CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Adam Cohen is co-founder and CEO of Ranger Power. Adam has over 12 years of experience in the renewable energy sector concentrated on the development, construction, and operation of clean energy projects. During his career he has successfully developed over 3,000 MW of energy projects. Adam leads all high-level project development, corporate management, and company strategy. Previously, Adam served as President and founder of Ranger Solar and Ranger Energy (part of the Ranger Group), which developed and sold over 1,400 MWs of utility scale solar projects in the New England and Mid-Atlantic energy markets. These projects are now owned by a leading energy company and represent some of the first long term contracted solar assets in their region that offer on-peak, cost-effective energy to local utilities while providing new economic development to businesses and customers. Prior to forming Ranger, Adam was a founding team member and Vice President of Pioneer Green Energy, which brought to construction and into operation over 1,000 MW of new wind and solar projects under across the U.S. Adam has also led wind development projects into commercial operation while at E.ON Climate and Renewables and Airtricity. Adam is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
CO-FOUNDER & President
Paul Harris is co-founder and President of Ranger Power where he oversees all project development and company management. Paul has over 2,000 MWs of utility scale renewable energy project experience from greenfield through operations. He is also a founding member of the Ranger Group of companies, which successfully developed and sold over 1,400 MWs of utility scale solar projects. Included in the Ranger Group’s success is over 350 MWs of long term power purchase agreements with regional utilities in New England. Prior to the Ranger Group, Paul managed a portfolio of over 400 MW wind and solar projects at Pioneer Green Energy, where he was responsible for successfully bringing into construction a market leading 150 MW solar project. Paul’s expertise includes unique first-mover markets with complex environmental permitting and development processes. Paul built his career in energy on years of experience community organizing as well as international grassroots health work. Paul is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Vice President, DEVELOPMENT
CJ Walsh leads Ranger Power’s project development work. CJ directs the Ranger Project Portfolio from initial site selection and diligence through the construction process with a focus on stakeholder engagement, permitting process, and local economic benefits to the community. Prior to joining Ranger Power, CJ worked at Ranger Solar as a development manager, responsible for developing a portfolio of early-, mid- and late-stage projects in New England. These sites were some of the first community supported utility scale projects in the region that provided direct economic benefits to the public in the form of tax stabilization agreements, job creation, and new revenues to the town and county. CJ holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from University of Colorado Boulder.
Senior DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Andrew Hamilton leads Ranger Power’s power marketing efforts, primarily securing power purchase agreements. He is also responsible for the siting, permitting and entitlement work for Ranger’s utility scale solar power projects. Prior to joining Ranger, Andrew worked at SunPower as the origination lead for the West Region of the US and as a project developer; his teams were responsible for several hundred megawatts of operational projects in California and Nevada. Previously, Andrew worked for Sumitomo Corporation on their power plant acquisitions team, and for Goldman Sachs on its institutional sales and investment research desks. Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School at the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
Caitlin Reivers heads Ranger Power’s company operations which include all accounting, budgeting, project scheduling, and company operations. Prior to joining Ranger Power, she worked in public accounting for small and large businesses. There she performed a wide array of functions, including tax preparation, financial audits, and bookkeeping. She also had exposure to an array of industries, from non-profit corporations to real estate to environmental consultancies. She is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Caitlin holds a Master’s of Science in Accountancy from Mercy College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The State University of New York at Buffalo.
Rosanne Koneval manages Ranger Power’s solar project development. Her responsibilities include project origination, site evaluation, land lease contracts, permitting, management of consultants, and community outreach. Rosanne has over ten years of experience in project management, operations, and collaboration with cross-functional teams. Prior to joining Ranger Power, she worked for NBC Universal where she managed strategic partnerships to maximize growth, customer development, and revenue. She played a key role in creating and successfully executing the off-platform distribution strategy for multiple brands. Rosanne is a graduate of The College of New Jersey.
Danielle Changala serves as General Counsel of Ranger Power. Danielle directs the company’s legal and regulatory matters. She has extensive experience in renewable energy development, siting, energy regulation, and environmental law. Previously, Danielle served as General Counsel of Ranger Solar. Prior to joining the Ranger companies, she worked at a prominent New England law firm where she represented renewable energy developers and utilities on a variety of regulatory, permitting, real estate, and transactional issues. Danielle is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and holds an M.A. in Environmental Law and Policy and J.D. from Vermont Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. As a research associate at Vermont Law’s Institute for Energy and the Environment, she examined the legal and policy developments necessary to integrate utility-scale renewable energy into the national electric grid. Danielle has published in the Energy Law Journal, the Electricity Journal, and Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. She is admitted to the Vermont and California bars.
DIRECTOR, ENERGY STRATEGY
Carter Scott is the Director of Energy Strategy at Ranger Power. Carter works on all aspects of energy integration and project planning, including interconnection and transmission service, technology and engineering, and regulatory approvals and compliance. She has over ten years experience developing renewable energy projects and related transmission assets across the United States. She specializes in navigating the transmission and interconnection processes, resolving complex integration issues, negotiating interconnection agreements, and developing and managing regulatory compliance programs. Carter has experience in all phases of a renewable project’s lifecycle from development through to operations. Her regulatory experience covers FERC, NERC, ISOs and State PUCs. Carter has a juris doctor degree from Vermont Law School, where she specialized in energy and environmental law and was a research assistant with the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Her education and experience in the renewable energy industry gives her a broad perspective on project development, regulatory and compliance matters, and the business of renewable energy.
Sergio Trevino is Director of Permitting at Ranger Power. Sergio is responsible for planning and coordinating Ranger Power's permitting to ensure each project is supported by local and community stakeholders while complying with all local, state, and federal guidelines. Sergio has extensive experience in developing and permitting complex energy projects from greenfield into operation. Prior to joining Ranger Power, Sergio was a Development Manager at Pioneer Green Energy, bringing over 1,200 MW of renewable energy projects into operation. Sergio has a JD and BA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Senior DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Sean Harris manages development in several key states for Ranger Power. Sean manages a portfolio of over 700 MWs of utility scale solar projects and has successfully moved 240 MWs through permitting. His responsibilities include land acquisition, permitting, project management, GIS management, as well as agriculture and community outreach. Prior to joining Ranger, Sean worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in their sustainable agriculture laboratory where he supported the farm industry and implemented USDA community stakeholder engagement initiatives. Sean has also worked as an Environmental Scientist at an engineering firm where his responsibilities included Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments, site remediation, and stormwater management plans. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland.
Colin Snow manages development activities of early, mid, and late-stage solar projects throughout the midwestern United States. His expertise include land owner engagement, permitting and community outreach. Colin joined Ranger after over a decade of experience in the field of social work. Before joining the team, Colin was the Director of Social Services for the Washington House Continuing Care Retirement Community. Colin has a BA from Vassar College and an MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Project and Business Development Associate
Emily Straka assists with the management of all early, mid, and late-stage project development. In this capacity, she is responsible for assisting in land acquisition, permitting, project management and community outreach. In addition, she works on business development initiatives, including seeking new engagement opportunities for Ranger Power's project portfolio. Prior to joining the Ranger team, Emily volunteered with several nonprofits working to promote bipartisan climate solutions, and local clean energy efforts in Denver. Emily first joined Ranger as an intern. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver.