Steve Levine (Development & Legal) – Before joining PowerPlay Solar, Steve was a Managing Director and General Counsel of Encap Development LLC, a project development and consulting firm specializing in analysis, valuation, development and financing of renewable energy projects and technologies. Mr. Levine was a founder and CEO of Tersus Energy plc, a London Stock Exchange (AIM) renewable energy investment company. Previous positions include serving as: Vice President, (now) Constellation New Energy, Inc., largest deregulated retail electricity provider, President of Metro Energy, a total energy private utility located in NY; President of the unregulated independent power generation subsidiary of Besicorp Group Inc.; and principal and general counsel of Indian and Chinese hydropower development companies. Mr. Levine served as Board Chair of New England Network, a regional not-for-profit supporting youth social service agencies. For over 30 years, Mr. Levine has been a strong proponent of renewable and alternative energy.
Dan Gulick (Development & Finance) – Before joining PowerPlay Solar, Dan was a Managing Director of Encap Development LLC, a renewable energy project development and consulting firm. Mr. Gulick has 19 years of experience as an investor, banker and senior manager with a focus on developing strategies and structuring deals for energy projects and technology companies. Past positions include: Managing Director, Tersus Energy, PLC; Managing Principal and Founder, MCC Securities; and Vice President, Landover Holdings. Mr. Gulick has earned an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Michael Lockwood (Partner) – Before joining PowerPlay Solar, Mr. Lockwood founded and managed Power Play Energy, a special purpose private equity fund that invests in the alternative energy space. Prior to that, Mr. Lockwood founded and managed Lock Capital Management, a long/short equity hedge fund. Past experience includes nine years as an equity partner and money manager with money management firm ETG Group; eight years as Managing Director with S.G. Warburg, where he managed the North American sales and trading operations; five years with Paine Webber Corp as a trader and a manager of the institutional equity block-trading desk. Mr. Lockwood earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA in Economics and History from St. Lawrence University.
Dan Boyd (Project Management) - Before joining PowerPlay Solar, Dan was Director of Development and Project General Manager at Noble Environmental Power LLC, where he developed over 400MW of wind projects in the northeast and has experience in development, project management, financing and sales of renewable energy projects. Prior to developing wind projects, Dan worked for Hydrotech Environmental Corp in Brooklyn, NY as a Project Manager completing investigatory environmental work as well as short and long term environmental remediation. Dan was a Lieutenant in the Air Force and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where he obtained a BS in Civil Engineering. Dan is currently pursuing his MBA from the Universtiy of Connecticut, School of Business.
Mariah Hutchings (Operations & Administration) – Ms. Hutchings is a 2009 graduate of Boston College, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in International Studies. She was elected to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honor society. Mariah worked at Tudor Investment Corporation during the summer of 2008 in the Legal and Compliance Department, where she also won second place in the company-wide intern investment challenge. She has an abiding interest in green job creation, sustainability and renewable energy.