Former Hawkeye Vandervelde shines with solar company

The Quad City Times wrote a great article about Julian Vandervelde, a valuable new member to the MOXIE team. Be sure to click the link below to check out the full story.

Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL player Julian Vandervelde is harnessing the skills he learned on the football field to help promote the power of the sun as he takes on his new role as MOXIE Solar’s market president in the Quad-Cities.
The All-Big Ten left guard for the Hawkeyes enjoyed a five-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles before he returned home for the next chapter of his career. After a few months in the financial industry, including a stint at Northwestern Mutual, he was recruited by MOXIE CEO Jason Hall to lead the North Liberty-based solar company’s new Davenport operation at 1607 W. River Drive.

julian vandervelde at MOXIE
Julian Vandervelde

“Renewable energy is something I’ve been passionate about for some time. I was always doing my own research,” said Vandervelde, a graduate of Davenport Central. “They wanted someone from the area, who could network, handle the academic side of it.”

Vandervelde, a 2011 University of Iowa graduate, and his wife, Paula, live in Bettendorf with their son, Azrael, and daughter, Elondra.


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