Leadership

Jesse Grossman

Chief Executive Officer ​& Co-Founder
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Jesse Grossman

Jesse Grossman is an established leader in the solar industry and has over 15 years of experience in project finance, emerging markets and renewable energy. In 2005, driven to transform the US energy economy through the rapid deployment of renewable assets, Jesse co-founded Soltage, an independent renewable power producer that develops, finances and operates distributed utility solar and solar-plus-storage project portfolios across the U.S. Jesse has served as Soltage’s Chairman and CEO since its founding, and has directed over $600M into solar asset investment through Soltage, which currently owns and manages a solar portfolio of over 300 MWs across 14 states.

Leadership

Sripradha Ilango

Chief Financial Officer
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Sripradha Ilango

Sripradha Ilango is the Chief Financial Officer at Soltage.  Sripradha has over 20 years of experience in due diligence, negotiations, and managing energy investments across capital structure on a global basis, and has invested and managed over $6 Billion in growth capital and distressed investments across global energy, mining, power and water sectors. She received her MS in Financial Markets and Trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Leadership

Stephen Goodbody

Chief Operating Officer
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Stephen Goodbody

Stephen Goodbody is the Chief Operating Officer at Soltage. Steve has over 25 years of experience in managing complex and business-critical infrastructure projects in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, energy generation, and industrial gases and chemicals industries. Prior to Soltage, Steve worked for firms including Northrop Grumman, Johnson Controls and the BOC Group (now the Linde Group).  Steve received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Aston University and is NABCEP certified and he has served as a technical consultant for the US Department of Energy.

Origination

Acacia Hernandez

Manager - Development
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Acacia Hernandez

Acacia Hernandez is a Manager of Development at Soltage with over 2 years’ experience in solar project management and has 10+ years in the administrative as well as in customer service fields. Prior to joining Soltage, Acacia helped develop and manage a residential, solar startup in Texas.  Acacia earned a BA in Communication Studies at Texas State University. 

Portfolio Management

Adwoa Adjare

Junior Asset Manager
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Adwoa Adjare

​​Adwoa Adjare is a Junior Asset Manager at Soltage. Adwoa ​has over four years of experience in the administrative, ​business and ​legal fields.​​​ Prior to joining Soltage, Adwoa worked as a legal assistant for attorneys within the fields of Bankruptcy, Family Law, Estate Planning, POAs, Wills & Trust and Real Estate. Adwoa earned a BS in Business Management from Rutgers University, and is a Licensed Notary Public for the State of New Jersey.

Origination

Alex Schild

Director - Development
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Alex Schild

Alex Schild is a Director of Development for Soltage.  Alex has close to a decade of renewable energy development and emerging-market strategy experience.  He has led pipeline formations of over 1 GW in northeast retail markets as well as NYISO and PJM wholesale markets.  Prior to joining Soltage, Alex worked at Novis Renewables and Cypress Creek Renewables leading market development efforts.  Alex holds a Master of Science from University of Southern California in Geographic Information Science & Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with GIS emphasis from University of California – Santa Barbara.

Origination

Alfred Farella

Director - Storage Development
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Alfred Farella

​​Alfred Farella is a Director of Storage Development at Soltage. Fred has eight years of experience working in the power and utilities sector. Prior to joining Soltage, Fred worked at Con Edison where he specialized in electric distribution operations, holding engineering and field supervisory roles. Fred holds an MBA from International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College.​​​

Finance

Asher Talerman

Senior Finance Analyst
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Asher Talerman

Asher Talerman is a Senior Analyst at Soltage. Prior to Soltage, Asher worked on solar project development in the State of New York with Borrego Solar and collaborated with NYSERDA on changes to the VDER Community Solar Program. Asher holds a B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College.
Portfolio Management

Chaim Grushko

Vice President – Portfolio Management
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Chaim Grushko

Chaim Grushko is a Vice President of Portfolio Management at Soltage. Chaim has over 9 years of experience working in corporate finance, energy investments, and as a corporate attorney. Prior to joining Soltage, Chaim worked as an associate at Goldfarb Seligman & Co, where he represented global companies in cross-border M&A transactions across a diverse range of industries. Chaim earned his LLB from the Faculty of Law at Bar Ilan University, and an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Chaim is admitted to practice law in New York State and Israel.

