Building out a clean
energy future

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Green Street Power Partners is a national developer, financier, owner and operator of solar energy systems for businesses, schools, nonprofits and municipalities expanding across the country. Our versatile team specializes in creatively structuring short- and long-term debt financing for solar assets, balancing the benefits to sponsor equity and tax equity investors with realized value for our clients.
GSPP FOUNDERS

Scott Kerner | CEO

Prior to founding Green Street, Scott worked with Ciena Capital, LLC (formerly known as BLX, LLC, a subsidiary of Allied Capital Corp.), where he was one of the top commercial loan originators for three years straight, funding $13 mm, $26mm, and $64mm in years 2005, 2006, and 2007, respectively. The top A/R factoring salesperson in 2006 and 2007, he was also honored by BLX with Business Development Officer of the Year. In 2008, Scott founded SJK Capital, Inc. ultimately developing a 15-person sales team for an NYC commercial mortgage brokerage firm that completed more than $45mm of commercial loans. Scott eventually joined OnForce Solar where he served as VP of Business Development and closed more than 14 MW of solar projects. Scott was promoted to National Sales Director of Commercial & Utility Scale projects in January 2013, and built out sales teams in seven states. Here at Green Street, Scott oversees the commercial division in its entirety, including business development, new product development, financial partnerships, and all divisional administration. Scott graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wilmington University with a B.S. in business.


Jason Kuflik | President

Jason has more than 15 years of Sales, Accounting, Financial, and Operations experience. From 2004 to 2008, Jason worked with Bernath & Rosenberg advising high net-worth clients in all aspects of cash management and tax planning and also overseeing accounts of more than $100mm. In 2009, Jason began working for a solar development conglomerate managing its due diligence operations, eventually moving into development where he closed over 30 MW of Power Purchase Agreements and developed more than 2,000 acres of land designated for solar farms. Jason joined OnForce Solar in 2010 as VP of Commercial Business Development. During his time at OnForce Solar, he supervised all aspects of commercial operations, including utility applications, vendor management, and capital sourcing. In January 2013, Jason was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer where he, along with Scott Kerner, managed all aspects of the commercial division. Jason also serves on the GJGNY Advisory Counsel for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and is a rotating member of the SHC Alliance Council for Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Jason graduated with an accounting and economics degree from Queens College.

OUR TEAM
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Debi Galler_General Counsel
General Counsel

Debi Galler

Max Whitacre_Director of Capital Markets_GSPP
Chief Capital Markets Officer

Max Whitacre

Christine Sheridan, CFO, GSPP
Chief Financial Officer

Christine Sheridan

Osman Sediqi | Director Asset Management + O&M
Director of Asset Management + Operations & Maintenance

Osman Sediqi

Stephanie Santana,Office Manager, GSPP
Office Manager

Stephanie Santana

Jennifer Pettineo - GSPP Senior Counsel
Senior Counsel

Jennifer Pettineo

Ashley Paine - GSPP Associate Counsel
Associate Counsel

Ashley Paine

Richard Galler, Paralegal, GSPP
Paralegal

Richard Galler

Craig Dwyer | Director, Utility Markets
Director of Utility Markets

Craig Dwyer

Mark Croke, Business Development, GSPP
Business Development

Mark Croke

Senay Bellete | Business Development Analyst
Business Development Analyst

Senay Bellete

Andrew McCarthy, Controller, GSPP
Director, Capital Markets

Andrew McCarthy

Michael Windels | Controller
Director of Accounting

Michael Windels

Josh Ramos | Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant

Josh Ramos

Elizabeth Geiger | AP/AR Analyst
AP/AR Analyst

Elizabeth Geiger

Tong Xia_Director of Construction & Project Management_GSPP
Director of Construction & Engineering

Tong Xia

Farah Haddad | Project Engineer
Project Engineer

Farah Haddad

Shen Liu - GSPP Project Engineer
Project Engineer

Shen Liu

Michael Andrews_Director of Construction & Project Management_GSPP
Director of Construction & Project Management

