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.