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
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 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.
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.
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 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.
VP OF LEASE MANAGEMENT & CUSTOMER CARE
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.
Ba comes to PosiGen with 20 years’ experience working for a Multi-National Firm with operations throughout the world. She recently transferred from Paris to Houston, where she served as a HR Leader with extensive experience in managing employees’ Engagement, Leadership & Performance while also focusing on establishing a strong safety culture for team members. Albeit new to the Solar Industry, Ba says she was drawn to PosiGen because of the company’s mission and core values.
As the HR EVP, Ba will play an active role in designing an organizational structure that can adapt and positively respond to changing market opportunities. Using best of class initiatives in HR, and HR systems, she will create and uphold a company culture that employees can continue to be proud of. Ba will also focus on talent recruitment as well as evaluating existing team members and encouraging internal accountability throughout the organization.
Ba holds 2 Master’s Degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and HEC School of Management and, graduated with high honors from both institutions. She received the President’s Award for Educational Improvement from President William Jefferson Clinton.