Leadership Team

Clean Energy Expertise

Based in Boston, we are a unique team of builders and doers with a passion for growing solar in the new energy economy.

Zaid

Zaid Ashai

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Zaid serves as Nexamp’s Chairman and CEO, providing the vision and leadership to drive the company’s continued growth and innovation. Before joining the management team, Zaid oversaw Nexamp as a General Partner at venture firm Point Judith Capital.

Previously, Zaid worked at Good Energies, where he was elected a Kauffman Fellow and focused on investments in next-generation energy efficiency technologies—including Nexamp, 3TIER, Emergence Bioenergy, Everpower, and Kalpan in India. Zaid joined Good Energies from Harbourvest Partners and was previously an investment banking analyst in Credit Suisse’s Technology Group.

Zaid holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. At Harvard University, Zaid was selected as a Zuckerman Fellow. He has an AB in International Relations and Economics, with honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University. Zaid has served as a judge and mentor for the New England Cleantech Open and has served as guest faculty member for the Pennsylvania Power Law Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Zaid currently serves on the boards of SEIA, NECEC and Vote Solar.

Zaid

Zaid Ashai

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Zaid serves as Nexamp’s Chairman and CEO, providing the vision and leadership to drive the company’s continued growth and innovation. Before joining the management team, Zaid oversaw Nexamp as a General Partner at venture firm Point Judith Capital.

Previously, Zaid worked at Good Energies, where he was elected a Kauffman Fellow and focused on investments in next-generation energy efficiency technologies—including Nexamp, 3TIER, Emergence Bioenergy, Everpower, and Kalpan in India. Zaid joined Good Energies from Harbourvest Partners and was previously an investment banking analyst in Credit Suisse’s Technology Group.

Zaid holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. At Harvard University, Zaid was selected as a Zuckerman Fellow. He has an AB in International Relations and Economics, with honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University. Zaid has served as a judge and mentor for the New England Cleantech Open and has served as guest faculty member for the Pennsylvania Power Law Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Zaid currently serves on the boards of SEIA, NECEC and Vote Solar.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Pete

Peter Tawczynski

Chief Financial Officer

Peter leads the Capital Markets and Accounting groups of Nexamp, which are responsible for the financing of project-level debt and equity, financial planning and reporting. Peter is also focused on the development and execution of Nexamp’s long-term strategic growth objectives.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Peter was a Manager with Grant Thornton, LLP where he was responsible for managing engagement teams in providing external audit services, under SEC reporting requirements, to NASDAQ- and NYSE-listed companies with both domestic and international operations. He also performed a secondment in Australia, where he provided external audit services under IFRS.

Peter earned a B.A. in Business Administration and holds an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).

Pete

Peter Tawczynski

Chief Financial Officer

Peter leads the Capital Markets and Accounting groups of Nexamp, which are responsible for the financing of project-level debt and equity, financial planning and reporting. Peter is also focused on the development and execution of Nexamp’s long-term strategic growth objectives.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Peter was a Manager with Grant Thornton, LLP where he was responsible for managing engagement teams in providing external audit services, under SEC reporting requirements, to NASDAQ- and NYSE-listed companies with both domestic and international operations. He also performed a secondment in Australia, where he provided external audit services under IFRS.

Peter earned a B.A. in Business Administration and holds an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).

Chief Financial Officer

Brad

Bradley McLean

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technical Officer

Bradley Mclean joined Nexamp as COO/CTO in February 2019. He leads the technology group, manages integrations in support of both internal and external customers, and supports data initiatives from the management team.

Prior to Nexamp, McLean served as CTO for Entic Inc, optimizing HVAC energy conservation efforts. He has also acted in senior technology leadership roles for Constant Contact, MyEnergy, Student Universe, and Duraspace.

In early phases of his career, McLean worked in applying automation to accounting, library operations, tax preparation, air travel, digital preservation, email marketing, manufacturing costing, and HVAC optimization.

Brad

Bradley McLean

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technical Officer

Bradley Mclean joined Nexamp as COO/CTO in February 2019. He leads the technology group, manages integrations in support of both internal and external customers, and supports data initiatives from the management team.

Prior to Nexamp, McLean served as CTO for Entic Inc, optimizing HVAC energy conservation efforts. He has also acted in senior technology leadership roles for Constant Contact, MyEnergy, Student Universe, and Duraspace.

