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,

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

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

John Kelly
John Kelly
Director of Sales
John Kelly
John Kelly

Director of Sales

John has led sales and partnership efforts within large Information Technology companies such as SBC Datacomm, Cisco Systems and Anixter inc, as well as several successful start ups including LogLogic, Perfigo, Imperva and BitSight Technologies. He is an amateur impact

Sean Hamidi
Sean Hamidi
Director of Business Development
Sean Hamidi
Sean Hamidi

Director of Business Development

Sean leads Solstice’s business development efforts, focusing on securing new community solar partnerships and driving strategic expansion. He brings over a decade of experience in business consulting, public policy, and program management. He began his career-launching mentoring programs in New

Dan McNamara
Dan McNamara
Lead Engineer
Dan McNamara
Dan McNamara

Lead Engineer

Dan is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Computer Engineering. He previously worked at a startup in the film industry, working on and leading teams that built Emmy Award-winning software for film crews and major studios. Dan

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

Senior 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

Matteo Pocobene
Channel Partner Manager
Matteo Pocobene

Channel Partner 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

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

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

Nishon Radhakrishnan
Senior Product Manager
Nishon Radhakrishnan

Senior 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

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

Adia Mingo
Adia Mingo
Talent Manager
Adia Mingo
Adia Mingo

Talent Manager

As Solstice's Talent Manager, Adia brings 20 years of experience recruiting for a wide variety of positions including healthcare, construction, IT, and federal government positions. She has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource

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

Scott Becker
Senior Content Marketing Specialist
Scott Becker

Senior Content Marketing Specialist

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

Alex Goldfarb
Senior Partnerships Coordinator
Alex Goldfarb

Senior Partnerships 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

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,

Zack Muzdakis
Business Development Coordinator
Zack Muzdakis

Business Development Coordinator

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

Sam Cote
Sam Cote
Operations Coordinator
Sam Cote
Sam Cote

Operations Coordinator

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,

Katie Kavanaugh
Business Development Associate
Katie Kavanaugh

Business Development 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,

Grace McMeekin
Marketing Associate
Grace McMeekin

Marketing Associate

Grace joined Solstice in 2020 after graduating from Elon University, where she majored in Strategic Communications and minored in both Professional Writing Studies and French. Grace became interested in environmentalism after conducting research into the media's role in

Conner Rettig
Conner Rettig
Partnerships Associate
Conner Rettig
Conner Rettig

Partnerships Associate

As a Partnerships Associate, Conner contacts homeowners, educates them about their community solar options and converts them into informed customers. Prior to joining Solstice, he interned with the American Planning Association and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Lila Abreu
Lila Abreu
Customer Success Associate
Lila Abreu
Lila Abreu

Customer Success Associate

Lila joins the Solstice team motivated to pursue action on climate change and support a clean energy transition. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology and minors in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. Prior to starting with

Nayeli Flores
Nayeli Flores
Sales Contractor & Spanish Translator
Nayeli Flores
Nayeli Flores

Sales Contractor & Spanish Translator

Nayeli joins the Solstice team motivated to encourage BIPOC communities to support renewable energy and help them take part in the clean energy transition. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Global Development Studies and

Neha Chinwalla
Neha Chinwalla
Operations Fellow
Neha Chinwalla
Neha Chinwalla

Operations Fellow

Neha is a senior at Boston University studying earth and environmental sciences, with minors in political science and environmental analysis and policy. She hopes to find a career combining her interests in renewable energy, environmental justice, and sustainable cities. Prior

Sarah Gyurina
Sarah Gyurina
Outreach Fellow
Sarah Gyurina
Sarah Gyurina

Outreach Fellow

Sarah is currently pursuing her B.A. in Environmental Studies at Hamilton College and wants to commit her career to developing equitable climate solutions. Prior to joining Solstice, she interned in the shareholder advocacy program at Green Century, a fossil-free mutual

Alex Copits
Alex Copits
Marketing Fellow
Alex Copits
Alex Copits

Marketing Fellow

Alex is a junior at Lehigh University studying Marketing and Management with a track in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a minor in Product Design. She has been developing her marketing expertise through previous internships with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and

