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About Us

Pine Gate Renewables is a utility-scale renewable energy company focused on strategic development and financing of solar and energy storage projects in the United States. We are leading the way in the ongoing energy transition, and we believe that not only can we make a change, we must lead it.

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Who We Are

Our mission is to 'get solar done' by providing renewable energy for local communities across the country. By partnering with local communities, we drive economic growth, create jobs and make a positive impact on the environment.

Our work in the community is just as much a part of our company as our solar projects. We contribute to multiple non-profit organizations dedicated to helping the people and places in need, and we have corporate partnerships with The GivePower Foundation, Arbor Day Foundation, Asheville GreenWorks and Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. Read more about the impact we’re making.

We’re proud to have been named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, Inc's Best Workplaces lists and awarded the No. 37 spot on the Inc. 5000 prestigious annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies all in 2021.



Ben Catt

Chief Executive Officer

Ray Shem

President & Chief Financial Officer

Doug Stein

Chief Administrative & Accounting Officer

Judith Hall

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Clean energy development executive, Jon Saxon at Pine Gate Renewables

Jonathan Saxon

Chief Development Officer

Phil North

Chief Commercial Officer

Stephanie Murr

SVP, Transactions

Joe Broom

SVP, EPC Management
Steve Levitas

Steve Levitas

SVP, Regulatory & Government Affairs

Meghan Comiskey

SVP, Project Finance

David Groleau

SVP, Head of Origination
Andrew Vietze

Andrew Vietze

SVP, Head of M&A

Julie Izard

SVP, Corporate Controller

Eric Shangle

SVP, People & Culture


  • Mike Lorusso, Managing Director and Group Head
    Pine Gate is a recognized leader in the field of solar development with a demonstrated ability to execute on successful projects. In working closely with them on multiple financings, we have first-hand knowledge of their expertise and forward-thinking approach to renewable power development. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with smart and experienced developers, and we look forward to continuing to support Pine Gate’s project financings now and in the future.
    Mike Lorusso, Managing Director and Group Head
    CIT Power and Energy
  • Mark Borgman, VP of Logistics
    The team at Pine Gate consistently demonstrates their mastery of managing an efficient supply chain. Their ability to execute project plans and deliver on their commitments is outstanding.
    Mark Borgman, VP of Logistics
    One Source Freight Solutions
  • Sam Thomson, Regional Sales Manager
    Pine Gate has been an outstanding company to partner with from both a strategic and financial perspective. They plan ahead and honor their commitments.
    Sam Thomson, Regional Sales Manager
    Trina Solar
  • Irene & David Sexton, landowners
    We spoke with the representative from Pine Gate who came to our home and explained the process. After careful consideration, it was almost a no brainer. My husband works hard on the farm and we needed to replace a portion of my income when I retire. And so we made the plunge into unfamiliar territory. The personnel have been great, timely in their communications. We are so grateful that we took a leap of faith! I am now retired, the added income from the solar panels has been a godsend to us.
    Irene & David Sexton, landowners
    Valley Creek Solar, Salem, OR