In early phases of his career, McLean worked in applying automation to accounting, library operations, tax preparation, air travel, digital preservation, email marketing, manufacturing costing, and HVAC optimization.

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technical Officer

Will

Will Thompson

Founder; Senior Vice President, Nexamp Asset Management Services

Nexamp co-founder, Will Thompson, leads Nexamp’s full spectrum asset management team. He brings more than two decades of construction and clean energy know-how, with 14 years focused exclusively in renewable infrastructure implementation, performance optimization and lifecycle management.

Will’s experience includes the feasibility assessment, design and construction of hundreds of photovoltaic, solar thermal and micro-wind systems. He is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, FAA Certified Remote Pilot, and holds various licenses and registrations in MA, RI and NY.

Will earned a B.S. in environmental engineering from Tufts University and an M.S. in homeland security from Endicott College. Will is a U.S. Army Iraq War veteran who continues to serve in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Will

Will Thompson

Founder; Senior Vice President, Nexamp Asset Management Services

Nexamp co-founder, Will Thompson, leads Nexamp’s full spectrum asset management team. He brings more than two decades of construction and clean energy know-how, with 14 years focused exclusively in renewable infrastructure implementation, performance optimization and lifecycle management.

Will’s experience includes the feasibility assessment, design and construction of hundreds of photovoltaic, solar thermal and micro-wind systems. He is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, FAA Certified Remote Pilot, and holds various licenses and registrations in MA, RI and NY.

Will earned a B.S. in environmental engineering from Tufts University and an M.S. in homeland security from Endicott College. Will is a U.S. Army Iraq War veteran who continues to serve in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Founder; Senior Vice President, Nexamp Asset Management Services

Chris

Chris Clark

Chief Development Officer

Chris leads Nexamp’s business development team, originating and overseeing the successful development of a multi-gigawatt pipeline of solar and storage assets across the United States.  He is also responsible for Nexamp’s expansion into the utility scale market segment, the build-out of its energy storage business unit and its portfolio of clean energy offerings to end-use customers.

Chris originally joined Nexamp in 2008 as Director of Advisory Services, Nexamp’s energy efficiency division, leading its growth from a single employee to a national consultancy prior to its successful sale to Retroficiency in 2011. He assumed a leadership role on Nexamp’s development team shortly thereafter.

Prior to Nexamp, Chris managed the Community Wind Initiative at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. Previously, as a consultant at XENERGY and KEMA, he provided consulting on energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, project development, and program management.

Chris received his M.S. in Resource Policy from the University of Michigan and holds a B.S. in geology from Denison University.

Chris

Chris Clark

Chief Development Officer

Chris leads Nexamp’s business development team, originating and overseeing the successful development of a multi-gigawatt pipeline of solar and storage assets across the United States.  He is also responsible for Nexamp’s expansion into the utility scale market segment, the build-out of its energy storage business unit and its portfolio of clean energy offerings to end-use customers.

Chris originally joined Nexamp in 2008 as Director of Advisory Services, Nexamp’s energy efficiency division, leading its growth from a single employee to a national consultancy prior to its successful sale to Retroficiency in 2011. He assumed a leadership role on Nexamp’s development team shortly thereafter.

Prior to Nexamp, Chris managed the Community Wind Initiative at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. Previously, as a consultant at XENERGY and KEMA, he provided consulting on energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, project development, and program management.

Chris received his M.S. in Resource Policy from the University of Michigan and holds a B.S. in geology from Denison University.

Chief Development Officer

Beth

Beth Golden

Senior Vice President, Accounting

Elizabeth Golden serves as Senior Vice President, Accounting for Nexamp. In this role, she leads the company’s accounting, financial reporting and internal control functions.

Prior to Nexamp, Beth served in various finance and accounting roles at Radius Global Growth Experts, Endurance International Group and ModusLink Global Solutions. Prior to those roles she was an auditor with Deloitte and Touche working on early stage and publicly traded clients reporting under U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Beth began her career with Reznick, Fedder & Silverman providing audit and tax services.

Beth earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from The American University Kogod School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Beth Golden

Senior Vice President, Accounting

Elizabeth Golden serves as Senior Vice President, Accounting for Nexamp. In this role, she leads the company’s accounting, financial reporting and internal control functions.

