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Educate, Guide, Install and Maintain

Our goal is to educate and deliver. Education leads to confident decision making, and once you make your decision to go solar with KOTA we will deliver a hassle-free experience from start to finish by taking care of everything for you.

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There’s a better way to power your life

With energy costs on the rise, an ageing electric grid, and endless environmental hazards brought on by consuming fossil fuels, there’s never been a more crucial time to switch to renewables. At KOTA we are committed to providing you with the best possible experience in making the switch.

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We care

From your initial contact with KOTA, all the way through installation and system activation, we are hyper focused on making sure you know we care. You’ll see it in the details of our every day operations. We care about you, we care about your experience going solar, and we care about our planet.

Our leadership team

Cole De Arman|CEO

Cole is a passionate leader that places people and the team above everything else. He is uncompromising when it comes to pushing for perfection and never being satisfied in all things KOTA does. He has been one of the instrumental visionaries of KOTA’s direction and strategy. Today, Cole is focused on growing and building the inside sales and operations teams.

Cole is a passionate leader that places people and the team above everything else. He is uncompromising when it comes to pushing for perfection and never being satisfied in all things KOTA does. He has been one of the instrumental visionaries of KOTA’s direction and strategy. Today, Cole is focused on growing and building the inside sales and operations teams.

Scott Hyde|CRO

Scott is a passionate entrepreneur who has lived by optimism and an unshakeable belief in abundance and hard work. Growing up pulling nails from scrap lumber and cleaning up job sites at his father’s custom home projects, he learned that some things can’t be done unless you roll up your sleeves and get to work. He grew up on a small ranch, raising sheep, cows, pigs, and horses and earned money through the 4-H program to buy his school clothes and saved enough to serve a mission for his church.

Scott is a passionate entrepreneur who has lived by optimism and an unshakeable belief in abundance and hard work. Growing up pulling nails from scrap lumber and cleaning up job sites at his father’s custom home projects, he learned that some things can’t be done unless you roll up your sleeves and get to work. He grew up on a small ranch, raising sheep, cows, pigs, and horses and earned money through the 4-H program to buy his school clothes and saved enough to serve a mission for his church.

Michael Cozzie|CFO

Michael grew up in the south side of Chicago from a humble beginnings and learned the value of entrepreneurship with a paper route at age 7, where he achieved his goal and bought his first drum set. Before moving to the west coast, Cozzie owned and operated a Conoco gas station and learned how to turn a profit on margins squeezed from convenience store candy bars and purchasing gas on futures. Learning about renewable energy in 2014, Mike bet his future on it, selling his store and moving to California the next year where he opened a new office for Vivint Solar in San Luis Obispo. In his first year, with very little resources given to him, Mike quickly became the number one sales rep in the company, personally responsible for nearly 50 installs a quarter. Mike grew through Vivint’s leadership channel until they shut down his market and he transitioned to Ion Solar where he met and began working with Scott Hyde. Their partnership formed half of what would be KOTA Energy Group.

Michael grew up in the south side of Chicago from a humble beginnings and learned the value of entrepreneurship with a paper route at age 7, where he achieved his goal and bought his first drum set. Before moving to the west coast, Cozzie owned and operated a Conoco gas station and learned how to turn a profit on margins squeezed from convenience store candy bars and purchasing gas on futures. Learning about renewable energy in 2014, Mike bet his future on it, selling his store and moving to California the next year where he opened a new office for Vivint Solar in San Luis Obispo. In his first year, with very little resources given to him, Mike quickly became the number one sales rep in the company, personally responsible for nearly 50 installs a quarter. Mike grew through Vivint’s leadership channel until they shut down his market and he transitioned to Ion Solar where he met and began working with Scott Hyde. Their partnership formed half of what would be KOTA Energy Group.

Kevin Radebaugh|President

Kevin grew up in the hotbed of door to door sales, right in the heart of Utah county. As a self proclaimed “hippy”, Kevin first saw the world differently living in Brazil after high school. He found that humanitarian efforts and being a steward of the earth were very meaningful and inspiring to him. Serving a mission for his church in Michigan, Radebaugh learned selflessness and hard work and his love for his fellowman deepened. Despite his desire to show off his creative flair on roller blades, he instead channeled that energy into his sales roles at Vivint. Working closely with the current leaders of Vivint Inc and Vivint Solar, Kevin applied his natural affinity to “gameify” and improve the experience for himself and his teams. In 2013 Kevin aligned his love for nature and the “going green” movement to his career and began selling solar door to door. Later at American Solar Direct, as the Director of Sales, he met and worked closely with Cole De Arman and formed what would become the other half of KOTA Energy Group.

