The company’s market-leading track record in financing and developing renewable energy assets includes:

Luminia’s seasoned leadership team has worked together for more than a decade, having previously collaborated to build of one of only five enterprise-grade residential solar sales, origination, and finance platforms. Our leadership team joined forces again to leverage that experience to create Luminia as a first-of-its-kind financing and technology platform that eliminates the historic barriers to CRE sustainability improvements.

By making sustainability projects accessible to all types of commercial properties and enabling profitable deployment of CRE solar and efficiency projects at scale, Luminia is transforming the industry. We have already processed ~$1 Bn of financing requests in 2021 and have more than 40 dedicated partners nationwide.

We look forward to putting our expertise and our financing and technology platform to work for you.

Leadership Team

David Field
Co-Managing Partner, Co-Founder

David founded OneRoof Energy, a leading developer and financier of residential solar projects, after leading the reorganization and turnaround of Applied Solar LLC. He also founded Clarus Energy Partners, a leading developer, owner and operator of distributed generation projects, which was acquired by Hunt Power in 2004. Prior to Clarus Energy, David co-founded Omaha-based Kiewit Fuels, a renewable energy company specializing in the development of biofuels production. He also has an extensive background in water technology and infrastructure development, with companies such as Bechtel, Peter Kiewit, and Poseidon Resources, as well as in corporate finance with Citicorp.

Jim Kelly
Co-Managing Partner, Co-Founder

Jim has more than 30 years of industry experience, having entitled, developed and acquired more than $1 billion in real estate assets. He founded Emerald Venture Group, and formerly served as Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of CT Realty Investors and Principal of Cobblestone Golf Group, which he helped grow to the nation’s third-largest golf management company. Jim also has 20+ years of experience in renewable technology development as Founder and Chairman of Tellus Technology, Inc., and Co-Inventor/patent holder of the Tellus Process.

Anand Janaswamy
Chief Technology Officer

Anand served as CTO at LE Solar, a LS Power company, where he led all technology, product selection, component vendor management, systems engineering, and post-installation operations and maintenance activities. Prior to LE Solar, he was a Senior Vice President of Product Development and Utilization at OneRoof Energy, overseeing product development, engineering, product procurement, and operations and maintenance activities. Prior to that, he was a Director of New Product & Business Development at Hanwha Q Cells where he led all new product development activities for residential, commercial, and utility sectors.

Jaquelyn Fairbairn
VP, Corporate Development

Jaquelyn previously served as Director of Sales & Business Development at SimpliPhi Power, providing energy storage solutions to distribution and development partners globally. Previously, she was Director of Partner Implementation and Account Management at OneRoof Energy where she provided residential solar financing to national customers by developing and fostering a network of channel partnerships. Prior to that, Jaquelyn led operations at California Solar Innovations, constructing residential solar systems and facilitated incentive programs for Redwood Coast Energy Authority.

Alan Whiting
Chief Financial Officer

Alan previously served as CFO/Senior Vice President for OneRoof Energy and Applied Solar LLC, where he was responsible for developing various residential solar PPA and lease financing programs. In 2001, he served as Vice President of Finance with Clarus Energy Partners, a leading developer, owner and operator of distributed generation projects in California, which was acquired by Hunt Power in 2004. Prior to Clarus Energy, he co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer of Omaha-based Kiewit Fuels, a biofuels technology and development company.

Dale VanderWoude
Chief Investment Officer, Capital Markets

Dale joined Luminia in July 2019 to focus on Capital Markets, asset fund structuring and risk controls. Previously he was the Founder of Helio, a Brazilian C&I solar developer, where he raised $25M while constructing 7MW, and executed 36MW of additional projects for construction. Prior to Helio, Dale served as Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, M&A, and Corporate Strategy for OneRoof Energy, where he led several key financings, including its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and $300 million in asset-level funding. Before that, Dale was a Director in capital markets origination for Citigroup, where he advised upon and directed structured investments in renewable energy companies and projects, including a residential solar fund and a $100 million senior subordinated loan with a large US wind farm development company.

Paul DeKleermaeker
VP, Sales

Paul is a business growth expert with nearly 30 years of leadership, strategic planning, sales and business development experience. He brings a proven track record of developing high-performance teams, forging win-win strategic partnerships and closing multi-hundred-million-dollar deals. Paul has worked in the solar industry since 2007 where he started as VP of Sales for groSolar, which became the second largest residential installer and a top commercial developer. Then he was North American General Manager for Valentin Software, the leading solar and storage design and modeling software. After that he was Head of Strategic Accounts and Head of Solutions Group for Fronius. Most recently, he was COO for QF Energy, which brought to market a disruptive interconnection technology.

John Jarvis
Strategic Advisor

John has more than 35 years of experience as a corporate real estate broker, representing office, industrial and life science companies in high-value lease and purchase transactions. John is a Senior Vice President and one of the founding brokers of award-winning real estate services firm Hughes Marino. As a Strategic Advisor, John brings his keen understanding of the tenant side of commercial lease transactions to align landlords and tenants in order to accelerate clean energy and sustainability initiatives on commercial and industrial properties across the US.

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