David Amster-Olszewski founded SunShare in 2011, and serving as chief executive officer, has grown it into one of the leading community solar companies in the nation.
David’s foundational SunShare project with Colorado Springs Utilities was the first competitive community solar program in the nation. In true startup fashion, David executed that project out of his apartment with only the help of interns. Since then, SunShare has relocated to Denver, partnered with two additional utilities in two states, and has almost 100 MWs of projects in its pipeline.
David was featured in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in 2016, recognized as a national leader in the alternative energy market.
Prior to founding SunShare, David worked with PowerLight Corporation in Geneva, Switzerland in 2006, and then in California in 2007, completing an executive management training program at SunPower in California until 2010. He has a degree in International Political Economics from Colorado College.
Brent leads finance and corporate development for SunShare. Brent is a seasoned energy finance professional with twenty years of senior-level management, investment banking, corporate finance, and project finance experience in renewable energy, power, natural resources, infrastructure and utilities, closing on dozens of transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $20 billion. Prior to joining SunShare, Brent was Chief Commercial Officer at Tri Global Energy, the largest wind developer in Texas. Brent spent 15 years in energy and infrastructure investment banking in Europe and North America. Brent has a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern).
Melina leads marketing, customer experience, and operations for SunShare, managing the customer lifecycle from acquisition through retention. She oversees customer management and back-office operations for more than 7,000 residential subscribers in various financing portfolios. Melina led the subscriber-facing efforts for SunShare’s first Minnesota solar gardens, which serve around 1,000 residential subscribers and began producing energy in early 2017.
Melina has more than 15 years of marketing experience, most recently in the Telecom industry as Director of Marketing for Cricket Wireless, where she led marketing programs to launch Cricket’s presence in more than 20 new markets, growing its customer base from ~800K to nearly 6MM. She also managed the marketing integration when Cricket was acquired by AT&T to ensure a seamless transition for the customers.
Melina has a degree in Russian Literature and Culture from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Robert leads all development and construction for SunShare.
Robert comes to SunShare with over twenty-five years of executive management experience in development, construction and operations of commercial, office and industrial, mixed-use and solar PV projects throughout North America. Prior to joining SunShare, Robert worked on the development and construction of several award-winning projects with Continuum Partners in Denver, Colorado and more recently, dozens of utility scale solar PV projects throughout the southwest with SunEdison.
Robert has a BA in Leadership form the University of Denver and is a LEED Accredited Professional.