Sheldon has almost 20 years of experience in energy finance, development and entrepreneurship. He is currently CEO and Founder of Intersect Power, a developer of utility scale renewables.
In his prior role as COO of Recurrent Energy, he led all of the company’s development, origination, engineering, procurement, construction and operations activities globally. During more than seven years at the company, Sheldon led its expansion from a small-scale, rooftop developer to a leading, utility-scale photovoltaic developer with over one gigawatt of contracted projects and a pipeline of more than three GW. Throughout his tenure, Sheldon was intricately involved in all major project development, power purchase agreement origination, mergers and acquisitions, and module procurement, including hundreds of megawatts in Arizona, Ontario, Texas and California. Sheldon joined Recurrent Energy in the Spring of 2007, shortly before its initial funding. In his first year at Recurrent Energy, he held the role of vice president of finance, where he was instrumental in developing and negotiating the company’s first projects, early corporate fundraising efforts, and joint venture agreements.
Previously, he spent five years at Calpine, working on finance and development of gas-fired power projects. He also worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, and in Accenture’s strategy consulting practice, specializing in power-price forecasting and asset valuation projects for utility clients. Sheldon holds a B.A. in Economics from Kenyon College, where he serves on the Kenyon Fund Executive Committee. He also holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he teaches Project Finance in the full-time MBA program, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee.