MEET THE TEAM

Renovate America empowers everyone to meet the problems of today with the solutions of tomorrow.

Executive Leadership

Renovate America’s founders and senior management lead strategy, innovation, and are recognized industry leaders.

“I’ve invested my time to build a business that can have an impact on the world because I believe it’s the best strategy for life and business.”

JP McNeill

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, JP leads the company with a strong vision, knowledge base and sense of purpose. He is committed to making a difference on the planet and believes that strong financial services companies will lay the groundwork that is needed to see mass adoption of new technologies. He has served as the CFO and VP of Sales at Kintera, who grew to serve over 50 million users and become the largest online software provider to the nonprofit sector. He has also worked in Business Development at SunEdison, North America's largest energy service provider, where he developed his expertise in forming and managing public-private partnerships. JP holds a BA with high honors from the University of Notre Dame.

JP McNeill

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

“I’ve invested my time to build a business that can have an impact on the world because I believe it’s the best strategy for life and business.”

As CEO, JP leads the company with a strong vision, knowledge base and sense of purpose. He is committed to making a difference on the planet and believes that strong financial services companies will lay the groundwork that is needed to see mass adoption of new technologies. He has served as the CFO and VP of Sales at Kintera, who grew to serve over 50 million users and become the largest online software provider to the nonprofit sector. He has also worked in Business Development at SunEdison, North America's largest energy service provider, where he developed his expertise in forming and managing public-private partnerships. JP holds a BA with high honors from the University of Notre Dame.

Nick Fergis

Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Nick keeps the company on course ensuring that the technology platform delivers, the system implementation serves the unique needs of the business, and that the organization is allocating its resources as effectively as possible. He is a true information technology entrepreneur and has helped change the way scores of Global 1000 companies view and manage their IT organizations. Prior to co-founding Renovate America, Nick was the co-founder of Kintana, the company that commercialized the space of IT Governance to many of the world's largest organizations. In 2003, Kintana was acquired by Mercury Interactive for $225 million. Nick received a BS in Applied Math/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, paying his way through college as a software developer for DataWorks, Inc., which he cofounded in Pittsburgh, PA.

“We’re developing solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives every day.”

Nick Fergis

Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer

“We’re developing solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives every day.”

As COO, Nick keeps the company on course ensuring that the technology platform delivers, the system implementation serves the unique needs of the business, and that the organization is allocating its resources as effectively as possible. He is a true information technology entrepreneur and has helped change the way scores of Global 1000 companies view and manage their IT organizations. Prior to co-founding Renovate America, Nick was the co-founder of Kintana, the company that commercialized the space of IT Governance to many of the world's largest organizations. In 2003, Kintana was acquired by Mercury Interactive for $225 million. Nick received a BS in Applied Math/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, paying his way through college as a software developer for DataWorks, Inc., which he cofounded in Pittsburgh, PA.

“It’s an opportunity to participate in a tremendously successful public-private partnership.”

Tom Hemmings

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Tom oversees the numerous financial, legal and government matters associated with providing an entirely new type of financing solution in partnership with public and private entities. Under his guidance, Renovate America has become the world's only asset-backed green bond platform -- generating more than $1.3 billion in securitizations over seven offerings. Tom is well-versed in strategic planning, growth performance, negotiation, and profit. He has negotiated numerous bank credit facilities, as well as the public offering of debt. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant, and a graduate of the University of Colorado.

Tom Hemmings

Chief Financial Officer

“It’s an opportunity to participate in a tremendously successful public-private partnership.”

As CFO, Tom oversees the numerous financial, legal and government matters associated with providing an entirely new type of financing solution in partnership with public and private entities. Under his guidance, Renovate America has become the world's only asset-backed green bond platform -- generating more than $1.3 billion in securitizations over seven offerings. Tom is well-versed in strategic planning, growth performance, negotiation, and profit. He has negotiated numerous bank credit facilities, as well as the public offering of debt. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant, and a graduate of the University of Colorado.

Dean Hollander

Co-Founder / Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Dean oversees how the brand and product engages the world. He created both the Renovate America and HERO brands and leads an in-house creative team who develop all creative materials. In addition, he works closely with the product design team to insure that every experience a customer has with our products is simple, memorable, and meaningful. Dean is the former CEO and co-founder of Involve, Inc. an award winning interactive communications firm, which he sold in 2003 to Kintera, the largest online fundraising company. He has also served as Chief Digital Officer and Chief Content Officer for the largest public interest communications firm in the U.S. Dean holds a BFA from Tufts University and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute.

“We’re creating an experience that empowers people to participate in realizing a more energy efficient future.”

Dean Hollander

Co-Founder / Chief Marketing Officer

“We’re creating an experience that empowers people to participate in realizing a more energy efficient future.”

