The secret to successful work isn’t just about innovation – it’s about finding the right people to innovate with purpose together.

We’re a group of mission-driven builders and specialists across marketing, sales, data, design, and software. We passionately believe in democratizing access to clean energy, and we are grateful that our work allows us to protect the planet while improving the financial well-being of families and communities.

  • Solstice
  • Software Company Board
  • Nonprofit Board
  • Investors
  • Nonprofit Partners
  • Advisors

Our Team

Software Company

Steph Speirs
Co-Founder & CEO
Steph Speirs

Co-Founder & CEO

Steph is a social entrepreneur and community builder with operational experience in the U.S., Middle East, and South Asia. She was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow, a Global Good Fund Fellow, a Grist 50 Fixer, a Kia Revisionary, and an Acumen Global Fellow, all of which recognize emerging leaders in social enterprise. She previously led sales and marketing innovation initiatives at d.light India, a solar products company powering areas without reliable electricity; spearheaded Acumen's renewable energy sector investment strategy in Pakistan; developed Middle East policy as the youngest Director at the White House National Security Council; and managed field operations in seven states for the first Obama presidential campaign. She holds a B.A. from Yale, a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) with distinction from Princeton, and an MBA from MIT, where she earned a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At MIT, she received the Paul and Daily Soros Fellowship, Legatum Fellowship, Public Service Fellowship, and Dean's Fellowship.

Sandhya Murali
Co-Founder & COO
Sandhya Murali

Co-Founder & COO

Responsible for finances, product development, solar developer relationships, and financial inclusion. Sandhya began her career in Barclays’ investment banking division in New York and London, advising on and executing public equity transactions for Technology, Media and Telecom companies, and was also deeply involved in Barclays Philanthropy. Her volunteer work included Endeavor, Women’s World Banking, and Barclays’ Social Innovation Fund. During graduate school, Sandhya worked at Buen Power Peru, a for-profit social enterprise that distributes solar lamps and water heaters to off-grid communities in Peru. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she received the Sustainability Certificate.

Taro Gold
Director of Outreach
Taro Gold

Director of Outreach

Taro leads Solstice’s community outreach efforts, helping to connect people with solar projects in their area. He has years of experience working directly with customers, both at large corporations, such as EF - Education First, and at small startups like AnyRoad. Originally from the Boston area, he attended Colby College, where he majored in International Studies and minored in Business and Japanese. He now turns his career towards fighting climate change, an issue that he cares deeply about. Taro and his fiance recently spent seven months traveling around the world, volunteering, building a travel website, and living out of carry-on bags! He loves being outdoors, and is a traveler, sports enthusiast, bike-commuter and quasi-vegetarian.

Sarah Moon
Sarah Moon
Director of Business Development
Sarah Moon
Sarah Moon

Director of Business Development

Sarah leads Solstice’s business development team. Previously, she worked at McMaster-Carr in their management rotational program and held internships at EnerNOC and Forbes Magazine. Immediately before joining Solstice, Sarah and her partner took a 5-month, whirlwind trip through South America and Europe. Sarah holds a BA from Harvard University in Earth and Planetary Sciences and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. She’s passionate about social impact and fighting climate change and is thrilled to be working at Solstice where she can deliver on those values. Beyond work, Sarah loves traveling, keeping up on Earth history developments, baking, painting, hiking, and hanging out with her dog, Geo.

Jason Clancy
Director of Revenue Operations
Jason Clancy

Director of Revenue Operations

Jason’s foray into green energy began with doing home energy audits. After years of crawling around attics, he moved into the financing side of residential rooftop solar, built partnerships with the long tail of solar installers across the country, and developed a zeal for driving operational efficiency. His hobbies include brewing beer, making lists of his favorite things, road trips to random towns, and retelling his grandfather’s old jokes. Jason strongly believes that the town of Hull, MA is the best place in the world.

Ian Seeley Solstice
Ian Seeley
Operations Manager
Ian Seeley Solstice
Ian Seeley

Operations Manager

Ian manages Solstice’s internal operations, which includes anything and everything inside the organization that supports the team and helps Solstice fulfill its mission. Prior to Solstice, Ian held operations and sales roles at technology companies including PowerDash and Cambridge Computer Services. He also participated in Solstice’s Fellowship program during the summer of 2016 as a Policy and Business Strategy Fellow. Ian received his MBA from Boston University and Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College. Outside of Solstice, Ian is actively involved in Net Impact Boston, and is an avid guitarist and concert goer.

