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2023 Success: CEO and Founder Rich Feola’s Milestones From This Year
In clean energy and digital marketing, few figures have made as significant an impact as Rich Feola, the CEO and Founder of Solar Exclusive, Clean Energy Network, and Ad-visory. The year 2023 has proven to be a monumental one for Feola, marked by numerous achievements and milestones that showcase his exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication to fostering sustainable practices.
We sat down with Feola himself to discuss what he considers his personal milestones from 2023, starting with asking the all-important question: How does all of this immense success in what many are calling a ‘bad year’ make Rich Feola feel?
His response was simple, yet inspiring. “In every downturn, there’s an opportunity for upturn. Our success this year wasn’t just about financial growth; it was about finding new ways to innovate, inspire, and lead the charge towards a sustainable future,” Feola said.
Revenue Triumph in Challenging Times
One of the standout accomplishments for Feola in 2023 was the surpassing of the 9-figure mark in revenue for his advertising agency, Solar Exclusive, despite the solar industry experiencing its first negative growth year in 7 years.
Reflecting on the challenges of the industry, Feola shared with us, “In the face of adversity, we found opportunities. Surpassing the 9-figure revenue mark during a year that tested the resilience of the solar industry is not just a business milestone for us; it’s a testament to our team’s adaptability and commitment to driving positive change.”
Empowering Homeowners Through Education
Feola’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions is evident in his efforts to educate homeowners about the benefits of solar panels. Over the course of the year, he and his team at Solar Exclusive successfully reached out to and informed over 3 million homeowners, contributing to a broader understanding of the positive impact of solar technology on both the environment and individual households.
“Education is the key to widespread change. Helping 3 million homeowners understand the transformative power of solar energy is a milestone that fuels our passion for making a lasting impact. It’s not just about selling a product; it’s about empowering communities to embrace a cleaner, more sustainable future,” Feola said.
SolarCon Speaker and Primary Sponsor
Feola further solidified his influence in the clean energy sector by serving as a speaker at SolarCon, the largest solar sales conference in the country. His insightful contributions to the event positioned him as a thought leader in the industry. Notably, Solar Exclusive will continue its involvement by being the primary sponsor for the next edition of SolarCon, reaffirming Feola’s commitment to advancing solar energy solutions. Feola will be sharing the main speaking stage in 2024 with Gary Vaynerchuk, founder and CEO of VaynerMEDIA.
“As a speaker at SolarCon and now the primary sponsor, it’s not just about leading the conversation; it’s about shaping the future of the industry. We’re not just in business; we’re in the business of building a sustainable legacy,” Feola said, emphasizing the broader impact of Solar Exclusive’s involvement in industry events.
Innovative Methodology Recognized
Feola’s forward-thinking approach is exemplified by the development of the Residual Exponential Agency Process™. This unique methodology, part of his new program, Ad-visory, and aimed at scaling businesses, has received patent-pending status. The innovation behind this approach showcases Feola’s dedication to creating sustainable and replicable models for success in the competitive digital marketing landscape.
Empowering Other Agencies
Feola’s impact extends beyond his own agency, as evidenced by his role in helping 400 agency owners triple their revenue in just 90-180 days. Additionally, the launch of his Million Dollar Month Blueprint program underscores his commitment to sharing insights and strategies for achieving significant financial milestones in the industry.
Endorsement by Russell Brunson
The recognition of Ad-visory.com by Russell Brunson, co-founder of Clickfunnels and a renowned internet marketing expert, adds a prestigious endorsement to Feola’s portfolio. This acknowledgment highlights the credibility and effectiveness of Rich’s initiatives in the agency-transformation realm.
Inc.’s Best in Business Recognition
Solar Exclusive’s inclusion in Inc.’s 2023 Best in Business list across multiple categories is a testament to the company’s excellence and impact. The recognition in categories such as Advertising, Energy, Established Excellence, and Prosperous and Thriving further solidifies Feola’s status as a trailblazer that is making a significant difference in the solar agency world.
“As we celebrate these accolades from Inc., it’s a proud moment not just for Solar Exclusive but for the entire team and the values we stand for. It’s a reminder that success is not just about financial gains but about making a positive impact on our communities and the world,” Feola expressed with gratitude.
Rich Feola’s achievements and milestones in 2023 reflect not only a commitment to business success but also a dedication to advancing clean energy solutions and empowering fellow entrepreneurs.
As the CEO and Founder of Solar Exclusive, Clean Energy Network, and Ad-visory, Rich Feola’s influence continues to grow, leaving an unshakeable mark on the clean energy and digital marketing industries. Here’s to continued success in 2024!
About Rich Feola
Rich Feola is the Founder of Solar Exclusive and the Clean Energy Network, an industry powerhouse that has educated over 2 million homeowners about the benefits of residential solar panels. Solar Exclusive has been featured in Digital Journal, Yahoo Finance, NBC and FOX among other publications. Want to skyrocket the success of your solar business with top-notch leads? Visit this link to book a strategy call: https://solarexclusive.com/ — Are you a homeowner looking to only speak to vetted solar companies with good ratings? Then visit www.cleanenergynetwork.com to receive a quote from a local, verified installer today. Ready to grow your business to the levels Rich has achieved? Visit https://go.ad-visory.com/million-month