Greenbacker Appoints Renewable Energy Vets

Greenbacker Group LLC, which provides investment advisory and administrative services to alternative energy companies, has appointed three new members to its legal and operations team.

Hallie Gilman will oversee all legal matters for Greenbacker as general counsel, working from the company’s Portland, Maine, office. Previously, Gilman worked as an energy attorney at Bernstein Shur in Portland, where she provided legal support to energy and infrastructure clients on development, commercial and contracting issues. Prior to that, she served as chief of staff for global development at SunEdison and 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.

Also joining the Portland office is Gabrielle Laporta, vice president of tax and compliance. She has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles with experience in public accounting and tax for financial service and operating entities. Most recently, she was chief financial officer of CLYNK, a recycling firm with multiple locations in Maine and New York. In the past, Laporta worked with the company’s chief financial officer, Richard Butt, at Forum Financial Group, a third-party mutual fund administrator.

Bringing over 12 years of management experience, Blerta Kumbaro recently joined Greenbacker as vice president of residential asset and risk management. Prior to joining Greenbacker, Kumbaro worked in various capacities at SunEdison, Terraform and Enfinity America Corp., 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. Kumbaro is based in California’s Bay Area.

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