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Employee Highlight: Alex
We are delighted to highlight another valuable member of our team here at Distributed Sun - Alex!
Alex attended the University of Virginia, double majoring in System Engineering and Financial Economics. He worked as the Investment Director and Senior Financial Analyst for a financial planning firm in Charlottesville, Virginia, before returning to school in DC to earn his MBA.
In 2016, Alex joined Distributed Sun as a Project Finance Analyst. He focused on tax equity modeling and municipal code analysis during this time, but soon worked his way up to become our Project Finance and Development and Associate. Alex is now Senior Director of Development and Analytics and is primarily responsible for generating proposals for new development activities and expanding the scope of existing deals.
Project finance was a brand new topic for Alex when he started as a Project Finance Analyst. Although he spent his early year in the finance side of business, he took a turn toward the development in 2018 and was able to apply his education from his Systems Engineering undergraduate degree. Utilizing his strong knowledge base in ArcGIS and Python, Alex has strategically streamlined our development process through the incorporation of automation into our pricing analysis, policy research, and development tasks.
Thanks in part to Alex’s tremendous work throughout the years, DSUN continues to successfully adapt to the ever-changing solar market. Alex is optimistic that our team will keep up with advancements in the industry:
“What we have done as a team lets us stay small. Because we are small, we are flexible and are able to change priorities based on what the market is telling us. We tend to be successful where we put our focus, and we have the ability to focus on a large number of things at any given time.”
DSUN has become one of the largest community solar developers in the country but also demonstrates an ability to expand to adjacent and relevant technologies. We greatly appreciate all of Alex’s work to enable these accomplishments and we can’t wait to see how he continues to enhance our capabilities!
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