sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, today announced the appointment of David Shipley as its Chief Financial Officer effective August 24th, 2015 and the hiring of Ray Henger as Senior Vice President of Structured Finance. Shipley takes over as CFO after spending the last several months as sPower’s Senior Vice President of Structured Finance. Bob Wowk, sPower’s interim CFO, will be moving on to other ventures but will continue to assist with the transition.
Shipley joined sPower in February 2015 from Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) where he was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets division. Under Shipley’s leadership, the division provided due diligence, economic feasibility and project viability analyses in the solar, biomass, biofuels, waste-to-energy and wind energy sectors. Prior to JLL, Shipley was a founding member of Enfinity America Corporation and spent five years as its CFO and Executive Vice President. His early career included structuring, arranging and investing in excess of $10B of transactions.
“David has done an incredible job for sPower, leading us through the closing of tax equity, back leverage and construction financing transactions,” said Ryan Creamer, sPower CEO. “And we have significantly expanded our financing relationships, a key goal of ours as we continue to build out our ever-expanding pipeline.”
Mr. Shipley said, “I am very pleased to accept the CFO position at sPower. The company’s growth has been exceptional over the last few years, and I am excited to take on this leadership role helping to drive the continued success of sPower.”
Bob Wowk will transition his duties to Shipley. Creamer commented, “Bob has been instrumental to our growth as the interim CFO; and we thank him for his hard work and dedication which has made us a better company.”
Ray Henger joins sPower from wind developer OwnEnergy (Own). Henger spent six years at Own where he acted as CFO and led finance efforts for the large wind portfolio during a time of rapid growth. Henger’s career began in investment banking and included positions with Wasserstein Perella, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and Credit Suisse.
“Ray’s financial and wind expertise will add depth to our management team. We have aggressive growth objectives and know Ray will hit the ground running,” said Creamer.About sPower: Headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco, Long Beach and New York City, sPower is the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States. sPower owns and operates more than 150 utility and commercial distributed electrical generation systems. To date, sPower has deployed more than $2 billion of capital for its solar and wind projects. With 10.0 gigawatts between operating, construction and pipeline, sPower is actively buying select utility-scale renewable assets in virtually any stage of development in the United States. www.spower.com