Prior to Nexamp, Beth served in various finance and accounting roles at Radius Global Growth Experts, Endurance International Group and ModusLink Global Solutions. Prior to those roles she was an auditor with Deloitte and Touche working on early stage and publicly traded clients reporting under U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Beth began her career with Reznick, Fedder & Silverman providing audit and tax services.

Beth earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from The American University Kogod School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Senior Vice President, Accounting

Kamran

Kamran Idrees

General Counsel

Kamran serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Nexamp, based in the company’s Chicago office. Overseeing all legal affairs for Nexamp, Kamran is also responsible for developing and implementing corporate legal and compliance policies. He counsels the company on a wide range of transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, project development and other commercial and corporate transactions.

Kamran joined Nexamp after serving as Assistant General Counsel for SunEdison, where he handled project finance transactions in the utility, C&I and residential solar sectors. Prior to SunEdison, Kamran was an Associate in the Project Finance group at Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). He has represented financial institutions, lenders and developers in complex finance transactions across a variety of renewable energy technologies.

Kamran holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston University and a J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law.

Kamran

Kamran Idrees

General Counsel

Kamran serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Nexamp, based in the company’s Chicago office. Overseeing all legal affairs for Nexamp, Kamran is also responsible for developing and implementing corporate legal and compliance policies. He counsels the company on a wide range of transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, project development and other commercial and corporate transactions.

Kamran joined Nexamp after serving as Assistant General Counsel for SunEdison, where he handled project finance transactions in the utility, C&I and residential solar sectors. Prior to SunEdison, Kamran was an Associate in the Project Finance group at Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). He has represented financial institutions, lenders and developers in complex finance transactions across a variety of renewable energy technologies.

Kamran holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston University and a J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law.

General Counsel

Karen

Karen Lalley

Senior Vice President, People

As Nexamp’s Senior Vice President of People, Karen oversees all human resource and talent management functions, including culture building, recruiting, training & development, and HR administration and compliance. She acts as a consultative leader to the executive team and partners with all areas of the organization to ensure that Nexamp continues to be a great place to work.

She is the first “People” person to be hired at Nexamp and has since established HR structure to support rapid growth, designing and developing organization-wide values.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Karen was Vice President of Global HR and Talent Acquisition at GSN Games for 9 years. She also spent her early career years as a counselor to teen gang members in the Phoenix area.

Karen holds a M.S.W. and a B.A. in Sociology.

Karen

Karen Lalley

Senior Vice President, People

As Nexamp’s Senior Vice President of People, Karen oversees all human resource and talent management functions, including culture building, recruiting, training & development, and HR administration and compliance. She acts as a consultative leader to the executive team and partners with all areas of the organization to ensure that Nexamp continues to be a great place to work.

She is the first “People” person to be hired at Nexamp and has since established HR structure to support rapid growth, designing and developing organization-wide values.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Karen was Vice President of Global HR and Talent Acquisition at GSN Games for 9 years. She also spent her early career years as a counselor to teen gang members in the Phoenix area.

Karen holds a M.S.W. and a B.A. in Sociology.

Senior Vice President, People

John

John Murphy

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, John is responsible for the advancement of Nexamp’s policy-driven growth strategies, product development and targeted market expansion efforts. Currently, he oversees the implementation of several core corporate initiatives, including project acquisitions and regulatory engagement.

John joined Nexamp in 2009. Throughout his years at the company, he held a variety of roles across multiple organizational functions prior to joining the executive team. Previous responsibilities included market development, asset management, energy sales, and project finance. He was also responsible for the initial development of Nexamp’s industry-leading community solar product offering.

John earned his B.A. from Colby College in 2009.

John

John Murphy

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, John is responsible for the advancement of Nexamp’s policy-driven growth strategies, product development and targeted market expansion efforts. Currently, he oversees the implementation of several core corporate initiatives, including project acquisitions and regulatory engagement.

John joined Nexamp in 2009. Throughout his years at the company, he held a variety of roles across multiple organizational functions prior to joining the executive team. Previous responsibilities included market development, asset management, energy sales, and project finance. He was also responsible for the initial development of Nexamp’s industry-leading community solar product offering.

