Co-Founder + Chairman
John DeVillars is a clean energy and environmental professional with substantial leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. DeVillars’ public service career includes service as Secretary of the Environment for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chair of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, and Chief of Operations for Governor Michael Dukakis. In 1993 he was appointed New England Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency by President Bill Clinton, a post he served in until 2000. He has received numerous awards for his environmental service, including the President’s Award of the Nature Conservancy, given annually for national leadership in environmental affairs.
His private sector career includes founding and leading the Environmental Management practice for the national accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand (PWC); serving as Executive Vice President of Brownfields Recovery Corporation, a brownfields real estate investment and development company with assets in Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and as Lecturer on Environmental Leadership at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, in addition to exercising his responsibilities on behalf of BlueWave, Mr. DeVillars served as a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. As a senior fellow at the Center, he focused on the role of public utilities in meeting the climate change challenge.
Mr. DeVillars serves on numerous boards including as a member of the Executive Committee of the Northeast Clean Energy Council; a member of the Walden Woods Project Board; a member of the Board of Directors at the Acadia Center, a leading research and advocacy group on the forefront of efforts to combat global climate change; and a Trustee of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. In 2012 he was appointed by the United States EPA Administrator to serve on the agency’s National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology.
Mr. DeVillars earned his MPA from Harvard University and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of BlueWave, Trevor leads all aspects of the company’s finance, operations and expansion activity. Trevor joined BlueWave as a founding executive in early 2012 and has helped grow the company into one of the most respected solar developers and financiers in New England. During his tenure at BlueWave, Trevor has played an integral role in driving growth and expansion to a national platform focused on community solar and home solar financing.
Prior to joining BlueWave, Trevor was a Senior Director of Acquisitions and Development at Tishman Speyer, one of the largest and most respected real estate companies in the world. As a real estate private equity professional he gained extensive expertise in acquisitions, development, financing and asset management. He was also the Regional Finance Director of the Boston region and was intimately involved in all aspects of Tishman Speyer’s regional business.
Born in South Africa, Trevor was a Skye Foundation Fellow and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at MIT, where he completed MS degrees in both Design Technology and Real Estate Development. He also holds a Bachelor of Building Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Co-Founder + President
Eric Graber-Lopez is deeply involved in all aspects of BlueWave’s development activities, with leadership responsibilities in project financing. He and Mr. DeVillars joined forces to launch BlueWave’s solar development activities.
Prior to joining BlueWave, Mr. Graber-Lopez served as Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst on the Specialty Equity Growth Team at Putnam Investments, where he helped manage $8 billion in U.S. mid- and large-cap growth equity portfolios. At Putnam, he focused on the energy, alternative energy, materials, and utilities sectors and was responsible for his team’s investments in those sectors in both public and private markets. Mr. Graber-Lopez started as a Senior Equity Analyst in Putnam’s Global Equity Research Group and was a member of the Natural Resources and Utilities fund teams. During his years on the sell-side, Mr. Graber-Lopez focused on the energy and utility industries and was ranked by several leading industry surveys as being among the top analysts in his field. Mr. Graber-Lopez has extensive experience in firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, private equity transactions, and portfolio management.
Managing Director - Sales Operations
Larry is a seasoned renewables executive with a background in building high-growth enterprises and in developing and implementing strategy. He brings in-depth experience with solar, financing, capital markets, energy efficiency, and technology.
Managing Director - IT & Data Compliance
Tom’s mission is to drive employee productivity, customer data security, and compliance at BlueWave. Tom started his career in software development at Goldman Sachs, then moved to EnerNOC where he founded the Network Operations Center and held IT leadership positions.
Tom received his B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from Cornell University and his S.M. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Chief Technology Officer
Arash is responsible for ensuring that the BlueWave technology platform is the best in the industry. Working with stakeholders, both inside and outside the company, his team seeks to deliver technology solutions that distinguish BlueWave as a preferred partner in the industry.
Arash has a 25-year track record of designing and delivering technology solutions that support organizations in a variety of different industries. Prior to joining the team at BlueWave, Arash spent 10 years at Spruce Finance, a solar fintech company in San Francisco, where he led the team that built Spruce’s solar financing originations and underwriting platform.
Prior to Spruce, Arash worked for several non-profits. His career began with 14 years at Genentech, a Bay Area biotech company that makes life-saving cancer therapies.
Managing Director - Project Finance
Wayne is responsible for all BlueWave Solar project finance activities, including the raising of development and construction finance and project sales to long-term investors. Wayne is also responsible for the BlueWave South Africa solar development business.
Wayne brings over 15 years’ experience to BlueWave, spanning mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, corporate strategy, solar development, and project finance. He joined BlueWave in 2014 from London-based merchant bank Close Brothers Group PLC where he worked on corporate M&A and group strategy. Prior to that, he worked in the financial services M&A team at Hawkpoint, a London-based independent corporate finance advisory firm, and with Deloitte in Cape Town, New York, and Sydney.
Wayne graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science with Honours in Finance and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant and CFA® Charterholder.
