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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 11, 2024 (March 11, 2024)

 

ISUN, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-37707   47-2150172
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 

(Commission

File Number)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

400 Avenue D, Suite 10, Williston, Vermont 05495

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(802) 658-3378

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   ISUN   Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

The description of Robert J. Zulkoski’s Employment Agreement in Item 5.02 is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.

 

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

Appointment of Robert J. Zulkoski as Chief Executive Officer.

 

Effective March 11, 2024, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of iSun, Inc. (“iSun” or the “Company”) appointed Robert J. Zulkoski to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

 

Mr. Zulkoski, age 62, has over 30 years of experience in global finance and investment management. As a general partner he has invested over US$5BN of fiduciary capital. His current activities are focused on social impact projects and initiatives. He is currently Managing Partner of Conduit Capital Holdings US, a holding company established to hold a portfolio of interests in a variety of social and environmental impact investment management platforms and investments in the United States and Senior Advisor to Rural Works, an impact investment fund. From 2017 to 2023 he served in various capacities related to The Conduit, a platform for impact investments based in London. He served as Founding Shareholder and Director of The Conduit (2017-2019), Founder and Non-Executive Director of Conduit Connect (2020-2023) and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Conduit Capital Partners (2019-2023)1

 

Zulkoski Employment Agreement.

 

In connection with Mr. Zulkoski’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. Zulkoski (the “Employment Agreement”). The Employment Agreement provides that Mr. Zulkoski’s employment is “at will”. The Employment Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $250,000, with an annual target bonus of 100% of Mr. Zulkoski’s base salary. In addition, Mr. Zulkoski has been granted options to acquire 4,000,000 shares of Common Stock of the Company. Option with respect to ½ of the shares vest as of March 11, 2024 and ½ as of December 31, 2024.

 

Termination of Employment. Under the Employment Agreement, Mr., Zulkoski may terminate his employment at any time by giving one months’ notice to the Board. The Company may terminate Mr. Zulkoski’s employment without cause by giving one months’ notice to Mr. Zulkoski. The Company may terminate Mr. Zulkoski’s employment immediately, at any time, without notice, for “cause”. “Cause” includes, but is not limited to termination based on any of the following grounds: (a) fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement or acts of similar dishonesty; (b) conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude; (c) illegal use of drugs or use of alcohol in the workplace; (d) intentional and willful misconduct that may subject the Company to criminal or civil liability; (e) material breach of the Employee’s duty of loyalty, including the diversion or usurpation of corporate opportunities properly belonging to the Company; (f) willful disregard of Company policies and procedures; (g) breach of any of the material terms of this Agreement; and (h) insubordination or deliberate refusal to follow the instructions of the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

 
 

 

Death or Disability. If Mr. Zulkoski is terminated due to death or “disability,” then Mr. Zulkoski’s heirs, beneficiaries, successors, or assigns will not be entitled to any of the compensation or benefits to which Mr. Zulkoski is entitled under the Employment Agreement.

 

Noncompetition. The Employment Agreement provides that Mr. Zulkoski will not compete, directly or indirectly, with the business of the Company in the United States for a period of 18 months following termination of his employment.

 

The foregoing description of the Employment Agreement is not meant to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreement, which is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Jeffrey Peck Designated as Senior Advisor.

 

In connection with Mr. Zulkoski’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, the Company has modified Mr. Peck’s Employment Agreement to designate his title to Senior Advisor, reporting to the Company’s CEO. Mr. Peck continues as a full-time employee of the Company. ..

 

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

 

On March 11. 2024, the Company issued a press release with respect to Mr. Zulkoski’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Peck’s designation as Senior Advisor . The full text of the press release is furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.

 

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, except to the extent expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. The filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information herein that is required to be disclosed solely by reason of Regulation FD.

 

Item 9.01. Exhibits.

 

10.1   Employment Agreement between iSun, Inc. and Robert J. Zulkoski, dated March 11, 2024
     
99.1   Press Release of iSun, Inc., dated March 11, 2024.
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 
 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: March 11, 2024

 

  iSun, Inc.
     
  By: /s/ Robert J. Zulkoski
  Name: Robert J. Zulkoski
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

This Employment Agreement is entered into as March 11, 2024, by and between iSun Inc, a Delaware corporation (“the Company”), and Robert J. Zulkoski (the “Employee”).