Matteo Pocobene
Enrollment Manager
Matteo Pocobene

Enrollment Manager

Matteo has always been passionate about the environment, but never found a way to get involved until he joined Solstice. After graduating from Emmanuel College in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience, he began exploring jobs that would allow him to do what he does best: connecting with others. Since graduation, he has continued his summer tradition of caddying at The Country Club in Brookline, while using his winters to travel. These activities are his two biggest passions, and when he’s lucky, he gets to do both at the same time.

Nicholas Mirsky
Nicholas Mirsky
Partnerships Manager
Nicholas Mirsky
Nicholas Mirsky

Partnerships Manager

Nick graduated from Wesleyan University in 2009 with a degree in History. After graduating he worked overseas as an English teacher for a year and spent the following nine years in non-profit fundraising. He decided to join Solstice as a community outreach associate because he believes everyone can do their part in protecting the environment. When he isn't working, he spends his time cooking with friends and family, or travelling someplace new.

Tim Brown
Customer Success Manager
Tim Brown

Customer Success Manager

Tim recently graduated with a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from the Harvard University extension school where his coursework included classes in social entrepreneurialism, sustainable product design, international development, and sustainability leadership. During his studies, Tim developed a strong interest in social enterprises that are employing innovative concepts to address social and environmental challenges. Prior to graduate school, Tim pursued his passion for the outdoors through a variety of positions which included work as a ski patroller, backcountry ski guide, naturalist and educator, sales and inventory manager at a surf film startup, and EMT. He has also founded a location-based lifestyle clothing and apparel brand. Outside of work, Tim enjoys surfing, sailing, reading, and exploring new places – both in New England and further abroad.

Nishon Radhakrishnan
Product Manager
Nishon Radhakrishnan

Product Manager

Nishon works with the platform team to create a seamless experience between external stakeholders and engineering efforts. He has 10+ years of experience working at startups in disruptive industries, including Crypto, Sports Betting, and Esports. Originally from New Hampshire, he attended Wheaton College, where he majored in Economics. He is passionate about marrying new technologies to old/emerging industries. During his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and watching Lamar Jackson break records.

Moh Ajami
Digital Innovation Manager
Moh Ajami

Digital Innovation Manager

Moh has over ten years of professional experience in branding, communications strategies, and business development for for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He manages the development of Solstice's digital platform, and develops our visual communications strategy. Moh participated in the Middle East Web Design Awards in 2009, where he was ranked as the #1 Best Rich Internet Applications Designer in the Middle East and North Africa.

Joe Shim
DevOps Engineer
Joe Shim

DevOps Engineer

Joe, a graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is a jack of all trades and master of some. He has experience ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to startups. He joined Solstice to focus on making great software that helps empower people. In his free time you can find him learning a new subject or picking up a new skill.

CeCe Vander Laan
Digital Marketing Coordinator
CeCe Vander Laan

Digital Marketing Coordinator

CeCe is a Digital Marketing Coordinator with a passion for color-coding, list-making, and continuous improvement. From roles such as summer camp counselor in New Hampshire and volunteering at the New England Aquarium, CeCe has always had a respect for the natural world and a desire to preserve its beauty. Prior to joining Solstice she worked at the MIT Energy Initiative in an operations role. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, biking around Boston, petting any dog she encounters, and long odds cooking experiments.

Scott Becker
Offline Marketing Coordinator
Scott Becker

Offline Marketing Coordinator

Scott shares Solstice’s mission with the world through blog and media content. Prior to joining our team, he worked as a researcher and writer at Harvard Kennedy School, where he wrote about government innovations in emerging technologies. Scott joined Solstice to apply his passion for writing and his belief in the strength of communities to a powerful movement for environmental and social good. A lifelong swimmer and outdoor enthusiast, he can be found diving into the ocean, admiring local wildlife, climbing trees, or writing Frost-esque poetry.

