Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and supplier of solar microinverters, appointed Eric Branderiz vice president and chief financial officer effective immediately. Branderiz succeeds Bert Garcia, who will support the orderly transition of duties through June 30, 2018.
“I am pleased to welcome Eric to our team,” said Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO of Enphase Energy. "His executive management, finance, accounting, and operations experience will benefit Enphase as we drive towards profitable top line growth.”
Branderiz brings to Enphase more than 20 years of energy management, solar technology and semiconductor industry experience. Prior to joining Enphase, Branderiz served as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Tesla, Inc. where he was responsible for global financial accounting, external reporting and finance operations.
Branderiz also served as senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer at SunPower Corporation with various corporate tax, financial planning and analysis and operations duties. Prior to that, he served as vice president, corporate controller, and head of subsidy operations for the Knowledge Learning Corp., where he was responsible of all accounting, external reporting, internal controls, and treasury activities.
Branderiz also served in various leadership executive positions at Spansion, Inc., including as senior vice president, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis and corporate controller, tax and treasury. Early in his career, he held various positions at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and Ernst & Young, LLP. Branderiz received his undergraduate degree in business commerce with a concentration in accounting from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California.
“I am excited to join Enphase,” said Eric Branderiz. “Badri and his team have done a tremendous job positioning the company for sustained profitability. I look forward to providing the financial leadership and management to help drive Enphase’s profitable top line growth strategy and create further shareholder value.”