Sunlight Financial Makes Donation in Honor of Matt Potere Being Named One of Charlotte’s Most Admired CEOs

Sunlight will donate to the Special Olympics New York in honor of Matt’s recognition and Sunlight’s commitment to community engagement.

NEW YORK, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Matt Potere, CEO of Sunlight Financial, a premier U.S. residential solar financing platform, has been named as one of Charlotte’s most admired CEOs by the Charlotte Business Journal. Sunlight Financial, co-headquartered in New York and Charlotte, will donate to the Special Olympics New York in honor of Matt’s recognition and Sunlight’s commitment to community engagement.

“I am honored to be recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as a Most Admired CEO and excited to contribute to the Special Olympics New York,” said CEO Matt Potere. “Corporate social responsibility and volunteerism are key parts of Sunlight’s culture. They are in the DNA of Sunlight and the people that work at Sunlight. We are collectively committed not only to growing a successful company but to improving the lives of our customers, growing our partners’ businesses, and improving our communities.”

Sunlight Financial’s core values include a commitment to supporting the communities in which the Company is based. In previous years, Sunlight has donated to the Charlotte-based Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI), Atrium Health’s Essential Needs Fund for COVID-19 relief efforts, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas. Each month, Sunlight also provides its teammates with time off to volunteer in their communities.

Under Matt’s leadership, Sunlight was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, the Inc. 5000, and recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the Charlotte region’s fastest-growing private companies, the Fast 50.

The Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs award program recognizes established local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown a commitment to culture in the workplace and have made significant contributions to the community.

Nominations for the 2020 program came from members of the business community, members of the honorees’ organizations, and the public. The Charlotte Business Journal editorial team selected the honorees to recognize within each industry category. The Charlotte Business Journal’s 2020 Most Admired CEOs list was revealed at the Most Admired CEO Virtual Awards.

About Sunlight Financial

Sunlight Financial is a point-of-sale finance company. Sunlight partners with contractors nationwide to provide homeowners with financing for the installation of residential solar systems and other home improvement upgrades. Sunlight’s best-in-class technology and deep credit expertise simplify and streamline consumer finance, ensuring a fast and frictionless process for both contractors and homeowners. For more information, visit

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