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

Associate, Credit & Underwriting

Paris is a member of the credit team helping with structuring and underwriting 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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Zhou Jiang

Managing Director and Head of Credit & Underwriting

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

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Jane Liu

Senior Financial Analyst

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

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Woolsey McKernon

Chief of Staff

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, 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, Transaction Management

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

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Wendy Sadeh

Managing Director, Information Technology

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

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Jon Spelke

Managing Director, Business Development and 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


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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