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

Vice President, Operations and HR

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

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Priyank “Paris” Bhakta

Vice President, Transaction Management

Paris is leading a member of the transactions team managing deal structuring and credit underwriting for CleanFund’s transactions.

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Brendan Cody

Vice President and Legal Counsel, Credit & Underwriting

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

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Ben Dodge

Director, Transaction Management

Ben has extensive hands-on renewable energy experience.

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Joe Euphrat

Managing Director, Business Development

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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Luke Hingson

Vice President of Business Development

Luke is responsible for business development in the Eastern US specializing in ground-up construction, retrofit, and value-add redevelopment projects.

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Jane Liu

Associate, Credit & Underwriting

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

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Brendan Neal

Senior Associate, Business Development

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

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Renee Pifer

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

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

Director, Business Development

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

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Jon Spelke

Managing Director, Head of Business Development

Jon is responsible for originations nationally and is the head of lender relationships.

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Bonnie Wheatley


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

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Michael Yaki

Managing Director and Senior Counsel, Policy & Programs

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

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