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.

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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Nicholas Zuba

Director of PACE Policy and Programs

As Director of PACE Policy and Programs, Nicholas brings nearly a decade of experience as an energy efficiency and environmental policy professional.

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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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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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Bonnie Wheatley


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

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