The SolRiver team has extensive development experience, financial expertise, and relationships in the solar industry.   We have been solving solar financing challenges for 10 years.  We created a massively scalable financing platform for sourcing, vetting, and acquiring projects that meet our Investment Criteria.








Brandon Conard

Managing Partner

Brandon leads SolRiver’s execution and management of solar project investments across the US. Prior to SolRiver, Brandon was the Chief Strategy Officer at HelioPower, a large California-based EPC. Prior to that he was the CEO of Greenzu, a commercial PPA platform. In the past decade, Brandon has overseen the origination, evaluation, and execution of over $3 Billion in solar financing totaling over 4 GW of generating capacity.


Nick Gazzolo


Nick builds partnerships with solar developers working with SolRiver’s project financing platform. Prior to SolRiver, Nick was VP of Business Development for Intelligent Generation, an energy storage management platform. He focused on assisting solar developers integrate storage applications into utility scale projects. Prior to that, Nick worked in finance, specializing in hedging and risk management at Options Xpress and Charles Schwab.


Riley Sullivan

Vice President of Acquisitions

Riley works closely with developers, installers, and partners to acquire and build new solar projects.  He also manages SolRiver’s investment analysis team, responsible for building innovative financial models that enable SolRiver’s growth into new markets.   Prior to SolRiver, Riley worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at SDR Ventures assisting on sell-side and mezzanine debt financing deals.  Riley received a Cum Laude designation at the University of Denver, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Marketing.


Ben Megna


Ben assists in originating and evaluating solar project investments for SolRiver.  He coordinates opportunities  with both developers and investment banking partners,  in order to lead transactions to success.  Ben began as an intern for SolRiver, and the company was excited to have him join full time after graduation.  He graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and a Minor in Computer Science.

Jake Keaton


Jake Keaton is an Investment Analyst for SolRiver, responsible for investment analysis, diligence, and execution. Prior to SolRiver, Jake worked in development and construction management for Urbana Homes.  He graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in environmental studies.


Jake Peterson


Jake Peterson assists in solar project investment evaluation, diligence, and transaction managements.  Prior to SolRiver, Jake worked as a litigation consultant where he supported the DOJ by analyzing economic allocation models for the DOE’s nuclear waste disposal program. Jake graduated from the University of Richmond with a BBA in Finance and a Minor in History

Sarah Kellerman

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Kellerman is the Administrative Assistant for SolRiver. Prior to SolRiver, Sarah was an Administrative Assistant for Real Capital Solutions, focusing on real estate and solar projects.  Before that, Sarah was a Retail Manager of multiple locations and hundreds of employees. Sarah is passionate about teamwork and collaboration. It takes a team to build a thriving organization.