Kerry O’Neill, CEO
As CEO, Kerry brings her experience with the kinds of institutional challenges – and opportunities – associated with clean energy investing for our communities that need it most and combines it with a passion for bringing the benefits of clean energy to underinvested neighborhoods and markets. Kerry has been beyond fortunate to work with the outstanding Connecticut Green Bank team to deploy award winning products for low-to-moderate income communities – and is thrilled to be working with the team that has spun out into Inclusive Prosperity Capital to bring these products to a broader market. Kerry’s favorite quote is “Be the change you wish to see in the world” and can’t believe she has the good fortune to come to work every day and do just that, showing her kids it really is possible.
Michele Kunitz, General Counsel
Michele directs the legal function for IPC. She brings her 20 years of experience in project and corporate finance, solar energy start-ups, operations, regulated industries, and general corporate work to focus on bringing capital to underserved markets. Michele is thrilled to have joined such a talented team focused on tackling our country’s complex economic, social, and environmental issues. Outside of work, Michele can be found playing with her kids, cats, and dog, eating her husband’s amazing cooking, sitting around the firepit with friends, skiing and playing tennis.
John D’Agostino, Director, Clean Energy Transactions
John directs Inclusive Prosperity Capital’s multifamily finance offerings, business development, portfolio management, and project underwriting. He combines a background in development finance, clean tech venture capital, public policy and consulting to catalyze the market for multifamily energy financing.
George Bellas, Director Accounting and Administration
George oversees the accounting, financial reporting, portfolio servicing and administrative functions for IPC. He holds the CPA designation and his work experience includes public accounting, distribution/manufacturing and state government. When not looking at numbers, George enjoys exploring the hiking trails and back roads of New England with his family.
Kim Stevenson, Director of Strategic Initiatives
As the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kim leads partnership development, building and supporting collaborations that enable IPC to bring capital and financing programs to a national market. As a physicist and urban planner, Kim has spent her career working at the nexus of clean energy deployment, affordable housing and community development – focused on transformational solutions that address climate change and economic justice. When she’s not working, Kim is tinkering on her historic home, making it as sustainable as possible and spending time with her two teenage girls who think mom is a bit nuts, but proudly tell their friends about her work. Kim also loves wave surfing and traveling with her family.
Madeline Priest, Senior Manager, Market Engagement
Madeline is the in-house expert on ensuring successful financing programs for homeowners. Leaning on her extensive background in community organizing, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, she understands how to inspire contractors, lenders, and communities to be effective in their efforts. When not at work, Madeline can be found watching reality television and spending time in the great outdoors with her dog, Kemba. Go Huskies!
Joe Buonannata, Manager, Program Operations
Joe is responsible for IPC’s asset management and reporting, and also focuses on contractor and lender engagement – making sure everyone has the tools they need to serve stakeholders in their communities. Away from his desk, Joe enjoys cheering on New England’s sports teams and chasing his game show contestant dreams.
Tobias Daros, Manager, Clean Energy Transactions
Tobias facilitates IPC’s commercial and community solar and other clean energy transactions across the country and helps lead the successful operation of IPC’s financial programs. He comes to IPC with a developer perspective with a background in energy finance.When he is away from his desk, Tobias is glued to the big screens passionately watching one of his futebol teams (Gremio, PSG, Seleção) play around the globe.
Justin Rice, Senior Accountant
At IPC, Justin handles monthly and quarterly financial statements, vendor payments, and invoicing, along with maintaining account general ledgers for audit and budget preparations. Justin is a sports fanatic that loves traveling to sporting events to support his favorite teams, with his number one team being the Dallas Cowboys.
Liz Johnson, Associate, Program Operations
Liz brings an extensive banking background to Inclusive Prosperity Capital. Most recently, Liz has been working in the clean energy field where she supports residential contractors and customers on renewable energy projects as well as the Smart-E Loan product. At Inclusive Prosperity Capital Liz is a valued part of the team and works closely with Smart-E lenders, contractors and customers processing loans from start to finish. Her support and knowledge are vital to the success of customer projects, so she is always at the top of her game and happy to assist (but, wishes she could say the same for her beloved Minnesota Vikings).
Corey Wurster, Senior Associate, Clean Energy Transactions
Corey brings a technical background to the IPC team where he wears many hats supporting the residential, commercial, and multifamily programs. He considers himself an “energy nerd” and is excited to see where the clean energy field continues to go. In his spare time, Corey can be found cheering on his alma mater, the Penn State Nittany Lions, or spending time in the outdoors fishing. Learn more about Corey here.
Gabriele Cassani, Investment Analyst
Gabriele assists with raising and deploying capital, as well as investment structuring and risk analysis across the different business lines. Gabriele grew up in Rome and enjoys spending time in nature. Learn more about Gabe here.
Chenyu Chen, Associate, Program Operations
In her roles with IPC, Chenyu assists with compliance and impact reporting of the projects that IPC deploys. She helps identify impact metrics and presents the findings in a concise and valuable way. Chenyu is obsessed with her houseplants, and currently has over 40 (would likely be more if she had the space). She finds joy in organizing; be it her closet, spice rack, Spotify playlists, you name it!
Nicholas Nedd, Associate, Market Engagement
Through his background in marketing for financial programs, Nick works to bring the team’s creative ideas to reality. When not at work, Nick can be found still sitting at his computer… playing video games.