Team

  • Mike Silvestrini
    • Former President, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenskies Renewable Energy, a leading U.S. C&I solar developer and asset manager. Built business from the ground up to become the largest C&I solar installer in 2016. Marquis customers include Walmart, Amazon, AT&T and Target.
    • Sourced and closed over $500M of project financing to support the development of over 400 solar projects across 23 states,from California to South Carolina.
    • MA from Boston University, and BA from Colorado State University. Completed executive program in private equity and venture capital at Harvard University, and served as a member of the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. Serves on the Board of Directors of Big Life Foundation, a wildlife conservation and security group based in Kenya.
  • Chris Sattler
    • Former COO and Co-Founder of North American Power, a leading US retail energy supplier. Led the company into 35+ utility markets throughout the US while enrolling over 1 millionresidential and small commercial customers. North American Power was sold to Calpine in 2017, with annual gross sales exceeding $850M.
    • Long executive track record includes roles as COO of North American Power, VP of Business Development at Clean Energy Collective, a US-based community solar developer, as well as former President of Plant, a NYC-based residential solar developer.
    • BBA from the University of Connecticut. Completed executive training at the Harvard Business School. Serves on the Board of Directors of Big Life Foundation, a wildlife conservation and security group based in Kenya.
  • Karin Berardo
    Karin Berardo
    • 25 year+ track record that includes roles as Founding Principal of SIRES Advisors, Founding CEO of Stumpf Group, EVP of Emerging Markets for M+W Energy, Founding CFO of CleanPath Ventures; and other leadership roles at Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), Municipal Mortgage & Equity, and Andersen Consulting/Accenture.
    • Arranged over $1 billion in sustainable infrastructure and alternative investments, including the launch of a $200 million investment program at Stumpf Energy for commercial solar in East Africa, Mexico, South-East Asia, and the US.
    • International MBA, MPP, and BA from the University of Chicago. Advisory Board Member of Got Produce?, Green Affinity Group of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Sustainability Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable, Midtown Academy Charter School Board of Directors, and Health for All Now. Has resided in Argentina, Brazil, UAE, UK and the US.