Our Leadership Team

The SolRiver team has extensive development experience, financial expertise, and relationships in the clean energy industry. We have been solving clean energy financing challenges for 10 years.

Clean Energy Across the Country

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.


Stephen Maloney

Energy Project Manager


Stephen assists with construction management, project development, and business development at SolRiver. Prior to SolRiver, Stephen worked for a solar development start-up where he gained extensive experience negotiating purchase and lease agreements, researching new markets, and working with contractors. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business with a B.S in Business Administration and Real Estate. 


Melanie Crawford



Melanie assists with business development, project management and marketing at SolRiver. Prior to joining the team, Melanie worked for environmentally focused non profits specializing in research and policy. She graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Economics and a minor in Global Public and Environmental Health.


Drew DeHaven



Drew assists in solar project investment evaluation, diligence, and transaction management. Prior to SolRiver, Drew attended Sewanee: The University of the South with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. He returned to school at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management for his Masters in Finance.