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President and Executive Director of The Solar Foundation

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Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft

CleanCapital Announces New Hires & Promotions

NEW YORKMay 9, 2019— CleanCapital, an industry-leading clean energy investment platform, announced today the following promotions and new hires:

  • Melinda Baglio has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer & General Counsel.
  • Derek Daly has been promoted to Director, Investments & Capital Markets.
  • Carly Battin was hired as Vice President, Marketing.
  • Brandon Lane was hired as Vice President, Asset Management.
  • Alyssa Rinaldi was hired as Vice President, Business Development.
  • Shaya Greenberger was hired as Associate, Investments & Capital Markets.

The growth of the CleanCapital team enables the company to scale as it accelerates acquisitions and expands into new assets classes and geographies. In addition to its headquarters in Manhattan, the company opened a second office in Buffalo, NY in December.

“This year has marked an inflection point for CleanCapital,” said co-founder and president Jon Powers. “With BlackRock’s investment in our firm, we’ve seen validation from leading institutional investors, putting us on track to acquire more than $300 million in renewable energy assets this year. The growth of our team reflects both the tremendous accomplishments of the last three years and the need to scale operations to support our aggressive acquisition strategy.”

More about the team:

In her new role as Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel, Melinda Baglio oversees due diligence, project acquisitions, and all aspects of CleanCapital’s legal affairs, including structuring, negotiating and implementing the company’s investment strategies. She has been with CleanCapital since February 2018.

As Director of Investments & Capital Markets, Derek Daly evaluates CleanCapital’s acquisition targets and manages the market diligence and investment process for active opportunities. Derek joined CleanCapital in April 2018.

Carly Battin was hired as Vice President of Marketing in January. She brings more than ten years of professional experience to her role overseeing marketing and communications. She worked most recently for Buffalo-based technology company Bak USA.  

As Vice President of Asset Management, Brandon Lane is responsible for the management, operations, and optimization of CleanCapital’s more than 100 operating solar projects. He joined the company in March after nearly a decade managing wind and solar portfolios for FirstWind and Terraform / Brookfield.

Alyssa Rinaldi joined CleanCapital in May. As Vice President of Business Development, Alyssa will bring her deal knowledge, market intelligence, and business development experience to the CleanCapital team as she focuses on asset origination and acquisition. Her past experience includes roles at Safari Energy and Power Finance & Risk.

Shaya Greenberger works with our Investments & Capital Markets team, developing comprehensive data models to inform CleanCapital’s investment strategy. She joined CleanCapital in February following stints at T-REX, Campbell Lutyens, and PNC.

About CleanCapital

CleanCapital is an industry-leading clean energy investment platform. Its mission is to accelerate investment in renewable energy to address the urgent threat of climate change. CleanCapital’s leading edge technology platform facilitates the evaluation and acquisition of clean energy assets with speed and certainty. Since 2015, CleanCapital has leveraged investments from BlackRock, CarVal Investors, John Hancock, and other partners to acquire more than $300M of distributed operating solar assets. Learn more at cleancapital.com | Twitter: @cleancapital_ | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/cleancapital/

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