YPE New York City Leadership
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Leo Trudel is an Innovation & Technology Advisor at Indigo Advisory Group and CEO of Cloudport, a building efficiency startup. He previously worked in cleantech investment banking, where he specialized in advisory services for renewable energy project developers and for small- and mid-cap software companies. Prior to that, he worked for an investment banking technology firm, where he developed capital markets analytics and transaction platforms. He began his career as a political aide and has held senior roles in multiple gubernatorial campaigns, advising on policy, strategy, and fundraising. Trudel earned a BA from Colby College in 2007, where he studied government and economics.
Leo Trudel is an Innovation & Technology Advisor at Indigo Advisory Group ...
Vice President & Events Lead
Bobby Simpson is co-founder and partner of Harbinger Land, a services company primarily focused on land research and acquisitions for natural gas development. He has nine years experience as a landman and manager across projects in Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Colorado. He acquired his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University in 2006 and his Masters from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business in 2012.
Bobby Simpson is co-founder and partner of Harbinger Land, a services company ...
Chief Financial Officer
Robert F. Parker is a Partner at Chobe Advisers, a consulting firm and developer of renewable energy & commodity projects around the globe. Mr. Parker has worked in the Renewable Energy sector for 10 years as an executive, banker, and advisor. He is an Adjunct Professor and Diploma Program Director at New York University’s School of Professional Studies, covering Entrepreneurship, CleanTech, and Energy Finance. Mr. Parker has an MBA from Loyola University – Chicago and a BA from Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the CleanTech Open’s NYC Metro Region.
Robert F. Parker is a Partner at Chobe Advisers, a consulting firm ...
Shruti Nayar is an Analyst at GoldenSet Capital Partners. At GoldenSet, she supports the investment team in the underwriting of new investments and the monitoring of the existing portfolio. In addition, Ms. Nayar supports GoldenSet’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives as well as the firm’s commitments as a Signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI).
Prior to joining GoldenSet, Ms. Nayar was the Director of Asset Management at Green Street Power Partners, a solar project developer and financier. While at Green Street, Ms. Nayar was responsible for overseeing the performance of the company’s portfolio, investor reporting, and maintaining the company’s financial models.
Ms. Nayar acquired her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, where she dual-majored in Economics and Environmental Studies, and researched under faculty members of the University Council on Sustainability. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Energy Finance from NYU.
Shruti Nayar is an Analyst at GoldenSet Capital Partners. At GoldenSet, she ...
Mei Poon is a program manager in Emerging Tech and Pilots Program team at Con Edison. Prior to joining Con Edison, Mei worked for a New York-based energy consultancy, where her project work focuses on retail energy markets, energy technology research, and marketing strategies for the largest utilities in the Northeast. She has worked for a solar startup in Hong Kong, and later supported GE Solar in optimizing operational efficiencies as part of the Renewable Energy Leadership Program. She started her career in financial services, supported the Fixed Income products and Corporate Treasury teams at JPMorgan Chase. She holds an MBA from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from University of Florida. She enjoys meeting fellow energy professionals, served as a mentor for the Northeast Cleantech Open. Frequent runner, avid traveler, currently learning German.
Mei Poon is a program manager in Emerging Tech and Pilots Program ...
Savannah Goodman leads the modeling & simulation team at Blueprint Power, a company that unlocks new revenue for real-estate owners by transforming their buildings into energy market connected power plants. Since joining in the summer of 2018, Savannah has architected and managed the development of machine learning and optimization models that enable autonomous operation of DERs for market participation. From her previous experience at companies including Tesla, NRG, Off Grid Electric, and SDG&E, Savannah has developed an expertise in global energy storage and DER applications. She has a particular knack for modeling operational strategies for DERs and their associated economic value streams. Savannah received a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Civil Engineering with minors in Electrical Engineering and Technology Management. She received an MS from Stanford University in Civil Engineering with a focus in renewable energy optimization.
Savannah Goodman leads the modeling & simulation team at Blueprint Power, a ...
Marketing & Communications Director
Sheila Garcia is a marketer with over five years of marketing and branding experience in the sustainability space. She previously worked at EnterSolar, a leading provider of solar photovoltaic systems to corporations and schools. Prior to that, she worked at Safe Water Network, a nonprofit organization that provides clean water systems across Ghana and India. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in 2013 where she double-majored in marketing and entrepreneurship, and minored in music.
Sheila Garcia is a marketer with over five years of marketing and ...
Jiin (Jinny) Park is a Project Manager and Business Analyst at American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is responsible for managing technology-based projects that support the business needs at the Institute. Prior to joining ANSI in 2017, Jinny was a Program Manager at Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), where she developed and implemented CO2 budget trading programs. She served as YPE NYC president from 2017 to 2019. Jinny holds a M.A. focused in environmental education from NYU and a B.S in biology from the University of Oregon.
Jiin (Jinny) Park is a Project Manager and Business Analyst at American ...
Daniel Getman is a Manager at Mazars Group in New York, where he provides project finance advisory, modeling and training services. Previously he worked for BDO Consulting with their project finance group in Tel Aviv, where he advised on oil and gas, solar and transportation projects. Daniel earned a B.A. in political science from George Washington University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Daniel Getman is a Manager at Mazars Group in New York, where he ...
Jason Kaplan is the General Counsel and Director of Operations at PowerMarket, a software solutions business serving utilities, developers, and other stakeholders and providing a turn-key solution for the management and administration of their community solar projects. Previously, Jason was the General Counsel and Head of Policy at United Wind, where he led all legal matters related to United Wind’s distributed wind energy business including corporate governance and finance, project finance and development, residential and customer lease agreements, and turbine supply and vendor agreements. In his role as Head of Policy, Jason developed policy strategy and engaged stakeholders at the federal, state, municipal, and electric cooperative levels. He is an avid home cook and loves to hike. Jason graduated from Vermont Law School, cum laude with a joint degree in law and masters in environmental law and policy, and Colgate University, cum laude B.A. Geology.
Jason Kaplan is the General Counsel and Director of Operations at PowerMarket, ...