ABOUT US

PosiGen was founded in 2011 with one simple goal: give low and middle income families access to affordable solar and energy efficiency to dramatically cut their energy costs and improve their lives. In post-Katrina New Orleans, our founders shared the rebuilding city’s frustration that thousands of homeowners wanted to install solar and energy efficiency improvements in their homes, but were shut out due to the lack of significant income and high credit scores that other national solar companies require.

Our Executive Team

THOMAS NEYHART

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tom has over twenty-five years of management experience. For over ten years, he was the COO of a large retail chain, Utica Rentals, with 32 locations and over 165 employees across six states. Tom then became a partner in an executive search firm specializing in construction staffing that placed over 2,500 construction professionals throughout the United States. In 2014 Tom was named one of Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and he continues to be a sought-after speaker at renewable energy and construction business forums.

 

Song Yi

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Song is a seasoned CFO with an extensive background in developing corporate strategies, raising capital, cutting costs, and driving profit margins. Before joining PosiGen, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Standard Solar, Inc., a C&I solar developer, EPC and financier. At Standard Solar, Song was able to cut costs and turn the company EBITDA positive within three months of employment. Song also implemented new internal control systems that decreased expenditures by 20% and increased financial reporting timing by two weeks. He earned his MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Maryland.

Benjamin Norwood

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

Ben has worked with PosiGen’s founders from the company’s inception. Working with his legal team at Adams and Reese LLP, he built PosiGen’s unique corporate structure, coordinated financing arrangements and helped secure its tax equity investments. Ben joined PosiGen full-time in 2013 as Chief Legal Officer, supervising legal and compliance matters as well as business development, new market penetration and financing opportunities. He has a J.D. from Columbia University and a tax L.L.M. from New York University.

 

 

 

ELIZABETH GALANTE

SENIOR VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Beth practiced energy and environmental law in Louisiana for 15 years, including work with the Tulane Law Clinic when it received the National Law Journal’s Runner Up Lawyer of the Year and Distinguished Environmental Achievement Award from the American Bar Association. After Hurricane Katrina, Beth directed Global Green New Orleans, a nonprofit focused on the sustainable rebuilding of the city to build LEED Platinum homes in the Lower 9th Ward. She was named a Champion of Change by the White House for creating New Orleans energy efficiency program, and is an Aspen Institute Fellow in its flagship Henry Crown program.

 

KEVIN SCIALABBA

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & SALES

Kevin started his solar career with Green Energy People and the UR solar program (Home Depot) in 2008, receiving BP’s PV Solar Program Award in 2010. During Kevin’s career, he has coached, managed and mentored sales/marketing teams at Alteris Renewables, Real Goods Solar, Astrum Solar and NRG Home Solar resulting in thousands of solar installations. He also possesses extensive product knowledge in solar loans, leases and PPA’s and has personally engineered thousands of residential solar projects.

LISA NEYHART

VP OF LEASE MANAGEMENT & CUSTOMER CARE

Lisa has been refining her craft in the Customer Service/Collection industry for over 30 years. She has an extensive background in managing the LMI customer through her long accomplished career in the rental industry.  Lisa has also served as President of New York Rental Dealers Association and has organized successful lobbying efforts at both the state and federal levels. She was featured in APRO Magazine “The Personal Touch” which outlines her unique communication skills and impressive ability to create connections.

 

 

BEN HEALEY

EVP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE

Ben joined PosiGen in early 2019, after seven years at the Connecticut Green Bank and its spin-out national specialty financing company, Inclusive Prosperity Capital, which Ben helped launch. At the Green Bank, Ben designed and developed innovative clean energy financing solutions, including building the country’s leading Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program, structuring first-in-the-nation strategies to secure solar investment for non-investment grade properties, and arranging investment partnerships with not only traditional financial institutions but also emerging players such as foundations and crowdsourcing platforms. Ben holds degrees from Yale’s School of Management and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, as well as Yale College.

 

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