Vice President, Environmental Finance Group @ Wells Fargo
Research Analyst, Climate and Energy Program @ World Resources Institute
University of Bristol
I'm a solar energy entrepreneur working to expand access to affordable solar energy around the world. I'm the founder of SunFunder, a startup business that finances solar energy projects in emerging markets. My background is in solar energy project finance, with a strong track record of structuring, negotiating and closing solar project investments and managing relationships with
I'm a solar energy entrepreneur working to expand access to affordable solar energy around the world. I'm the founder of SunFunder, a startup business that finances solar energy projects in emerging markets. My background is in solar energy project finance, with a strong track record of structuring, negotiating and closing solar project investments and managing relationships with leading solar developers. I started my career working on market-based clean energy and climate policies in Washington.
Founder & CEO @ From October 2011 to Present (4 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaTravel & Volunteer Sabbatical @ I moved on from my job at Wells Fargo in April 2011 to travel and volunteer throughout South America and Asia for a year. Volunteer work included the Border Green Energy Team (BGET) in Mae Sot, Thailand and JUCCCE in Shanghai. I started working on SunFunder while traveling in SE Asia and India during the last several months of the trip. From May 2011 to March 2012 (11 months) Vice President, Environmental Finance Group @ Supported all aspects of Wells Fargo’s multi-billion lending and investment commitment to clean energy and environmental finance opportunities, with an emphasis on building the bank’s solar energy project investment business and developing new clean energy financing products.
Transaction director for several solar energy tax equity programs for Wells Fargo to invest in multiple utility- and commercial-scale solar PV projects in the U.S. Primary responsibilities include leading negotiations on transaction structure, documentation, and pricing; manage developer and project diligence; preparing internal approval memos and presenting to credit committee and management. From February 2007 to April 2011 (4 years 3 months) Research Analyst, Climate and Energy Program @ The World Resources Institute is a leading environmental economics and policy research organization.
In this position I supported two WRI-led corporate workgroups focused on the development and implementation of corporate climate change and clean energy strategies, and developed GHG accounting and reporting protocols and tools that are widely used by companies and governments around the world to manage GHG emissions. From March 2004 to February 2007 (3 years) Intern, Policy Program @ The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy. From September 2003 to January 2004 (5 months)
MSc, International Relations @ University of Bristol From 2002 to 2003 BBA, Finance, Investment and Banking @ University of Wisconsin-Madison From 1997 to 2001 International Business @ Copenhagen Business School From 2000 to 2000 Ryan Levinson is skilled in: Energy, Cleantech, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
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