CleanFund Team

Pioneers of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) origination, technology, and product development. Meet the most innovative team in the industry.

We’ve mastered the details of property based clean energy finance in order to bring property owners, energy service/equipment providers, lenders, and local governments together to realize projects that are both profitable and green. We’re able to work successfully with this spectrum of interests because our team is comprised of senior contributors from both sides of the public-private spectrum.

Mary Berbae

Operations & HR Manager

Since joining CleanFund in 2014, Mary continues to create a positive and vibrant work environment.

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Priyank “Paris” Bhakta

Underwriter

Paris is a member of the credit team helping with structuring and underwriting CleanFund’s transactions.

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Brendan Cody

Senior Transaction Counsel

Brendan negotiates legal terms of C-PACE transactions and manages their accurate and timely closings.

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Ben Dodge

Director, Channel Management

Ben has extensive hands-on renewable energy experience.

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Joe Euphrat

Managing Director

Joe brings 30 years of experience in healthcare finance and real estate to CleanFund.

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Lain Gutierrez

Chief Executive Officer

Lain is a banking and structured finance veteran with over 28 years of experience in originating, analyzing, structuring and rating asset-backed financings.

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Craig Hill

Executive Director, Program and Government Relations

Craig was involved in the creation of PACE in 2008 with his advisory work to the City of Berkeley (where it all began).

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Zhou Jiang

Director, Financial Analysis

Zhou focuses on C-PACE securitization, corporate FP&A, sales analysis, and structuring projects.

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Jane Liu

Financial Analysis

Jane’s focus is on securitization, transaction finance, and business analytics and financial models.

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Woolsey McKernon

Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

Woolsey is responsible for driving sales growth, marketing execution, and product excellence.

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Lucas Nagy

Vice President, Business Development, Southern California

Lucas brings fifteen years of experience in cleantech and real estate to his role at CleanFund.

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Brendan Neal

Senior Associate, Revenue Operations

Brendan is passionate about sustainability and believes in working towards creating a clean future.

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Renee Pifer

Manager, Servicing & Asset Compliance

Renee is responsible for all of CleanFund’s the post-closing functions and assist in structuring disbursements.

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Alice Reeve

Director, Marketing

With 10 years of experience in digital and content marketing, Alice brings creativity and innovation to CleanFund.

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Danny Roberts

Senior Manager, Real Estate Transactions

Danny’s focus is on transaction management and analysis. He is the internal liaison between sales and execution.

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Wendy Sadeh

Vice President, Technology Development

Wendy focuses on the evolution of the C-PACE industry through custom applications and technology.

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Frank Slaughter

Regional Managing Director, Texas

As Regional Managing Director, Frank spearheads business development in Texas.

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Jon Spelke

Managing Director, Head of Lender Relationships

Jon is responsible for business development in Southern California and is Head of Lender Relationships.

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Bonnie Wheatley

Controller

Bonnie is responsible for financial reporting, accounting, cash management, audits and compliance.

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Michael Yaki

Vice President and Senior Counsel, Policy and Programs

Michael’s PACE law expertise drives new market creation and PACE policy innovations for CleanFund.

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