Michael Andrews

Smantha Lennon, Director of Commercial Operations, GSPP
Director of Operations

Samantha Lennon

Matthew Kowalski, Construction & Project Management, GSPP
Project Manager

Matthew Kowalski

Sam Julien_GSPP
Operations Specialist

Sam Julien

Amanda Zurla, Director of Underwriting, GSPP
Director of Underwriting

Amanda Zurla

Elizabeth Price, Underwriting Analyst, GSPP
Underwriting Analyst

Elizabeth Price

Olivia Sproviero, Underwriting DD & Policy Analyst
Underwriting DD & Policy Analyst

Olivia Sproviero

Hugo Pedernera | Director, O&M
Director, Operations & Maintenance

Hugo Pedernera

Jordan Chow, Asset Management & Analytics, GSPP
Senior Asset Manager

Jordan Chow

Anil Kothamasu | Senior Asset Manager
Senior Asset Manager

Anil Kothamasu

Mia Behm_Director of Marketing
Director of Marketing & Customer Relations

Mia Behm

Debi Galler_General Counsel

General Counsel

Debi Galler

Debi Galler is General Counsel for Green Street.  Prior to joining Green Street, Debi was Of Counsel at Berger Singerman LLP, and before that McDermott Will & Emery, where she advised clients in commercial real estate, transactional, and financial matters. Debi’s work has led her to become recognized and referenced in articles featured in Law360, Bloomberg News, ABA GP Solo eNews, and the podcast titled “The Resilient Lawyer.” Debi graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami Law School, sat on the Miami Law Review, and is also a Member of the Order of the Coif.

Max Whitacre_Director of Capital Markets_GSPP

Chief Capital Markets Officer

Max Whitacre

Max has extensive technical experience financing renewable energy projects.  Most recently, he co-founded Radiance Structured Finance, a renewable energy finance company that provides long-term project finance loans and then sells or securitizes loan pools to effectuate lower costs of capital. Prior to Radiance, Max was Vice President of Alternative Energy Finance at the National Cooperative Bank. While at NCB, Max was actively involved in all phases of the deal execution lifecycle, managing due diligence and financial modeling for over $275 million of renewable energy loans. He also oversaw the credit approval process for all new renewable energy loan projects, monitored servicing of a $500 million portfolio, and assisted with secondary markets efforts associated with the sale of loans backed by solar projects. Prior to NCB, Max was employed by LaSalle Bank’s leasing division where he completed a formal credit training program. Max holds a B.A. in Economics from John Hopkins University, a M.B.A. from Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Christine Sheridan, CFO, GSPP

Chief Financial Officer

Christine Sheridan

Christine Sheridan leads our renewable energy practice out of our Boston, Massachusetts office. She specializes in providing transaction advisory services to developers, syndicators and investors that qualify for the renewable energy tax credits (RETCs). She has assisted developers in structuring transactions, financial modeling, cost segregations, HLBV analysis and due diligence for solar and wind projects using renewable energy investment tax credits and production tax credits. Christine also has extensive experience consulting on accounting, tax, and regulatory matters, as well as providing traditional audit and tax services in the RETC, Historic Tax Credit, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit industries. Christine is a regular speaker at industry conferences. She earned her Master of Science degree in Taxation (MST) from Northeastern University and is licensed in Massachusetts as a Certified Public Accountant.

Osman Sediqi | Director Asset Management + O&M

Director of Asset Management + Operations & Maintenance

Osman Sediqi

Osman has been in the solar industry since 2009 and heads the Asset Management and Operation & Maintenance department at GSPP. Prior to joining GSPP, he led the Operational and Asset Management department of Grasshopper Solar, with a team of over 50 professionals. Osman was a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Koenig & Consultants from 2009 till 2014, offering energy related management consulting services to global clients. As part of this venture, he also co-founded Mining Energy Advisors, a platform that supported global mining companies to transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy.
Osman holds a degree from University of Applied Science Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He graduated with a double major in Finance and International Marketing Management.

