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.
Senior Finance Analyst
Asher Talerman is a Senior Finance 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.
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.
Senior Performance Analyst
Brandon Ball is a Senior Performance Analyst 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.
Senior Vice President – Portfolio ManagementRead More About Chaim
Senior Vice President – Portfolio Management
Chaim Grushko is a Senior 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.
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.
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Accounting and Operations
Dirk van Ouwerkerk
Senior Vice President - Storage Development
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.
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 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.
Dylan Hammer is a 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.
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.
Director - Mergers & Acquisitions
Evangelos Karambelas is the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Soltage. Evangelos has nearly a decade of experience developing and investing in renewable energy assets across North America and Europe. Prior to Soltage, Evangelos held positions at Middle River Power and Invenergy. Evangelos was a 2020 Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Investment Analysis from Minnesota State University
Assistant Vice President
Hallie Kennan is an Assistant Vice President 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.
Accounting and Operations
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.
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.
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 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.
Director - Development
Joy Crossman is a Director of Development at Soltage. She has eight 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.
Junior Asset Manager
Kaitlan Martinez is a Junior Asset Manager at Soltage. Prior to joining Soltage, she worked as an IT administrator at NJ TRANSIT. Kaitlan has also assisted New York City residents with vocational training, career placement, career development, and employment retention services. Her education includes a master’s in Public Administration and bachelor’s degree in Public Service from Rutgers University.
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.
Senior Vice President - Development
Marc Miller is the Senior Vice President of Development 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.
Senior Vice President
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.
Vice President - Head of Mergers & AcquisitionsRead More About Nicholas
Vice President - Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Nick Federici is a Vice President and the Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Soltage. Nick has over ten years of experience in leading complex analyses of dynamic problem-sets in renewable energy principal investing, investment banking and the military. Prior to joining Soltage, Nick worked as the manager of Strategic Finance and M&A at Clearway Energy Inc., where he led the day-to-day execution of a broad array of wind, solar and storage acquisitions, financings, and development projects. Earlier, Nick was a member of the Illiquid Financial Assets Practice at Houlihan Lokey, a leading global investment bank, and an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army, serving in the United States and abroad. Nick holds a B.B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business.
Director - Operations
Nicholas Snow is a Director of Operations 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.
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 10 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.
Associate – Mergers & Acquisitions
Sylar Holmes is the Associate of Mergers & Acquisitions 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.
Junior Asset Manager
Thomas Stewart is a Junior 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.
Tyler Boone is an Associate 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.
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.
Vidyu Kishor is a 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.
Vice President - Asset Management
Yolainne Moran is the Vice President 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.
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.