Finance

Daniel Forero

​​Vice President
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Daniel Forero

Daniel Forero is a Vice President at Soltage. Daniel has over 7 years of experience in renewable energy finance and investing. Prior to joining Soltage, Daniel worked at ENGIE North America, where he helped raise $2B in capital from tax equity investors, lenders, and equity investors for a 2GW portfolio of renewable assets. He also worked at Calpine and First Solar where he structured and evaluated financing options for more than 3GW of renewable assets. Daniel holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.

Accounting

David Isaacs II

Accounting and Operations
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David Isaacs II

David M. Isaacs II is a member of the Accounting and Operations team for ​Soltage and he has worked with the company since 2012. David has a BA in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA in Accounting from Saint Joseph's College, New York.
 
Origination

Dirk van Ouwerkerk

Senior Vice President - Storage Development
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Dirk van Ouwerkerk

Dirk van Ouwerkerk is the Senior Vice President of Storage Development at Soltage. Dirk has more than 15 years of experience across the energy value chain including in power trading, renewables, energy efficiency, and cleantech. Prior to joining Soltage, Dirk headed up the microgrids business for infrastructure developer Anbaric. Previously, Dirk had a successful career as strategy consultant for Corporate Value Associates in Paris and Monitor Group in Chicago. Dirk holds a degree in Civil and International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.​

Engineering & Operations

Dominic Lopez

Project Manager
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Dominic Lopez

Dominic Lopez is a Project Manager at Soltage with over 10 years of experience. Prior to joining Soltage, Dominic developed and oversaw the installation of 75MW of utility-scale and commercial solar in 5 different states. Dominic holds a PMP certificate, as while as a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Fort Hays State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

Accounting

​Dwight Bush

Accounting and Operations
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​Dwight Bush

​Dwight Bush is a member of the Accounting and Operations team for Soltage. Dwight has over 6 years of experience in the accounting field and attended CUNY Baruch College.

Finance

Dylan Hammer

Assistant Vice President
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Dylan Hammer

Dylan Hammer is an Assistant Vice President at Soltage. Prior to Soltage, Dylan worked as a financial analyst and project development associate for Conergy and SunPower in the C&I and Utility sectors of the solar industry. Dylan graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Government.

Finance

Hallie Kennan

Senior Associate
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Hallie Kennan

Hallie Kennan is a Senior Associate at Soltage. Hallie has over 5 years of experience in clean energy policy and economics. Prior to joining Soltage, Hallie conducted policy analysis and managed communications at Energy Innovation. Hallie holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale University, and a BA in Environmental Studies from Bucknell University.

Finance

Hans Imhof

Finance Analyst
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Hans Imhof

Hans Imhof is a Finance Analyst at Soltage. Hans recently graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Public and International Affairs with a focus on Environmental Studies. At Princeton, he extensively studied environmental affairs, ranging from PURPA in South Carolina to America's path to Net-Zero. Hans has previously worked as an editorial intern at AWF and as a research assistant at Princeton in the global climate governance field.
Portfolio Management

Heather Kiely

Portfolio Manager
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Heather Kiely

Heather Kiely is a Portfolio Manager at Soltage. Heather has 15 years of energy banking and structured finance lending experience. Heather has financed and maintained a $1.Bn portfolio of energy clients consisting of oil & gas producers’ midstream companies, natural gas storage companies, and refineries. She also has led financing for a broad range of businesses involving acquisitions and various private equity sponsors. Prior to joining Soltage, Heather worked as a Portfolio Manager and Vice President in the Energy Group at Fifth Third Bank. Heather holds a BS in Business Administration from Bucknell University.

Accounting

Hediamarie Rodriguez

Accounting and Operations
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Hediamarie Rodriguez

Hediamarie Rodriguez is a member of the Accounting and Operations team at Soltage. Hediamarie has over 10 years of experience in accounting and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Montclair State University.
Portfolio Management

Ilan Gmach

Asset Manager​
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Ilan Gmach

Ilan Gmach is an Asset Manager​ at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Ilan completed internships at the U.S. Energy Information Administration, LifeCity and the Alliance for Affordable Energy. Ilan holds a BS in Economics from Tulane University.

Accounting

​Iradeep Sachar

Accounting and Operations
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​Iradeep Sachar

Iradeep Sachar is a Senior Accountant and a member of the Accounting and Operations team at Soltage. Iradeep has over 8 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Soltage, Iradeep worked as a Financial Analyst in retail and education industries. Iradeep holds an MBA in Finance from ICFAI Business School (IBS)-Hyderabad and a BA in Commerce from Apeejay College of Fine Arts.