Jen Yi
Jen Yi
Business Development & Data Analytics Fellow
Jen Yi
Jen Yi

Business Development & Data Analytics Fellow

Jen is a rising senior majoring in Operations Research & Informations Engineering at Cornell University. Jen joined Solstice as a Kessler Fellow, an entrepreneurship program, because she wishes to build a startup in the cleantech industry in the future.  At Solstice, she will

Tara Fitzpatrick
Tara Fitzpatrick
Business Development Fellow
Tara Fitzpatrick
Tara Fitzpatrick

Business Development Fellow

Tara is joining Solstice as a Business Development Fellow following her graduation from Lehigh University. At Lehigh, Tara majored in Health, Medicine Society, and Environmental Studies and minored in Anthropology. In her senior year, she worked in editing and publishing

Patrick Lyons
Patrick Lyons
Customer Success Fellow
Patrick Lyons
Patrick Lyons

Customer Success Fellow

Patrick is a junior at Villanova University majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Spanish. He is looking forward to contributing to Solstice’s Customer Success team to help work towards Solstice’s mission of affordable clean energy for all Americans.

Eric Thompson-Martin
Eric Thompson-Martin
Software Engineering Fellow
Eric Thompson-Martin
Eric Thompson-Martin

Software Engineering Fellow

Eric is a rising senior at Harvey Mudd College majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. At Harvey Mudd, Eric worked to help advise the college on actions they could take to reduce their emissions and environmental impact. Eric joined Solstice

Michalina Modzelewska
Software Engineering Fellow
Michalina Modzelewska

Software Engineering Fellow

Michalina is a senior at Lehigh University who is currently studying Computer Science with a minor in Data Science. She is joining the Solstice team as a Software Developer Fellow. In the past, Michalina has studied abroad in Shanghai, China,

Chloe Janes
Chloe Janes
Marketing Fellow
Chloe Janes
Chloe Janes

Marketing Fellow

Chloe is a rising senior at Simmons University in Boston studying Political Science and Communications. As a Marketing Fellow at Solstice, Chloe is excited to help further Solstice’s goal of connecting people with community solar. Most recently. Chloe was the

Nonprofit

Lauren Levine
Executive Director
Lauren Levine

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.

Ben Bailey
Director of Development
Ben Bailey

Director of Development

Ben manages donor relations, fundraising, and communication strategies for Solstice's low-income inclusion program. Prior to joining the team, Ben worked for almost 20 years in the Advancement and Engagement office at Concord Academy, a private high school. He received his BA in U.S. History from Connecticut College. Ben enjoys going for walks in the woods with his wife and two kids, playing basketball and tennis, volunteering at a local farm, and traveling. He is also a lifelong Boston sports fan.

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.

Diana Eddows
Diana Eddowes
Program Manager
Diana Eddows
Diana Eddowes

Program Manager

Diana works to build community-led solar projects for the inclusion team at Solstice. Diana brings over a decade of experience managing international cross-sector partnerships and engaging people in environmental education and research through her work with Earthwatch Institute. She also has a Master’s degree in Conservation and Biodiversity from the University of Exeter and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Boston University. Diana has a strong passion for sustainability and believes that in order to tackle climate change and other environmental issues, everyone needs to be part of the solution. She’s excited to bring her passion to Solstice and work towards a clean and equitable future for all. In her spare time, Diana enjoys yoga, biking, and being outside as much as possible to explore new places with her friends and family, especially her husband and two sons.

Winslow Lewis
Winslow Lewis
Program Coordinator
Winslow Lewis
Winslow Lewis

Program Coordinator

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.

Joann Headshot
Joann Lai
Solar Equity Fellow
Joann Headshot
Joann Lai

Solar Equity Fellow

Joann assists the Inclusion team as a Solar Equity Fellow. She is passionate about sustainability efforts and environmental justice and hopes to work on policies related to energy and the environment. Joann is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University and has a B.S. in Environmental Management and Protection and a Minor in Indigenous Studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO). Outside of work, Joann enjoys reading, catching up on her TV shows, or going for walks in the neighborhood. She also loves to hike and visit new places!

