Before founding Lodestar Energy, Jeffrey founded ALTRU Energy in 2009 to develop and finance solar DG projects. In the renewable energy sector, Jeffrey has developed and financed more than $300M (>120 MW) of projects across eight states. Prior to founding Lodestar, Jeffrey worked as an attorney in private practice at two AMLAW 50 law firms, representing public and private companies, private equity funds, and financial institutions in a variety of businesses and industries, including renewable energy, finance and real estate, and multiple tax equity transactions. Over his career Jeffrey has closed transactions in excess of $20 Billion, and has been active in the private equity, renewable energy and technology arenas for more than two decades. He represented Evergreen Solar (ESLR) during its formative years, through its initial public offering in 2000, and as a public company thereafter.
Jeffrey serves on the Avon Clean Energy Commission, and has worked extensively to support community economic development, revitalization, growth and sustainability. Since 2009, a significant proportion of Jeff’s projects have benefited underserved communities by providing below–market, renewable energy to those in need.
Jeffrey received an A.B. from Bowdoin College and J.D. from Duke University.
Before founding Lodestar Energy, Jaime was Vice President & General Manager of the US Commercial business for SunEdison with full P&L responsibility from sales through financing and operations for all commercial and public sector customers. Under his leadership, this business unit grew from $100 million to over $250 million in two years. His teams closed over 100 solar projects for clients such as Walmart, Kohl’s, Staples, Whole Foods and the US Air Force and US Marine Corp across over a dozen states.
Before entering renewable energy, Jaime held a variety of Executive and General Manager roles across companies from early stage to Fortune 500, including Alcoa (NYSE: AA), FreeMarkets (NASDAQ: FMKT/ARBA), and NVR (NYSE: NVR).
Jaime is a proud member of the Virginia Tech Committee of 100, former Chairman of the ISE Advisory Board, and was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
Jaime currently volunteers on the board of Wakeman Town Farm, an organic demonstration farm that serves the Westport community and through HBS Community Partners, offering pro bono consulting and education to local nonprofits in Connecticut.
Jaime has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jack manages project financing and corporate development activities for Lodestar Energy. He is responsible for origination, transaction structuring, and execution. To date, he has successfully closed 15 solar project financings totaling more than $75 million.
Prior to joining Lodestar Energy Mr. Funk worked as Senior Investment Analyst, covering debt and non-traditional asset classes for Offit Capital, a private wealth management firm with $6.5 billion in assets under advisement.
Previously, Mr. Funk was a Senior Analyst at SunEdison where he was involved in the development of over 500 MW of solar assets across the United States. He is also the co-founder of Givlet, an online fundraising platform, which has helped nonprofits raise more than $2.5 million dollars.
Mr. Funk holds a degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University
Joanna is a business professional and paralegal with more than 30 years of experience in real estate, business organizations and finance. Joanna manages the team in loan and tax equity transactions. She works closely with outside counsel, title companies, surveyors, lenders and landlords. She also manages all legal entity portfolios and implements corporate governance and ensures compliance.
Prior to joining the Lodestar team, she worked as a real estate and corporate paralegal in law firms with experience in commercial real estate transactions representing buyers, sellers and lending institutions. Joanna also is experienced in corporate business law including entity formation, organization, and administration; corporate governance; corporate transactions including stock and asset; mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.
Joanna holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut.
Joanna is a notary public for the State of Connecticut. She is a member of the Central Connecticut Paralegal Association, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, Paralegal Section and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. .
Carrie joined Lodestar as its associate general counsel in 2019. She oversees all legal and regulatory work for Lodestar’s solar asset portfolio, its development pipeline and associated legal and contractual work.
When Carrie joined the Lodestar team, she brought over twenty (20) years of experience in real estate and site development experience in the renewable energy and telecommunications fields. Carrie obtained approval for the first commercial wind project in the State of Connecticut in 2011 and has been responsible for the acquisition and sale of thousands of commercial properties and the development of hundreds of commercial properties throughout her career.
Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bates College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Jim joined Lodestar as its corporate accountant in 2020. He oversees all accounting work for Lodestar’s investment portfolios; its management analysis; and he plays a lead role in the preparation of its reviewed financial statements, tax returns and investment and operational-related reports and schedules for Lodestar’s management team.
