Sungevity, a provider of residential solar installations, has hired Mac Irvin as chief financial officer (CFO). In this role he will lead all of the company’s corporate finance and accounting activities, and secure additional project financing for Sungevity’s solar leasing product.
Irvin, who most recently served as SunPower’s managing director of structured finance and business development, brings to Sungevity more than 20 years experience in equity investments, fund raising, leasing and other highly structured transactions in domestic and international markets. He has been involved in leading acquisitions, building revenue and establishing joint ventures. Irvin’s experience spans a range of sectors including broadband, smart grid and surface transportation.
At SunPower, Irvin secured over US$500m in solar transactions with Morgan Stanley, General Electric, Wells Fargo, Metropolitan Life, Key Bank, Integrys, NRG and others to finance company installations.
With Irvin joining, Charles Ferer, Sungevity president and current CFO, will remain as president of the company.
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