LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--American Solar Direct (ASD), a leading solar energy provider, today announced the appointment of Kevin A. Bauer as its Chief Financial Officer.
“I wish to thank Ravi for his continued contribution, to helping build ASD and his support throughout this important stage in our development”
Kevin comes to ASD with more than 20 years in finance and business, a diverse background in investment banking, private equity and CFO positions, and a track record of successfully growing companies as a member of the executive team. Kevin will be responsible for managing ASD’s financial affairs and leading its corporate and business development activities.
“Kevin's broad financial and managerial experience combined with his understanding of the project finance and clean tech energy sectors will add important depth to the American Solar Direct executive team,” said Brennan Mulcahy, CEO and Chairman of American Solar Direct. “I am excited to have Kevin join ASD where he can leverage his knowledge and experience to support the company’s continuing growth.”
Kevin was most recently at Global H2O Investments (GHI), a San Diego-based private equity firm he co-founded, and was a managing director at the firm. GHI provides project finance capital for the development and acquisition of water, wastewater and "waste-to-value" infrastructure assets, and also invests directly in related operating company business models.
Prior to GHI, Kevin was CFO and vice president of business development for Archimedes Technology Group, an energy technology company focused on improving the efficiency and safety of nuclear power generation and the nuclear fuel cycle.
Earlier in his career, Kevin held senior investment banking positions for firms such as Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston and UBS Securities advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and public and private financings. During his investment banking career, Kevin worked on more than 40 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $5.0 billion.
Ravi Thuraisingham, co-founder and former President and CFO, will continue to serve on ASD’s Board of Directors and work with the company on strategic initiatives, reporting to the CEO. “I wish to thank Ravi for his continued contribution, to helping build ASD and his support throughout this important stage in our development,” Mulcahy said.
About American Solar Direct
American Solar Direct is a full-service solar provider, offering affordable solar system leases as well as purchase agreements. American Solar Direct includes design, permitting, installation, and project management services in each flat rate contract. Through its fixed-rate solar lease program, ASD offers homeowners the ability to generate their own clean, renewable power and take control of their electricity prices. American Solar Direct was named as one the top five residential solar installers to watch in 2013 by GTM Research.
Homeowners interested in solar power may contact ASD at 855-SOLAR55 (or 888-825-1856) to get started with a free, no-obligation in-home analysis.
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