David Martindale
Partnerships Coordinator
David Martindale

Partnerships Coordinator

David brings 30 years of experience working in the solar industry to his role as Solstice Community Outreach Coordinator. The Solstice mission of putting affordable clean energy within reach of every American echoes David's passion to help alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels. Beginning in fourth grade when his class was taught about the greenhouse effect, he has devoted his effort into promoting renewable energy. Living in New York, Arizona and Montana, as well as traveling as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Guatemala, has helped David develop a keen sense of the importance of cooperation with one another to ensure we transition to a sustainable and renewable energy economy. David continues this effort to be ever mindful of the needs of others, while also enjoying quality time with his family hiking, canoeing and appreciating this remarkable planet we all inhabit.

Alex Goldfarb
Partnerships Development Coordinator
Alex Goldfarb

Partnerships Development Coordinator

Alex builds and manages Solstice’s channel partnerships, expanding the networks of people enjoying the benefits of community solar. Alex has founded and worked for a variety of mission-driven organizations, including Amir, a garden education nonprofit; Firestarter, a facilitator of intercommunal support by and for refugee and migrant communities; and DK Fishing, a Somaliland-based social enterprise focused on expanding the reach and impact of the country’s nascent fishing industry. He can most often be found on his bike, at the library, or in a park.

Benjamin Moss
Enrollment Coordinator
Benjamin Moss

Enrollment Coordinator

Ben comes from a combined background of working in music, nonprofit fundraising, and technology. At Solstice, he helps to educate residents about joining community solar programs to both mitigate climate change and invest in sustainable technology. In his free time, you'll likely find him playing music, reading science fiction, or watching a soccer game.

Johanna Lunn
Partnerships Development Associate
Johanna Lunn

Partnerships Development Associate

In her undergraduate studies, Johanna found a way to merge two of her greatest interests --  people and their environments -- by graduating with a degree in Human Dimensions of Climate Change from the University of Maine. Now as a member of Solstice’s outreach team, she has the opportunity to address climate change on a community level. With a natural inclination toward human connection, she’s excited to interact with community members and help provide access to clean energy. In her free time, you can catch her scouting out hidden gems at thrift shops, practicing yoga, or exploring all the wonders of the natural world with friends.

Jayne Lino
Partnerships Development Associate
Jayne Lino

Partnerships Development Associate

Jayne joined the outreach team at Solstice to be able to combine her love for the environment with community engagement and organizing. Although she spent most of her recent years studying and conducting research in the Boston area, Jayne came on board after obtaining her Master's degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. When not enrolling new households in solar, you can find Jayne hiking, running, taking care of her plants, or baking.

Zack Muzdakis
Business Development Associate
Zack Muzdakis

Business Development Associate

Zack joins the Business Development team at Solstice as the next step in his endeavor to fight climate change. With a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Boston College, Zack spent the majority of his time rowing for the BC Men’s Crew Team and organizing rallies as a member of Climate Justice at Boston College. Prior to joining the Solstice team, Zack worked as a Deck Hand and then Captain for Bang’s Island Mussels, a leading sustainable aquaculture farm. In his free time, Zack can be found in the mountains, on the ocean, or somewhere in-between, always chasing the next adrenaline rush!

Sam Cote
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Sam Cote

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Sam is passionate about all things green. Sam started writing at a local Boston news station, but chose to pivot her career to create more social and environmental impact. A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, Sam brings her communication skills to the role of 'right-hand woman' to Solstice co-founder and CEO Steph Speirs. Outside of the office, you can find her hiking, doing yoga in the park, or sharing ways to live a cleaner, greener life!

Katie Kavanaugh
Customer Success Associate
Katie Kavanaugh

Customer Success Associate

Katie has cultivated her love of the environment through personal and professional excursions around the North East and beyond. While studying at Princeton University, Katie completed a thesis researching the relationship between climate change variables and infectious disease. In addition, she worked for a variety of community-oriented health organizations focused on grassroots engagement efforts around topics such as HIV/AIDS and palliative end of life care. After graduating in 2018 with a degree in Molecular Biology and a minor in Global Health and Health policy, Katie spent her first post-college year hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and working as a Wilderness Guide in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. As a Customer Success Associate with Solstice, Katie is excited about connecting with individuals who share her passion for environmental justice and joining a team dedicated to making a lasting and positive impact on the planet. In her spare time, you can find Katie experimenting with fermentation, playing board games, exploring the many green spaces around Boston or planning her next trip to the mountains!

