Gaige Ross is our resident expert when it comes to the intricacies of solar panel systems – with good reason.
Before we were lucky enough to entice him to join Smart Ease, Gaige was National Manager of a team of residential solar salespeople. This gave him a deep understanding and appreciation of the solar industry – and the technology that underpins it – as well as a keen sense of buying drivers for solar.
Gaige made time this week to chat with us about what gets him out of bed in the morning, what drives him, and the advice that fuels his productivity. [Editor’s note: At the time of writing, Gaige was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first child. Congratulations!]
How long have you been with Smart Ease?
I joined the team two years ago.
What do you do every day?
I’m a Senior Account Manager, the first point of contact for our network of engaged, enthusiastic Channel Partners.
My days are busy and varied – I could be helping a Channel Partner with a funding application, training a team of sales reps on payment solutions and financial concepts, or out on the road helping to answer customer questions.
What’s been the highlight of your time at Smart Ease so far?
I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time working in the United Kingdom and meeting installers and suppliers. The growth and market opportunity for commercial solar is very exciting.
What motivates you to bounce out of bed and come to work?
Working with different organisations in the decarbonisation ecosystem to be a part of the energy transition – as well as a driving force with solutions for businesses and organisations.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A steak and cheese pie – but it has to be a good one!