For years, the Counterpointe Energy Solutions team has been providing unmatched support related to the development, financing and administration of PACE programs from coast to coast.
Eric J. Alini
Eric Alini is the CEO of the Counterpointe Energy Solutions LLC, a green energy finance company focused on Property Assessed Clean Energy and subsidiary of Counterpointe Energy Partners. Prior to founding Counterpointe, Mr. Alini was a Managing Director in the Global Structured Finance and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch.
David S. Schaefer is the Chief Operating Officer of Counterpointe Energy Solutions and its affiliates. He is responsible for implementing business strategies, plans and procedures and participating in expansion activities and corporate alliances. Prior to joining Counterpointe, Mr. Schaefer spent more than 21 years at Loeb & Loeb LLP.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Dering is Counterpointe Energy Solution’s Chief Financial Officer. She brings more than 30 years of business experience including more than ten years at Moody’s Corporation, where she served as Executive Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs and Compliance as well as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ms. Dering spent more than ten years at Dun & Bradstreet, where she held a range of corporate financial management positions.
Head of Assessment Servicing
Ms. Alexander is a mortgage-banking executive with expertise and broad knowledge of residential lending, operations, compliance,secondary marketing and risk management. Previously, she was a Director in the whole loan residential mortgage acquisitions area of Merrill Lynch for 18 years, heading the due diligence group.
Head of Government Relations
CJ DeSantis is responsible for establishing new partnerships with cities and counties and managing existing relationships with participating PACE municipalities. Prior to CES, CJ was a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank’s CRE Group where he managed relationships with conduit originators, federal agencies and financial institutions helping them liquidate their bad real estate.
Devesh Nirmul is a leader within the energy, sustainability and resiliency space with experience in both government and public policy organizations. He works on expanding the PACE Market in Florida and brings a mix of science, policy and strategy to the firm demonstrated by his credentials. He is an accredited LEED AP, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP).
World Changing Ideas
Chicago PACE, the City of Chicago’s commercial real estate finance program for sustainable infrastructure, earned an honorable mention for its application, “Removing Obstacles to Reducing Carbon: Chicago PACE Makes $20.25 million First Impression.” The honorable mention was based on the program’s first completed deal and a recognition that while PACE policies are not new, the Chicago program has made an immediate impact by making “green” investments economically viable and equitably distributed without sacrifice to other civic programs. Chicago PACE recognized the Chicago Department of Planning and Development , Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate LLC, Loop Capital Markets, Illinois Finance Authority, and the many individuals working at each organization for their contributions to the implementation of the policy.