BlueWave Solar Announces Appointment of Consumer Protection Experts to Lead New Legal and Compliance Department

WilmerHale and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau veteran, Michael Gordon and former Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Lynda Freshman join the BlueWave team.

Boston, MA – October 10, 2017

BlueWave Solar (BlueWave) is delighted to announce the additions of Michael Gordon as General Counsel and Lynda Freshman as Senior Legal Counsel to the BlueWave team. As a part of BlueWave’s dedication to best practices, Michael and Lynda will be focusing on regulatory and compliance matters. BlueWave is committed to putting the consumer first and making sure that we do all we can to protect the interests of our dedicated customers, bank partners and stakeholders.

 “BlueWave has a strong history of delivering value to our customers,” said Trevor Hardy, BlueWave’s CEO.  “Integral to our delivering on that value is the assurance that we meet the consumer protection standards that our customers deserve. Since our founding, transparency and integrity in all that we do has driven us to be best in class. Consumer protection is paramount to that and is why we are proud to have Michael Gordon and Lynda Freshman join our team. With Michael’s extensive consumer finance protection experience coupled with Lynda’s background with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in state energy regulations and consumer finance enforcement, BlueWave will be a leader in the industry on compliance and consumer protection.  We are excited to have them join the BlueWave team.”

Michael starts on October 16, 2017 and comes to BlueWave from WilmerHale in Washington D.C. where he served as chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Practice. Michael’s practice focused on consumer finance regulation and enforcement. He also has more than a decade of experience in public service as a regulator and policy-maker, including senior positions at the CFPB, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to joining WilmerHale in 2015, Michael spent four years in senior positions at the CFPB, helping to design, build and set priorities for the bureau since its inception. He served on the CFPB’s implementation team and then served as its Deputy General Counsel from 2011-2012. Michael then spent three years as Senior Counselor to the CFPB director where he provided strategic advice to the director and senior CFPB officials on a wide range of legal and policy

issues. “I’m thrilled to join BlueWave Solar,” said Michael. “The team is truly impressive, and the mission is fantastic.  I look forward to helping build upon BlueWave’s success.”

Lynda started in August and comes to us after five years with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) where she most recently served as an Assistant Attorney General for Energy and Telecommunications. She regularly worked on matters involving alleged unfair and deceptive practices and frequently appeared before the Department of Public Utilities related to gas and electric distribution service.  In addition, Lynda worked in the AGO’s Insurance and Financial Services Division, where she focused on consumer protection and false claims investigations.

“I am very excited to join BlueWave and work with such a talented team,” said Lynda.  “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to contribute to the company’s success.”

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About BlueWave Solar

BlueWave Solar (“BlueWave”) is a renewable energy company founded on a mission to make solar available to everyone, everywhere. BlueWave’s proprietary fintech platform delivers innovative, high-value products and services to its partners and customers, enabling communities and consumers to choose local, low-cost renewable power. From developing high-quality solar projects that allow customers to participate in BlueWave Community Solar, to financing residential rooftop solar with the BlueWave Home Solar Loan, BlueWave empowers its partners and installers to deliver a seamless home solar solution. That’s the BlueWave vision for a cleaner planet and our energy solution for the “100%.”

With more than 50 employees in Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina and South Africa, BlueWave has developed and built more than 100 megawatts of solar projects to date, delivering over $275 million dollars in estimated lifetime savings to our customers while reducing CO2 by 98,000 metric tons annually – the equivalent of taking 19,000 cars off the road. We work with more than 30 public entities and have thousands of community solar customers.

BlueWave is a Certified B Corporation and was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine and in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.  For more information visit www.bluewavesolar.com

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