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About Central Valley Solar in Fresno

Solar Universe - Solar Power Installation

This website is the sole property of Solar Universe, Inc. a solar installation and franchise business based in Livermore CA. Our prinicipal site can be accessed at www.SolarUniverse.com

Management Team

Joe Bono - Founder
Joe is responsible for developing the franchisor model, marketing, web technology platform and customer coordination. Prior to Central Valley Solar in Fresno, Joe was a broker associate at Diablo Funding where he was responsible for originating over $25 million per year in sales. Joe was a multi-store operator for franchise chain Quiznos, where he was responsible for site selection, store build out, and operations. Joe has an extensive background in technology and has held management positions at ViaFone (acquired by Extended Systems), ICSG Consulting and at KPMG Consulting. Joe has an economics degree from UCLA and is involved in many charitable organizations including Rotary International.

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Laurie Baggio 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Laurie Baggio joined 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in December 2001 as Director of Franchise Development. He was promoted to VP, Franchise Development in September 2002. He currently owns multiple 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises in Portland, OR and northern New Jersey. Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Baggio was a self-employed Consultant advising technology startups in strategy, market development, and corporate development in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.. From December 1999 until June 2001, Mr. Baggio served as Vice President of Business Development for eTunnels, Inc. in Seattle, WA. His role encompassed market development, business development, and technology and channel partnerships. From March 1995 until November 1999, Mr. Baggio founded and was the President and CEO of Helikon Technologies Inc., a diversified technology development company based in Vancouver, BC. While there, he established, grew, and sold an Internet Service Provider division and developed multimedia products for Hasbro, Inc.

Christopher Lochhead Founder, CEO of Lochhead Enterprises Inc.
Christopher has been an executive in four start-ups and has been an officer of three publicly traded technology companies: Mercury, Scient and Vantive and Mercury Interactive Corporation (a $1B enterprise software company, acquired by Hewlett Packard). At Mercury, he helped grow the company from approximately $400m to over $1B in four years. In 1998 Lochhead helped start the Internet consulting firm Scient. They achieved $21M in first year sales, and $156M in its second year. Lochhead joined Vantive, a customer relationship management (CRM) software company, in 1996 and helped the company grow from $25M in sales to $117M in two years. Prior to Vantive, Christopher was president of CRM Company Always an Adventure International.