James "Jimi" Holt: Southern California Managing Director
Jimi Holt is a dedicated, energetic professional with a passion for sustainable development and renewable energy. He brings over 25 years of experience and expertise in construction, real estate and solar project development to the PACE field team.
Jimi is PACE Equity’s Southern California Managing Director.
Prior to joining PACE Equity, Jimi founded and was CEO of BAM Superior Solutions, a clean energy and green building firm. There, he provided commercial and residential clients financial insight and energy and construction technology expertise to optimize their investments while creating a positive impact on the environment.
Before founding BAM, Jimi was CEO of Erus Energy, a company he founded in 2003 that became one of the fastest growing solar energy providers in the United States. Under Jimi’s leadership Erus completed over 7,000 projects in eight states before being sold to a private equity firm. Jimi has also served as Vice President of Wespac Construction, a national commercial developer and general contractor.
Jimi served on active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Business from Bradley University on an ROTC scholarship. Most of his active duty military service was spent leading humanitarian service missions in the Asia-Pacific. Jimi has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations and does volunteer work to combat homelessness and to aid homeless veterans.
Jimi and his amazing wife Tricia live in California with their three dogs and Larry, their 50-pound desert tortoise. In his free time Jimi enjoys educational reading and being with family and friends. He can often be found outdoors enjoying golf, yoga, surfing or mountain biking.