The value of an organization lies in its people and its values. Meet the Verogy team and discover the values that drive our business.

Our purpose: to affect positive change through renewable energy. Our team of solar power experts will help you access clean energy through their knowledge of the solar industry.

Meet the Team

Our solar project developers are dedicated to delivering industry-leading renewable energy solutions and services.

William Herchel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Will is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer with direct responsibility for all aspects of the business.

Will entered the solar industry in 2012 as General Counsel and the first employee at Greenskies Renewable Energy. He was promoted to President in 2016.  During his tenure, the company went from 3 MW’s to over 110MWs of owned commercial solar projects.

Will has successfully closed greater than $650MM in project finance and corporate transactions. In addition, he has negotiated hundreds of power purchase agreements and construction contracts with Fortune 50 clients and their counsel. Will was also a key member of the deal team that successfully completed the sale of Greenskies to Clean Focus Corporation in 2017.

Prior to joining Greenskies, Will earned his law degree from the University of Connecticut in 2012, and earned a B.A. from Stonehill College. During his legal education, Will worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Law Student Observer in the Enforcement Division. He is bar certified in the State of Connecticut.

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Alex Figueroa

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Alex is Co-Founder of Verogy, focusing on all aspects of finance and business development for the firm.

Alex was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Greenskies Renewable Energy, focused on all aspects of finance for the firm: capital raising, planning and analysis, accounting, and reporting. During his tenure, Alex has directly sourced, negotiated, and closed over $280MM of project development capital and corporate financings. Alex was a key member of the deal team that successfully completed the sale of Greenskies Renewable Energy to Clean Focus Corporation in August 2017.

Prior to joining Greenskies, Alex spent nearly a decade at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he managed investment portfolios for the firm’s foundation, endowment, and ultra-high net worth clients.

Alex earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was awarded a full-tuition academic fellowship and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University at Albany (NY), where he lettered in Football. Alex lives in Bedford, NY with his wife, Raegan, and their two young daughters.

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Steven DeNino

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Steve is Co-Founder of Verogy and Chief Operating Officer, focusing on all aspects of business operations at Verogy.

Steve’s renewable energy career started in 2012 when he joined Greenskies.  His first role was to establish the company’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) department.  As project development increased, Steve shifted focus and built out the companies Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) team.  That team would design and install over 300 commercial solar projects (110MW), for municipalities, utility companies and Fortune 50 commercial clients throughout the country.   Steven’s work ethic, attention to detail and ability to successfully deliver projects led him to be appointed as the Executive Vice President of EPC in January of 2015.  Steve was a key contributor on the company’s major development efforts as well as a member of the team that sold the company in 2017.

Steven attended East Tennessee State University, holds licenses as a Connecticut electrical contractor, a Massachusetts construction supervisor and is NABCEP certified.

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Steven Gianotti

Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Steve is Co-Founder of Verogy and Chief Accounting Officer, focusing on financial reporting, accounting, tax, audit, tax equity structuring and corporate finance.

Before Verogy, Steve held the role of Controller at Greenskies Renewable Energy, where he focused on internal and external financial reporting, account and financial planning and analysis. Steve built the accounting and financial reporting infrastructure at Greenskies from its infancy to a robust holding company, consolidating 250 entities and over $300MM of operating assets utilizing SAP S/4 HANA. Before joining the Greenskies team, Steve was Assistant Controller at Centerplan Companies, where he focused on financial planning, accounting and reporting for a diverse portfolio of operating companies.

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Brian Smith

Chief Legal Officer (CLO)

Brian is a Co-Founder of Verogy and Chief Legal Officer, with primary responsibility over all legal aspects of the firm’s operations, including contract drafting and review.

Brian also helps manage municipal business development efforts and is a member of the finance team responsible for raising capital for Verogy’s projects.  Brian graduated from UCONN School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree and is also a proud alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!) where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. Brian grew up in upstate New York and currently resides in Farmington, CT with his wife, Alexa.

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Bryan Fitzgerald

Director of Development

Bryan is Co-Founder of Verogy and Developer, specializing in deal origination and portfolio-wide financial analytics.

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Mack Wyckoff

VP of Development for National Accounts

Mack is VP of Development for National Accounts responsible for growing and serving our National C&I clients.

