Roger Freeman, Managing Principal
Roger is an energy entrepreneur and lawyer with 20+ years experience starting, managing and advising alternative energy companies and investors. At Solventerra, Roger led the development of more than 15MW of solar projects in MA. Roger also leads consulting efforts for Solventerra's consulting affiliate, Solscio, LLC, advising corporate clients on renewable energy procurement both on and off-site. Recent engagements include: assessment and procurement for on-site energy for a Fortune 15 Company involving hundreds of potential rooftop sites; and serving as lead advisor for an aggregated procurement for off-site renewable energy proejcts leading to virtual power purchase agreements. Prior to founding Solventerra, Roger was Managing Director of Energy Ventures for Citizens Energy Corporation. At Citizens, Roger was co-founder and CEO of Citizens Wind, a wind power development division that developed and sold 225 MW of wind power and built an active development portfolio of more than 1500 MW of wind projects throughout North America. He was also founder of Citizens Energy Services, a business division providing energy services to colleges and municipalities.
He serves on the Board of Commissioners of the Hingham Municipal Light Plant and on the Board of Advisors for Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. He previously practiced law at O'Melveny & Myers and Hill & Barlow, and an energy boutique law firm in Boston. He served as Coordinator for the Energy and Environment Working Group of the Progressive Business Leaders Network and previously was a member of the Editorial Board of Advisors for Distributed Energy Magazine.
Mary Jo Sisk, Principal
Mary Jo is an operations engineer who brings a wealth of renewable energy and real estate management and finance experience to the Solventerra team. Prior to co-founding Solventerra, Mary Jo was a financial consultant to the Energy Ventures division of Citizens Energy. From 2003-2008, she was a Vice President at Paradigm Properties and Ashforth Paradigm Capital Advisors (APCA) where she was responsible for all aspects of operations for APCA's 1031 business including acquisition and due diligence, debt and equity financing, and asset management. Mary Jo also served as a financial consultant under Paradigm's Development Services Group on a wide range of client engagements requiring complex financing including: the New Market Tax Credits, Tax Exempt Bonds, Permanent Loans, Construction Loans, and Land Loans. Mary Jo began her career in 1998 as a Consultant at SCA Consulting, a management consulting firm focused on performance measurement and compensation programs.
Mary Jo holds a B.S.E. in Operations Management with a certificate in Environmental Studies from Princeton University.
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