As CMO, Dean oversees how the brand and product engages the world. He created both the Renovate America and HERO brands and leads an in-house creative team who develop all creative materials. In addition, he works closely with the product design team to insure that every experience a customer has with our products is simple, memorable, and meaningful. Dean is the former CEO and co-founder of Involve, Inc. an award winning interactive communications firm, which he sold in 2003 to Kintera, the largest online fundraising company. He has also served as Chief Digital Officer and Chief Content Officer for the largest public interest communications firm in the U.S. Dean holds a BFA from Tufts University and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute.

“I’ve devoted my career to the belief that communities thrive when the public and private sectors work together to provide opportunity.”

Ari Matusiak

EVP of Market Development and External Affairs

As the Executive Vice President of Market Development and External Affairs, Ari oversees the company's market expansion, its strategy for deepening community offerings, and its relationships with key partners and policymakers. Ari served as the Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of Private Sector Engagement, bridging the private sector and the Administration and developing policies that spurred job creation and long-term economic competitiveness. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Young Invincibles, a national organization dedicated to improving economic opportunities for 18 to 34 year olds. While VP of Strategy and Community Impact at The Rhode Island Foundation, Ari leveraged over $500 million in affordable housing investment and created thousands of jobs. Ari graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, and Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar.

Ari Matusiak

EVP of Market Development and External Affairs

“I’ve devoted my career to the belief that communities thrive when the public and private sectors work together to provide opportunity.”

As the Executive Vice President of Market Development and External Affairs, Ari oversees the company's market expansion, its strategy for deepening community offerings, and its relationships with key partners and policymakers. Ari served as the Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of Private Sector Engagement, bridging the private sector and the Administration and developing policies that spurred job creation and long-term economic competitiveness. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Young Invincibles, a national organization dedicated to improving economic opportunities for 18 to 34 year olds. While VP of Strategy and Community Impact at The Rhode Island Foundation, Ari leveraged over $500 million in affordable housing investment and created thousands of jobs. Ari graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, and Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar.

Greg Memo

EVP of Business Development & Product Strategy

As EVP of Business Development and Product Strategy, Greg ensures the company's products and services are delivering substantial value to consumers, business and government partners. Prior to joining Renovate America, he was the CEO of Greenwave Systems, which developed an industry-leading energy management software platform for Global Service Providers and Utilities. Previous to Greenwave, Greg held the position of VP/General Manager for Cisco's Consumer Business Organization, SVP of Products/Marketing for Gateway/eMachines, President/COO of Alta Vista, VP/GM of Consumer Notebook Products at Compaq, along with senior product positions at Apple. Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from San Jose State University.

“Every day is exciting when you're developing multi-faceted solutions that deliver measurable results for consumers, businesses and municipalities.”

Greg Memo

EVP of Business Development & Product Strategy

“Every day is exciting when you're developing multi-faceted solutions that deliver measurable results for consumers, businesses and municipalities.”

As EVP of Business Development and Product Strategy, Greg ensures the company's products and services are delivering substantial value to consumers, business and government partners. Prior to joining Renovate America, he was the CEO of Greenwave Systems, which developed an industry-leading energy management software platform for Global Service Providers and Utilities. Previous to Greenwave, Greg held the position of VP/General Manager for Cisco's Consumer Business Organization, SVP of Products/Marketing for Gateway/eMachines, President/COO of Alta Vista, VP/GM of Consumer Notebook Products at Compaq, along with senior product positions at Apple. Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from San Jose State University.

“We're creating innovative lending products that will help the country realize both the economic and environmental upside of energy efficient technology.”

Scott McKinlay

EVP of Corporate Development / Chief Legal Officer

As EVP of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Scott is responsible for Renovate America's legal, regulatory and government affairs. This includes all company contracts, and establishing the framework and partnerships needed to expand HERO beyond California. Prior to joining RA, Scott worked for a number of lenders including Springleaf (NYSE:LEAF), E-Loan, and First Nationwide Bank, a Ford Motor Company subsidiary. Most recently, Scott was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Springleaf, a national lender that provides approximately $2 billion in personal loans to homeowners each year. Scott has also served as COO of a biotechnology company and an attorney with two well respected law firms. Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the University of San Francisco.

Scott McKinlay

EVP of Corporate Development / Chief Legal Officer

“We're creating innovative lending products that will help the country realize both the economic and environmental upside of energy efficient technology.”

