Meet the team

Jeffrey Macel

Co–Founder and Managing Director
Before founding Lodestar Energy, Jeff founded and built ALTRU Energy to develop and finance solar DG and utility–scale projects.  During his time with Lodestar and ALTRU, Jeff successfully developed projects from New England to the Southeast, with a particular focus on assisting underserved communities.  

Community advancement has been a core value of Jeff’s philosophy for his entire career.  His goal with impact investing has always been to support community economic development, revitalization, growth and sustainability.  Since founding 2009, the vast majority of Jeff’s projects have benefited underserved communities by providing below–market, renewable energy to those in need. 

Before founding Lodestar Energy and ALTRU Energy, Jeff worked with public and private companies in industries for clean technology, alternative energy, and technology.  Jeff also has extensive experience with corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and portfolio management.  

Jeff has an AB from Bowdoin College and a JD from Duke University.
Meet The Team