Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
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 $1B into solar asset investment through Soltage, which currently owns and manages a solar portfolio of over 400 MWs across 14 states.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Technology Officer
Robin Gray is the Chief Technology Officer at Soltage. Robin has over 20 years of experience managing complex, engineering, design and construction, infrastructure projects in the renewables and utilities industries. Prior to Soltage, Robin developed over 400 MWh’s of energy storage assets encompassing a broad range of fully integrated storage and solar+storage technologies. Robin previously worked for firms including Convergent Energy+Power, Consolidated Edison of New York and Atkins Global. Robin received a B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester and has served as a technical interconnection Subject Matter Expert for the IEEE1547 Standards Working Group and the New York State Interconnection Technical Working Group.
Director - Development
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.
Associate - Investments
Asher Talerman is the Associate of Investments 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.
Audrey Aberg is an Analyst at Soltage. Audrey is a graduate from Bates College with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Politics. Audrey has previously conducted research on the Chinese renewable energy transition, worked as a legal intern at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and performed data collection on energy programs for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.
Director of Operations
Brandon Ball is the Director of Operations at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Brandon worked in Operations and Maintenance of Commercial and Utility scale solar managing a portfolio of over 100 MW. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management from University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Brianna LaMorticella is a Performance Analyst at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Brianna worked in market analysis creating informational articles and material on the energy industry. She has previously conducted and published analytical research on renewable energy technology. Brianna is a recent graduate from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Physics.
Director – Investments
Catherine Griffin is a Director of Investments at Soltage. Catherine has over ten years of experience in energy industry, beginning her career in power and gas and before transitioning to renewables. Prior to joining Soltage, Catherine worked at DSD Renewables and led the project valuations for M&A activity across various markets. Catherine holds a B.A in Economics from Union College and M.B.A from Columbia Business School.
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Senior Vice President – Portfolio Management
Chaim Grushko is a Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management at Soltage. Chaim has over 12 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.
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Accounting and Operations
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Senior Vice President - Storage Development
Dirk van Ouwerkerk is the Senior Vice President of Storage Development at Soltage. Dirk has more than 20 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.
Accounting and Operations
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.
Edgar Puesan is a Project Manager at Soltage with 7 years of experience in the solar industry. Prior to joining Soltage, Edgar worked for an EPC, providing designs and engineering support for over 100MW of utility-scale solar projects throughout the United States. Edgar is a NABCEP certified solar installer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.
Senior Performance Analyst
Howard Gao is a Senior Performance Analyst for Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Howard worked as performance analyst of Commercial and Utility scale solar with experience of managing and conducting data analysis on a portfolio of over 140 MW. Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics and an MS in Actuarial Science at Boston University.
Accounting and Operations
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.
Senior Manager, FP&A
Director of Storage Development
Jason Miller is a Director of Storage Development at Soltage. He has over 15 years of combined experience in the traditional construction industry and the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Soltage, Jason was a Project Delivery Team Lead with Engie North America (fka SoCore Energy) where he helped develop, design, and deliver over 200MW of projects across the US. Jason received his Master of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Jon Marco Sanchez
Associate - Development
Jon Marco Sanchez is an Associate of Development at Soltage. Jon Marco graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus in Urban and Environmental Planning. During his time at UVA, Jon Marco and his team published a conservation case study on the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Facility and has previously worked as a GIS data science intern.
Senior Vice President - Head of Development
Jonathan Cole is the Senior Vice President - Head of Development at Soltage. Jon has over 20 years of experience in corporate transactions and has focused on the renewable energy industry for the last fifteen 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.
Vice President - Development
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 15 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.
Director - Development
Joy Crossman is a Director of Development at Soltage. She has nine years of experience working in solar and storage development. Prior to joining Soltage, Joy worked in project development and channel partnerships in the C&I sector. During her tenure she worked on, negotiated, and was awarded over 35MW of solar and storage projects across the United States. She has a BS in Parks and Recreation from Utah State University.