Stephanie Santana,Office Manager, GSPP

Office Manager

Stephanie Santana

One of the first five employees to join Green Street, Stephanie has managed everything from office operations, to customer acquisition, to deal qualification, to residential operations. She now serves as GSPP’s Office Manager and does an incredible job creating a great work environment for everyone at Green Street. Stephanie attended Mercy College, where she studied biology and education.

Jennifer Pettineo - GSPP Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel

Jennifer Pettineo

Jennifer has over 10 years of legal experience. In 2010, Jennifer began working for the State of Florida Department of Financial Services where she spent 5 years as Senior Attorney. At the Department of Financial Services, Jennifer provided litigation, legal interpretation and support in all insurance receivership matters. In 2015, Jennifer went on to become Chief Counsel for the State of Florida Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Office of the Insurance Consumer Advocate. There she served as the legal and legislative liaison to the Florida Department of Financial Services and the Office of Insurance Regulation for 4 years. At GSPP, Jennifer provides corporate legal counsel. Jennifer graduated from The University of Miami School of Law in 2006.

Ashley Paine - GSPP Associate Counsel

Associate Counsel

Ashley Paine

Ashley Paine is Associate Counsel for Green Street. Prior to joining Green Street, Ashley was at Capital One Bank for 5 years, where she began her legal career. She provided trial preparation, witness testimony, discovery preparation, and new witness training programming. Ashley transitioned to Capital One’s Small Business Special Assets team, focusing on Small Business and SBA loans. She regularly drafted forbearance agreements, conducted collateral review, and provided support for Commercial Real Estate. Ashley attended Florida State University and received her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law.

Richard Galler, Paralegal, GSPP

Paralegal

Richard Galler

Richard graduated from Florida International University in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. Upon graduating, Richard began tutoring students of all ages. He then went on to work for the Florida abuse hotline as an Abuse Counselor. Now at Green Street Richard works in the Legal department out of our Tallahassee office. He assists the General Counsel with corporate, business, development, and real estate related transactions.

Craig Dwyer | Director, Utility Markets

Director of Utility Markets

Craig Dwyer

Craig Dwyer founded MainLine Solar LLC in 2009, and grew the Company from a residential EPC to over 25 MW of commercial and utility scale projects successfully commissioned across the northeast. In 2012, Dwyer went on to serve as Director of Business Development for MainLine’s financing partner, Tangent Energy Solutions – a provider of load management services and distributed generation assets to both utility and C&I. Dwyer put over 300 MW of municipal utility load under management across ISO-NE in 2 years, and developed 5 MW of solar PPAs working with Fortune 500 customers. After Tangent, Dwyer went on to serve as Senior Sales Director at Brightergy in 2014 opening the Kansas City based company’s Boston office and growing the C&I solar developer’s northeast office from $0 to $30M in sales in 2 years. Dwyer left in 2016 to found Terawatt to focus on developing small-mid size utility scale solar projects for municipal utility customers and now has over 200 MW in development nationwide.

Mark Croke, Business Development, GSPP

Business Development

Mark Croke

On a mission to make the world a cleaner and greener place, Mark comes to Green Street with over six years of business development and sales experience in the northeastern solar industry. A truly committed sales developer, Mark boasts over 40MW of solar in Massachusetts alone. Working with regional corporations, local governments, schools, and other non-profits for a significant period of time has afforded him a unique understanding of their specific needs. Before entering the solar industry, Mark worked in financial services with Mass Mutual and software sales with Wolters Kluwer.

Senay Bellete | Business Development Analyst

Business Development Analyst

Senay Bellete

Andrew McCarthy, Controller, GSPP

Director, Capital Markets

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew’s motivation to make a lasting impact led him to pursue a career in renewable energy. His previous experiences as Project Accountant at Savills Studley and Assistant Manager of Assets at Pentax Medical has helped him not only hone his strengths in accounting, finance, and operations development, but has also afforded him intimate involvement in multi-million-dollar commercial real estate transactions and the highly regulated medical device industry. At Green Street, he oversees asset management, assists with financial analysis, and is the liaison to our financiers. Andrew completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware where he double-majored in Finance and Accounting.