As EVP of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Scott is responsible for Renovate America's legal, regulatory and government affairs. This includes all company contracts, and establishing the framework and partnerships needed to expand HERO beyond California. Prior to joining RA, Scott worked for a number of lenders including Springleaf (NYSE:LEAF), E-Loan, and First Nationwide Bank, a Ford Motor Company subsidiary. Most recently, Scott was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Springleaf, a national lender that provides approximately $2 billion in personal loans to homeowners each year. Scott has also served as COO of a biotechnology company and an attorney with two well respected law firms. Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the University of San Francisco.

Jamie Latiano

Senior Vice President / People & Culture

As SVP, Jamie leads Renovate America’s talent and culture strategy to deliver on the company’s growth objectives and reinforce its Employer of Choice positioning. She is focused on building a high performing organization of exceptional talent that will continue to lead in the marketplace, having guided the organization through its rapid evolution from 28 employees in 2012 to more than 650 today. Jamie is passionate about attracting and retaining purpose-driven employees who fit the company’s authentic, values-centric culture. She is an entrepreneurial leader who has concentrated on businesses in stages of significant growth and transformation. Prior to this role, she served in executive leadership roles with global organizations such as Thales, Ingram Micro, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ingersoll Rand, and Quantum Corporation. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science from the University of California San Diego, and an MBA from Chapman University.

“Reinforcing and sustaining our authentic, high performing culture in an adaptive manner continues to be a strong competitive advantage for us.”

Jamie Latiano

Senior Vice President / People & Culture

“Reinforcing and sustaining our authentic, high performing culture in an adaptive manner continues to be a strong competitive advantage for us.”

As SVP, Jamie leads Renovate America’s talent and culture strategy to deliver on the company’s growth objectives and reinforce its Employer of Choice positioning. She is focused on building a high performing organization of exceptional talent that will continue to lead in the marketplace, having guided the organization through its rapid evolution from 28 employees in 2012 to more than 650 today. Jamie is passionate about attracting and retaining purpose-driven employees who fit the company’s authentic, values-centric culture. She is an entrepreneurial leader who has concentrated on businesses in stages of significant growth and transformation. Prior to this role, she served in executive leadership roles with global organizations such as Thales, Ingram Micro, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ingersoll Rand, and Quantum Corporation. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science from the University of California San Diego, and an MBA from Chapman University.

“We’re proud to provide institutional investors with the means to participate in the energy revolution.”

Adam Garfinkle

Senior Vice President / Capital Markets

As SVP and Head of Capital Markets, Adam is responsible for leading the organization in capital raising, liquidity management, secondary market asset distribution and risk management. Adam comes to Renovate America with a 30 year structured finance career encompassing investment banking, sale & trading, and private equity. With 13 years at Bank of America as Managing Director, Adam developed his expertise in ABS & MBS Structured Finance. Adam leads with humility, humor and a deep personal investment in coaching his team towards achieving their personal and professional goals. Adam graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics.

Adam Garfinkle

Senior Vice President / Capital Markets

“We’re proud to provide institutional investors with the means to participate in the energy revolution.”

As SVP and Head of Capital Markets, Adam is responsible for leading the organization in capital raising, liquidity management, secondary market asset distribution and risk management. Adam comes to Renovate America with a 30 year structured finance career encompassing investment banking, sale & trading, and private equity. With 13 years at Bank of America as Managing Director, Adam developed his expertise in ABS & MBS Structured Finance. Adam leads with humility, humor and a deep personal investment in coaching his team towards achieving their personal and professional goals. Adam graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics.

Craig Braun

Managing Director

As MD - Capital Markets, Craig manages relationships with existing financing partners and develops channels and products to package and sell the assets the company originates. Craig previously was an MD, Capital Markets for GE Capital where he led the long term asset securitization and alternative funding team on a global basis. He developed and managed several marque issuance platforms which included all rating agency, banker and investor development and retention aspects. Prior to GE Capital, Craig was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and RBS Greenwich and has been responsible for over $60 billion of debt issuance and asset sales. He holds an MBA from Bernard Baruch College, and a BS from the University at Buffalo School of Management, both with high honors.

“There is nothing more satisfying than being able to offer a product that does good for the homeowner, the environment, the economy and our stakeholders.”

Craig Braun

Managing Director

“There is nothing more satisfying than being able to offer a product that does good for the homeowner, the environment, the economy and our stakeholders.”

As MD - Capital Markets, Craig manages relationships with existing financing partners and develops channels and products to package and sell the assets the company originates. Craig previously was an MD, Capital Markets for GE Capital where he led the long term asset securitization and alternative funding team on a global basis. He developed and managed several marque issuance platforms which included all rating agency, banker and investor development and retention aspects. Prior to GE Capital, Craig was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and RBS Greenwich and has been responsible for over $60 billion of debt issuance and asset sales. He holds an MBA from Bernard Baruch College, and a BS from the University at Buffalo School of Management, both with high honors.