 

In consideration of the mutual promises and covenants set forth herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Company and the Employee hereby agree as follows:

 

  1. Position of Employment. The Company will employ the Employee in the position of Chief Executive Officer having the duties and responsibilities set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto and, in that position, the Employee will report to the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company retains the right to change the Employee’s title, duties, and reporting relationships as may be determined to be in the best interests of the Company; provided, however, that any such change in the Employee’s duties shall be consistent with the Employee’s training, experience, and qualifications. The Company shall enter into a standard Indemnification Agreement with the Employee. The Company shall maintain its current Director’s and Officer insurance coverage.

 

The terms and conditions of the Employee’s employment shall, to the extent not addressed or described in this Employment Agreement, be governed by the Company’s Employee Handbook and existing practices. In the event of a conflict between this Employment Agreement and the Employee Handbook or existing practices, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.

 

  2. At-Will Employment. The Employee’s employment with the Company shall begin on the date of this Agreement and shall be on an “at will” basis, until:

 

  a. The Employee’s employment is terminated by either party in accordance with the terms of Section 5 of this Employment Agreement; or
     
  b. Such term of employment is extended or shortened by a subsequent agreement duly executed by each of the parties to this Employment Agreement, in which case such employment shall be subject to the terms and conditions contained in the subsequent written agreement.

 

  3. Compensation and Benefits.

 

  a. Base Salary. The Employee shall be paid a base salary of $20,833.00 monthly, which is $250,000.00 annually (“Base Salary”), subject to applicable federal, state, and local withholding, such Base Salary to be paid to the Employee in the same manner and on the same payroll schedule in which all the Company employees receive payment. Any increases in the Employee’s Base Salary shall be in the sole discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors, and nothing herein shall be deemed to require any such increase.
     
  b. Incentive and Deferred Compensation. The Employee shall be eligible to participate in all incentive and deferred compensation programs available to other executives or officers of the Company, such participation to be in the same form, under the same terms, and to the same extent that such programs are made available to other such executives or officers. Nothing in this Employment Agreement shall be deemed to require the payment of bonuses, awards, or incentive compensation to the Employee if such payment would not otherwise be required under the terms of the Company’s incentive compensation programs, with the exception of terms of Section 3(c) below.

 

  c. Bonus. The Employee will be eligible to receive a bonus payment in the amount of up to $250,000 on an annual basis (to be prorated for periods less than one (1) year), at the discretion of the Board of Directors, to be based upon the Employee’s achievement of reasonable Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to be mutually agreed by the Company and the Employee within thirty (30) days of the date of this Agreement.
     
  d. Employee Benefits. The Employee shall be paid $2,600.00 per month in lieu of participation in the Company’s health insurance plans. This payment shall be made during the period the Employee is employed by the Company and for a period of six (6) months thereafter unless the Employee’s employment is terminated by the Company pursuant to Section 5 (c). Employee shall additionally be eligible to participate in all employee benefit plans, policies, programs, or perquisites in which other the Company executive or officers participate. The terms and conditions of Employee’s participation in the Company’s employee benefit plans, policies, programs, or perquisites shall be governed by the terms of each such plan, policy, or program.

 

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  e. Stock Options. The Employee shall be granted options to acquire 4,000,000 shares (or equivalent amount as adjusted for any stock split) of Common Stock of the Company. The stock options shall vest in two tranches, i.e., 1/2 of the date of grant, and 1/2 on December 31, 2024. . The exercise price of the options shall be the lower of the volume weighted average closing price on Nasdaq for the five (5) trading days (i) prior to the execution of this Agreement or (ii) following the filing of a Form 8-K with respect to this Agreement. .

 

  4. Duties and Performance. The Employee acknowledges and agrees that he is being offered a position of employment by the Company with the understanding that the Employee possesses a unique set of skills, abilities, and experiences which will benefit the Company, and he agrees that his continued employment with the Company, whether during the term of this Employment Agreement or thereafter, is contingent upon his successful performance of his duties in his position as noted above, or in such other position to which he may be assigned.

 

  a. General Duties.

 

  1. The Employee shall render to the very best of the Employee’s ability, on behalf of the Company, services to and on behalf of the Company, and shall undertake diligently all duties assigned to him by the Company. The Company understand that the Employee is involved in various investment activities and the Employee agrees that such investment activities shall not interfere with his duties under this Agreement. The Employee shall fulfill his duties hereunder solely for the benefit of the Company and shall recuse himself from consideration by any entity considering investment in the Company. The Employee will not provide any information to such entities without the express permission of the Board of Directors.
     
  2. The Employee shall devote his full energy and skill to the performance of the services in which the Company is engaged, at such time and place as the Company may direct. It is expected that the Employee will work in-person at the Company’s headquarters in Williston, VT or subsidiary locations, as needed to discharge his duties and responsibilities; provided, however, he shall be physically present in Vermont a minimum of an average of three (3) days per week.
     
