Distributed Solutions

Leadership

Raphael Declercq

Executive Vice President, Distributed Solutions & Strategy

Raphael provides leadership for the Distributed Solutions business unit of EDF Renewables North America, supervises the activities of Sales of Structured Assets and works with the President & Chief Executive Officer to craft and implement the Strategy of EDF Renewables.

Raphael provides leadership for the Distributed Solutions business unit of EDF Renewables North America, supervises the activities of Sales of Structured Assets and works with the President & Chief Executive Officer to craft and implement the Strategy of EDF Renewables.

Raphael has responsibility over the teams and legal entities conducting activities at the distribution level. In his strategy role, he has a focus on identifying and supporting analysis on growth opportunities and risks of EDF Renewables businesses in North America. He is also in charge of the portfolio strategy for EDF Renewables through divestitures, supervising the asset marketing and the actual execution of the transactions.

Prior to transferring to the North American headquarters in 2011, Raphael worked for EDF Renouvelables in Paris as Deputy Executive Advisor. Earlier in his career, Raphael was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company where he primarily focused on the energy and heavy industry sectors. Raphael holds Masters in Management from HEC Paris business school and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).

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ML Geffert

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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ML Geffert serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of groSolar. ML has over 20 years of legal experience, with an emphasis on transactional representation, project financing, and construction and real estate contracting. Prior to joining groSolar, Ms. Geffert served as Group Counsel for Mueller Water Products, as Senior Counsel for Apogent Technologies, as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Santa Fe, NM, and as General Counsel for the City University Construction Fund. Ms. Geffert is a member of the New Hampshire and New York Bar Associations. Ms. Geffert earned a BA with high honors from Rutgers College, Rutgers University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and a JD from NYU School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change.

Jamie Resor

CEO, Distributed Solutions

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Jamie oversees the Distributed Solutions business line which is focused on the delivery of distributed scale solar, storage, and energy management projects. Prior to joining EDF Renewables, he was the CEO of groSolar, a company acquired by EDF Renewables in 2016. He has led the division’s growth as a leading solar developer, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm installing more than 350 megawatts of award-winning projects.

Jamie oversees the Distributed Solutions business line which is focused on the delivery of distributed scale solar, storage, and energy management projects. Prior to joining EDF Renewables, he was the CEO of groSolar, a company acquired by EDF Renewables in 2016. He has led the division’s growth as a leading solar developer, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm installing more than 350 megawatts of award-winning projects.

Jamie gained 20 years of experience across many corporate and board roles in large organizations, start-up companies, and non-profit organizations. His early career included a range of opportunities from working on the Thai/Cambodian border for the International Rescue Committee to banking and management consulting with Fortune 1000 clients. Later, Jamie developed and directed the pioneering conservation finance program for the World Wildlife Fund, the world’s largest environmental organization. In this capacity, he raised more than $150 million for environmental conservation projects through debt-for-nature swaps and other cross-border financing transactions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Jamie also assisted in the establishment of the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation and served on its advisory board for ten years.

Jamie received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Rod Viens

EVP Solar+Storage

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Rod Viens currently leads the Distributed Solutions Solar + Storage team which develops, designs, installs, and manages solar, storage, and energy management systems across North America. Rod joined groSolar (acquired by EDF Renewables in 2016) in 2008 prior to the division’s sale of its residential business, during that time, Rod oversaw the direct residential and small commercial installation operations. His development and project management experience has included multi-residential commercial buildings, schools, and utility projects ranging in size from 100 kW to 10 MW. Prior to joining EDF Renewables, Rod was Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Yankee Barn Homes, a nationally-distributed post and beam home manufacturer, where he established and oversaw the installation construction division and was charged with improving overall company processes.

Rod Viens currently leads the Distributed Solutions Solar + Storage team which develops, designs, installs, and manages solar, storage, and energy management systems across North America. Rod joined groSolar (acquired by EDF Renewables in 2016) in 2008 prior to the division’s sale of its residential business, during that time, Rod oversaw the direct residential and small commercial installation operations. His development and project management experience has included multi-residential commercial buildings, schools, and utility projects ranging in size from 100 kW to 10 MW. Prior to joining EDF Renewables, Rod was Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Yankee Barn Homes, a nationally-distributed post and beam home manufacturer, where he established and oversaw the installation construction division and was charged with improving overall company processes.

Rod graduated from Keene State College with a BS in Management.

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