Managing Director - Solar Loan Operations
Alexi brings over 15 years of capital markets, risk management and finance experience to the BlueWave team. As the Managing Director of Capital Markets & Credit, Alexi leads BlueWave’s consumer solar finance business.
Prior to BlueWave, Alexi was Principal at Admirals Bank where he was responsible for leading, growing, and managing numerous loan origination, acquisition and asset management businesses. Alexi has also held senior positions at Lehman Brothers Bank, Capital Crossing Servicing Company, and Capital Crossing Bank, where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and pricing secondary market loan acquisition opportunities as well as the post-acquisition portfolio management.
Alexi has a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Economics from Williams College. He is formally credit trained and has a certification in Real Estate Finance from Boston University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Helen brings nearly 15 years of clean energy marketing experience to BlueWave, including both in-house and agency roles. Most recently, she was Director of Marketing at Powerhouse Dynamics (PhD), a multiple award-winning software company in the energy IoT sector. Prior to PhD, Helen was Director of Marketing at Advanced Energy Economy, a clean energy business association, where she helped to position the organization as a key player in the policy arena.
Helen came to AEE from Millville Partners, a cleantech marketing agency she co-founded. Millville Partners was instrumental in supporting the growth of the Massachusetts clean energy business cluster, providing both marketing and program development and implementation for the Northeast Clean Energy Council, MassCEC, Clean Economy Network, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy, and a number of clean energy startups and established businesses. Helen’s first role in clean energy marketing was as Marketing Manager at Cimetrics, an energy efficiency technology firm.
Helen graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in Visual and Environmental Studies.
Principal - Asset Management
Aidan brings expertise in solar project development, real estate development, and asset management to his role at BlueWave. Aidan’s former positions include Director and Project Manager, SunEdison (2007-2012), where he managed 37 MW of developed projects, including the largest rooftop solar program in North America.
Aidan is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Licensed Construction Supervisor (MA). He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying, received his C.E.D. in Construction Economics from the Dublin Institute of Technology, and earned his M.Sc. in Real Estate Development from MIT.
Senior Legal Counsel
As Senior Legal Counsel at BlueWave, Lynda advises the company on a broad range of legal issues with a particular focus on compliance, regulatory, and commercial matters. She brings to BlueWave a depth of knowledge in the areas of consumer protection and regulatory law.
Prior to joining BlueWave, Lynda was an Assistant Attorney General with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, where she led investigations of unfair and deceptive practices and false claims act violations, as well as handling proceedings before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
Lynda received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.A. from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Senior Director - Community Solar Sales
Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn works to identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations to contribute to a more sustainable future through solar energy generation.
Betsy’s prior experience includes serving as the Director of the Northeast Region for the Center for Sustainable Energy; as a Councilor representing residential consumers on the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council; as a Senior Program Officer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation; and at Boston Financial Investment Management and the City of Somerville.
Elizabeth is an LEED Accredited Professional; Licensed Construction Supervisor (MA). She received her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College and earned her M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
Managing Director Sales Operations
John is responsible for due diligence to ensure that BlueWave’s solar installer network represents the best in the business.
Prior to BlueWave, John served as Founder and former President, EcoBilt Energy Systems, where he oversaw merger that led to the creation of Alder Energy, a leading designer, engineer and installer of solar P.V. systems in the Southeastern U.S.
John is a LEED Accredited Professional. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and his M.B.A in Finance from Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management.
Michael Gordon brings BlueWave 20 years of legal and regulatory experience focused on consumer finance, including having led the consumer financial protection practice at WilmerHale. Previously, he also served as Senior Advisor to the Director, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and as a senior official in the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. House of Representatives.
Michael received his B.S. in Sociology from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.
Managing Director - Project Finance
Diane brings to BlueWave extensive experience in energy markets, capital markets, and project finance. Prior to her role at BlueWave, Diane’s experience includes 10 years of principal investing, structuring, and trading generation assets in North America. At BlueWave, Diane has raised $112M of development, construction, and permanent debt; closed on $82M of equity; awarded $18M of 1603 cash grants; hedged $15M of SREC revenues and $3M of interest rate swaps for the solar project development business.
Diane received her B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Chief Financial Officer
Neal leads BlueWave’s accounting, finance, legal and administrative functions. He has spent the past 25 years managing and growing early stage companies, providing strategic financial planning and advice, overseeing global cash management, leading debt and equity financings, and managing mergers and acquisitions in the technology and cleantech sectors. During Neal’s tenure as CFO of EnerNOC, the Association for Corporate Growth Boston and Mass High Tech named the company’s IPO #1 in New England.
For the last decade, Neal has been focusing his time and attention in the cleantech and sustainability sectors, as he desires to help protect our planet. His previous CFO roles include XL Hybrids, Open Blue, Ze-gen, EnerNOC (NASD: ENOC), Ucentric Systems; and co-founder, CFO, and director of Cignal Global Communications.
