Courtney Joins Inspire to Lead Sales Diversification Efforts and Enhance Business Partnerships
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 15, 2020 –– Inspire, one of the fastest-growing clean technology companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Mike Courtney as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In this newly created role, Courtney will apply his unique expertise in expanding and diversifying the company’s sales and business partnership strategy to support the company’s next phase of growth.
Reporting to Inspire’s President, Brad Bentley, Courtney will oversee Inspire’s sales and related business efforts, with a focus on cultivating deeper B2B customer and partner relationships, deploying new sales channels, and expanding the company’s go-to-market strategy.
“I was immediately drawn to Inspire because of the company’s tremendous operational discipline, world class talent, and exceptional forward-looking vision, which has made it one of the fastest-growing companies in an industry on the cusp of exponential growth,” said Courtney. “I’m excited to join Inspire at this key growth stage and work alongside its talented leadership team to accelerate our trajectory and further our critical mission of making clean energy accessible to every home in America.”
Courtney brings more than two decades of leadership experience from working across functional business areas to launch successful revenue-generating programs that accelerate growth. During his tenure at AT&T, Courtney held various leadership positions turning around sales channels, launching new products and building new organizations. He successfully launched the Cross Channel Sales Strategy organization, responsible for go-to-market sales planning across all consumer sales channels. Most recently, as Associate Vice President, Indirect Dealer Channel, Courtney was responsible for the company’s national field sales organization, managing independent retailers, door-to-door, buying groups and wholesale distribution. Prior to AT&T, Courtney served as the Vice President of National Dealer Sales at DIRECTV, where he turned the company’s smallest channel at the time into its largest and fastest-growing, with over $2 billion in sales, while increasing subscriber value by 40%.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Mike for over a decade, and witnessed first-hand his executional excellence and proven playbook in leading and motivating high-performing sales teams,” said Bentley. “We’re thrilled to have him apply his deep experience at Inspire to help us scale our mission as we navigate an unprecedented landscape to harness Inspire’s opportunity to expand our market reach.”
Inspire is a mission-driven, clean energy technology company that subscribes people to a world where clean energy is the smart choice. Through an intuitively calibrated algorithm and integrated technology, members receive access to 100% clean energy with a seamless account experience for one flat price. Founded in 2014, Inspire has made it easy for more than 200,000 people to switch to clean energy, reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, and join the fight against climate change. The acceleration of clean energy access is made possible by Inspire's team of engineers, creatives, activists, and scientists who are dedicated to answering the call to action from our shared home. At Inspire, we envision a better world — powered by clean energy.
Inspire is a privately held certified B-Corp, with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, and Philadelphia, PA. For more information, please visit www.inspirecleanenergy.com.