Team

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 National Development

Mack is the VP of National Development 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 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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Katie Shelton

Business Development Associate

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

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

Regional Project Development

Rick is a Regional Project Developer at Verogy responsible for new commercial rooftop, ground mount and carport/canopy projects in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.   Prior to joining Verogy, Rick was VP of Commercial Projects CT – Con Edison Clean Energy Business for 6 years.  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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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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Torre Babich 

Construction Superintendent

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

Prior to joining Verogy, Torre had experience working in commercial and residential solar as a Team Foreman and Electrical Inspector. As a foreman, he had regular hands-on experience installing systems. As an Inspector, he worked regularly with town inspectors and utilized his code knowledge and expertise to sign off on the quality of jobsites.

Rick Coughlin

Procurement Manager

Rick is the Procurement Manager at Verogy, handling all aspects of procurement for the EPC team as well as assisting in various areas of project management.

Rick’s career in renewables began at CED Greentech where he specialized in lighting efficiencies and solar development opportunities within the Small Business Energy Advantage (SBEA) program. After 10 years on the distribution side of the solar industry, Rick’s continuing interest in sustainable energy led him to Verogy, where he could focus more fully on PV. Rick is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he received a BA in English. He spends much of his free time working in canine rescue, hiking with his pit bull Guinevere, as well as passionately rooting for New York Rangers hockey.

Jenna Behan

Marketing Associate

Jenna is a Marketing Associate at Verogy, with responsibility for creating and releasing marketing material.

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.

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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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