Building out a clean
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.
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.
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.
Amir serves as GSPP’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining GSPP, Amir served as an integral part of the finance team at the Sapir Organization for five years. Here he held the position of CEO of Sapir Corp Ltd., the opportunistic arm (publicly traded in Israel) of The Sapir Organization.
Before joining the Sapir Organization, Amir served in a financial leadership roles at both Adam America and Deloitte.
Civically, he is active in Jewish organizations, including the Israeli American Council.
Amir holds a BA in Accounting and Business Management and is a licensed CPA in Israel.
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.
Before joining GSPP, Dan served as a Director and lead the Renewable Energy Finance practice at Enhanced. Prior to this role, he served as the Director of Finance for Enhanced Capital where he led the accounting department in financial statement and tax preparation. Before joining Enhanced Capital, he was a Senior Accountant with Ernst & Young where he provided auditing and attestation services for public and private companies. Dan specializes in corporate and partnership tax, GAAP accounting and structured finance for clean energy investments with involvement in over $500 million of renewable energy transactions.
Dan is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Colorado College and an M.S. in Accounting – Finance from the University of New Orleans.
Dan is the board treasurer of unCommon Construction, a non-profit that teaches leadership and real world skills to high school apprentices through the build process.
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.
Kristen Simmons is Associate Counsel for Green Street, where she leads the legal due diligence effort. Prior to joining Green Street, Kristen was a senior attorney at the Florida Public Service Commission, where she was responsible for the procedural and legal aspects of matters concerning the utility industry, including acting as co-counsel on a utility-proposed 1490 MW community solar project. Before working in the utility arena, Kristen worked at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection supervising rulemaking and wetland training staff and working with the US Army Corps on Florida’s Section 404 assumption efforts. Kristen graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University College of Law.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Middendorf entered the renewable energy industry in 2008, amounting to 13 years of photovoltaic experience in residential, commercial, governmental, and utility-scale PV systems. He has managed and installed 250 Megawatts of solar, and counting, in Minnesota alone. He is a NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Energy Practitioner with a strong knowledge in the NEC. He holds certificates in NFPA 70 E, OSHA 30, Construction Site Erosion and Stormwater Management, Advanced Residential Photovoltaic Design and Installation, and Solar Project Management. He is six sigma lean production trained and has an emphasis in QA/QC management, operations management, and project management. He is highly skilled in development, design, permitting, engineering, civil, procurement, construction, commissioning and testing, O&M, electrical 1,000 & 1,500 volts DC, and high voltage services up to 35 KV.
Jonathan began with simple roots growing up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota, where he learned to work hard at an early age. He has over 24 years of experience in the construction industry – ranging from residential, commercial, agricultural, and governmental. Prior to joining Green Street, he worked as a Project Manager for a utility-scale EPC firm.
Dylan comes to GSPP with over 5 years in C&I and small utility scale experience. Having worked in the EPC environment at varying capacities, he brings valuable construction operations, project management and O&M skills to GSPPs ever-growing team and project portfolio. Prior to joining the solar industry, Dylan gained valuable experience in construction project management within different industries adding to his repertoire, mechanical aptitude, and versatility. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse, NY and values career development and fostering an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment in the solar industry.
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’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 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 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.
Dean earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Management Information Science and Marketing from the University at Albany. Dean has over 20 years of professional experience in developing enterprise applications within the public and private sector. Organizations he has worked for are some of the biggest names in their respective industries such as JPMorgan Chase & Co., UBS Group AG, The Executive Office of the President of the United States, etc. Dean brings a disciplined approach to using technology as a force multiplier and enabler of business. Resources can deliver work product faster, more accurately, easier, and in many cases deliver work product previously not possible. This has been achieved by building robust systems that integrate various business functions and implement innovative technology, data designs, and workflow processes. Dean is excited to join the GSPP family and bring his skillset into the renewable energy industry.
Hugo has been involved in every aspect of photovoltaic systems including EPC, QA, and O&M for over 23 years. Hugo began in the solar industry as a Project Manager. Shortly following, he served as the Director of Engineering at Lanco Solar International. After this role, Hugo moved to Unique Technical Services, LLC where he held the role, VP of Renewable Energy Programs. Prior to joining GSPP, Hugo served as the Director of Operations & Maintenance at 174 Power Global NE and also served as a consultant. Hugo studied Electromechanical Engineering in Argentina, and Electrical Engineering at SUNY Farmingdale.
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.
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.