Aidan Anthony
Outreach Fellow
Aidan Anthony

Outreach Fellow

Aidan is Solstice’s summer outreach fellow and a rising senior at Tufts University studying Economics and Spanish Literature. While completing his undergrad, Aidan has been fascinated by renewable energy, climate justice, and energy equity. He is excited to connect people to solar energy and to spread awareness about the viability of renewables while doing so. While not working, he is either playing music or driving up and down the east coast in search of new spots to surf and hike.

Grace McMeekin
Content Marketing Fellow
Grace McMeekin

Content Marketing Fellow

Grace recently graduated from Elon University with a major in Strategic Communications. During her time at Elon, Grace discovered her affinity for writing, marketing and social media. She became interested in environmental justice after conducting research into the media's role in shaping perceptions of climate change. As Solstice’s content marketing fellow, Grace assists with marketing collateral, creates blog and social media content, and brainstorms new ways to promote solar for all. When she's not working, Grace enjoys hiking, running and reading a good book. 

Chad Sutherland
Software Development Fellow
Chad Sutherland

Software Development Fellow

Chad joins Solstice’s platform team to contribute to software that champions social and environmental justice. After leaving his career as a ramen chef, Chad recently graduated from Bunker Hill Community College with an Associates degree in computer science. He is excited to continue exploring web development and music technology at Tufts University in the fall. In his spare time Chad enjoys the challenges of cooking in a 28 sq. ft kitchen, turning people into Buffy fans, and jogging along the Charles River.

Geo and Willow
Canines in Residence
Geo and Willow

Canines in Residence

Geo and Willow play a vital role in Solstice's work. With Geo sporting a neon orange harness and the signature bell on Willow's collar, they both set a high standard for fashion in the workplace. Whether they're vigilantly guarding the office doors or providing mid-workday cuddles, Rima and Geo are a key part of Solsticers' positivity and productivity!

Nonprofit

Lauren Levine
Deputy Executive Director
Lauren Levine

Deputy Executive Director

Lauren leads Solstice’s low-income inclusion program, bringing more than a decade of nonprofit management experience. Previously, she worked in community development and financial inclusion at LISC, delivering creative financing solutions to underserved U.S. communities through New Markets Tax Credits. Prior to that, she served as the Manager of Direct Marketing and Data Analytics at Oxfam and as a nonprofit consultant for M+R Strategic Services. Lauren holds a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Outside of her work to make our world more just and sustainable, Lauren enjoys traveling, cooking for friends and family, digital photography, and reading epic fantasy series.

Avni Pravin
Program Manager
Avni Pravin

Program Manager

Avni handles programmatic opportunities in the Eastern US, contributes to Solstice's data analysis research projects, and helps maintain relationships with Solstice's wide network of community solar and low-income inclusion policy advocates. Her experiences at the University of Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Fellow and a participant in her union shaped her desire to contribute to a just transition towards a zero-carbon society. When she isn't at work, you can find Avni biking around Cambridge, struggling through French literature, or baking bread with her perpetual supply of overripe bananas.

Eli Goldman
Eli Goldman
Program Manager
Eli Goldman
Eli Goldman

Program Manager

Eli works to make energy equity a reality for all by leading research initiatives, engaging with stakeholders, and building long-lasting community partnerships. He’s passionate about environmental sustainability and is excited to work towards meeting Solstice’s mission. Before joining Solstice, Eli worked as an environmental planner where he helped communities to enhance their resilience to climate change. He holds a BA in Global Environmental Studies and an MA in Community Development and planning, both from Clark University. After work you might have luck finding Eli planning the next ski trip, playing ultimate frisbee, or swinging in a hammock.

Winslow Lewis
Winslow Lewis
Program Associate
Winslow Lewis
Winslow Lewis

Program Associate

Winslow assists with programmatic work for the inclusion team focused on contract innovation and equitable policy advancement. Prior to joining Solstice, Winslow received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington. While completing his undergrad, Winslow worked with nonprofits and federal agencies in the field of environmental health, researching the issue of indoor air pollution in indigenous communities. Outside of work, Winslow's probably exploring new music, watching basketball, or impromptu picnicking in a park.

