SES Lighting is the sales, support and marketing team for high output LED luminaries, poles and structures and lighting control systems in the North, South and Latin American markets.
SES Lighting executives foster a customer-centered culture of innovation. Each applies experiences from a broad range of industries, including golf and country clubs, restaurants, banking, and finance.
Each SES Lighting executive understands the challenges confronted by business owners, executive officers, board members, and facility managers, because each has actively functioned in those capacities. We provide reliable estimates of cost and timing for your project, as well as detailed, written calculations of supporting data, and plainly-stated recommendations to ensure all project stakeholders feel heard, valued, and understood.
Clayton Cole serves SES Lighting as Founding Owner and CEO.
Clayton graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and returned to his hometown of Monroe, Louisiana, to enter business.
He was destined for the golf business and began working for his father, PGA Professional W.E. Cole, and developed his game. In 1969 he played on the PGA tour.
In 1970, Clayton began his career in the golf industry. This included holding positions as an Assistant Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club, Head Professional at Dallas Country Club, Vice President of Operations and PGA Director of Golf at the Lakeway Company in Austin, Texas, and PGA Head Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club until his brief retirement in 2008.
Clayton has enjoyed putting together a team of reliable, honest, and dedicated professionals committed to providing energy savings to the firm’s clients.
Nelson A. Scott, CCM, serves SES Lighting as Founding Owner and COO.
Utilizing his educational background and financial experience running multi-million dollar corporations, Nelson educated himself in energy management, working with professional engineers modeling solution savings for commercial buildings. Nelson manages all operations, product lines, and deliverables for SES Lighting. He is also Chief Analyst for the company.
Nelson graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA in business management. Nelson is an Adjunct Professor at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colorado, teaching students about large scale commercial hospitality operations and sustainability programs.
James McKinney serves SES Lighting as Owner and President.
A 25-year veteran of the banking industry, James started his financial career in Houston, Texas, after earning a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado – Boulder.
A Denver native, James returned in 1994. James has proven to be a trusted advisor, helping clients evaluate their financial needs. His experience in analyzing the financial condition of companies translates into his passion for energy efficiency and maximizing energy cost savings and improving company bottom line profits.
Over the years, James has been involved with several local charities and community organizations including the Denver Botanic Gardens, DIA Business Partnership, Boy Scouts of America, Mesa View Estates HOA Board of Directors, and Golden Junior Basketball.
James and his wife Nicolle have three active children. They reside in Golden, Colorado.