Christian is the co-founder and chairman of Solar Provider Group. Coming from a fifth-generation family farming business, Christian has set out to harvest the sun’s energy in a slightly different way. In his career in the solar industry, Christian’s companies have built and interconnected more than 300 large-scale projects in the US, Canada, and Europe. Prior to founding SPG, Christian has arranged or participated in more than $5 billion of energy investments in the US. He has worked for Goldman Sachs’ Power Group, Traxis Partners, a $3 billion investment fund, and Credit Suisse’s Energy M&A division, all located in New York City. Christian is a CFA charter holder and has an MBA from the London Business School, as well as a BA in Economics from Columbia University.
Sebastian is the co-founder and CEO of Solar Provider Group. Throughout his career he has been involved in the construction and development of solar PV facilities totalling more than 100MW of installed generation capacity. With SPG, Sebastian has positioned the company to construct approximately 50+ MW of ground mount and 20+ MW of rooftop projects in 2016 throughout Canada, US and UK. Sebastian has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Munich School of Management.
Steve Kiesling serves as Chief Financial Officer of Solar Provider Group. Holding a broad range of experience, Steve excels in understanding client, company, and situational needs to create effective solutions. Prior to his current role, Steve served as Executive Vice President for Sunstarter Solar, spearheading its development in the residential solar space. Earlier in his career, he worked as an analyst covering investments in energy, natural gas, private equity, and public equities. Steve graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Tulane University and graduated with an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Business Development & Marketing Manager
Blaire serves as the Business Development & Marketing Manager, responsible for leading a multi-national team across Canada, the USA and Europe. Blaire has spearheaded the development of over 1GW of solar PV opportunities focused across 10 different markets. Blaire works closely with her team and focuses on collaborative leadership to continually grow the opportunity pipeline to drive growth and revenue. Passionate about the environment, Blaire has completed her Master in Environmental Science as well as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. Blaire plans to continue working hard to push renewable energy and hopes to play a role in our global energy transition.”
Project Development Manager
Michal serves as the Project Development Manager, leading the development of renewable energy projects that globally total 200+ MW capacity. Michal has managed the development of project portfolios across multiple markets in the US, Canada, as well as Europe. With over 10 years experience in project management, environmental policy and regulatory compliance, Michal has been directly responsible for renewable energy market research, as well as for the implementation of solar photovoltaic projects from site feasibility studies through to permits and project/portfolio delivery. Michal holds a MES in Environmental Policy from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, with a minor in Environmental Planning and Management.
Lucas Redrup serves as the Engineering Manager at Solar Provider Group, responsible for the Engineering and Operations & Maintenance departments. Lucas has been involved in the design and construction of 20+ MW of rooftop and ground mount solar projects across the US, Canada and Europe. Prior to entering the solar industry, Lucas worked as an Instrumentation and Commissioning Engineer, completing designs and construction for Copper, Gold, Uranium and Coal Processing plants across Australasia. He can be quoted as saying “Be the change you want to see in the world”, exiting the Mining field to pursue a passion in green energy. Lucas holds a BE in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional and a certified Project Management Professional.