San Francisco—April 30, 2013—Clean Power Finance, the online marketplace for distributed solar financing and provider of solar sales and design software, today announced the appointment of Michael Pope as chief financial officer (CFO). Michael brings deep experience managing the financial strength of fast-growing public and private companies to Clean Power Finance.
“Michael has helped build great businesses for twenty years and has led the finance organizations of many successful public companies,” said Nat Kreamer, CEO of Clean Power Finance. “He also understands how to manage traditional technology businesses. We are very excited for him to help build Clean Power Finance.”
Before joining the company, Michael was the COO and CFO of MarketTools.com, which was acquired by Texas Pacific Group (TPG). Prior to MarketTools.com, Michael served as VP for the office of the CEO of BearingPoint (NYSE: BE) and as president and COO of Network General, which was acquired by NetScout Systems (NASDAQ: NTCT). Before that, he was president and CEO of DigitalThink (Nasdaq: DTHK), EVP and CFO of Dionex (NASDAQ: DNEX), and a bank examiner at the New York Federal Reserve. Michael has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
“CPF has all the ingredients for success,” said Michael. “It combines the business model of a Silicon Valley tech company with the sophisticated products and services of a finance company, and is led by a great team. I’m excited to help take it to the next level.”
Clean Power Finance’s management team includes solar finance pioneer and SunRun co-founder Robert “Nat” Kreamer; former IBM global sales executive Robert Prigge;
Clean Power Finance co-founder and CPF Tools creator Adam Marsh; former Tioga Energy executive Kristian Hanelt; residential solar experts and Sungevity veterans Kirstin Hoefer and Nick Mack; venture capital veteran Micah Myers; Discover bank leader Steve Olszewski; and former Burnham Energy president Greg Sellers.
About Clean Power Finance
Clean Power Finance is driving the mass-market adoption of residential solar with the CPF Market™, its online business-to-business marketplace connecting the solar industry and the capital markets, and CPF Tools™, the leading solar sales software-as-a-service platform. Clean Power Finance provides solar professionals, including marketers, installers, manufacturers and distributors, with access to a variety of 100% third-party owned, non-exclusive, white-label residential finance products and an easy-to-use solar sales quoting and design tool. The company’s makes it easy for institutional investors and lenders to invest in residential solar projects that provide reliable rates of return. To learn more about how Clean Power Finance, please visit www.cleanpowerfinance.com.