Solar Universe, a solar installation and finance company, today announced it has appointed Steven L. Yeffa chief financial officer. Yeffa will oversee the company's corporate finance and accounting activities, and help grow its newly launched solar leasing program. Yeffa is a seasoned finance executive who brings 30 years of experience in financial management and a strong background in arranging lease transactions and facilitating rapid growth for franchises. “Steve’s finance knowledge in both leasing and franchising is the perfect combination to help expand Solar Universe’s proven business model into new geographies and product offerings," said Joe Bono, founder and CEO, Solar Universe. “We're thrilled to have Steve join the Solar Universe team.”
Yeffa’s career spans a range of sectors, including office automation, financial services and asset management technologies. Prior to joining Solar Universe, Yeffa served as chief financial officer for Cartridge World where he directed the global financial operations of the 1,600 store franchise operations, and later became the president of the Americas region. Yeffa was also chief financial officer of the Western Region of IKON Office Solutions in Walnut Creek, CA. Prior to joining IKON, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Leasing Solutions, Inc., where he established the company’s Western European operations in 10 different countries and managed the company through a successful IPO.