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Kelcy Pelger Jr., 31 Roof Diagnostics Solar, CEO

Kelcy Pegler Jr. - NJBIZ 2013 40 Under 40
Kelcy Pegler Jr. - NJBIZ 2013 40 Under 40
Michael Avaltroni, 36, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dean, School of Pharmacy Dr. Josh Bershad, 39, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer Joshua Blumenthal, 39, Rothstein Kass, Principal Daryl H. Bryant, 36, Hudson Horizons, Inc., President and CEO Kevin Bush, 38, Source4Teachers / MissionOne, President Wendy Cai-Lee, 39, East West Bank, Senior Managing Director, Head of Eastern Region Blake Chroman, 37, Jones Lang LaSalle, Senior Vice President John Cimino, 38, CHA, Inc., Vice President of Project Development Jennifer Critchley, 38, Connell Foley LLP, Partner Armando DErrico, 31, Pinnacle Development Group & N.J. Community Development Group, LLC, President and CEO Karyllan Dodson Mack, 35, K&L Gates LLP, Partner Alex Forester, 32, Rising Tide Capital, COO Tricia Gasparine, 39, Wolff & Samson PC, Member Joseph Genovesi, 34, RD Legal Funding, LLC, President Mark Giamo, 39, BDO USA, LLP, NJ Audit Managing Partner Kiran Gill, 33, PARS Environmental, Inc., President Ilya Girlya, 37, Sahara Sams Oasis, President and CEO Bryan Harkins, 37, Direct Edge, COO Bridget Hartnet, 38, Sobel & Co., LLC, Member Nichole LoPresti, 32, Tonio Burgos & Associates of New Jersey, Vice President Adam Lowy, 27, Move For Hunger, Founder and Executive Director Darren Magarro, 36, The DSM Group, President M. Courtney McCormick, 38, PSEG, General Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary Chad Melton, 37, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, CEO Steven Meyer, 39, Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC, President Denis Naughter, 38, PwC, Partner, NY Metro Health Industries Leader Mathieu Nelessen, 36, American Red Cross, Regional CEO Brian M. Nelson, 35, Archer & Greiner PC, Partner Mary ODowd, 36, New Jersey Department of Health, Commissioner Kelcy Pelger Jr., 31, Roof Diagnostics Solar, CEO Anthony Perno, 37, Coopers Ferry Partnership, CEO Kathryn Richardson, 38, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Vice President and Administrator, Long Term Care Christine Rufolo, 39, Jingoli-DCO, Project Manager Don Siglin Jr., 36, SOSH Architect, Project Architect Darren Slosberg, 39, Legacy Converting, CEO Kristi Telschow, 30, Jersey Staffing Solutions LLC, President and CEO Helen Tuttle, 39, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Partner, Labor and Employment Group Eli Winkler, 39, Cooper University Health Care, Senior Vice President of Growth and Development Ira Zlotowitz, 38, Eastern Union Funding, Founder and President


Accomplishments: Founding Roof Diagnostics Solar; navigating New Jersey’s fluctuating market for solar energy while expanding the company’s operations into other states; establishing and managing a partnership with Home Depot; coaching a youth basketball team.

Super Power: Finding simple solutions for complex problems.

Best Business Advice: “A lender, who was one of the most intelligent people I know, said, during a discussion about our business, ‘You’ll have to forgive me, but I’m not smart enough to understand all of the details surrounding the issue. Could you please give me the simple version?’ This interaction has really impacted our business and our adoption of the Occam’s Razor principle, that simple solutions are the most valuable.”

Most Influential Role Model: “Kelcy Pegler Sr., my father, business partner and mentor. He has incredible ways of making everything black or white, right or wrong. In a business environment with so many moving parts and meaningful metrics, being able to drive accountability and positive engagement is lost in so many areas. My father has shown me how to strip through the minutia and allow your values to drive your perspective.”

Kelcy Pelger Jr.

Roof Diagnostics Solar
Wall, Monmouth County

Superhero Name: Buzz Bright Year
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