Before joining Verogy, Mack led the competitive tender process, contract negotiation efforts as well as channel partner engagement for Black Bear Energy. Prior to Black Bear Energy, Mack spent 20+ years with Walmart Stores, Inc. where he held leadership positions in Building Controls, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In his last role with Walmart, Mack was responsible for renewable energy origination for both onsite and offsite.  During that time Mack led the origination and contractual off-take of over 350 solar systems across the U.S. and over 400 megawatts of distributed clean energy and large scale offsite renewable energy projects.

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Greg Pool

VP of Development for National Accounts

Greg is VP of Development for National Accounts responsible for growing and serving our National C&I clients.

Most recently, Greg led the Edison Energy Account Management and Client Services Teams.  Tasked with the direct support of Fortune 500 clients, this team was responsible for the consulting engagement across all service lines and connecting with individuals and stakeholders to identify renewable energy needs and opportunities. Prior to Altenex, Greg was on the team leading renewable energy procurement for Walmart where the team developed and executed one of the world’s most comprehensive renewable energy strategies.

Greg graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Environmental Engineering.  He lives in Bentonville, AR with his wife and five kids where he is active in his neighborhood and the local mountain biking community.

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Brad Parsons

Director of Design and Permitting

Brad is Director of Design and Permitting responsible for Pre-NTP development of utility-scale projects.

Brad previously served as Manager of Civil Engineering at All-Points Technology Corporation, where he focused on design and permitting of utility projects including Solar, Fuel Cell’s, Electrical Transmission, and Telecommunications.  Brad was involved in the design, permitting, and/or construction administration of over 150MW of solar projects.  Additionally, during this time he was responsible for IE and OE civil design and permitting 3rd party reviews of over 150 projects across the U.S. ranging from 2MW to 170MW.

Prior to joining All-Points, Brad worked at The United Illuminating Company where he was responsible for transmission and substation projects.  He also worked as a civil engineer on a multitude of different projects including gas transmission lines, highway and roadway design, streetscapes, and commercial and residential developments.

Brad earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford and is a licensed Professional Engineer in CT, MA, NY, and RI.   Brad lives in Jamestown, RI with his wife and son.

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James Cerkanowicz, PE

Manager of Permitting

James is Manager of Permitting and part of the team responsible for pre-NTP development of utility-scale projects.

James previously served as a Senior Project Manager for Eversource Energy in their Connecticut Distributed Energy Resources Group for over 10 years where he managed various types of projects such as PV, wind turbines, fuel cells, and anaerobic digesters through the interconnection process.  He later served as the department’s construction manager, where he coordinated the efforts of large-scale generation developers for distribution level projects up to 20 MW in size with the Eversource design & construction groups.  Prior to Eversource, James worked as a land development project engineer & project manager for over 10 years on various commercial, residential, & public sector projects for companies such as BL Companies, Fuss & O’Neill, and Bohler Engineering.

James earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is licensed Professional Engineer in CT.  James lives in Suffield, CT with his wife and two sons.  James is an avid runner & skier.  You will often find him at a hockey rink or lacrosse field cheering on his two sons.

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Katie Shelton

Business Development Associate

Katie is a Business Development Associate at Verogy, focusing on commercial projects with businesses located in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Katie’s responsibilities include developing new business contacts, meeting with key decision makers on site, and walking clients through the proposal presentations. Katie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. degree in Business Management, and a M.A. in Justice Studies.

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Rick Berry

Business Development Associate

Rick is a Business Development Associate at Verogy, focusing on commercial projects with businesses located in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Prior to joining Verogy, Rick was a Commercial Sales Associate with Con Edison Clean Energy Business and Ross Solar Group.  He is a graduate of Villanova University with a B.S. in Finance.  Rick grew up in West Hartford, CT and currently resides in Simsbury, CT.

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Erik Murray

Business Development Associate

Erik is a Business Development Associate at Verogy, focusing on commercial projects with businesses located throughout Maine.

Erik has a background in residential construction project management and equipment financing. Erik graduated from Babson College with a B.S. degree in Business Management/Entrepreneurship and lives on Kennebunk Pond in Lyman, Maine, where he enjoys all the outdoor activities that Maine has to offer.

