Matthew Rosenblum, Founder & Chairman, has more than seventeen years of investment and trading experience. He is the largest producer and trader of Class 3 RECs in Connecticut and has personally co ducted over 80 million dollars in REC transactions.
In strategic partnership with IBM, Mr. Rosenblum created the first worldwide standard to measure and document energy reductions and create an energy efficiency certificate. Before the creation of Solops, Mr. Rosenblum founded Neuwing Energy a leading proprietary trader in carbon related credits and provider of commercial energy strategies that focus on financial performance and environmental responsibility. Fortune 100 companies would engage Neuwing to monetize the environmental incentives including rebates, tax credits, carbon credits, and renewable energy certificates.
Prior to his experience in the solar and energy industry, Mr. Rosenblum managed public investing of a $5 billion dollar fund and served as the relationship manager for KKR and Wall Street. During the acquisition of TXU (the largest utility takeover in US history) Mr. Rosenblum was in charge of the analysis and compilation of programs for rebates and renewable energy certificates. He was the youngest Managing Director in history of Hambrecht & Quist and during the takeover of Hambrecht & Quist by JP Morgan was in charge of integrating the NASDAQ desk.
Ryan A. Marrone, Co-Founder, has over sixteen years’ experience representing private and public companies including several Fortune 100 companies. In the area of solar and renewable energy, Mr. Marrone developed and implemented the finance and business model for the design, build, operation, and maintenance of solar installations on real estate assets. He has lectured on the solar industry and provided testimony before the New Jersey Senate Environmental Committee on the New Jersey solar market.
His experience includes finance and corporate structuring, legal guidance in structuring qualified projects in compliance with ARRA 1603 grant and ITC regulations, obtaining zoning approvals, preparing and negotiating all related contracts, and the implementation of risk avoidance measures associated with solar installations. Mr, Marrone has been involved in the development of over 285 MW of solar installations currently in various stages of construction.
Mr. Marrone previously served as General Counsel for Heller Industrial Parks, Inc. which operates and manages 16 million square feet of industrial warehouse and office space across the United States and has net assets in excess of $1.1 billion.