WAYNE MARSHALL, PE
As Managing Director of ReNew Petra, Mr. Marshall’s responsibilities include leading the firm’s project development, engineering and technical due diligence, and construction. As a former Duke Energy senior manager for almost two decades, Mr. Marshall deeply understands the electrical utility business and how to translate between regulatory, public and private sectors. Mr. Marshall is a Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states and has received numerous national awards for technical innovation and leadership.
RICHARD PAYNE, JD
As Managing Director of ReNew Petra, Mr. Payne’s responsibilities include leading the firm’s project acquisitions, legal oversight, financial analysis, and internal corporate operations. Mr. Payne has over a decade of experience in development, project management, capital raising, and legal transactions to develop large project pipelines. Mr. Payne earned a law degree from George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University.
KIZZIE BOZEMAN BROWN, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Ms. Brown is responsible for overall financial management, compliance and accounting, and analyzing investment opportunities and strategy. Ms. Brown has 25 years of experience in financial services spanning both corporate investment banking and financial operations in new or emerging growth companies. In her various CFO roles, she has provided financing strategy and operations services in various industries with a particular expertise in real estate finance. Ms. Brown earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Howard University.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Mr. Turner brings expansive knowledge of steel racking for utility-scale and commercial solar projects, as well as experience utilizing raw materials and innovative design to enhance supply chain and product development. As the Director of Engineering at DCE Solar, he managed all research and development efforts to create industry-leading racking products and take DCE from inception to a multi-million dollar company. Mr. Turner received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Vice President of Construction
As VP of Construction, Adolfo Levi has extensive knowledge and two decades of experience in architectural design. Beginning in the residential and commercial housing industry, Mr. Levi worked with companies such as Simonini, Dienst, Kenneth Bealer and Lifestyle Custom Homes before starting Copperstone Builders, a quality custom home construction company. Mr. Levi received his education at the University of Maryland and Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (University of Morelos) holds an unlimited general contractor license in the state of North Carolina.
JON P. ELLIS
Director of Project Finance
As Director of Project Finance, Mr. Ellis brings a diverse array of experiences across numerous industries, including lending, underwriting, credit risk management and renewable energy project finance while working to underwrite loans for a bank. Additionally, Mr. Ellis was Director of Project Finance for a large, utility-scale solar developer where he was responsible for closing financing. His extensive experience includes financial modeling, budgeting, document creation, business plan creation, entitlements, strategic vendor relationships and project management, all with a focus on institutional credit quality.
Senior Construction Manager
As Senior Construction Manager, Mr. Bain excels at completing mission-critical projects on schedule and within budget. Mr. Bain is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of comprehensive large-scale management and experience in managing multi-million dollar construction projects, coordinating workforce teams of 20+ subcontractors, and performing budget allocation and analysis. He has outstanding communication talents with proven the ability to build and lead highly efficient teams, to train technical personnel, and to convey complex concepts in understandable terms. Mr. Bain studied Construction Management at Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
BRANDON HODGE, MBA
Manager of Special Projects
As Manager of Special Projects, Mr. Hodge is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating activities of designated projects to ensure goals and objectives are met. Mr. Hodge uses his project management experience, along with marketing, sales, engineering, operations and customer support, to complete projects on time and within budget. Mr. Hodge earned a bachelor’s in Corporate Communications from Bryan College, and a Masters in Business Administration from Liberty University.
WILBURN OZIOGU, JD
As Legal Specialist, Mr. Oziogu provides legal support for internal operations, project acquisitions, and compliance. He is also the Data Room Manager, organizing and maintaining each project data room to ensure accuracy of information, internal record-keeping, and information sharing between third-parties. Mr. Oziogu earned a degree in Political Science from North Carolina Central University, and his juris doctorate from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC.