John B. Billingsley Jr.
Founder, Chairman and CEO
John B. Billingsley is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tri Global Energy, LLC. John has been widely recognized for his vision and contributions to the development of renewable energy, including by the U.S. Congress for Who’s Who in Energy in North Texas and the White House for the American Business
Act on Climate.
In 2009, after being approached by a wind energy developer and realizing the traditional business model needed improvement, John established Tri Global Energy. A developer of utility-scale wind projects in Texas, Illinois, Nebraska and other areas of the U.S., Tri Global is the top-ranked wind developer in Texas and among the leading wind developers nationally and globally. The Tri Global business model created by John has achieved success through partnership with local communities where each wind project is formed via the proprietary business model, the Wind Force Plan. Millions of dollars of start-up development capital have been secured for more than 25 wind projects involving over 3,400 landowners and investors. And over a period of 30 years, approximately $1 billion will have been returned to the local communities through school, county and other taxes.
In early 2016, John founded Sunfinity Renewable Energy, which initiates, finances, installs and services distributed solar systems for single-family homes, commercial and industrial operations and utility-scale solar. The company’s operations are based on straight-forward capitalist business principles. While Sunfinity’s core values -- integrity, customer satisfaction, innovation and excellence -- are at the heart of everything the company does, John is the visionary force that is driving rapid growth, expansion and success. John recently developed a second solar-based company, Strategic Solar Sourcing, LLC, where he also is Chairman and CEO with intentions for the company to become the premier solar supply chain outsourcing partner in the nation.
A life-long entrepreneur, John’s decades of business experience include the creation and management of more than 20 businesses. Formerly, John was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Billingsley, Johnson Kubica & Co., a large regional Texas CPA firm that later merged into Arthur Young, one of the nation’s major CPA firms. His diverse experience also includes stints in banking, as well as owner/president of an oil and gas exploration company, owner/president of a sulfur recovery plant, owner/president of a commercial real estate development company, owner/operator of two commercial cattle ranches and the owner/president/CEO of two middle-market manufacturing companies, each with over 250 employees.
John graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a major in Accounting.