Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Cassandra Rinaldo Schultz
Cassandra brings to her role as Chief Executive Officer of Solar Proponent LLC over 25 years of experience in energy infrastructure development, mergers & acquisitions, energy trading, risk management and structured finance. Most recently she was CFO of a utility-scale solar developer managing a 1.8 GW portfolio in a joint venture with a global bank.
Cassandra has extensive start-up experience including nine years establishing and managing North American gas & power trading commercial support operations for Repsol, S.A. Prior to that, she was Chief Risk Officer for a multi-state gas & electric utility where she coordinated investment analysis, chaired the Risk Committee and reported to the Board of Directors. Previously, she was VP of Market Risk and also managed due diligence for billions of dollars of international energy infrastructure investments at several multinational energy companies.
Earlier in her career Cassandra was an audit manager in the energy practice at Ernst & Young and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station.