When Jim joined the Lodestar team, he brought over 30 years of experience in the field, including 15 years at MassMutual managing accounting and financial reporting teams and 10 years working as a C.P.A. providing tax, financial reporting and management advisory services.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western New England University, where he was honored as first in his class in Accounting.
Erik is responsible for site identification and development of solar projects nationwide. Erik supports the Lodestar team through the negotiation of site control agreements, securing of necessary permits, and analysis of potential project acquisition. He screens project sites for suitability based on environmental, zoning and other considerations, and contributes to the management of project budgets and timelines. Erik also coordinates utility interconnection, and tracks applicable regulatory proceedings and energy policy across the U.S.
Erik holds a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from Marist College and a Master’s Degree in environmental policy and management from University of Denver with a concentration in energy and sustainability.
Samantha is responsible for site identification and development of solar projects nationwide. Sam supports the Lodestar team through the negotiation of site control agreements, securing of necessary permits, and analysis of potential project acquisition. She screens project sites for suitability based on environmental, zoning and other considerations, and contributes to the management of project budgets and timelines. Sam also coordinates utility interconnection, and tracks applicable regulatory proceedings and energy policy across the U.S.
Prior to Lodestar, Sam worked as an equity analyst at BlackRock.
Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College.
Oliver is responsible for site identification and development of solar projects nationwide. Oliver supports the Lodestar team through the negotiation of site control agreements, securing of necessary permits, and analysis of potential project acquisition. He screens project sites for suitability based on environmental, zoning and other considerations, and contributes to the management of project budgets and timelines. Oliver also coordinates utility interconnection, and tracks applicable regulatory proceedings and energy policy across the U.S.
Oliver holds a Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Lodestar, Oliver worked as a Regional Director helping manage senate and presidential campaigns in Georgia.
Anna is responsible for all bookkeeping functions for Lodestar including accounts receivable and accounts payable. Anna also supports team members and accountants with construction and financing transactions, contract management, legal and cost flow analysis.
Prior to joining Lodestar, Anna worked as a full-time Associate Treasury Accountant/Operations Analyst while attending college. Anna currently holds a degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
Before joining Lodestar Energy in the Fall of 2023, Terrence was a Senior Project Developer at New Leaf Energy where he was responsible for origination, permitting and financing of Community Solar Distributed Generation projects throughout New York State. During his 3-year tenure at New Leaf, Terrence developed over 50 MW’s from origination to NTP.
Before entering renewable energy, Terrence held leadership positions at the Open Space Institute and Trust for Public Land which created new urban parks in New Jersey and led the protection of over 70,000 acres in the eastern United States. Earlier in his career, Terrence practiced law with a focus in real estate, trusts and estates and nonprofit law.
Terrence has a B.S in Business Management from St. Joseph’s University and a J.D. from Widener Law School.
Colin is responsible for overseeing the engineering and construction management functions for Lodestar Energy. Prior to joining Lodestar, he spent more than ten years in the engineering, procurement, and construction industry where he designed, built, and operated conventional generation, renewable generation, and energy storage facilities. In his previous roles with prominent renewable energy companies Colin was directly involved in the EPC execution of over 1 GW of solar PV installations across the United States. Before his time in the solar industry, Colin’s design engineering efforts were primarily focused on supporting conventional and hydroelectric generation capital projects for major utilities.
Colin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Danielle is a paralegal with over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate. Danielle supports the Lodestar legal and development teams in the execution of real estate, development and finance activities for its solar asset portfolio. She works closely with outside counsel, title companies, vendors, lenders and landlords. She is experienced in project due diligence inclusive of creation and maintenance of data rooms, contract preparation and review, entity formation and compliance, and title review.
Prior to joining Lodestar, Danielle worked as a Senior Paralegal for a prominent national solar developer.
Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Colorado.
Eli supports the Development team in site identification and development of solar projects nationwide.
Eli supports the Lodestar team through the negotiation of site control agreements, securing of necessary permits, and analysis of potential project acquisitions. He screens sites for suitability based on environmental, zoning and other considerations, and contributes to the management of project budgets and timelines. Eli also coordinates utility interconnection, and tracks applicable regulatory proceedings and energy policy across the U.S.
Eli holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. Prior to joining Lodestar, Eli worked in regenerative farm-to-table culinary and business operations for Chef Melissa Kelly, 2x winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast.