National solar company Cypress Creek Renewables has announced new leadership: Sarah Slusser as CEO and a director on the board, Rebecca (Becky) Cranna as interim chief operating officer, and Kim Oster as interim chief strategy officer.
As part of these leadership changes, Matthew McGovern and Michael Cohen have stepped down from their management responsibilities. Ned Hall, who joined the Cypress Creek board in 2018, succeeds Ben Van de Bunt as chairman of the board.
“I want to thank Matthew, Michael and Ben for their contributions to Cypress Creek. Through their vision and tenacity, Cypress Creek has celebrated significant accomplishments, including creating one of the largest solar companies in the U.S.,” comments Hall.
Slusser, Oster and Cranna will work with Cypress Creek’s board, senior management and teams across the company to build on its success of having developed 3.7 GW and built 2.2 GW of solar projects in under five years.
The new executives, who worked together at AES for over a decade, are partners at Point Reyes Energy. They each have more than 25 years of experience in the power business; have together developed or financed 5 GW of renewable energy projects; and have held senior executive positions at companies including AES, First Solar, Silver Ridge, TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global.
“The Cypress Creek team has built a remarkable foundation,” says Slusser. “Becky, Kim and I are excited to lead the company during this next chapter and to build on this strong foundation to achieve top- and bottom-line growth and continue to drive the expansion of solar power across the U.S. We look forward to partnering with the senior management team and all employees across the company to pursue opportunities that create value for Cypress Creek, its customers, vendors, financing partners, communities and landowners.”