John earned his B.A. from Colby College in 2009.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Chris

Chris Perron

Senior Vice President, EPC

Chris is responsible for all Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for Nexamp solar and storage projects. Under his leadership, Nexamp’s EPC team has built more than 125 power plants with a capacity of over 369 MW.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Chris worked at Home Depot’s corporate headquarters and field operations division, where he held multiple management level positions. Chris served 21.5 years as an Army Infantry and Combat Engineer Officer, participating in operations in Kuwait, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Chris earned a B.S. in Economics and Systems Engineering from the US Military Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Chris

Chris Perron

Senior Vice President, EPC

Chris is responsible for all Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for Nexamp solar and storage projects. Under his leadership, Nexamp’s EPC team has built more than 125 power plants with a capacity of over 369 MW.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Chris worked at Home Depot’s corporate headquarters and field operations division, where he held multiple management level positions. Chris served 21.5 years as an Army Infantry and Combat Engineer Officer, participating in operations in Kuwait, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Chris earned a B.S. in Economics and Systems Engineering from the US Military Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Senior Vice President, EPC

Allan

Allan Telio

Senior Vice President, Community Solar

Allan joined Nexamp as Senior Vice President of Community Solar in July 2018. He is responsible for managing the company’s rapidly growing community solar program as it expands into new markets, providing strategic direction and day-to-day oversight for the sales and marketing teams.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Allan’s experience included business development and leadership roles at EnerNOC, Belkin, and MyEnergy. During his time at MyEnergy, he spearheaded business development and played a key role in the company’s acquisition by Google/Nest in 2013.

Allan holds a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.B.A. from Babson College Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Allan

Allan Telio

Senior Vice President, Community Solar

Allan joined Nexamp as Senior Vice President of Community Solar in July 2018. He is responsible for managing the company’s rapidly growing community solar program as it expands into new markets, providing strategic direction and day-to-day oversight for the sales and marketing teams.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Allan’s experience included business development and leadership roles at EnerNOC, Belkin, and MyEnergy. During his time at MyEnergy, he spearheaded business development and played a key role in the company’s acquisition by Google/Nest in 2013.

Allan holds a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.B.A. from Babson College Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Senior Vice President, Community Solar

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Patrick Canning

Vice President, Engineering

Patrick became part of the Nexamp team in 2017 and currently serves as Vice President of Engineering, leading the group that designs the company’s solar projects. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and has been working in the renewable energy space for more than a decade.

Throughout his career, Patrick has evaluated products, selected suppliers, assessed construction sites, set company standards, implemented training programs, created efficiency improvements, provided end-to-end project leadership and much more. As Nexamp’s VP of Engineering, he oversees all related activities and brings very high standards to each and every project.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Patrick spent time at Juwi Solar, Borrego Solar Systems and GE Current in various engineering roles. He holds a B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.

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Patrick Canning

Vice President, Engineering

Patrick became part of the Nexamp team in 2017 and currently serves as Vice President of Engineering, leading the group that designs the company’s solar projects. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and has been working in the renewable energy space for more than a decade.

Throughout his career, Patrick has evaluated products, selected suppliers, assessed construction sites, set company standards, implemented training programs, created efficiency improvements, provided end-to-end project leadership and much more. As Nexamp’s VP of Engineering, he oversees all related activities and brings very high standards to each and every project.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Patrick spent time at Juwi Solar, Borrego Solar Systems and GE Current in various engineering roles. He holds a B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.

Vice President, Engineering

Alan

Alan Clapp

Vice President, Business Development

Alan is Nexamp’s Vice President of Business Development and has over thirty years of commercial land development experience.

He joined Nexamp in January of 2014 after working with the Company on a consulting basis. His responsibilities in solar development include staff management and quality control/assurance for the BD and EPC groups. More specifically, his role involves project feasibility, legal controls, due diligence and feasibility analysis, management of the entitlement process, ensuring financial success and construction excellence.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Alan was a Principal and Managing Director of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin’s Providence, RI office and Land Development operations. A hands-on leader of many large and multi-disciplined projects such as the Fidelity Regional Campus in Smithfield, RI and the RI Convention Center Complex/Westin Hotel in Providence RI along with all corporate responsibilities for the management and growth of a regional office.