Chilo Chiziba
Data Analysis Fellow
Chilo Chiziba

Data Analysis Fellow

Coming to Solstice from Zambia, Chilochibi (Chilo) analyses data and designs and implements research methodologies targeted at innovating inclusion approaches for low- to moderate-income customers.  He possesses a four years track record of efforts directed towards advancing socioeconomic development, gender equity, and health through research and data analytics obtained while working for Jhpiego, Concern Worldwide, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Out of work, he enjoys listening to music and taking walks.

Sara Klausner
Inclusion Fellow
Sara Klausner

Inclusion Fellow

Sara recently graduated from Northeastern University with a major in Environmental Studies. During her time at Northeastern, she interned at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Oxfam America. These internships gave her insights into mission-driven government and nonprofit work. Meanwhile, her academic experiences allowed her to explore her interests at the intersection of climate change and social justice. As the low- to moderate-income inclusion fellow, Sara will research ways to increase energy equity and renewable energy adoption in marginalized communities. When Sara is not working at Solstice, you can find her writing poetry, rock climbing, or making up a recipe on the fly.

Caroline Koehl
Inclusion Fellow
Caroline Koehl

Inclusion Fellow

Caroline is an undergraduate student at Boston University studying environmental analysis & policy and international relations. She is specifically interested in environmental justice, sustainable development, and social movements for equity. As Solstice’s inclusion fellow, Caroline will work with the Solstice team to expand access to the key benefits of solar in underserved communities. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys baking, writing, searching for new music, and spending time with her friends and family.

Software Company Board

Sky Lance
Managing Principal, SustainVC
Sky Lance

Managing Principal, SustainVC

Kirk Arnold
Executive in Residence, General Catalyst
Kirk Arnold

Executive in Residence, General Catalyst

Edouard Bulteau
Senior Principal, Total Energy Ventures (Observer)
Edouard Bulteau

Senior Principal, Total Energy Ventures (Observer)

Michael Ferrante
Cleantech Advisor (Observer)
Michael Ferrante

Cleantech Advisor (Observer)

Nicole Glaros
Chief Investment Strategy Officer, Techstars Ventures (Observer)
Nicole Glaros

Chief Investment Strategy Officer, Techstars Ventures (Observer)

Nonprofit Board

Sabrine Dupré
Social Good, Brand Strategy, and Communications Consultant
Ben Healey
EVP, Corporate Development and Finance at PosiGen
David Simas
CEO, Obama Foundation
Ellen Feeney
Lawyer and Entrepreneur Consultant

Investors

SustainVC
Sustain VC
Techstars Ventures
Techstars Impact Accelerator
Total Energy Ventures
Next Wave Impact
True Wealth Ventures
Able Partners
AmplifyHer Ventures
Social Venture Circle
Obvious Ventures
MassCEC
Jacqueline Novogratz
Chris Anderson
Michael Ferrante
Sachiko Kuno
Ed Roberts
Steve Malkenson
Ramez Naam
Co-Chair of Energy, Singularity
Techstars Boston
Elemental Excelerator
Eduardo Gentil
Mehdi Alhassani
Deena Shakir
Ana Carolina
Entrepreneur
Pipeline Angels
Dorm Room Fund
Princeton University

Nonprofit Partners

Sunshot Program
Department of Energy
McCance Foundation
Ittleson Foundation
J.M. Kaplan Fund
Godley Family Foundation
The Boston Foundation
The One Foundation
SCE
Atlas Corps
ServiceCorps

Advisors

Andrew Beebe
Solstice Investor, Managing Director, Obvious Ventures
Sky Lance
Managing Principal, SustainVC
Kirk Arnold
Executive in Residence, General Catalyst
Jon Carson
Founder, Trajectory Energy
Gina McCarthy
Former Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Claire Brodo Johnson
Co-Founder, SunEdison
Brian Trelstad
Partner, Bridges Ventures
Will Byrne
Founder, Groundswell
Anthony Chen
Lead Engineer
Tom Leyden
Senior Director of Distributed Energy & Storage, EDF Renewable Energy
Batool Hassan
Director, Acumen Fund
George Foote
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Tom Hardart
Founder, XOL Ventures
Nathan Ratledge
Former Executive Director, Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Adje Mensah
CEO, A.F. Mensah Inc.
Adam Gibbons
Founder, Community Collaborative Consulting
Dawn Dzurilla
Founder, Gaia Human Capital Partners