Head of Capital Markets, Solar Energy | Executive Search Case

      Head of Capital Markets – Solar Energy

      The Need 

      As the nation’s first consumer lending platform for solar energy, Sungage’s proprietary platform was scaling quickly and the CEO needed to diversify their capital sources to the fuel the rapidly growing residential solar loan program while providing consumers the most competitive rates available.

      The Solution

      Working with the CEO and executive staff, Cowen Partners was able to quickly identify a diverse slate of highly curated and well vetted capital markets professionals from across the nation.  Reporting to the CEO, the selected candidate was presented day five of the search with the search concluding the following month.

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      About Peter Nguyen, Head of Capital Markets

      Peter has over 25 years of experience in capital markets and finance, including senior investment banking positions at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and Citigroup.

      Within the fintech space, he has driven strategic initiatives in capital development and funding (debt and equity), FP&A, credit, and risk across several asset classes, including solar at Sunlight Financial. Peter holds a degree in finance from the University of Houston and an MBA with a concentration in financial engineering from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

      About Sungage Financial

      Headquartered in Boston, Sungage Financial is nation’s first exclusive provider of loans designed specifically for residential solar space is setting the standard for consumer-friendly finance products that are reshaping the fast-growing residential solar industry.

      Sungage’s proprietary platform is built specifically for the residential solar industry providing consumers with a simple and complete online application with instant credit decision that do not impact the homeowner’s credit score. By offering reliable, flexible financing solutions at the lowest monthly payment possible, Sungage enables solar installers to build strong and resilient businesses while helping families save money and live more sustainably.

      About Cowen Partners Executive Search

      Cowen Partners is the nation’s premier human resources executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power of human capital to fuel their success. At Cowen Partners, our HR recruiters gives our clients access to the top 1% of human capital to create opportunities that accelerate their growth and market share. With Cowen Partners, clients can grow at scale, create value, and drive results with world class talent. Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations.

      Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 1000 companies or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include VP and director level leadership roles.

      With our proven processes and guaranteed results, our HR headhunters and recruiters have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity.

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