NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greenbacker Group LLC (“Greenbacker”) announced today that it has hired three new members of its legal and operations team to support its continuing growth.
Ms. Hallie Gilman will oversee all legal matters for Greenbacker as General Counsel working from our Portland, ME office. Prior to joining, she worked as an energy attorney at Bernstein Shur in Portland, ME where she provided legal support to energy and infrastructure clients on a wide range of development, commercial and contracting issues. Prior to that, she served as Chief of Staff for Global Development at SunEdison and as well as Associate General Counsel at First Wind, where she oversaw all energy regulatory strategy and compliance matters at state and federal levels and provided legal support to project development, operational matters and the acquisition of First Wind by SunEdison.
Ms. Gabrielle Laporta, CPA, who has joined as Vice President – Tax and Compliance, has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles with experience in public accounting and tax for financial service and operating entities including, most recently, as CFO of CLYNK, an innovative recycling firm, with multiple locations in Maine and New York. In the past, Gabrielle worked together with our Chief Financial Officer, Richard Butt at Forum Financial Group, a third party mutual fund administrator. Gabrielle is also based in our Portland, ME office.
Ms. Blerta Kumbaro recently joined Greenbacker as Vice President, Residential Asset and Risk Management bringing over 12 years of overall management experience. Prior to joining Greenbacker, Ms. Kumbaro worked in various capacities at Sun Edison, Terraform and Enfinity America Corporation, a European solar firm. At SunEdison she led asset management integration and management activities for residential and community solar. At Greenbacker, she will oversee all residential assets. Mr. Kumbaro is based in the Bay area of northern California.
“We are very excited about our ability to attract world class talent with industry experience to our team,” said Richard Butt, Chief Financial Officer of Greenbacker Group. “We believe that our ability to attract talented individuals with a wealth of industry experience reflects our strong commitment to creating and protecting value for our shareholders.”
Greenbacker, through its various affiliates, provides investment advisory and administrative services to alternative energy companies. Formed in 2011, it currently has in excess of $225 million in assets under management with offices in New York, NY and Portland, ME.