Alan has personally developed over forty megawatts of built solar projects with Nexamp along with providing quality control for the overall Business Development group.

Alan is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and holds a M.B.A from Boston College along with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.

Alan

Alan Clapp

Vice President, Business Development

Alan is Nexamp’s Vice President of Business Development and has over thirty years of commercial land development experience.

He joined Nexamp in January of 2014 after working with the Company on a consulting basis. His responsibilities in solar development include staff management and quality control/assurance for the BD and EPC groups. More specifically, his role involves project feasibility, legal controls, due diligence and feasibility analysis, management of the entitlement process, ensuring financial success and construction excellence.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Alan was a Principal and Managing Director of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin’s Providence, RI office and Land Development operations. A hands-on leader of many large and multi-disciplined projects such as the Fidelity Regional Campus in Smithfield, RI and the RI Convention Center Complex/Westin Hotel in Providence RI along with all corporate responsibilities for the management and growth of a regional office.

Alan has personally developed over forty megawatts of built solar projects with Nexamp along with providing quality control for the overall Business Development group.

Alan is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and holds a M.B.A from Boston College along with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.

Vice President, Business Development

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Kelly Friend

Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Kelly Friend serves as Nexamp’s Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, having served in this position since April of 2018. In this role she leads Nexamp’s policy-related efforts, shaping and advancing Company and industry engagement in legislative and regulatory processes across key solar markets. Kelly works closely with Nexamp’s project development and finance teams to anticipate policy-based risks and develop strategies to execute on emerging opportunities.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Kelly spent three years as a member of GE’s Government Affairs and Policy team in Washington D.C., managing global government affairs for GE Hitachi and coordinating regulatory engagement and advocacy for GE’s four electricity businesses.

Before GE, Kelly worked for Keller and Heckman in Washington D.C. as an associate in the firm’s chemical control, pesticides, and workplace safety practice groups. At Keller & Heckman, she assisted companies in navigating the complex set of environmental and health and safety regulations that govern the manufacture, sale, and use of chemicals.

Kelly holds a law degree from George Mason University School of Law, a master’s degree in political science from Suffolk University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their two sons and two pups.

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Kelly Friend

Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Kelly Friend serves as Nexamp’s Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, having served in this position since April of 2018. In this role she leads Nexamp’s policy-related efforts, shaping and advancing Company and industry engagement in legislative and regulatory processes across key solar markets. Kelly works closely with Nexamp’s project development and finance teams to anticipate policy-based risks and develop strategies to execute on emerging opportunities.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Kelly spent three years as a member of GE’s Government Affairs and Policy team in Washington D.C., managing global government affairs for GE Hitachi and coordinating regulatory engagement and advocacy for GE’s four electricity businesses.

Before GE, Kelly worked for Keller and Heckman in Washington D.C. as an associate in the firm’s chemical control, pesticides, and workplace safety practice groups. At Keller & Heckman, she assisted companies in navigating the complex set of environmental and health and safety regulations that govern the manufacture, sale, and use of chemicals.

Kelly holds a law degree from George Mason University School of Law, a master’s degree in political science from Suffolk University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their two sons and two pups.

Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Nick

Nick Kamphaus

Deputy General Counsel

Nick serves as Deputy General Counsel for Nexamp, based in the company’s Washington, DC office.  Nick counsels the company on all legal matters affecting the development, acquisition, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of Nexamp’s numerous solar and energy storage systems.

Nick joined Nexamp in 2018, after serving as a Senior Attorney at Alliant Energy, where he focused on renewable energy development, commercial transactions, and major dispute resolution.  Prior to Alliant Energy, Nick was an Associate at the law firms Milbank and Jones Day, where he represented lenders, investment funds, and companies on a wide range of complex corporate restructurings and refinancing.

Nick holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy, and a J.D., from The Ohio State University.

Nick

Nick Kamphaus

Deputy General Counsel

Nick serves as Deputy General Counsel for Nexamp, based in the company’s Washington, DC office.  Nick counsels the company on all legal matters affecting the development, acquisition, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of Nexamp’s numerous solar and energy storage systems.