Neal has a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Senior Vice President - Operations
Chris Gosline leads BlueWave’s operations department, serving both the Solar Loan and Community Solar business lines. In this role, Chris has led the operationalization of both products, built out multiple teams, and contributed significantly to the company’s go-to market strategies.
Chris comes from EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), where he rose through EnerNOC’s operations organization, leading large teams, driving global expansion, and delivering on aggressive operational goals. Most recently, he led the Operations department, building out a 200-member team providing project management, engineering, environmental permitting, and customer support throughout Europe, U.K., Asia-Pac, and the Americas. Prior to EnerNOC, Chris worked in software engineering roles at several large multinational energy firms.
Chris holds an M.A. in Energy Policy from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Vermont. He is also an Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Energy Auditor (CEA).
Principal - Development
Jon has over 10 years of renewable energy experience that spans the development, finance, commodity and construction industries. At BlueWave, Jon leads the Project Development team, where he has been instrumental in developing, constructing and selling over 40MW of solar assets.
Prior to joining BlueWave, Jon co-founded Bridgewell Renewables, a supply chain finance investment solution for the solar industry. Prior to Bridgewell, Jon was Director of Origination for Amerex Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the GFI Group, an interdealer broker. At Amerex, Jon originated and traded carbon credits for the California compliance program and Renewable Natural Gas under the RFS and LCFS programs. Before Amerex, Jon was on the US origination team for EcoSecurities, the global leader for developing and trading carbon credits in the compliance and voluntary markets. At EcoSecurities, Jon focused on methane capture and destruction for the landfill and agricultural sectors until he exited upon the sale of the firm to J.P. Morgan.
In his spare time, Jon is an Advisor for the Slater Technology Fund, where he advises the fund on new ventures and startups.
Principal - Community Solar
Mike leads BlueWave’s community solar business, from securing anchor and small project offtake through lifetime customer management. Mike has extensive industry experience in site acquisition, project finance, project management, real estate development, and sales operations. Since joining BlueWave, Mike has successfully permitted more than 20 projects including the first two community solar projects in Massachusetts.
His previous positions include founder and former Principal at Beckett Holdings, where he focused on development opportunities in the multifamily sector; and Development Associate with The Ratkovich Company.
Senior Director of People
Carolyn Martin leads the BlueWave People team where she directs talent acquisition, employee relations, benefits and compensation, employee training and development, and HR information systems functions. Before joining BlueWave, Carolyn was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Mount Ida College. Prior to Mount Ida, she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Multiplan, Inc., the largest U.S. provider of transaction-based healthcare cost-containment programs.
She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and her J.D. from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and is a member of the New England Human Resources Association and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Managing Director - Business Operations
Reg leads the Business Operations Team at BlueWave, spanning both our community solar and solar financing businesses. He brings over five years of experience to this position including work as a project manager developing two large-scale solar P.V. projects in MA. Prior to serving as Managing Director of Business Operations, Reg was a Senior Director on BlueWave’s Site Acquisition Team.
Reg received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College and earned his M.S. in Innovation and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
Managing Director - Product Operations
Nick leads software platform development at BlueWave and manages the Business Applications team. His past experience includes 10 years of leadership experience in the energy space focused on renewables, efficiency, power management, and infrastructure. He has also previously served as President & COO, Greenwich Energy Solutions.
Nick earned his B.S. from the University of Michigan and his M.S. from Stanford in Energy Resources Engineering.
Managing Director - Civic Engagement
Mark brings to BlueWave great depth of knowledge in federal and state energy policy; local, state and federal government affairs; social impact and organizational management. Prior to BlueWave, Mark served as Massachusetts Undersecretary of Energy and Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources, where he led the solar and energy efficiency programs that made Massachusetts a national leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Mark also was formerly the Town Manager of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Mark received his B.A. in Political Science and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from American University.
Managing Director - Capital Markets & Credit
Advisory Board Member
Pauliina Swartz is an independent consultant who connects capital providers to financing opportunities in residential and commercial solar, educating investors and lenders about the risks and rewards of solar energy assets. As a Senior Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Pauliina facilitates research and consulting projects that seek to mitigate financing challenges faced by clean energy technologies.
Previously, Pauliina had a long career at State Street Corporation where she held numerous leadership positions in the bank’s structured finance business. She helped start several innovative structured finance businesses and developed expertise in finance, fixed income markets and global banking operations. During her banking career, Pauliina served customers ranging from small specialty lenders to the largest institutional investors in the world.
Pauliina is a board member of New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE). She serves on the Energy Advisory Committee for the city of Newburyport, MA. Pauliina is an active mentor in the Accelerator Program of Cleantech Open Northeast. She previously served as an academic mentor in reading and math to elementary school students in Boston Public Schools for ten years.
Pauliina is a graduate of Brandeis University and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. At Brandeis, she was the recipient of the full-tuition Wien International Scholarship. Pauliina is a fellow of the Emerging Leaders Program at UMass Boston and a CFA charter holder.
Pauliina grew up near the Arctic Circle in Finland and is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She has lived and worked in Germany and Australia and speaks several languages.