Justin Castro is a Project Manager 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.
Justin Chon is a Portfolio Manager at Soltage. Justin recently graduated from Columbia University's MS in Sustainability Management with a focus on solar project finance. During his time at Columbia, he worked on solar development projects in NY and NJ, where he researched optimal financing mechanisms. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a Wealth Management Analyst and holds a BS in Biological Sciences from Cornell University.
Vice President - Asset Management
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.
Marketing and Operations Coordinator
Senior Vice President - Development
Marc Miller is the Senior Vice President of Development at Soltage. Marc has over 35 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.
Matthew Ramos is an Administrative Assistant at Soltage. Matthew graduated from Saint Peter's University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Matthew believes that solar energy is an important step to mitigate climate change and continue to make the world habitable and comfortable for humans and wildlife for future generations to come.
Senior Vice President
Mihir Mehta is a Senior Vice President at Soltage. Mihir has over 15 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.
Junior Asset Manager
Noah Conforti is a Junior Asset Manager at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Noah completed internships in accounting and sales. Noah earned a BS in Finance from Providence College.
Senior Vice President – Engineering
Paul Zensky is a Senior Vice President of 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 and Operations
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.
Head of Accounting
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.
Senior Asset Manager
Samuel Maddox is an Senior 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.
Sasha Foster-Andres is a Portfolio Manager at Soltage. Sasha recently graduated from Columbia University with an MPA in International Finance focusing on renewable project finance. During his time at Columbia, he worked at NYSERDA developing public policy to promote access to renewable energy financing in New York. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a CFO at a New York-based NGO and holds a BA from McGill University.
Senior Asset Manager
Shemar Davis is an Senior 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.
Manager - Development
Sid Shah 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, Sid worked at the City of New York as an Energy and Climate Policy Analyst and Energy Management Advisor for the Chief Energy Management Officer in the DeBlasio administration. Sid earned his MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia SIPA, and his BS in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Director - Development
Stephanie Sienkowski is the Director of Development at Soltage. Stephanie has 11 years of solar industry experience spanning business development, policy, project finance and project development functions. She has worked on over 100MW of solar projects across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. She earned her MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and BA in economics from the University of Rochester. In addition, she is a published author on environmental issues and has been a panelist and presenter at conferences across the country.
Senior Project Manager
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.
Senior Associate - Investments
Sylar Holmes is the Senior Associate of Investments at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Sylar worked on the Strategic Finance and M&A team at Clearway Energy Inc., where he participated in financing and investing in renewable energy assets. Previously, Sylar was a member of the Strategy and Finance team at Onyx Renewable Partners as well as the Asset-Based Lending team at Regions Business Capital. Sylar holds a BA in Economics from Sewanee: The University of the South.
Accounting and Operations
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.
Thomas Stewart is a Asset Manager at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, Thomas contracted for the U.S. Energy Information Administration on the EIA-923 Power Plant Operations Report. Thomas earned a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, with a major of Science, Technology, and International Affairs and a concentration in Business, Growth, and Development.
Manager - Operations
Vanessa Colon is a Manager of Operations at Soltage. Vanessa has over 14 years of work in the operational and legal fields including commercial and residential development, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and commercial loan and other real estate financing transactions. Vanessa holds an M.B.A. with a specialization in International Business from Saint Thomas University.
Analyst - Investments
William Granger is an Investment Analyst at Soltage. William is a graduate from Colgate University with a B.A. in Economics with secondary specialization in Computer Science and Chinese. Will has previously worked for Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank and has interned for a strategic consulting firm as well as Tencent in Beijing.
Junior Asset Manager
Yara Parra is a Junior Asset Manager at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, she obtained an associate degree in business management from Hostos Community College and earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She also is a volunteer at Weill Cornell for the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Consortium.
Manager - Development
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, Zac worked at Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.), which administers the CO2 cap-and-trade program amongst northeastern states. Zac 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.