Michael Windels | Controller

Director of Accounting

Michael Windels

Michael comes to Green Street with a strong and extensive background in public accounting and corporate finance. He spent three years as an auditor working with a variety of clients at PKF O’Connor Davies, followed by more than six years performing multiple roles at publicly traded companies Interactive Brokers and Aircastle. Michael completed his undergraduate degree at Fairfield University where he double-majored in Accounting and Information Systems. He is licensed in the state of New York as a Certified Public Accountant.

Josh Ramos | Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

Josh Ramos

Josh has over 2 years of experience as an auditor with The Bonadio Group working with a variety of clients, mainly in the not for profit industry. Josh has experience working on various types of audits, including financial statement, DOL benefit plan, and single audit as well as providing advisory services to clients.

Josh completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Albany, State University of New York in 2016 with a B.S. in Accounting and in 2017 with an M.S. in Professional Accounting. He is licensed in the state of New York as a Certified Public Accountant.

Elizabeth Geiger | AP/AR Analyst

AP/AR Analyst

Elizabeth Geiger

Tong Xia_Director of Construction & Project Management_GSPP

Director of Construction & Engineering

Tong Xia

Tong Xia has over eight years of experience in the renewable energy industry. Since 2009, Tong has been involved in residential, commercial, industrial and large-scale PV system development, design, engineering, permitting, procurement, construction and O&M. With hands-on experience in PV system construction, Tong has facilitated the implementation of over 50MW of systems. Prior to joining Green Street, Tong served as the Senior Project Engineer at Onyx Renewable Partners. Before Onyx, Tong was the Director of Engineering at OnForce Solar, one of the largest and leading solar EPC firms in New York City at the time. Tong holds NABCEP certified PV installation professional certificate and NABCEP certified PV system inspector certificate. Tong has a B.S. in Civil Engineering in China, and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of New Mexico.

Farah Haddad | Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Farah Haddad

Farah is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), she holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Power & Energy Engineering with 3 years experience in Solar Systems as a Project Engineer. She has worked on multiple commercial and utility projects across the Middle East, in Jordan, Dubai and Egypt. She has designed, managed, directed on site safety procedures and performed quality assurance/quality control on projects ranging from 500kW to 5MW.

Shen Liu - GSPP Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Shen Liu

Shen brings 4 years of solar industry experience to GSPP, working hands-on in the commercial and industrial section in NYC and the tri-state area where he was responsible for survey, engineering design, permitting, and construction management. At GSPP, Shen has taken on the role of Project Engineer where he assists the Project Management and Engineering team in the development of new assets. Shen attended the University of Michigan where he received his Master’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering.

Michael Andrews_Director of Construction & Project Management_GSPP

Director of Construction & Project Management

Michael Andrews

Mike joined Green Street’s commercial team as the primary Green Street representative responsible for the direction and completion of commercial and utility-scale solar projects. Having spent 18 years working for a commercial project development and construction, Mike currently supervises activities related to procurement, project bidding, submittals, and construction, and ensures each project is completed in a high-quality, profitable, and safe manner.

Smantha Lennon, Director of Commercial Operations, GSPP

Director of Operations

Samantha Lennon

Samantha joined Green Street from NRG Home Solar, where she oversaw their NYC branch. During her time at NRG, she developed and led a team of 40+ solar professionals, before eventually becoming General Manager of Green Street. As Director of Commercial Operations, Samantha assures efficient, timely, and accurate completion of all commercial projects, while simultaneously maintaining effective communication and project transparency with clientele. Samantha received her BS from the University of Scranton.

Matthew Kowalski, Construction & Project Management, GSPP

Project Manager

Matthew Kowalski

Interested in renewables and sustainability from an early age, Matt graduated from SUNY, College of Environmental Science & Forestry with a BS in Sustainable Construction Management Engineering. Following his graduation, Matt worked with the New York State DoT. Soon after, he joined Green Street, where he began in site design. Passionate and motivated, Matt grew to manage the site design team before moving into his current role in Construction & Project Management.