Portfolio Management

James Curliss

Asset Manager
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James Curliss

James Curliss is an Asset Manager at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, James completed internships in economic development and commercial property lending. James holds a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Engineering & Operations

Jeannette Carambot

​Office Manager
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Jeannette Carambot

​​Jeannette Carambot is the Office Manager at Soltage. Jeannette has over 5 years of experience in the administrative and education fields. Prior to joining Soltage, Jeannette worked as an administrator at the Boys and Girls Club and across many positions for the Passaic County Community College. Jeannette earned a BBA in Management from Berkeley College.

Origination

Jonathan Cole

Senior Vice President - Head of Development
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Jonathan Cole

​Jonathan Cole is the Senior Vice President of Legal / Business Development at Soltage. Jon has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate transactions and has focused on the renewable energy industry for the last ten years. Jon has completed over $7 billion in financing transactions, and has worked on over 1 GW of constructed clean energy projects.

Prior to joining Soltage, Jon worked at Greenwood Energy as Managing Director and Senior Counsel, and has also worked for the law firms McCauley Lyman, Orrick and Jones Day. Jon earned his JD from New York University and a BA in Mathematics from Vassar College.

Origination

Jonathan Roberts

Vice President - Development
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Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts is a Vice President of Development for Soltage, where he leads project and business development for the Midwest Region United States. Jonathan has over 10 years of combined experience in the utility and solar energy industry and has personally worked on over 80MW of projects in 7 states and internationally, ranging from rooftop C&I, to utility scale solar photovoltaic systems. Prior to joining Soltage, Jonathan worked as Senior Project Manager at SoCore Energy, where he worked with a team to deploy solar capacity across North America, as well as other power generation projects worldwide. He currently serves as Vice President on the Executive Board of the Engineers Without Border Chicagoland Professional Chapter. Jonathan has a BS in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, an MBA from Iowa State University, and is NABCEP certified in Solar PV.

Engineering & Operations

Justin Castro​

Project Engineer
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Justin Castro​

Justin Castro is a Project Engineer at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Justin developed over 50MW of Commercial and Utility scale solar projects on landfills, roofs, parking lots and greenfields across the Northeast US with Ameresco. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.

Engineering & Operations

Lori Bilella

Vice President
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Lori Bilella

Lori Bilella is a Vice President for the Western Region at Soltage and is focused on expanding the company’s business operations in California. Lori has 12 years of experience in the solar energy industry and has worked on over 1.5 GW of projects globally ranging from residential, C&I, and large scale utility. Prior to joining Soltage, Lori led the independent engineering practice at Black & Veatch, where her team provided due diligence services for nearly 1/3 of the deployed solar capacity across North America, as well as other power generation projects worldwide. Lori has a dual BS in Mechanical Engineering and Science, Technology and Society from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from Penn State University, and is NABCEP certified in Solar PV.

Portfolio Management

Madeline Schwartz

Junior Asset Manager
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Madeline Schwartz

Madeline Schwartz is a Junior Asset Manager at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Madeline worked as a paralegal at an immigration law firm. She holds a BS in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Security from Georgetown University.
Origination

​Marc Miller

Senior Vice President - Development
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​Marc Miller

Marc Miller is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Soltage. Marc has over 25 years of combined business development, sales, marketing, procurement and R&D experience in both the energy and utility industries, during which he has originated, structured, and negotiated over $1.2 billion in energy contracts and projects. Marc has a BS in Geology from the State University of New York at Fredonia and a BA in English (Cum Laude) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition, he has achieved Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, published articles, and been a panelist and presenter at associations and conferences across the country.

Finance

Mihir Mehta

Senior Vice President
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Mihir Mehta

Mihir Mehta is a Senior Vice President at Soltage. Mihir has over 8 years of experience in principal investing and portfolio management. Prior to joining Soltage, Mihir worked at GE Energy Financial Services in Stamford, CT where he helped manage a $3Bln portfolio of project finance debt investments across thermal and renewable power projects. Prior to GE, Mihir worked at Liberty Mutual in Boston where he analyzed Equity and Debt investments across multiple sectors. He has also worked in public markets investing at a hedge fund and helped start a global investment management firm. Mihir holds an MBA in Finance from Yale University and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Economics from Rutgers University.

