CITRINE POWER is a small, experienced, and nimble team by design that strives to make a large impact.
Cela is an investment professional in the renewable power generation space with a focus on commercial & industrial and small-scale utility power plants. Prior to founding Citrine Power, Cela served as a Managing Director at Altus Power America, a private investment firm and an independent solar power producer. While at Altus Power America, she oversaw the investment of more than $80 million in distributed generation solar assets and spearheaded the company's community solar project platform. Prior to Altus Power America, Cela was the Senior Vice President of Distributed Solar Project Development and Finance at Smart Energy Capital, LLC (a Nextera Energy Resources company) where she successfully developed, acquired, and financed multiple MWs of distributed solar generation facilities in key US solar markets. Previously, Cela was a Vice President of Investment Banking at Marathon Capital, LLC and a Vice President at Lehman Brothers Global Special Opportunities Group focusing on wind related renewable energy investments. Cela spent the earlier part of her career as a strategy consultant at IBM Corporate Strategy and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Cela earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BA in Business Management from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She lives in Connecticut with her family.
Tom has spent his thirty-year career as a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, investor, pioneer and business leader in new industries, including solar energy finance. Tom spent 20 years in banking/trading and was one of the founders of the structured credit markets (credit default swaps). He has been responsible for over $500BN of trading and investment assets while working for Lehman Brothers, Société Générale and AIG. After Wall Street, Tom co-founded, and was CEO of, Altus Power which one of the first C&I solar IPPs in the USA. Altus Power went public in 2021(NYSE:AMPS). After Altus, Tom has had active management, as well as advisory, roles in companies that he was an early-stage investor in.
Those include a cannabis company, crypto asset manager, sports NIL/NFT company and an advanced analytics sports investment company. Tom holds a B.S. in finance from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. Tom lives in Connecticut with his family.
John is a Consultant to Citrine Power and provides 40 years of experience as a recognized expert in the solid and hazardous waste industry as well as nuclear waste. He provides Citrine Power with consulting services regarding renewable systems on landfills/brownfields. He previously worked 23 years for Waste Management, Inc. and most recently as the Director of New Technology. In this role, Mr. Baker was responsible for developing innovative methods for environmental assessment, containment source identification using environmental isotopes, remediation, and proactive management and design of active and closed landfills. John is the President and Founder of Alan Environmental and resides in Illinois.