Nick joined Nexamp in 2018, after serving as a Senior Attorney at Alliant Energy, where he focused on renewable energy development, commercial transactions, and major dispute resolution.  Prior to Alliant Energy, Nick was an Associate at the law firms Milbank and Jones Day, where he represented lenders, investment funds, and companies on a wide range of complex corporate restructurings and refinancing.

Nick holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy, and a J.D., from The Ohio State University.

Deputy General Counsel

Kyle

Kyle Marchesseault

Vice President, Marketing

Kyle oversees customer acquisition marketing programs for Community Solar with Nexamp. He brings a wide knowledge of digital marketing programs that drive efficient returns on investment. Kyle also applies his knowledge of brand marketing in a digital environment in order to create a positive experience for Nexamp’s Community Solar subscribers.

Since joining Nexamp, Kyle, along with the rest of the Community Solar team, has generated significant growth in Nexamp’s customer base through marketing, user experience and sales pipeline improvements.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Kyle oversaw marketing at Blueport Commerce, a SaaS e-commerce platform for furniture retailers. He worked in various marketing roles at Staples for 7 years and started his career in digital marketing at Digitas.

Kyle earned his M.B.A. from Babson and his B.S. in Government from Dartmouth College.

Kyle

Kyle Marchesseault

Vice President, Marketing

Kyle oversees customer acquisition marketing programs for Community Solar with Nexamp. He brings a wide knowledge of digital marketing programs that drive efficient returns on investment. Kyle also applies his knowledge of brand marketing in a digital environment in order to create a positive experience for Nexamp’s Community Solar subscribers.

Since joining Nexamp, Kyle, along with the rest of the Community Solar team, has generated significant growth in Nexamp’s customer base through marketing, user experience and sales pipeline improvements.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Kyle oversaw marketing at Blueport Commerce, a SaaS e-commerce platform for furniture retailers. He worked in various marketing roles at Staples for 7 years and started his career in digital marketing at Digitas.

Kyle earned his M.B.A. from Babson and his B.S. in Government from Dartmouth College.

Vice President, Marketing

Ian

Ian Marlier

Vice President, Research and Innovation

Ian is Nexamp’s Vice President of Research and Innovation where he oversees Nexamp’s newly established team of innovators who are building new products and business lines all aimed at helping our customers save money, offset their carbon footprints, and participate in the clean energy economy.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Ian held multiple positions in Engineering and Product at several companies including Collegevine, Wikimedia Foundation, Entic, and HubSpot. Additionally, he has advised many startups on product strategy, organizational strategy, and other needs. In his off time, he serves as the President of the Board of Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance, a non-profit recreational sports organization that operates Ultimate Frisbee leagues, tournaments, and youth clinics in the Boston area.

Ian

Ian Marlier

Vice President, Research and Innovation

Ian is Nexamp’s Vice President of Research and Innovation where he oversees Nexamp’s newly established team of innovators who are building new products and business lines all aimed at helping our customers save money, offset their carbon footprints, and participate in the clean energy economy.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Ian held multiple positions in Engineering and Product at several companies including Collegevine, Wikimedia Foundation, Entic, and HubSpot. Additionally, he has advised many startups on product strategy, organizational strategy, and other needs. In his off time, he serves as the President of the Board of Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance, a non-profit recreational sports organization that operates Ultimate Frisbee leagues, tournaments, and youth clinics in the Boston area.

Vice President, Research and Innovation

Tom

Tom McAveeney

Vice President, Electrical Services

Tom is Nexamp’s Vice President of Electrical Services and oversees the design and installation of the electrical systems associated with Nexamp’s projects in addition to putting together drawings and specifications to which his team builds.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Tom provided construction administration duties for construction projects, working at RW Sullivan and TMP consulting engineering companies. He worked at Wentworth Institute of Technology and oversaw the school’s electrical and mechanical systems. In his early career years, he owned and operated Michael Thomas, an electrical contracting business.

Tom graduated from Medford Vocational School.

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Tom McAveeney

Vice President, Electrical Services

Tom is Nexamp’s Vice President of Electrical Services and oversees the design and installation of the electrical systems associated with Nexamp’s projects in addition to putting together drawings and specifications to which his team builds.

Prior to joining Nexamp, Tom provided construction administration duties for construction projects, working at RW Sullivan and TMP consulting engineering companies. He worked at Wentworth Institute of Technology and oversaw the school’s electrical and mechanical systems. In his early career years, he owned and operated Michael Thomas, an electrical contracting business.

