Tifie Humanitarian - the origin of GOAL ZERO.