Our Team

SolAmerica's leadership team has a passion for solar energy. With a unique blend of entrepreneurship and management experience in renewable energy, real estate development, finance and construction, we understand the challenges facing businesses and utilities as they launch into a renewable energy future.

Our Team



SolAmerica's leadership team has a passion for solar energy. With a unique blend of entrepreneurship and management experience in renewable energy, real estate development, finance and construction, we understand the challenges facing businesses and utilities as they launch into a renewable energy future.

R. Stanley Allen, President
R. Stanley Allen, President

Stan is a successful entrepreneur and executive having founded or co-founded four companies and raised more than $300 million in private and public financing. Stan has been CEO of American Quality Cable, Applied Video Technologies and First Mile Communications, all companies focused on delivering building-centric technology solutions analogous to the distributed renewable energy market. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Stan was a real estate consultant for Coopers & Lybrand and a real estate investment analyst for Wellington Management Company of Boston. Stan currently serves on the Board of the South Carolina Solar Business Alliance. Stan holds a BA and MBA from the University of Virginia.

George Mori, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
George Mori, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

George has managed strategic development and legal matters for high-growth firms in several industries, including real estate and internet technology. Prior to co-founding SolAmerica, George was a senior executive with Novare Group, an Atlanta-based real estate firm focused on large-scale, mixed-use development, and EzGov, Inc., an internet solutions provider to government. Previously, George practiced law with Alston & Bird LLP and, earlier in his career, worked in consulting with Accenture. George recently served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Conservancy and is a member of Leadership Georgia. George is also a Director with Mori Luggage & Gifts, Inc. George has a B.A. from Duke University and a JD from the University of Georgia.

Peter Corbett, Senior Vice President Engineering and Construction
Peter Corbett, Senior Vice President Engineering and Construction

Pete has 30 years of experience in the solar installation, construction and contracting industries. Pete is a NABCEP Certified PV Installer TM , a LEED AP BD+C, and is OSHA 30 Hour Certified. Pete is the President of the Georgia chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and plays an active role in the Georgia Public Service Commission and state legislature in working to expand opportunities for solar energy in Georgia and the Southeast. Prior to joining SolAmerica, Pete was Managing Director of NewSolergy a company providing solar PV installation services for commercial and residential PV installations. Pete was also President of Corbett Holdings, Inc. a developer of retail, office, and mixed use real estate and co-founder and Partner of MetroGroup Development. Pete previously had development, construction and contracting experience with Branch Properties, Miller & Solomon General Contractors, and J Raymond & Associates General Contractors. Pete holds a BS in Building Construction from Texas A&M University.

Lee Shuman, Senior Vice President Project Finance
Lee Shuman, Senior Vice President Project Finance

Lee has more than 15 years of experience in corporate and project finance and strategic transaction execution in the power generation industry. Much of Lee’s career was at GenOn Energy (formerly known as Mirant and later acquired by NRG Energy) where he participated in numerous domestic and international transactions valued at $8 billion that included acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, new project developments, and financings. Additionally, Lee has experience working with renewable energy companies to evaluate projects and optimize the financial structure. Lee holds a BA from Emory University, an MBA and Masters in Tax from Georgia State University, and a JD from the University of Georgia.

John Buffington, Vice President, Business Development
John Buffington, Vice President, Business Development

John has more than 15 years of experience working with companies to improve the bottom line while boosting environmental performance. As the founder and director of Karbon Strateji, John provided business development support for companies offering solar PV and energy-efficient products. Prior to Karbon Strateji, he was a managing consultant at Blu Skye Sustainability Consultants, where he designed and implemented corporate sustainability programs for Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart. Blu Skye’s collaboration with Walmart is considered one of the premier corporate efforts to challenge business as usual based on environmental sustainability. John received his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He has a Masters in Environmental Management and Policy, also from The University of North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude, from the University of Georgia.

Michael Barry, Director of Land Development
Michael Barry, Director of Land Development

Mike Barry has more than 15 years of experience operating at the convergence of land and energy. Prior to joining SolAmerica, Mike founded a solar energy land consultancy, Solar Land Solutions, working with leading solar developers to deliver more than 800 MW of solar project sites. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Catalyst program selected his company as a finalist for innovation in land acquisition. Before founding his company, Mike managed successful upstream land campaigns for major petroleum exploration and production companies in competitive areas around the nation, working for such companies as Noble Energy and EQT. Mike holds a B.A. in Economics from Oglethorpe University.

Jon Pinner, Controller
Jon Pinner, Controller

Jon is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia with 8 years of progressive leadership experience in finance and accounting. He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he led assurance engagements for SEC compliant manufacturing and distribution companies. Jon has extensive experience building internal control environments, refining financial reporting, performing complex financial analysis and process controlling. He also held a supervisory role in the aerospace industry where in addition to his accounting role he also built financial forecasting and profitability models for key vendor and customer contracts. He holds a BA in Accountancy from Trevecca Nazarene University and Masters of Accountancy from The University of Alabama.