Jonathan Whelan is the Director of Operations at Optony Inc., a global solar consulting firm. Jonathan manages a team working with governmental and commercial clients across the solar project life-cycle, from feasibility assessments and procurement to project commissioning and performance tracking. Jonathan was a key member of the Technical Advisor team that engineered and managed the Silicon Valley Renewable Energy Procurement (SV-REP) and the SF Bay Area Regional Renewable Energy Procurement (R-REP)—the largest local government collaborative solar purchasing programs in the country. Under his leadership, Optony has completed, or has under development, procurements for nearly 160 MW of distributed generation solar across the country. Optony is currently replicating the collaborative solar procurement model with multi-agency projects in the Monterey Bay region, Central New York, and with the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia. He received his B.S. in Business Administration and Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio.