Our team

  • Ali ChehrehsazCEO

    Ali Chehrehsaz is a founding partner at TerraVerde Energy and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Over his years at TerraVerde, Ali has spent much of his time leading the development of TerraVerde’s approach to project analysis, engineering, development, and …

  • Jen PetherickEVP of Projects

    Ms. Petherick leads the development and execution of TerraVerde’s Solar and Advanced Energy Storage projects. Previously Ms. Petherick worked at GCL Solar Energy managing the implementation of utility scale solar and battery projects. Prior to her position at GCL Solar …

  • David BurdickEVP Business Development

    David serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development for TerraVerde Energy, supporting CCAs and public agencies (including transit agencies, school districts, municipalities, and water agencies) in evaluating, deploying, and managing intelligent energy programs (solar PV projects, battery energy storage …

  • Rick Brown, PhDChair of the Board

    Dr. Brown founded TerraVerde in 2009 and served as CEO through December 2019.  He has been deeply involved in California legislation regarding clean energy and numerous regulatory proceedings impacting the growth of solar, storage and other distributed energy resources. He …

  • Kevin RossVP Business Development

    For the past 6 years Kevin has managed business development for TerraVerde, focusing on water agencies, school districts, public utilities, and municipalities. Located in Southern California, Kevin directs client relationship management, including development of new project opportunities, existing client account …

  • Phil VillagomezSenior Director of Asset Management & Business Development

    As Senior Director of Asset Management and Business Development, Phil oversees TerraVerde’s asset management services team and manages business development for this segment of the organization. With over twenty-five years of energy industry experience in natural gas and power origination, …

  • Robin WeldyAsset Management Portfolio Manager

    Robin manages day-to-day activities of TerraVerde’s Asset Management Services program. He ensures contractual warranties are fulfilled and issues are resolved in a timely manner by implementing consistent monitoring of solar and battery facilities, coordinating corrective and preventive maintenance, and developing …

  • Sarvesh DandekarAsset Management Engineer

    As an engineer in our asset management services team, Sarvesh support the performance monitoring, issues management, and reporting activities driving at optimal energy and financial performance for our customers from their solar PV and battery energy storage systems.…

  • Dylan GraysonSoftware Developer
  • Daniel PostoianSenior Project Developer

    As Senior Project Developer, Mr. Postoian is responsible for development, RFP administration, technical due diligence and contract negotiation for solar PV and advanced energy storage projects on behalf of public agencies. He brings thirteen years of wide-ranging renewable energy experience …