Tom graduated from Medford Vocational School.

Vice President, Electrical Services

Erik Molinaro

Erik Molinaro

Vice President, Customer Experience & Billing Operations

Erik oversees Nexamp’s customer experience and ongoing billing operations. In this role he leads the team responsible for all incoming contacts from customers, delivering an industry leading customer experience. In addition, the group is responsible for end-to-end billing operations for commercial and residential customers across the entirety of Nexamp’s rapidly growing community solar portfolio. Prior to joining Nexamp in February of 2021 Erik spent two decades at Liberty Mutual Insurance, holding various positions in customer experience strategy, process improvement and operations. Most recently he was Senior Executive Manager of U.S. Sales Support & Offshore Vendor Quality. Erik holds both an M.B.A. and M.S. in Management Information Systems from Boston University and a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Marist College.

Erik Molinaro

Erik Molinaro

Vice President, Customer Experience & Billing Operations

Erik oversees Nexamp’s customer experience and ongoing billing operations. In this role he leads the team responsible for all incoming contacts from customers, delivering an industry leading customer experience. In addition, the group is responsible for end-to-end billing operations for commercial and residential customers across the entirety of Nexamp’s rapidly growing community solar portfolio. Prior to joining Nexamp in February of 2021 Erik spent two decades at Liberty Mutual Insurance, holding various positions in customer experience strategy, process improvement and operations. Most recently he was Senior Executive Manager of U.S. Sales Support & Offshore Vendor Quality. Erik holds both an M.B.A. and M.S. in Management Information Systems from Boston University and a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Marist College.

Vice President, Customer Experience & Billing Operations

Palmer

Palmer Moore

Vice President, Business Development

Palmer serves as Nexamp’s Vice President of Business Development, where he works with the firm’s experienced, in-house development, design and operations teams to deploy medium to large-scale solar energy projects on both roof-mounted and ground-mounted sites across the Eastern U.S.

Since joining Nexamp in 2009, Palmer has led development on a wide range of projects, from 2 kilowatts to 2 Megawatts, and now oversees all project development efforts in Maryland, New York and Rhode Island.

Prior to Nexamp, Palmer was a marine engineer specializing in the development of advanced composite power and sailing craft, where on-board energy generation and storage played an important role.

He holds a B.S.E. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Palmer

Palmer Moore

Vice President, Business Development

Palmer serves as Nexamp’s Vice President of Business Development, where he works with the firm’s experienced, in-house development, design and operations teams to deploy medium to large-scale solar energy projects on both roof-mounted and ground-mounted sites across the Eastern U.S.

Since joining Nexamp in 2009, Palmer has led development on a wide range of projects, from 2 kilowatts to 2 Megawatts, and now oversees all project development efforts in Maryland, New York and Rhode Island.

Prior to Nexamp, Palmer was a marine engineer specializing in the development of advanced composite power and sailing craft, where on-board energy generation and storage played an important role.

He holds a B.S.E. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Vice President, Business Development

Employee

Barton Pitts

Vice President, Business Development

Barton joined Nexamp in January 2018. He manages the Midwest development team, originating community solar projects in Illinois and Minnesota. Before joining Nexamp, Barton worked in sales at WCP Solar in Naperville, IL. Prior to his solar career, Barton successfully built and managed a residential mortgage company for 10 years. In 2008, the company was sold to Wintrust Mortgage in Chicago. Barton managed operations as COO of Wintrust Mortgage until 2017. Barton graduated from St. Lawrence University with a double major in Economics and French.

Employee

Barton Pitts

Vice President, Business Development

Barton joined Nexamp in January 2018. He manages the Midwest development team, originating community solar projects in Illinois and Minnesota. Before joining Nexamp, Barton worked in sales at WCP Solar in Naperville, IL. Prior to his solar career, Barton successfully built and managed a residential mortgage company for 10 years. In 2008, the company was sold to Wintrust Mortgage in Chicago. Barton managed operations as COO of Wintrust Mortgage until 2017. Barton graduated from St. Lawrence University with a double major in Economics and French.