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Nery Leal

Business Development Associate

Nery is a Business Development Associate at Verogy, focusing on commercial projects with businesses located in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Nery has a background in commercial sales, customer service and relationship building in both solar and IT. Nery grew up in NY, and graduated from Mount Saint Mary College with a degree in English/Communications and currently lives in Ridgefield, CT

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Kyle Perry

Engineering Manager

Kyle is Engineering Manager, with responsibility for completing the preliminary design associated with business development opportunities.

The preliminary design includes a PV array layout, annual production report, and a preliminary budget for the project. Kyle spent two summers in 2015 and 2016 as an intern on the engineering team at Greenskies Renewable Energy. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2017 with a B.S. in Engineering and Business. After graduating, Kyle spent a year as a Project Engineer for a Commercial Drywall Construction company before joining the Verogy team.

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Suyash Narkhede

PV Design Engineer

Suyash is the PV Design Engineer who is responsible for designing Solar PV projects while working alongside the business development team.

As a member of the EPC team, his day to day tasks include laying out PV arrays using appropriate designing tools, building annual production reports using sizing & data analysis tools, and producing preliminary budgets to help further the large-scale solar project.

He graduated in 2019 with a master’s degree in Energy Systems and core focus on design and development of Solar, Suyash has immense knowledge of the ins and outs of the industry. He has interned at EnergySage, which is a dominating Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

He considers himself as a Cynophilist who loves to play Billiards and watch Formula 1.

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Ken Czajka

Construction Superintendent

Ken is a Construction Superintendent at Verogy, with responsibility for on-site construction supervision/coordination and subcontractor oversight and management.

Ken has over twenty years of electrical experience ranging from his time in the US Navy aboard a nuclear powered aircraft carrier to now as a construction superintendent for Verogy.  He is a licensed electrician in CT and MA and also holds a NABCEP Installation Professional Certificate.  Ken is an outdoors enthusiast and a father of two teenage boys. 

Joseph Moss

Business Development Analyst

Joseph is a Business Development Analyst at Verogy responsible for financial analysis on individual and portfolio level project economics as well as nation-wide market research.

Joseph completed his Master of Environmental Management degree with a focus in Energy at Duke University in 2017. Joseph has previous experience analyzing competing renewable energy proposals on behalf of regional and national clients, ranging from single site purchases to multi-site PPA contracts. Joseph also managed utility efficiency programs on behalf of Walmart and is personally responsible for capturing over $2M in energy efficiency incentives annually.

Joseph is a Certified Energy Manager and lives in Northwest Arkansas with his wife where he enjoys the outdoors & cycling.

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Felipe Zamora

Financial Analyst

As a Financial Analyst at Verogy, Felipe supports the company’s financial strategy, including project finance and M&A initiatives.

Before transitioning into the renewable energy industry, Felipe spent six years in the structured finance space focused on the housing market, overseeing the risk management, analytics, and portfolio operations functions for a master servicer with over $9B in AUA.

Felipe earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, in Mexico, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Luke Galvin

Project Manager

Luke is a Project Manager, responsible for the EPC Regional Commercial Projects Pipeline helping to drive strong execution and customer experience.

Prior to Verogy, Luke has enjoyed 20 years in Wireless Network Development with experiences in Site Acquisition, Development and Construction Management.

Darryl Hooks

Construction Superintendent

Darryl is a Construction Superintendent at Verogy, with responsibility for on-site construction supervision/coordination and subcontractor oversight and management.

Darryl brings 7 years of solar experience, ranging from foreman to electrical apprentice and time as an installation manager. Utilizing this knowledge, Darryl has skillsets that will help translate to the construction superintendent role. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his rescue pit bulls and cheering on the Boston Celtics

Jenna Behan

Marketing and Business Development Associate

Jenna is a Marketing and Business Development Associate at Verogy, with responsibility for all marketing and communications and assists in project origination efforts.

Jenna graduated from Trinity College in 2019 with a B.A. in English and Urban Studies. During college, she interned at Sealed Inc. in Manhattan, focusing on customer management and marketing. Jenna played on the varsity field hockey team at Trinity and was a member of the NESCAC All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship teams. She is also currently pursuing her M.B.A. at the UConn School of Business.

