Meet the Team
Accelerating the world
to 100% clean energy
Billy ParishFounder/Chief Executive Officer
Founded and grew the Energy Action Coalition into the world’s largest youth clean energy organization (300k members).
Clean energy entrepreneur working in Israel and rural native communities in the Southwest. Recognized twice by Forbes as “30 under-30” for energy.
Mike McDermittChief Credit Officer
Led the commercial & esoteric asset backed ratings team at Moody's Investors Service. Investment banker with Smith Barney (Citigroup predecessor).
Katya BaronManaging Director, Capital Markets
Securitization and asset finance specialist with 15+ years of financial services experience. Investment banker and structurer at Sterne Agee, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan Securities.
Tony BakoChief Operations Officer
Former VP of Engineering at Cramster (acquired by Chegg), and VP of Engineering at Chegg.
Bruce LedesmaEVP Corporate Development
Former EVP/General Counsel at publicly traded global solar company (SunPower Corp, sold to Total S.A.) and financial services company (Barra, sold to Morgan Stanley).
Steve ControulisChief Financial Officer
Served as CFO of Triton Container International Limited, the world’s largest container leasing company with $9 billion in assets, for 11 years. He also held leaderships roles at GE Capital, Heller Financial and The First National Bank of Chicago.
Shahzad KaziChief Risk Officer
With over 30 years of experience in risk management, he most recently oversaw over $100B in consumer and small business loans as Head of Consumer Credit at SunTrust Bank. Prior to SunTrust, he was Executive Vice President and Head of Risk Strategy at HSBC for North America and was responsible for identifying high risk segments and overseeing a $400 billion portfolio. He’s also held senior risk and credit roles at ABN-AMRO and Citibank.
Ted FawcettVice President of Sales
Led nationwide residential solar sales and strategy for Admirals Bank and senior sales positions at Clean Power Finance and Sungevity.
James RobinsonVice President of Marketing
Former VP of Creative Leadership and Brand Development at SolarCity and has delivered dozens of global campaigns for top brands including Amazon, Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, and Sony.
Steve KentVice President of Loan Operations
A seasoned financial services executive, creating order out of chaos with significant experience in the Renewable Energy sector.
Heather HoustonVice President of People
Over 15 years of HR leadership experience in small high growth companies including Five9, NanoGram, Zyomyx and Synplicity.
Chris PhillipsVice President of Home Improvement Lending
Former VP of Finance and Corporate Development at SoFi. Previously private equity associate at Thomas H. Lee partners and investment banker at J.P. Morgan.
Eric WatsonGeneral Counsel and Secretary
Previously, Eric served as Deputy General Counsel of Social Finance, Inc. and provided legal support for all capital market activities. Over the 18 years preceding his Mosaic tenure, Eric served at Navient Corporation, has held various positions in the financial services sector, and practiced as a corporate attorney for a major global law firm.
Robert KellyBoard Member
Former CFO of SolarCity, Calera and Calpine. Raised over $51 Billion to finance clean energy projects.
Lisa GanskyBoard Member
Co-founder of Ofoto, an angel investor and author of the bestseller, ‘The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing’.
Tom DinwoodieBoard Member
Solar pioneer and founder of PowerLight Corporation, which later merged with SunPower, where he served as CTO.
Saurabh N. AgarwalBoard Member
Joined Warburg Pincus in 2009 and focuses on the energy sector. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company in New Jersey and New Delhi, and Temasek Holdings in Mumbai.
Arjun ThimmayaBoard Member
Joined Warburg Pincus in 2008 and focuses on the financial services sector. Previously, he worked at Trimaran Capital, a New York based private equity fund, where over a six year period, he executed a variety of private equity investments.
We are a team of entrepreneurs, coders, finance experts and changemakers. We want to create a world that is powered by abundant clean energy and owned by people like me and you. We’re excited to build that world with you.