Nick Spicer is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Intersect Power.
Nick is responsible for overseeing strategy and business development, external affairs, policy, IT, human resources and corporate initiatives. Passionate about energy transition, Nick has spent his career working in various parts of the energy industry across a number of finance, commercial, and engineering roles.
Prior to joining Intersect Power, Nick managed Investor Relations for Chevron, where he worked with the executive team on the development of external messaging and strategy. Prior to Investor Relations, Nick held several roles of increasing responsibility at Chevron including in Treasury and M&A. Nick also worked for BP, taking on several operational roles within engineering, including assignments at a natural gas liquids facility in Colorado, an offshore platform in the US Gulf of Mexico, and in Azerbaijan.
Nick holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.
EVP Legal and Administration, General Counsel
Jen Manter is Executive Vice President, Legal and Administration, General Counsel at Intersect Power.
With more than 20 years of legal experience, Jen is responsible for leading the corporate legal, real estate legal, insurance risk management, human resources, and information technology function of the company.
Jen joined Intersect Power in 2017 after seven years as a commercial real estate attorney at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks (now White & Case). Throughout her tenure, she has provided valuable counsel to clients on large-scale real estate acquisition, sale and financing transactions, and honed her expertise in land development and leasing.
Jen began her career at Winston & Strawn in the firm’s litigation group, practicing as a general commercial litigation attorney in New York City and Chicago. She advised clients across a spectrum of legal matters, including telecommunications and false advertising cases, as well as real estate and general contractual disputes.
Jen earned her JD from Duke University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Duke Law Journal. She also holds a MA from Washington University and earned a BA from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy and holds extensive legal relationships within the renewable energy legal industry.
Chief Legal Officer
John Cook is Chief Legal Officer at Intersect Power.
In his role, John is responsible for overseeing the Company’s legal affairs and operations. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology, cleantech, and energy industries, leading hundreds of M&A and financing transactions for both public and private organizations.
Prior to joining Intersect Power, John was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, leading the San Francisco Corporate Group and supported several of the firms’ practices including: Technology and Innovation, Energy and Infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, and Technology Companies Group.
He has represented clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including negotiated mergers, auction bid processes, cross-border transactions, distressed asset sales, leveraged buyouts, and more.
John earned his JD and BA from the University of California, Davis. He is also a member of the Chambers USA, Projects: Renewables and Alternative Energy.
Chief Financial Officer
Nick Pape is Chief Financial Officer at Intersect Power.
In his role, Nick is responsible for overseeing all the company’s financial operations. He has significant expertise in the areas of project finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial modeling and valuation.
Prior to joining Intersect Power, Nick was Vice President of Corporate Finance for Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s largest solar project developers, where he was an integral part of the team that secured over $6 billion in financing for renewable assets. Nick was previously an economic consultant at Deloitte, where he advised multinational clients on valuation and transfer pricing.
Nick holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BA from the University of Washington.
Chief Commercial Officer
Simon Ross is Chief Commercial Officer at Intersect Power.
In his role, Simon oversees development, engineering, construction, procurement, and operations and trading, leveraging more than 15 years of international experience as an operating executive, investor and lawyer in the energy industry.
Before Intersect Power, Simon was a Managing Director in the Energy Technology team at Macquarie Green Investment Group, where he led venture, growth, and project equity investments.
Previously, he was Deputy General Counsel for Tesla’s energy business, where he was responsible for the structuring and execution of landmark projects including many of the world’s first standalone and PV paired utility scale energy storage systems. He also played a key role in the team responsible for the acquisition and integration of SolarCity.
Prior to Tesla, Simon worked for Recurrent Energy as Senior Vice President of Commercial Transactions and Vice President Associate General Counsel during a period when the company developed and financed over 1GW of utility scale solar projects across North America.
Simon has an MA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford and a law degree from BPP University in London.
Luke Dunnington is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Intersect Power. He is a member of the investment committee, has a hand in setting strategy and manages our day to day operations.
Prior to co-founding Intersect Power, Luke was the Senior Vice President of Development for Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s largest solar project developers. Luke oversaw all aspects of Recurrent Energy’s project development across the United States from land acquisition, interconnection, and permitting to construction, commissioning, and power marketing. In his eight years at Recurrent Energy, Luke led an accomplished team of seasoned developers responsible for advancing Recurrent Energy’s more than four-gigawatt project pipeline and more than two-gigawatt contracted project portfolio. During his tenure, the team brought nearly a gigawatt and a half of solar projects to commercial operation.
Luke holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a B.A. in History and Psychology from the University of Virginia.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Sheldon Kimber is CEO of Intersect Power.
He has been a builder, a leader and an innovator in clean energy since the early days of the industry. He has committed his professional life to advancing low-carbon solutions that enable the deep decarbonization of our global economy. His leadership, experience and understanding of energy and financial markets has been a key part of building multiple clean energy startups into some of the largest companies in the industry.
In his role as CEO of Intersect Power, Sheldon defined a unique and differentiated vision for the future of clean energy with proven innovations in the existing renewable business model and a differentiated growth strategy in new areas of clean infrastructure. In three years and with one of the best teams of professionals in the industry, he has overseen the transformation of this vision into one of the largest clean energy companies in North America. Under his leadership, the company has developed 4 GW of total renewable capacity and operates a portfolio of 2.2 GW of Solar PV and 1.4 GWh of co-located storage.
Prior to founding Intersect Power, Sheldon served as Chief Operating Officer at Recurrent Energy, helping to build the company from an early-stage startup to a market leadership position in North American utility-scale solar. During his tenure, Recurrent successfully developed over 2 GW of solar projects across the U.S. and Canada.
Sheldon previously spent five years at Calpine, one of the nation’s largest power generation companies, working on the finance and development of gas-fired power projects. He has also worked as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and as a strategy consultant at Accenture, specializing in power-price forecasting and asset valuation for utility clients.
Sheldon holds a BA in Economics from Kenyon College and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he spent 10 years teaching Project Finance in the full-time MBA program. He is also an active member of several non-profit boards and an angel investor and advisor within the clean energy sector.
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