  3. The Employee shall faithfully and industriously assume and perform with skill, care, diligence and attention all responsibilities and duties connected with his employment on behalf of the Company.

 

  b. Specific Duties. See job description attached to this Agreement as Exhibit A.

 

  5. Termination of Employment. Employee’s employment with the Company may be terminated, in accordance with any of the following provisions:

 

  a. Termination by Employee. The Employee may terminate his employment at any time during the course of this Agreement by giving one (1) months’ notice in writing to the Board of Directors. During the notice period, the Employee must fulfill all his duties and responsibilities set forth above and use his best efforts to train and support his replacement, if any. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in Termination for Cause described below, but otherwise the Employee’s salary and benefits will remain unchanged during the notification period.
     
  b. Termination by the Company Without Cause. The Company may terminate Employee’s employment at any time during the course of this Agreement by giving one (1) months’ notice in writing to the Employee. During the notice period, the Employee must fulfill all of the Employee’s duties and responsibilities set forth above and use the Employee’s best efforts to train and support the Employee’s replacement, if any. Failure of the Employee to comply with this requirement may result in Termination for Cause described below, but otherwise the Employee’s salary and benefits will remain unchanged during the notification period. The Company, may, in its sole discretion, give the Employee severance pay in the amount of the remaining notice period in lieu of actual employment, and nothing herein shall require the Company to maintain employee in active employment for the duration of the notice period.

 

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  c. Termination by the Company For Cause. The Company may, at any time and without notice, terminate the Employee for “cause”. Termination by the Company of the Employee for “cause” shall include but not be limited to termination based on any of the following grounds: (a) fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement or acts of similar dishonesty; (b) conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude; (c) illegal use of drugs or use of alcohol in the workplace; (d) intentional and willful misconduct that may subject the Company to criminal or civil liability; (e) material breach of the Employee’s duty of loyalty, including the diversion or usurpation of corporate opportunities properly belonging to the Company; (f) willful disregard of Company policies and procedures; (g) breach of any of the material terms of this Agreement; and (h) insubordination or deliberate refusal to follow the instructions of the Board of Directors of the Company.
     
  d. Termination By Death or Disability. The Employee’s employment and rights to compensation under this Employment Agreement shall terminate if the Employee is unable to perform the duties of his position due to death or disability lasting more than 30 days, and the Employee’s heirs, beneficiaries, successors, or assigns shall not be entitled to any of the compensation or benefits to which the Employee is entitled under this Agreement, except: (a) to the extent specifically provided in this Employment Agreement (b) to the extent required by law; or (c) to the extent that such benefit plans or policies under which the Employee is covered provide a benefit to the Employee’s heirs, beneficiaries, successors, or assigns.

 

  6. Confidentiality. The Employee agrees that at all times during the Employee’s employment and following the conclusion of the Employee’s employment, whether voluntary or involuntary, the Employee will hold in strictest confidence and not disclose Confidential Information (as defined below) to anyone who is not also an employee of the Company or to any employee of the Company who does not also have access to such Confidential Information, without following Company procedures to protect Confidential Information of Company.

 

  a. “Confidential Information” shall mean any trade secrets or Company proprietary information, including but not limited to manufacturing techniques, processes, formulas, customer lists, inventions, experimental developments, research projects, operating methods, cost, pricing, financial data, business plans and proposals, data and information the Company receives in confidence from any other party, or any other secret or confidential matters of the Company. Additionally, the Employee will not use any Confidential Information for the Employee’s own benefit or to the detriment of the Company during the Employee’s employment or thereafter. The Employee also certifies that employment with the Company does not and will not breach any agreement or duty that the Employee has to anyone concerning confidential information belonging to others.
     
  b. “Immunity from Liability for Confidential Disclosure of a Trade Secret to the Government or in a Court Filing: (1) Immunity—An individual shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that—(A) is made—(i) in confidence to a federal, state or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (ii) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or (B) is made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal. (2) Use of Trade Secret Information in Anti-Retaliation Lawsuit—An individual who files a lawsuit for retaliation by an employer for reporting a suspected violation of law may disclose the trade secret to the attorney of the individual and use the trade secret information in the court proceeding, if the individual—(A) files any document containing the trade secret under seal; and (B) does not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order.”

