John Stafford

Chief Executive Officer

John has more than 25 years of banking experience specializing in structuring and arranging corporate, project and infrastructure debt transactions.  Prior to co-founding Solis Partners, he was at Royal Bank of Scotland where he was a Managing Director responsible for leading over $50 billion of bank financings in the European syndicated loan market.  Prior to that, he worked at Citibank and Barclays Bank originating bond and private placements as well as marketing interest rate and currency derivatives to a wide range of US and European clients.  John is a graduate of Harvard College.

Rick Surgent

Executive Vice President,
Operations

Rick has an extensive background in commercial and residential design-build projects. He also brings a particular strength in commercial electrical engineering. Rick has been the senior project manager for projects as diverse as construction of experimental aircraft and aircraft procurement for major commercial airlines. He has overseen the installation of over 20 MW of generation capacity. Rick is NABCEP certified and holds a BA in Accounting from Lafayette College.

The rest of the Solis Partners team is comprised of professionals in engineering, research, business development, design and construction of commercial solar PV systems.