Getnet Tessema
Getnet Tessema
Solar Equity Fellow
Getnet Tessema
Getnet Tessema

Solar Equity Fellow

Getnet is a senior at the University of Massachusetts Boston studying environmental science. He has a
bachelor’s degree in geology from Addis Ababa University and worked for a water well drilling company in Ethiopia for two years. Getnet loves studying nature and is passionate about environmental degradation caused by the irresponsible use of non-renewable resources. As a Solar Equity Fellow, Getnet will help Solstice fulfill its mission of providing affordable clean energy access to more Americans. In his free time, Getnet likes to watch sports with friends (especially the Manchester United English Premier League and the Patriots!).

Software Company Board

Steph Speirs 2
Steph Speirs
Co-Founder & CEO, Solstice Power Technologies
Steph Speirs 2
Steph Speirs

Co-Founder & CEO, Solstice Power Technologies

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)

John McIntyre
John McIntyre
Managing Director, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact (Observer)
John McIntyre
John McIntyre

Managing Director, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact (Observer)

Nonprofit Board

Steph Speirs 2
Steph Speirs
Co-Founder & CEO, Solstice Power Technologies
Sandhya Murali 2
Sandhya Murali
Co-Founder & COO, Solstice Power Technologies
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
Sara Chandler Solstice
Sara Chandler
Managing Director of Equity & Access at Elemental Excelerator
Crystal Johnson
Crystal Johnson
Senior Energy Consultant with Optimal Energy

Investors

Total Energy Ventures
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American Family Insurance Institute
Schneider Electric
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Websitewww.se.com
Sustain VC logo
Sustain VC
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Powerhouse logo
Powerhouse
MassCEC
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Obvious Ventures
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Gratitude Railroad logo
Gratitude Railroad
Hatzimemos / Libby
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Websiteh-l.vc
Techstars Impact Accelerator
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Techstars Ventures
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Techstars Boston
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SheEO logo
SheEO
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Next Wave Impact
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True Wealth Ventures
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AmplifyHer Ventures
U.S. Department of Energy
Email
Elemental Excelerator
J.M. Kaplan Fund
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Echoing Green
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Able Partners
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Pipeline Angels
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The Godley Family Foundation
Princeton University
Dorm Room Fund
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Social Venture Circle
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Jacqueline Novogratz
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Chris Anderson
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Michael Ferrante
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Sachiko Kuno
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Ed Roberts
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Ramez Naam
Co-Chair of Energy, Singularity
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Steve Malkenson
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Eduardo Gentil
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Mehdi Alhassani
Email
Deena Shakir
Email
Ana Carolina
Entrepreneur
Email

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
Andrew Beebe

Solstice Investor, Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

Sky Lance
Managing Principal, SustainVC
Sky Lance

Managing Principal, SustainVC

Kirk Arnold
Executive in Residence, General Catalyst
Kirk Arnold

Executive in Residence, General Catalyst

Jon Carson
Founder, Trajectory Energy
Jon Carson

Founder, Trajectory Energy

Gina McCarthy
Former Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Gina McCarthy

Former Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Claire Brodo Johnson
Co-Founder, SunEdison
Claire Brodo Johnson

Co-Founder, SunEdison

Anthony Chen
Lead Engineer
Anthony Chen

Lead Engineer

Anthony Chen is a solar enthusiast and full stack technical leader with over a decade of experience in designing distributed software systems and service oriented architectures. Starting with a DIY 45W solar-powered chicken tractor, he has moved on to a

Brian Trelstad
Partner, Bridges Ventures
Brian Trelstad

Partner, Bridges Ventures

Will Byrne
Founder, Groundswell
Will Byrne

Founder, Groundswell

Batool Hassan
Director, Acumen Fund
Batool Hassan

Director, Acumen Fund

George Foote
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
George Foote

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Tom Hardart
Founder, XOL Ventures
Tom Hardart

Founder, XOL Ventures

Nathan Ratledge
Former Executive Director, Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Nathan Ratledge

Former Executive Director, Community Office for Resource Efficiency

Adje Mensah
CEO, A.F. Mensah Inc.
Adje Mensah

CEO, A.F. Mensah Inc.

Adam Gibbons
Founder, Community Collaborative Consulting
Adam Gibbons

Founder, Community Collaborative Consulting

Dawn Dzurilla
Founder, Gaia Human Capital Partners
Dawn Dzurilla

Founder, Gaia Human Capital Partners