 

  7. Noncompetition. The Employee hereby agrees not to directly or indirectly compete with the business of the Company and its successors and assigns during the period of employment and for a period of eighteen (18) months, but in no event earlier than December 31, 2025, following termination of employment and notwithstanding the cause or reason for termination The Employee shall not own, manage, operate, consult or to be employed in a business substantially similar to, or competitive with, the present business of the Company or such other business activity in which the Company may substantially engage during the term of employment. The jurisdiction for Noncompetition includes the entire United States.
     
  8. Expenses. The Company shall pay or reimburse Employee for any expenses reasonably incurred by him in furtherance of his duties hereunder, including expenses for entertainment, travel, meals and hotel accommodations, upon submission by him of vouchers or receipts maintained and provided to the Company in compliance with such rules and policies relating thereto as the Company may from time to time adopt.

 

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  9. General Provisions.
     
    Notices. All notices and other communications required or permitted by this Agreement to be delivered by the Company or Employee to the other party shall be delivered in writing to the address shown below, either personally, by facsimile transmission or by registered, certified or express mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, to the address for such party specified below or to such other address as the party may from time to time advise the other party, and shall be deemed given and received as of actual personal delivery, on the first business day after the date of delivery shown on any such facsimile transmission or upon the date or actual receipt shown on any return receipt if registered, certified or express mail is used, as the case may be.

 

The Company:

iSun, Inc.

400 Avenue D, Suite 10

Williston, VT 05495

 

Employee:

Robert J. Zulkoski

12 Limehouse Street Charleston, SC 29401

 

  10. Amendments and Termination; Entire Agreement. This Agreement may not be amended or terminated except by a writing executed by all of the parties hereto. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the Company and Employee relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior oral and written understandings and agreements relating to such subject matter.
     
  11. Successors and Assigns. The rights and obligations of the parties hereunder are not assignable to another person without prior written consent; provided, however, that the Company, without obtaining Employee’s consent, may assign its rights and obligations hereunder to a wholly-owned subsidiary and provided further that any post-employment restrictions shall be assignable by the Company to any entity which purchases all or substantially all of the Company’s assets.
     
  12. Severability; Provisions Subject to Applicable Law. All provisions of this Agreement shall be applicable only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable law and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement invalid, illegal or unenforceable under any applicable law. If any provision of this Agreement or any application thereof shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of other provisions of this Agreement or of any other application of such provision shall in no way be affected thereby.
     
  13. Arbitration; Except as provided in subsection 8(j)(iv) below, the parties hereto agree that any dispute or controversy arising out of, relating to, or in connection with this Agreement, or the interpretation, validity, construction, performance, breach, or termination of this Agreement, and/or any other dispute arising from or relating to Employee’s employment with Company, shall be finally settled by binding arbitration, unless otherwise required by law, administered by JAMS in accordance with the JAMS Employment Arbitration Rules as then in effect (the “Rules”). A current copy of the JAMS Employment Arbitration Rules can be obtained at https://www.jarnsadr.com/rules- employment-arbitration/. The arbitration proceedings will be held before a single, neutral arbitrator in the State of Vermont. The fees of the arbitrator and all other costs that are unique to the arbitration process shall be paid by the Company to the extent required by law; otherwise, each party shall be solely responsible for paying its own costs for the arbitration, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees. However, if either party prevails on a claim which affords the prevailing party attorneys’ fees pursuant to law, statute, or contract, the arbitrator may award reasonable attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party.
     
  14. Waiver of Rights. No waiver by the Company or Employee of a right or remedy hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any other right or remedy or of any subsequent right or remedy of the same kind.
     
  15. Definitions; Headings; and Number. A term defined in any part of this Employment Agreement shall have the defined meaning wherever such term is used herein. The headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any manner the meaning or interpretation of this Employment Agreement. Where appropriate to the context of this Agreement, use of the singular shall be deemed also to refer to the plural, and use of the plural to the singular.
     
  16. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in separate counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but both of which taken together shall constitute but one and the same instrument.
     
  17. Governing Laws and Forum. This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont. The parties hereto further agree that any action brought to enforce any right or obligation under this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Vermont. The Company and the Employee consent to personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Vermont.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company and Employee have executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date written below.

 

Employee   The Company
         
Robert J. Zulkoski   iSun, Inc.
         
  /s/ Robert J. Zulkoski   By: /s/ Andrew Mattthy
Name: Robert J. Zulkoski   Name: Andrew Matthy, Authorized Agent

 

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EXHIBIT A

Job Description

 

The Chief Executive Officer shall have the duties and responsibilities customary for such a position in an organization of the size and nature of the Company and as communicated by the Board of Directors from time to time.

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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