Rocco Fabiano President & Chief Executive Officer
With 35 years in consumer finance and banking, Rocco Fabiano has a rare combination of expertise leading both large, global enterprises and nimble start-ups. After serving as President of Retail Solutions at Qualcomm (2010-2014), Rocco guided the carve-out of Gimbal Solutions, then served as its President, CEO and Chairman. Prior to Qualcomm, Rocco was Founder and CEO of ACC LLC (later sold to CompuCredit) and was Founder, CEO and Chairman of ACC Consumer Finance, where he oversaw its IPO and later acquisition by Household International (now HSBC North America). Rocco was then named Group Executive of Household International/HSBC where he oversaw four subsidiaries accounting for $35 billion in assets and $650 million annually in after-taxes profits, including private label credit card, insurance, tax-related lending and automotive finance operations. Prior to this, Rocco served as Founder and President of Consumer Portfolio Services and was Chairman of Far Western Bank.
Named by Ernst & Young/NASDAQ as Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Rocco has been a financial services advisor to many of the nation’s largest private equity firms. He holds a Finance MBA from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Protein Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from Colorado State University.
Mike Cary Chief Operations Officer
Mike Cary is a seasoned executive with 30 years of experience scaling companies with Citibank, First Nationwide Mortgage, CIT Group, and as a partner and SVP with ClearPath Business Advisors. As president of home lending at CIT, Mike was responsible for leading the national distribution network, comprising 30 full-service wholesale operations and 560 employees. He helped grow the company from $200 million to $550 million in originations in just 18 months. Prior to CIT, he drove $2 billion in originations as an SVP with First Nationwide Mortgage Corporation. He brings extensive experience in the real estate, mortgage and finance industries, and demonstrates broad-based expertise in product development and marketing.
Michael Chan Chief Financial Officer
Michael Chan brings over 25 years of financial, capital markets and accounting experience to his role as CFO. Prior to joining Ygrene, Michael led the treasury and capital markets function at The Cronos Group, a market-leading global transportation finance and leasing company, raising over $3.8 billion in capital over 3+ years. Michael also served as CFO of The Chartres Lodging Group, a successful asset manager and investment advisor that manages a hospitality portfolio comprised of more than 18,000 rooms valued at approximately $5 billion. While at Chartres, he was the trusted advisor to the CEO and oversaw all accounting, finance, derivatives, tax, insurance/risk management, legal, HR, union, and compliance issues. Michael understands the importance of building a strong network of professional relationships at all levels. Michael brings a trusted and extensive financial network, built over his career, of over 25 banks, 50 investors, legal counsels and rating agencies to help support Ygrene’s growth plans.
Louis-Philippe Lalonde Chief Marketing Officer
Louis is responsible for building Ygrene into the leading brand for financing residential and commercial building energy improvement projects. His passion for conservation was ignited during three summers spent tree planting in British Columbia as a teenager. Today he brings more than 28 years of international management experience in marketing, product management and business development for technology, renewable energy, finance and SaaS ventures. Prior to joining Ygrene, he co-founded Match CMO after having held various executive roles at Akeena Solar, Enecsys, CentroSolar and IBM Global Services. He was an early pioneer in designing and marketing renewable energy financing instruments such as Solar Leases, Property Assessed Clean Energy, and Power Purchase Agreements. Louis-Philippe holds a bachelor in finance from Bishop University, a degree in economics and political science from McGill University, and a MBA/MSTM from Pepperdine University.
Vishal Gupta Chief Information Officer
Vishal Gupta is responsible for leading Ygrene’s Technology, Business Intelligence, and PMO organizations. Vishal brings over 23 years of experience creating and managing global engineering teams in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Prior to joining Ygrene, he served as the Head of Engineering for MSCI’s Analytics platform, a leader in financial technology and analytics for top-tier Investment Banks and Hedge Funds. In his role, Vishal directed the development of a highly-scalable, industry-leading fintech platform to combine multiple product lines. As a Vice President with Morgan Stanley, he led the development of innovative products for financial Risk and Performance management. Vishal holds a degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Management & Technology, GZB.
Mark Colby General Manager, Solar & Storage
Mark brings executive leadership experience with expertise in renewable energy sales, operations and funding. His previous assignments include: SVP, Customer Operations at Solar Alliance, SVP & General Manager at ClearEdge Power, VP & General Manager of Power Analytics, and President, Residential Products at Envision Solar.
Before his business career, Mark served over 22 years in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer. His positions included Commanding Officer of two ships, USS INGRAHAM (FFG61) and USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD39), as well as other nuclear engineering, operations, training and staff assignments.
Mark holds a B.S in mathematics from the United States Naval Academy and M.S. in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Bart Van Voorhis Executive Vice President
Bart Van Voorhis was instrumental in Ygrene’s original formation and now oversees the company’s legal, technology and corporate development initiatives. With more than 40 years of entrepreneurial business experience, Bart has founded, owned and directed companies in the United States, Europe and South America. His business interests have spanned industries and disciplines including real estate and land development, software innovation, financial management, farming and aviation. Bart cofounded and guided the operations of software pioneer WordTech Systems, ultimately participating in the sale of the company to Borland International. In addition to his involvement with Ygrene and his real estate interests, Bart also devotes his time to several corporate and nonprofit boards.
Peter Orrell Executive Vice President, Business Development
Peter Orrell brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to his role as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining Ygrene, Peter held various executive positions with American Express Company and led the growth of several of the Fortune 50’s top divisions in Canada, Europe and the US. He subsequently held a number of global roles including General Manager of the Global Client Group and Senior Vice President of Global Strategy. In his role as President and CEO of Junior Sports Corporation, Peter led the expansion of the company into six core markets in Asia and numerous secondary markets globally, culminating in a successful sale of the company to a strategic acquirer. Peter holds an Honors Degree in Marketing from McGill University.
Sven Kaludzinski Senior Corporate Counsel
Before becoming an attorney, Sven worked on Wall Street for two major European banks in their risk management divisions. He started his legal career as a project finance attorney in the Los Angeles offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy representing lenders, tax equity investors, as well as developers for large scale renewables projects. Subsequently, he assembled and managed a global legal team for the residential business unit of a large solar developer. He holds a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs from Tufts University, an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a J.D. from USC’s Gould School of Law.