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Bryan Standish

Business Development Specialist

Bryan has 5 years of experience in both residential and commercial solar lead generation. He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and is a charter member of both the New Haven VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and American Legion. Bryan spent two seasons as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service before discovering the renewable energy sector. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. In his free time, Bryan loves all things soccer, combat sports and live music.

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Sarah Smith


Sarah is an accountant at Verogy. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2010 with a degree in mathematics. Prior to joining Verogy, she spent years working in both renewable energy accounting and in public accounting.

Nima Gholampour

Project Manager

Nima is a project manager at Verogy. Nima has worked in solar for over 7 years, from sales to operations. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who teaches on occasion, and he loves English Premier League Football (Come on, Liverpool!). He also tries to travel to at least 1 new country every year.

Dan Sheridan

Construction Superintendent

Dan is a Construction Superintendent at Verogy. He has 7 years of superintendent experience on solar projects and government and military base construction, including as a solar safety manager and solar technician. Dan also served in the U.S. Naval Submarine and is a retired Police Officer.

Michael Reola

Construction Superintendent

Michael is a Construction Superintendent at Verogy.

Shawn Lessard

Solar Technician

Shawn is a solar technician at Verogy. A Connecticut native with over 15 years’ experience in sustainable energy including oil refining and biofuels, he believes now is the time to make an international impact in the solar industry. He is also looking to implement his eight years’ experience from the United States Marine Corps as an 0311-infantry marine. In 2008 he deployed to Iraq as a SAW Gunner. Shawn believes you cannot go anywhere without a solid team including the military, work, or at home. You need a hardened team to succeed and after all, there can’t be leadership where there is no team. 

Shawn’s college education stems from Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business with a focus on organizational leadership, logistics and material and supply chain management.  In his free time, Shawn is an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and is working on his purple belt. He enjoy hiking and competitive shooting and is a family-oriented man that is raising two children with his fiancé. 

Andrew Burks

Project Manager

Andrew has worked in solar industry since 2014. Andrew has experience in the successful installation of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar projects throughout the U.S. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Tyler Goodall

Solar Technician

Tyler is a solar technician at Verogy.

See the Verogy Difference

We treat every solar project as if it’s our only one. That way, our solar energy experts can give your project the attention it deserves.

Our Core Values

A strong set of values is what drives our organization forward and what compels our clients to trust us to provide industry-leading renewable energy solutions and services. Trust is at the root of everything we do; in fact, it’s the root of our company name. “Vero” as a noun is Latin for “truth” and truth is a critical element of every agreement we make, every business relationship we have, and every project we see through completion.

  1. Be Truthful – Being completely honest accelerates the achievement of our collective goals. It provides the freedom for each person to ask questions, embrace their role, and create progress.
  2. Be Determined – Successes and failures are rooted in a team’s level of determination to the tasks at hand. We are determined in our work; this disposition benefits our clients and our partners.
  3. Be Accountable – Trust is fundamental to a team’s success; without it, team dynamics break down. We build trust as a team by reliably executing our roles according to mutual expectations. We are accountable to our colleagues, our counter-parties, and ourselves.
  4. Be Empathetic – Holding on to predispositions and preconceptions creates impediments to mutual understanding. By treating others with respect and empathy, we gain common understanding and, ultimately, productive outcomes.
  5. Be Creative in Problem Solving – The business world is rife with problems; quick, lasting solutions are rarely available. Solving problems creatively enables progress, creates change, and allows us to  reach our goals collectively.
  6. Be Open to Learning – Learning isn’t easy; no one is omniscient, and everyone can learn. Humility about “what you know” and curiosity about “what you don’t know” are the two key ingredients to being open to learning.
  7. Be Inclusive – No one ever does anything meaningful or valuable by themselves. Take the time to thank, acknowledge, and support everyone involved in new successes.

Our Solar Team Is Ready to Work With You

If you’re ready to start financing and developing your solar energy project, our solar power team is here to help. We help you design and install your system, and we find financing options that will save you money in the long run. Whatever you solar energy needs are, our solar team will find a way to meet them.

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