Sam Julien_GSPP

Operations Specialist

Sam Julien

Sam majored in Political Science History at The University of Connecticut and received his Master’s Degree in International Relations at Kings College in London. Prior to joining Green Street, Sam worked as a Sales Manager for a residential solar company. Here at Green Street, Sam oversees our commercial pipeline for pre-construction and post construction activity, coordinates with subcontractors on timelines and expectations, manages the interconnection process with the utilities and works with leadership to enact strategy for GSPP’s growing commercial solar business. He also collaborates cross-functionally with Accounting, Underwriting and Legal departments to execute capital markets

Amanda Zurla, Director of Underwriting, GSPP

Director of Underwriting

Amanda Zurla

Amanda’s relationship with the solar industry started early in her career. Immediately following her graduation from SUNY New Paltz, she began working as a marketing representative for SunPower by Infinity Solar, where she oversaw the customer support department and implemented numerous marketing campaigns to increase brand exposure and lead flow for the residential sales team. Applying her experience in customer relations and lead generation, Amanda joined Green Street as the first member of the commercial division to help advance it. Within her first year alone, Amanda assisted in the development of a commercial pipeline of over 15 MW in direct sales and 70 MW in Community Distributed Generation projects throughout the State of New York, and continues to be a vital asset in the growth of all aspects of the commercial portfolio.

Elizabeth Price, Underwriting Analyst, GSPP

Underwriting Analyst

Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price has spent a majority of her life overseas, she formally held an internship with the U.S. State Department as a Management Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala, Lumpur. In this position, Elizabeth began a series of cables discussing the palm oil industry in Malaysia and its adverse effects on the environment. Afterwards, Elizabeth decided to join a young, highly-dedicated team that provides solutions towards a more sustainable future through solar energy installations. Currently, Elizabeth is an underwriting analyst at Green Street Power Partners. In this role, Elizabeth oversees incoming projects, reviews legal documents, and coordinates with lenders on project closings. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics from Washington State University.

Olivia Sproviero, Underwriting DD & Policy Analyst

Underwriting DD & Policy Analyst

Olivia Sproviero

Olivia graduated from Boston University in 2019 with a major in Earth and Environmental Sciences. During her senior year of college, Olivia interned at Terawatt Energy assisting in business development research. Shortly after graduating, Olivia joined Green Street Power Partners where she now aids in due diligence and policy research.

Hugo Pedernera | Director, O&M

Director, Operations & Maintenance

Hugo Pedernera

Hugo has been involved in every aspect of photovoltaic systems EPC, QA, and O&M for over 23 years. Throughout his career, he has been working with some of the biggest solar companies in the North East.

Hugo studied Electromechanical Engineering in Argentina, and Electrical Engineering at SUNY Farmingdale.

Jordan Chow, Asset Management & Analytics, GSPP

Senior Asset Manager

Jordan Chow

Jordan graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018 with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Finance. After interning at an aviation focused investment bank and Green Street Power Partners, Jordan looked to pursue a career in renewable energy finance and joined the Green Street team shortly after graduation. Jordan helps oversee the operating portfolio’s technical and financial performance.

Anil Kothamasu | Senior Asset Manager

Senior Asset Manager

Anil Kothamasu

Anil Kumar Kothamasu has 5+ years of experience in the solar industry. Prior to GSPP, Anil worked as an Operations/Performance Engineer at Miller Bros Solar. While at Miller Bros Solar, Anil performed root cause analyses, cost analyses, and performance reports for a 1.1 GW pipeline.

Before working at Miller Bros Solar, Anil worked as a Project Manager with Sunrays Green Power solutions, where he and his team excelled in optimizing the company’s portfolio performance.

Anil graduated from Ottawa University with a master’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Mia Behm_Director of Marketing

Director of Marketing & Customer Relations

Mia Behm

Prior to joining Green Street, Mia worked as the Marketing Manager at a SaaS startup located in Austin, Texas. She spent three years managing their marketing efforts and aided in growing the business $2mm in annual recurring revenue. In 2016, Mia moved to New York City and joined Green Street. She currently oversees all marketing, PR & community solar engagement efforts. Mia also assists in asset management and customer relations. Mia holds a BS in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.