The SolRiver team has extensive development experience, financial expertise, and industry relationships in the solar market. We have been solving solar financing challenges for over 10 years. We created a massively scalable financing platform for sourcing, vetting, and acquiring projects that meet our Investment Criteria. In the process, our team has developed and managed over 300 commercial and small utility scale systems, totaling 180MW of capacity, requiring over $400MM to build.

Brandon Conard


Brandon leads business development at SolRiver. Prior to SolRiver, Brandon was the Chief Strategy Officer at HelioPower, a large California-based EPC. Prior to that he was the CEO of Greenzu, a commercial PPA platform. In the past eight years, Brandon has raised $300MM of solar project finance, including $84MM in sale leasebacks and $149MM of debt. He has overseen the diligence of over $1 Billion in solar financing of 300+ projects totaling 400MW of generating capacity.

Drew Gottenborg


Drew manages takeout capital relationships at SolRiver. Prior to SolRiver, Drew has the VP of Structured Finance at Clean Energy Collective, a Colorado-based community clean energy provider. Prior to that he served as an Investment Banking VP at George K. Baum in the Structured Finance group. In the past ten years, Drew has led the diligence and acquisition of 87 small-scale utility projects. Additionally, he has arranged financing for 700+ solar installations.

Nick Gazzolo


Nick builds partnerships with solar developers working with SolRiver’s portfolio. Prior to SolRiver, Nick was VP of Business Development for Intelligent Generation, an energy storage management platform. He focused on assisting solar developers integrate storage applications into utility scale projects. Prior to that, Nick worked in finance, specializing in hedging and risk management at Charles Schwab and Options Xpress.

Rob Hymes


Rob leads solar engineering at SolRiver. Prior to SolRiver, Rob was the Director of Project Development at SolarCity where he oversaw 25MW of commercial solar installations. Prior to that he was the Director of Engineering at HelioPower and provided engineering support on 300+ commercial and small utility-scale systems.