Patricia Pappano entered the solar and renewable energy industry in 2008, after years of experience in distribution of industrial and electrical equipment. While apprenticing her father and learning the electrical business, she graduated from Villanova University in 1988 with a B.B.A. in Finance. Soon after, she established Quantum Industrial, as a distributor of industrial and electrical equipment, and then established Quantus Energy in 2008 as a distributor of energy equipment that has evolved into a consulting business for renewable energy project finance and energy equipment procurement. She is certified with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a nationally recognized Women’s Business Enterprise.