Our Team

 

 

Jessica Bailey

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

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.

Genevieve Rose Sherman

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.

Jessa Coleman

Jessa Coleman

SENIOR MANAGER OF PROGRAMS

Jessa manages all of PFS’s design and administration contracts nationally. Jessa directly administers the closure and ongoing servicing of millions of dollars of C-PACE financing in the state of Maryland and has onboarded several new counties into the MD-PACE program since joining the firm in 2018. She also administers the Montgomery County C-PACE Program and supports the Virginia PACE Authority (VPA) in its administration of C-PACE programs in Northern Virginia as Business Development and Marketing Partner. In addition to C-PACE program administration, Jessa has supported program design efforts in states including Pennsylvania and New York. She secured contracts to design statewide C-PACE programs for the states of Alaska and Oklahoma. In the latter, Jessa shepherded the closure of the first two C-PACE pilot projects in the state, totaling $4.9 million. Jessa is a member of the Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance and regularly speaks at regional and national conferences. Previously, Jessa consulted for social enterprises in Europe and Africa. Jessa received a Master’s in Management from HEC Paris, specializing in Sustainability and obtaining a certificate in Energy & Finance. She holds a BA in International Studies from American University.

 

Marcus Glomset

Marcus Glomset

ASSOCIATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND RESEARCH

As Communications and Research Associate, Marcus Glomset supports PFS’s national activities. After graduating from Lawrence University in 2016 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, Marcus moved back to his home city of Boston; there, he interned at the Product Stewardship Institute, a non-profit that works with state and local government agencies to enact policy enforcement of hazardous household waste takeback programs. However, his passion for new experiences and evolving interest in the environmental space led him to move to the DC metro area in 2017 to pursue work in clean energy and sustainability. Between 2017 and 2018, he worked at the University of Maryland in the Environmental Finance Center where he further developed his knowledge of environmental policy, aptitude for inter-organizational communication, and experience in project management support. Marcus’ first foray into the private sector came in 2018 through a 14-month tenure at the renewable energy provider, CleanChoice Energy. As a Clean Energy Associate, Marcus supported community solar development in several states, gaining valuable experience in the renewable energy sector.