Joshua Pierce

An award-winning executive and entrepreneur, Joshua has more than 20 years of leadership experience in construction, clean energy and product development. As RHA’s Executive Vice President, he is responsible for the development and promotion of companywide strategic planning initiatives, introduction of new business lines, creation of technology roadmaps, and cultivation of new and existing partnershipsHaving previously served as RHA’s Director of Technical Services from 2009-2011, Joshua brings exceptional knowledge of RHA’s core competencies and deep commitment to serving California’s vulnerable populations.

Before rejoining RHA in 2020, Joshua served as a consultant and project manager for developers, municipal governments and non-profit organizations on green building projects. Joshua established a reputation as a business leader and changemaker as co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Zola Electric, delivering reliable and affordable solar electricity to more than a million off-grid customers across Sub-Saharan Africa 

Joshua earned a B.S. in Construction Management from California State University, Chico and completed postgraduate education at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He is a licensed contractor with the State of California and holds certifications as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Advanced Professional and Building Performance Institute Analyst. Joshua enjoys traveling with his family to far away places, where the pavement ends and adventure begins.