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A Community of Experienced Professionals


With a growing staff of developers, engineers, technicians and business professionals, we are continually improving our processes and service offerings. In 2017, we successfully built nearly 15% of the nation’s utility-scale solar installations, more than any other utility-scale developer.

We are a team that values culture with a genuine passion for making our world cleaner and healthier. From development to construction to operations, we strive to be good neighbors and develop projects that benefit communities for decades to come.


Leadership


Our leadership team brings unmatched experience in solar, finance, and business operations.



Ben Van de Bunt

Chairman

As Board Chairman, Ben leads Cypress Creek Renewables in its mission to be the nation’s foremost developer of utility-scale solar farms. Previously, Ben was a principal at Guthy-Renker, where he held roles as President and CEO. He has served on the Board of Directors and as an advisor for companies including Solar City and Houlihan Lokey, as well as several non-profit and mission-based organizations. He received his JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from UCLA.

Matthew McGovern

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Matt oversees all operations and investor relations. Prior to forming Cypress Creek, he served as the CFO of Paramount Equity, launching the firm’s first tax equity fund with US Bank in March 2013. Before joining Paramount, he was the CFO of Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation from 2010 to 2012, where he developed and financed a large portfolio of utility-scale and commercial solar projects. He received his Ph.D in Organizational Development and Behavior from the College of Organizational Studies, CSPP and his BA from Miami University.

Michael Cohen

President

As President, Michael is instrumental in business development, financing and strategic initiatives. Prior to Cypress Creek, Michael led business development and project finance for Strata Solar from 2011 to 2014. Previous to his work at Strata, Michael was an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis from 2008 to 2011, where he focused on the development, financing, and sales & acquisitions of renewable energy projects both domestically and abroad. Michael received both his BA and MA in Accounting from the University of Florida and earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Brian
Matthay

Chief Investment Officer

Brad
Bauer

Chief Capital Markets Officer

Patrick
McConnell

Chief Finance Officer

Jaime
Carlson

Executive Vice President of Operations

Jon
Buttles

Chief Financial Officer

Jerome
O’Brien

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Kevin
Knee

Co-Founder

David
Riester

Managing Director

Tiffany
Elliott

Vice President of Project Sales

Joe
Brotherton

Executive Vice President of Operations and Maintenance

Pete
Farlekas

President of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction

Evan
Riley

Vice President of Development

Chris
Quarterman

Vice President of Market Strategy

Noah
Hyte

Vice President of Strategy and Origination

Geoff
Fallon

Senior Director of Development

Steve
Levitas

Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Strategy

Cassidy
DeLine

Director of Project Finance

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