WHO WE ARE

The SolRiver team has extensive development experience, financial expertise, and industry relationships in the mid-size solar market.   We have been solving mid-market solar financing challenges for 10 years.  We created a massively scalable financing platform for sourcing, vetting, and acquiring projects that meet our Investment Criteria. In the process, our team has developed and managed over 300 commercial and small utility scale systems, totaling 180MW of capacity, requiring over $400MM to build.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Conard

Partner

Brandon leads business development at SolRiver. 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 eight years, Brandon has raised $300MM of solar project finance, including $84MM in sale leasebacks and $149MM of debt. He has overseen the diligence of over $1 Billion in solar financing of 300+ projects totaling 400MW of generating capacity.
Nick Gazzolo - Partner of Business Development

Nick Gazzolo

Partner

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

Senior Associate

Riley leads the analyst at SolRiver, managing Project Evaluation working closely with developers, installers, and partners to evaluate new solar project opportunities.  Riley also handles origination, negotiation and closing project finance transactions. 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

Analyst

Ben assists in Project Evaluation developing pro-formas and testing economics. He also assists in creating proposals, term sheets, marketing material, and investment presentations. Prior to the analyst role, he worked as an intern at SolRiver assisting in directly raising $35MM in committed capital from equity sponsors. Ben received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and a Minor in Computer Science.

Walker Lands

Anaylst

Walker assists in sourcing project acquisition opportunities, outreach to developers, and maintaining our relationship with development partners. Walker also assists in Project Evaluation and the due diligence process. Prior to SolRiver, Walker worked as a Finance & Investor Relations Analyst at Solaris preparing documents for investors, earnings calls, and press releases. Walker received his Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from Trinity University. While attending Trinity, he oversaw the Student Managed Fund as the Portfolio Manager.