Board of Directors

David Bywater , ,

David Bywater is the Chief Executive Officer at Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar integrator. For the past 20 years, David has consulted with and run some of the most innovative and dynamic companies in the world and brings a strong track record of rapidly expanding small, medium, and large enterprises.

Prior to joining Vivint Solar, David served as Chief Operating Officer at Vivint Smart Home where he was responsible for customer operations, human resources, field service, and supply chain. He has been instrumental in managing the rapid growth at Vivint Smart Home while also improving operations and profitability.

Before joining Vivint, Bywater spent 10 years working at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), one of the largest BPO and ITO companies in the world. During his tenure with ACS, he was responsible for the management of several business units, which encapsulated more than 60 different companies. Most recently, Bywater served as an Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer for Xerox and was the Chief Operating Officer of its $1.8 billion State Government Services Business. This division experienced significant growth and transformation under his leadership.

Prior to Xerox, David worked as senior manager at Bain & Company where he worked on helping global clients achieve their full economic and operational potential, primarily in the technology, transportation, and data information industries.

David currently serves on the board of Youthlinc, a Utah non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians by offering local and international service experiences. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

David F. D’Alessandro , ,

David F. D’Alessandro has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2013. Mr. D’Alessandro has served as chairman of the board of directors of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. since 2010. Mr. D’Alessandro also serves on the boards of directors of several private companies, including APX Group Holdings, Inc. He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. from 2000 to 2004, having served as president and chief operating officer of the same entity from 1996 to 2000, and guided it through a merger with ManuLife Financial Corporation in 2004. Mr. D’Alessandro served as president and chief operating officer of ManuLife in 2004. He is a former partner of the Boston Red Sox. A graduate of Syracuse University, he holds honorary doctorates from three colleges and served as vice chairman and a trustee of Boston University.

Bruce McEvoy , ,

Bruce McEvoy has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012. Mr. McEvoy is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone in the private equity group. Before joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. McEvoy worked at General Atlantic from 2002 to 2004, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company from 1999 to 2002. Mr. McEvoy currently serves on the board of directors of MB Aerospace, Performance Food Group Company, RGIS Inventory Specialists, TeamHealth and APX Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. McEvoy was formerly a director of DJO Orthopedics, Catalent, Inc., GCA Services Group, Inc., SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. and Vistar Corporation. Mr. McEvoy holds an A.B. in History from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jay D. Pauley , ,

Jay D. Pauley has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2015. Mr. Pauley is a Managing Director at Summit Partners, which he joined in 2010. Prior to joining Summit Partners, Mr. Pauley was Vice President at GTCR, a private equity firm, and an associate at Apax Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm. Before that, he worked for GE Capital. Mr. Pauley currently serves on the boards of directors of numerous private companies. Mr. Pauley holds a B.S. from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Todd R. Pedersen , ,

Todd R. Pedersen is a co-founder of Vivint Solar and has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012 and served as our chief executive officer from August 2011 through January 2013. Mr. Pedersen founded Vivint, Inc. in 1999, and currently serves as the chief executive officer of Vivint, Inc. Mr. Pedersen also serves on the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. Pedersen was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 in the services category for the Utah Region. Mr. Pedersen attended Brigham Young University.

Ellen S. Smith , ,

Ellen S. Smith is a senior managing director, corporate finance, power and utilities at FTI Consulting, Inc., a global consultancy firm, which she joined in 2013. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Inc., Ms. Smith was Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at National Grid, PLC, a multinational power, gas and electricity generation company, from 2009 to 2013. Before that, she worked for Hess Corp, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric Power Systems. Ms. Smith currently serves on the board of directors of Union College, and she previously served on the board of directors of National Grid USA from 2009 to 2013 and Granite Services from 1994 to 1996. Ms. Smith received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering from Union College.

Joseph S. Tibbetts, Jr. , ,

Joseph S. Tibbetts, Jr. has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2014. Mr. Tibbetts has been serving as the interim chief financial officer of Acquia Corporation, a private company that is a leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Tibbetts served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Publicis.Sapient Corporation, part of Publicis Group SA, from February 2015, when Publicis acquired Sapient Corporation, to September 2015. Prior to that Mr. Tibbetts served as senior vice president and global chief financial officer for Sapient Corporation from October 2006 to February 2015. He began serving as Sapient Corporation’s treasurer in December 2012 and was reappointed as Sapient Corporation’s chief accounting officer in June 2013, a role he previously held from 2009 to 2012. In addition to being Sapient Corporation’s chief financial officer, Mr. Tibbetts also served as Sapient Corporation’s managing director — SapientNitro Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Sapient Corporation, Mr. Tibbetts was the chief financial officer of Novell, Inc. from February 2003 to June 2006 and, prior to that, he held a variety of senior financial management positions at Charles River Ventures, Lightbridge, Inc., and SeaChange International, Inc. Mr. Tibbetts was also formerly a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Tibbetts currently serves as a member of the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. Tibbetts holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Peter F. Wallace , ,

Peter F. Wallace has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012 and chairman of the board since March 2014. Mr. Wallace is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone in the Private Equity Group, which he joined in 1997. Mr. Wallace also serves on the board of directors of APX Group Holdings, Inc., Alight Solutions, Inc., Michaels Stores, Inc., Outerstuff, Service King, Tradesmen International and The Weather Channel Companies. Mr. Wallace was formerly a director of AlliedBarton Security Services, GCA Services, New Skies Satellites Holdings Ltd., and SeaWorld Entertainment. Mr. Wallace received a B.A. in government from Harvard College.

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