Vice President, Business Development

Skip

Skip Provost

Vice President, Operations & Maintenance

Skip Provost is Nexamp’s Vice President of Operations & Maintenance. He manages all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, warranty and OEM support services, as well as new system commissioning. Skip has over 15 years of residential development knowledge and 10 years of experience installing and maintaining PV, solar thermal, geothermal and micro wind systems.

Skip graduated from the Tilton School and is a MA licensed Construction Site Supervisor.

Skip

Skip Provost

Vice President, Operations & Maintenance

Skip Provost is Nexamp’s Vice President of Operations & Maintenance. He manages all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, warranty and OEM support services, as well as new system commissioning. Skip has over 15 years of residential development knowledge and 10 years of experience installing and maintaining PV, solar thermal, geothermal and micro wind systems.

Skip graduated from the Tilton School and is a MA licensed Construction Site Supervisor.

Vice President, Operations & Maintenance

Employee

Jason Rossi

Vice President, Construction

As Vice President of Construction, Jason is responsible for managing all construction activities at Nexamp. He provides strategic direction to the construction team to efficiently and cost effectively build commercial solar projects while collaborating with Business Development, Engineering, and Operations.

Jason joined Nexamp in 2019 as Director of Construction for the New England Region and was promoted to Vice President of Construction in 2020. Before that, he was a Senior Project Manager at Borrego Solar, where he was responsible for the full lifecycle of turnkey PV projects ranging from 1 MW to 12 MW. Previously, he managed large-scale cellular build outs for three of the major carriers throughout the New England region. He has extensive field experience in complex project management as well as commercial and residential construction. Prior positions have given him expertise in program and project management, team leadership, contract management, vendor relationships and project planning.

Jason has a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), is certified in Engineering/Computer Aided Drafting and Design, and holds a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License (CSL).

Employee

Jason Rossi

Vice President, Construction

As Vice President of Construction, Jason is responsible for managing all construction activities at Nexamp. He provides strategic direction to the construction team to efficiently and cost effectively build commercial solar projects while collaborating with Business Development, Engineering, and Operations.

Jason joined Nexamp in 2019 as Director of Construction for the New England Region and was promoted to Vice President of Construction in 2020. Before that, he was a Senior Project Manager at Borrego Solar, where he was responsible for the full lifecycle of turnkey PV projects ranging from 1 MW to 12 MW. Previously, he managed large-scale cellular build outs for three of the major carriers throughout the New England region. He has extensive field experience in complex project management as well as commercial and residential construction. Prior positions have given him expertise in program and project management, team leadership, contract management, vendor relationships and project planning.

Jason has a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), is certified in Engineering/Computer Aided Drafting and Design, and holds a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License (CSL).

Vice President, Construction

Brad

Brad Zollner

Vice President, Nexamp Energy Center

In 2010, Brad joined Nexamp to serve two roles – to take our energy monitoring system from beta phase to production and to monitor Nexamp’s fleet of solar projects. He has since built out the Nexamp Energy Center (NEC) and leads a team of analysts who keep the solar operations running at peak performance levels. The NEC provides solar performance analytics and project monitoring, as well as working in the field to program electrical equipment, bring communications online, integrate data, and build out field network operations.

Brad’s early work spanned over multiple industries and professions – from carpentry to IT systems development, and early implementations of virtual machines and networks. Brad traveled to New Mexico for post graduate work in Renewable Energy Systems, and spent time in Alaska developing solar, hydrokinetic, and wind pilot projects in the Arctic, as well as solar PV in Arizona.

Brad

Brad Zollner

Vice President, Nexamp Energy Center

In 2010, Brad joined Nexamp to serve two roles – to take our energy monitoring system from beta phase to production and to monitor Nexamp’s fleet of solar projects. He has since built out the Nexamp Energy Center (NEC) and leads a team of analysts who keep the solar operations running at peak performance levels. The NEC provides solar performance analytics and project monitoring, as well as working in the field to program electrical equipment, bring communications online, integrate data, and build out field network operations.

Brad’s early work spanned over multiple industries and professions – from carpentry to IT systems development, and early implementations of virtual machines and networks. Brad traveled to New Mexico for post graduate work in Renewable Energy Systems, and spent time in Alaska developing solar, hydrokinetic, and wind pilot projects in the Arctic, as well as solar PV in Arizona.

Vice President, Nexamp Energy Center