Jessica Bailey
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Jessica led the design and management of the C-PACE program at the CT Green Bank. In its first two years, the program financed $75 million in clean energy projects and executed the first securitization of commercial efficiency assets – more than doubling the volume of PACE transactions between 2013 and 2014. Bailey worked from 2004-2012 at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), an $800 million foundation based in New York. As the Fund’s program officer for sustainable development, she co-managed a $7 million portfolio of grants focused on combating climate change and promoting clean energy. In 2014, she was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for solar deployment. The Hartford Business Journal dubbed her a “Green Warrior” for her work to design the successful Connecticut C-PACE program. She sits on the board of the New England Clean Energy Council and PACENow. She received her graduate degree from Yale University and undergraduate from the University of Notre Dame.
Alexandra Cooley
Co-Founder
Alexandra led the development of underwriting guidelines for the C-PACE program at the Connecticut Green Bank and directly underwrote over $20M in PACE assessments. At the Green Bank, she also led or supported over $100M of public-private structured finance deals or programs including structuring and managing the nation’s first leveraged public-private tax equity fund for mixed commercial and residential solar leases. Prior to the Green Bank, Alexandra worked in growth equity at NewWorld Capital and management consulting and private equity valuation with OC&C Strategy Consulting. She holds a MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Master’s from the Yale School of Forestry and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gerard Neely
Manager of Maryland Commercial PACE
Gerard joined PFS in May, 2016 as the Manager of Maryland Commercial PACE programs. Gerard supports PFS’ efforts in implementing up all aspects of the MD-PACE Program and individual Maryland County contracts including design documents, County opt-in and legislation, website, marketing, and program tracking and reporting platforms. Prior to joining PFS, Gerard served as an Operations and Regulatory Analyst at Nextility, a Washington, DC based solar development and energy brokerage firm. Gerard was also selected as a Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, is a 501(c)(3) leadership development organization based in Washington, D.C. that recruits and develops young professionals with strong working knowledge of energy markets and policy. While in graduate school, Gerard worked in the UK’s House of Lords conducting research and education on electricity market reform policy. Gerard received his B.A in Political Science and History from Wake Forest University and holds a M.A. in International Political Economy from King’s College London.
Genevieve Rose Sherman
Managing Director
Genevieve spearheaded the implementation of Connecticut’s newly created C-PACE program at the Connecticut Green Bank from 2012 -2014 and was its Director from 2015-2016. Genevieve drove the growth of the program from 6 to over 115 communities, directly originated and facilitated over $100 million in financing, and launched Connecticut's "Standard Offer" for private lenders - making Connecticut the largest and fastest growing open-market for C-PACE in the nation. Genevieve also led the Green Bank’s financing and policy efforts surrounding grid modernization, storage, and microgrids. Prior to joining the Green Bank, Genevieve consulted with Clean Energy Solutions Inc., Earth Markets, and HR&A Advisors - all leading developers of state and utility administered energy efficiency programs in the United States. Genevieve holds a Master of City Planning and Certificate in Environmental Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University.