Prior to co-founding Ecogy, Ken Becker was an officer and director of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. for over 25 years. During his time there, he was a senior member of the project finance and structured finance groups within the Public Finance Department. During this period, he successfully structured and completed nearly $30 billion in capital transactions to fund projects for clients. Ken was twice nominated for an Institutional Deal of the Year Award and received an award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for innovative financing. Prior to joining Citigroup, Ken served in every level of government, including a Presidential appointment to a position in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as a position in the White House.
Ken received both a BA and an MA in Urban Affairs from the University of Delaware, from which he was awarded Distinguished Alumni Award from the President.
Before co-founding Ecogy, John served as a Managing Director in the J Aron division at Goldman Sachs for 13 years. At Goldman Sachs, John managed a derivatives trading desk focused on serving clients in petroleum products worldwide, with offices in New York, London and Singapore. Prior to Goldman, John was a senior vice-president in the commodity trading group at Lehman Brothers for seven years.
John received an MBA from The University Of Michigan and a BS from the University at Albany, and is a former CPA in New York State.
Prior to Ecogy, Jack spent four years as a Financial Analyst at HelioPower, where he structured financing deals for over multiple MW of small commercial and multi-family solar systems spread over hundreds of roofs. Jack also successfully structured financing solutions for non-profit and REIT solar deals and helped close a $25 million fund with Citibank. In 2011 he co-founded, BrightCurrent, a venture funded residential solar customer acquisition company that has helped tens of thousands of consumers switch to solar. He currently sits on the board of directors.
Jack received a BS in Finance and a BA in Psychology and Studio Art from Tulane University.
Prior to joining Ecogy, Annie worked in Myanmar consulting on a research project studying off-grid electrification strategies in rural villages. Previously, Annie worked at Bagan Capital, an investment advisory and private equity firm focused on Myanmar, where she helped launch their microfinance subsidiary.
Annie received her BA in Political Science at Hunter College and a MA in International Relations and International Economics at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Brock D. Gibian
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Prior to joining Ecogy, Brock worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Vermont (UVM) with the Energy-Climate Transitions Research Team and with the Department of Economics on racial, gender and economic inequality. Previously, Brock worked as a Fellow at Renewable Energy Vermont, the state trade association, where he helped pass the nation's first integrated renewable portfolio standard and energy transformation program during the 2015 legislative session. He has also worked as a Researcher for the Vermont Public Service Department on the state's Comprehensive Energy Plan for 2050 and as a Research Associate with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group on a net-metering redesign and a carbon pollution tax proposal.
Brock graduated from UVM with a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics. His capstone research project and policy prospectus related to encouraging low-income Vermonter's to adopt community solar to reduce inequality in our renewable energy transition.
Katherine is a rising senior at Swarthmore College, and is pursuing a double major in economics and political science. At Swarthmore, she competes in business model competitions, helps produce radio podcasts on humanitarian conflicts around the world, and plays rugby in her spare time. Originally from Hong Kong, Katherine is interested in how international collaboration between the U.S. and China can dramatically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels while building a clean energy economy. At Ecogy Solar she is exposed to all aspects of the industry including project development, asset management and financial modeling.
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Shannon is a rising senior at the College of Staten Island. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Computer Science graduating in the spring of 2018. While enrolled, she is the V.P. of the Computer Science Club where she focuses on creating and encouraging academic growth through various means such as workshops and lectures. With her degree, she intends to use her programming skills to build applications that help environmental and social causes in her community.
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Carlos recently graduated from New York City College of Technology with a B.A. in Computer System Technology with a specialization in software development. Originally from Ecuador, Carlos served in the United States Army and has lived in Brooklyn most of his life. He enjoys working on projects that challenge and push him to improve and learn new skills. His interests include new technology, the stock market, politics and sports. During his spare time, you can find him playing soccer or at the gym.