About Us

OUR STORY

New Columbia Solar was founded in 2016 to serve the growing demand for clean energy in Washington, DC. After developing, building, and financing solar projects all over the world, the founders of our company came together to transform how the District of Columbia – one of the most visible, iconic, and influential cities in the world – is powered. New Columbia Solar is on a mission to make solar power a reality for our entire community.

Unlike many solar companies, New Columbia Solar finances, designs, installs, and maintains solar energy systems, which makes us a partner to our customers for the lifetime of our installations. We take pride in the clean energy community that we’ve built in the District and look forward to finding new ways of investing in our network of customers as it continues to grow.

 

Leadership

Mike Healy
Co-Founder & CEO

As the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Columbia Solar, Mike Healy has garnered a laudable reputation as a visionary entrepreneur and leader in the clean energy industry. Mike has been instrumental in developing business growth strategies from start-up level to maturity and has leveraged his position as a business leader and effective coalition builder to grow and improve the solar industry.

 

While leading New Columbia Solar, Mike serves in executive and advisory positions with the Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association (CHESSA), ConnectDER Inc., Renewables Forward, the Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition, and was a founding member of Nextility, Inc.

Mike has a proven track record of developing a long-term strategy, implementing the tactics to maintain and execute that strategy, and delivering results. He has been an active advocate of renewable energy and clean power in environmental policies, which includes leading the advocacy efforts for the Clean Energy DC Act 2018 passed by the DC City Council to implement a 100% renewable energy target by 2032 and mandates zero-emissions public transportation by 2045. Mike hopes to see the District meet its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2032 through his efforts at New Columbia Solar.

 

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Marco McClees
Chief Operating Officer

Marco joined NCS in late 2020 with over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector representing both developers and financing parties on projects across the United States and internationally.

 

Prior to New Columbia Solar, Mr. McClees worked at Millbank and SunEdison, and more recently helped to support and build Ygrene Energy Fund’s national presence in energy efficiency upgrades and PACE financing.

 

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Richard Reilly
Chief Financial Officer

Rich joined NCS in 2023 and oversees Finance Department.

 

Prior to New Columbia Solar, Rich worked at Greenleaf Energy Solutions, and also was on the founding team and later served as CFO of Verde Energy, where he helped lead the company from pre-revenue to over $250MM. Rich has well over a decade of CFO experience and a wide range of experience ranging from starts-up to large corporates, such as Unilever.

 

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Alex Williams
General Counsel

Alex joined New Columbia Solar in June 2023 and manages and oversees the company’s legal functions as General Counsel.

 

Alex brings a diverse skill set to New Columbia Solar. He spent the first half of his career representing domestic and international companies in complex and high-stakes commercial and personal injury litigation before transitioning to a transactional practice representing the world’s largest financial institutions, commodity trading companies, energy marketers, developers, and other energy companies and investors in complex commodity and financing transactions covering the power and renewable energy sectors. 

 

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Solar Development +

Anthony Petruzzo
Head of Product Development

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Jorge Consuegra
Director of Special Projects

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Chris Amoss
Director of Project Management

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Paige Ober
Assistant Director of New Markets

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Bill Fitzgerald
Director of Sales

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Josh Zerbarini
Director of Engineering

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Andrew Dussell
Director of Procurement

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Patricio Alvarez
PV Design Engineering Manager

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Porter Ryan
Project Engineer

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Dave Johnson
Manager of QA/QC

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Sam Petersen
PV Design Engineer

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Daniel Hardy
PV Engineer

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Kassandra Reyes-Liste
Sr. Manager of Development

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Bettsy Sevilla
Procurement Specialist

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Matt Mansfield
Regulatory Process & Interconnection Specialist

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Ricky Hofbauer
Project Manager II

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Gigi Richardson
Project Manager

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Michaela Ross
Project Manager

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Jesse Brennan
Business Development Manager

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Will Reig
Business Development

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Cam Kostyack
Business Development Associate

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Tom Meade
Sales Development Representative

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Ava Duane
Sales Operations Analyst

Angie McCarthy
Sales Development Representative

Victoria Lee
Marketing

Finance & Business Operations +

Maulik Patel
Director of Information Technology

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Rami Hamdan​​​​
Project Finance Manager

Nicole Rentz
Director of Market Development and Policy

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Paul Lyons
Senior Paralegal

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Matthew Eshleman
Operations Engineer

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Ndingi Elangwe
Asset Management Analyst

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Peter Chike
Senior Accountant

Ben Acker
Project Finance Analyst

Ja'Neal Bean
Receptionist

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Construction & Project Operations +

Nico Rios
O&M Manager

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Peter Lowenthall
Inspection and Training Specialist

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