7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West
September 16-17, 2014  |  Palace Hotel  |  San Francisco, CA

Mac Irvin

Senior Vice President, Head of San Francisco office, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure

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Mac Irvin is Senior Vice President and head of Hannon's San Francisco office. Mac most recently served as CFO at Sungevity, a venture-backed residential solar sales and leasing company, where he raised corporate equity, project equity and debt, and led the accounting, procurement and contract administration teams. Prior to joining Sungevity, Mac served as Managing Director of Structured Finance and Business Development at Sunpower, where he was responsible for funding the company’s residential, commercial and utility scale projects. Prior to Sunpower, Mac served as CFO for BPL Global, as Managing Director with GATX Capital, and as Regional General Manager with RailTex, Inc., a three-time Inc. 500 company. Mac holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.

Dick Rai

Manager, PNC Energy Capital

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Dick Rai is the Manager of PNC Energy Capital (“PNC”), the renewable energy financing arm of PNC Bank, one of the top five banks in the country. PNC is a premier tax equity and debt player in the renewable market with a focus on solar assets. Mr. Rai has extensive knowledge and experience in this market which allows PNC to understand and capitalize on the available, and often complicated, government, tax and other incentives in this sector.

Prior to joining PNC six years ago, Mr. Rai was President and CEO of Sanwa Bank’s commercial finance subsidiary. He has also served with Heller Financial where he was in charge of the Asset Distributions and Investments Group including all syndications, securitizations, M&A and related capital markets activities. He has been in the financial industry for over 30 years and has an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Laura E. Stern

President, Nautilus Solar

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Laura E. Stern, President, With over twenty years of project finance and power industry experience, Ms. Stern has sourced, structured and executed over $3 billion of power, energy and infrastructure investments. At BayernLB, she specialized in originating and structuring renewable energy debt financings, primarily in the wind sector. As a founding member of GMAC's project finance group, Ms. Stern sourced and closed senior debt financings for greenfield power development and acquisitions of distressed assets. Prior to that at CIBC, she structured and syndicated leveraged loans in the power sector as well as gaming and telecommunications. Ms. Stern began her career as a consultant with Price Waterhouse, advising the Philippine Government on the privatization of its power, water and wastewater sectors. She holds a AB from Harvard University and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.

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