Los Angeles-based solar thermal company SolarReserve has appointed Michael Whalen chief financial officer.
Whalen has more than 18 years of experience in project finance and the energy markets. As a banker for HSBC and Bank of America, he led advisory or debt capital-raising teams for more than $15 billion worth of transactions in the global infrastructure, energy, petrochemicals and power sectors.
Prior to joining SolarReserve, Whalen was head of the Americas project and export finance practice for HSBC. He also worked for Bank of America in its Asian and Europe/Middle East energy finance team and for Mobil Corp. in Asian and Europe/Middle East financial operations.