A recognized, visionary leader and former Senior Vice President of three public companies, Haresh Patel’s penchant for identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for business expansion have ignited corporate turnaround, change management, and revenue growth time and again. With an impeccable record of success navigating through complex growth markets where technology choices can be difficult, Haresh founded SCS Renewables to solve the business development challenges of a rapidly expanding global renewable energy market. Read Full Bio ->
Tim Buchner has built his career in emerging markets; transforming new ideas into scalable realities. At both start up and public companies, Tim has consistently proven his tenacious ability to lead change and drive profitable growth. In early 2009, Tim co-founded SCS Renewables after 15 years as a successful sales and corporate development executive in the wireless and semiconductor industries. Since starting SCS, Tim has successfully negotiated and closed over $80M in revenue and investments for SCS’ finance and technology clients representing over 75 mega watts of renewable energy power generation throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic.Read Full Bio ->
With a professional background that spans construction management, product marketing, and business development, Jason Adams has a true talent for spotting market trends and providing expert marketing direction for the SCS team. Jason’s diverse experience helps him to provide clients with pre-designed, pre-banked renewable project structures that meet financial metrics. Read Full Bio ->
Focused on bringing a nimble and creative approach, Sam brings to the SCS team a diverse set expertise in finance, strategic marketing, operations, and management developed while serving in various capacities for both start-ups and large corporations. Of the utmost integrity, Sam generates innovative ideas to supply companies with the tools needed to achieve success. Sam’s background in both project development and project evaluation provides a unique perspective that comes with understanding the needs and challenges of both the developer and the financier. Read Full Bio ->
With a keen ability to develop strategic relationships and an expertise in finance, business analysis, and marketing, Tom Vogt is an invaluable asset to the SCS team. Tom’s diverse background in investment banking, semiconductors, and solar photovoltaics allows him to envision and facilitate all aspects of clients’ project goals. Read Full Bio ->
Tim Keating, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SCS Renewables, is a proven technology start-up company executive with experience in PV technology, finance, venture investing, computers and internet business models. He has outstanding positioning and communications capabilities gaining maximum visibility for his businesses by leveraging mass media and internet channels. He has a proven ability to launch and grow businesses from early stage to revenues growth phase with well over $60M in growth capital raised to date. Read Full Bio ->
Board of Advisers
A renowned visionary committed to renewable energy, Jigar Shah founded SunEdison in 2003 based upon a business plan he developed in 1999 for a university class. That plan became the basis of the SunEdison business model: Simplify solar as a service. This model changed the status quo, allowing organizations to purchase solar energy services under long-term predictably priced contracts and avoid the significant capital costs of ownership and operation of solar energy systems. Under Shah’s guidance, SunEdison pioneered the solar power services agreement (SPSA) model, which has turned solar services into a multi-billion dollar industry. SunEdison now has more solar energy systems and megawatts under management than any other company.
Shah is an expert on energy project finance, changing energy policy, working with entrenched stakeholders, convincing different type of customers to embrace energy technology. Today, Shah is CEO of Carbon War Room and works closely with some of the world’s leading influencers and guides policy makers around the globe on key issues surrounding renewable energy, global warming and sustainability. Shah holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from The University of Maryland. He sits on the boards of the Prometheus Institute and Greenpeace USA.
Chetan Saiya is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Assetlink. Assetlink’s industry leading solutions for Marketing Operations Management are a result of Chetan’s vision and his understanding of marketing operations challenges faced by Global 2000 companies. SAS recently purchased Assetlink in February of 2011.
Prior to starting Assetlink, Chetan was CEO of MediaWay, a multimedia database management company that he founded, and Tandem Computers, a fault tolerant computing company. Chetan has MS in Computer Engineering from University of Notre Dame, Indiana and Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.