Engineering & Operations

Nicholas Snow

Operations Manager
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Nicholas Snow

​Nicholas Snow is an Operations Manager at Soltage with over 7 years of experience in Operations and Maintenance of Commercial and Utility scale solar. Prior to joining Soltage, Nicholas developed and managed a national service team which supported the ongoing operations of over 1 GW of Solar and Storage. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.​

Engineering & Operations

Paul Zensky

Vice President – Projects and Engineering
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Paul Zensky

Paul Zensky is a Vice President of Projects and Engineering at Soltage with over 20 years of experience in the design, construction, repair and operation of solar power and electrical systems for commercial and industrial facilities. Paul is a licensed Master Electrician and NABCEP Certified solar installer. Paul holds specific certification in Project Management, Electrical Technology and Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems from the Lyon’s Institute of Technology, the Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida, and Middlesex County College.

Accounting

Priti Sehrawat

Accounting and Operations
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Priti Sehrawat

Priti Sehrawat is a Senior Accountant and a member of the Accounting and Operations team at Soltage. Priti has over 17 years of experience in accounting and audit. Prior to joining Soltage, Priti worked in various industries including Public Accounting, Information Technology, Engineering and Insurance. Priti is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics.​

Accounting

Richard Levine

Head of Accounting
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Richard Levine

Richard Levine is the Head of accounting for Soltage and he has worked with the company since 2006. Richard has over 15 years of experience in accounting, with particular interest in the energy and real estate sectors. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and hold a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from University at Albany, State University of New York.

Portfolio Management

Samuel Maddox

​Junior Asset Manager
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Samuel Maddox

Samuel Maddox is a Junior Asset Manager at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Samuel completed internships in compliance consulting and business management. Samuel holds a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Economics from Bowdoin College.

Portfolio Management

Shemar Davis

Junior Asset Manager
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Shemar Davis

​Shemar Davis is a Junior Asset Manager at Soltage. Shemar has over four years of experience in data management and customer service through internships with Democracy Prep Public Schools and Harlem Children Zone. Shemar earned a BA in Africana Studies as well as a minor in Physics from Bowdoin College.

Engineering & Operations

Steve Rutherford

Senior Project Manager
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Steve Rutherford

Steve Rutherford is a Senior Project Manager at Soltage with over 20 years of general construction and project management experience. He has specialized in solar since 2006 and has designed and overseen the construction of multiple megawatts of solar energy systems across the US. Steve holds certifications from both SunPower and SMA America as well as an Associate of Science degree from Havering College in the UK.

Accounting

Terry Asiedu

Accounting and Operations
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Terry Asiedu

Terry Asiedu is a member of the Accounting and Operations team for Soltage. Terry has over two years of experience in accounting and auditing. Prior to Soltage, Terry worked in various industries including Insurance and Logistics. Terry is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from New Jersey City University.

Finance

Tyler Boone

Senior Finance Analyst
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Tyler Boone

Tyler Boone is a Finance Senior Analyst at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Tyler completed internships in commercial banking and public finance. Tyler holds a BBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. ​​

Finance

Vidyu Kishor

Assistant Vice President
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Vidyu Kishor

​Vidyu Kishor is an Assistant Vice President at Soltage. Vidyu has over 5 years of experience in renewable energy finance and investments. Prior to joining Soltage, Vidyu worked at the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) with the financial solutions team, where she developed strategies for launching a structured finance product in the energy efficiency market. Vidyu is admitted to practice law in India and has represented various infrastructure companies in litigation and arbitration cases. Vidyu holds an MPA, with a focus in Energy Finance from Columbia University, and a B.A LLB from the National University of Juridical Sciences.

Portfolio Management

Yolainne Moran

Director - Asset Management
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Yolainne Moran

Yolainne Moran is the Director of Asset Management at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Yolainne worked in the pharmaceuticals industry through an internship, where she engaged with clients on pharmaceutical reimbursement and with patients on financial assistance programs. Yolainne earned a BS in Energy, Business, and Finance as well as a minor in Mathematics recent graduate from Pennsylvania State University, where she was a Dean’s List scholar, involved in their chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success and held leadership positions within the Engineering Leadership Society.

Origination

Zachary Meyer

Manager - Development
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Zachary Meyer

Zachary Meyer is a Manager of Development for Soltage, where he focuses on policy analysis and business strategy for the company’s development efforts across the US. Prior to joining Soltage, Zach worked at Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.), which administers the CO2 cap-and-trade program amongst northeastern states. Zach earned his Master of Public Administration, with a concentration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, and his BA in Music and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University.