Kevin grew up in the hotbed of door to door sales, right in the heart of Utah county. As a self proclaimed “hippy”, Kevin first saw the world differently living in Brazil after high school. He found that humanitarian efforts and being a steward of the earth were very meaningful and inspiring to him. Serving a mission for his church in Michigan, Radebaugh learned selflessness and hard work and his love for his fellowman deepened. Despite his desire to show off his creative flair on roller blades, he instead channeled that energy into his sales roles at Vivint. Working closely with the current leaders of Vivint Inc and Vivint Solar, Kevin applied his natural affinity to “gameify” and improve the experience for himself and his teams. In 2013 Kevin aligned his love for nature and the “going green” movement to his career and began selling solar door to door. Later at American Solar Direct, as the Director of Sales, he met and worked closely with Cole De Arman and formed what would become the other half of KOTA Energy Group.

Tydus Queiroz|CTO

Tydus oversees the company's tech strategy -- including the design, engineering, and development of technological products for employees and consumers. He is currently designing the ground-breaking software that simplifies the solar process allowing companies to minimize time and capital spent in customer acquisition. In addition, he’s taken on the responsibility of overseeing daily development of essential frameworks to customer management as the company ramps up for its next phase in vertical integration.

Tydus oversees the company's tech strategy -- including the design, engineering, and development of technological products for employees and consumers. He is currently designing the ground-breaking software that simplifies the solar process allowing companies to minimize time and capital spent in customer acquisition. In addition, he’s taken on the responsibility of overseeing daily development of essential frameworks to customer management as the company ramps up for its next phase in vertical integration.

Tripper Gawan|VP Operations

Tripper Gawan was raised in Mesa, Arizona and discovered early in life that his immense and almost endless source of energy could be harnessed for useful purposes. Starting his professional career at age 11 by selling candy door to door he discovered quickly that hard work and tenacity were needed to provide for oneself; his parents were of very modest means and were not able to supply him with luxuries many children were afforded. This early life lesson brought a hunger to any endeavor (especially work related) that Tripper set his mind to. Stepping into his 30's Tripper became COO of a California based organic fertilizer company where he further developed his business prowess into the successful management of the company over almost 4 years. This platform along with other professional leadership roles created a strong understanding of daily business management that translated amazingly well into the solar industry. Tripper was given the opportunity to manage Operations for Vivint Solar ending up in San Luis Obispo where he met Mike Cozzie and ran one of the best site locations for Vivint by perfectly marrying Sales and Operations. From here, Tripper was offered the chance to help create and run Vivint Solar's Quality department which he did for almost 4 years (while taking on training, field safety, and other functions.) He helped to develop and manage the solar industries leading Quality program that was adopted as the litmus for Residential Solar Quality Standardization. After almost 6 years in the industry, Tripper was offered a new home with KOTA energy group as Vice President of Operations where he is redefining many aspects of how solar is being installed and how the customer experience is being managed.

Tripper Gawan was raised in Mesa, Arizona and discovered early in life that his immense and almost endless source of energy could be harnessed for useful purposes. Starting his professional career at age 11 by selling candy door to door he discovered quickly that hard work and tenacity were needed to provide for oneself; his parents were of very modest means and were not able to supply him with luxuries many children were afforded. This early life lesson brought a hunger to any endeavor (especially work related) that Tripper set his mind to. Stepping into his 30's Tripper became COO of a California based organic fertilizer company where he further developed his business prowess into the successful management of the company over almost 4 years. This platform along with other professional leadership roles created a strong understanding of daily business management that translated amazingly well into the solar industry. Tripper was given the opportunity to manage Operations for Vivint Solar ending up in San Luis Obispo where he met Mike Cozzie and ran one of the best site locations for Vivint by perfectly marrying Sales and Operations. From here, Tripper was offered the chance to help create and run Vivint Solar's Quality department which he did for almost 4 years (while taking on training, field safety, and other functions.) He helped to develop and manage the solar industries leading Quality program that was adopted as the litmus for Residential Solar Quality Standardization. After almost 6 years in the industry, Tripper was offered a new home with KOTA energy group as Vice President of Operations where he is redefining many aspects of how solar is being installed and how the customer experience is being managed.

Tony Hyde|VP Direct Sales

As an Idaho native and country boy, Tony has always recognized the value of hard work and commitment. He strives everyday to exceed expectations. Prior to entering sales he served a 2 year service LDS mission to Micronesia, Guam. His first summer of door knocking sales began in 2004 while additionally taking business classes at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. Following, he went full force into summer sales building top offices, recruiting hundreds of sales reps and hitting top levels for multiple well known companies.

As an Idaho native and country boy, Tony has always recognized the value of hard work and commitment. He strives everyday to exceed expectations. Prior to entering sales he served a 2 year service LDS mission to Micronesia, Guam. His first summer of door knocking sales began in 2004 while additionally taking business classes at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. Following, he went full force into summer sales building top offices, recruiting hundreds of sales reps and hitting top levels for multiple well known companies.