Leadership Team

Excellence In Leadership 

Ygrene is led by a team of distinguished professionals whose credentials span a wide range of industries and a mix of skills, including finance, strategy, energy efficiency and renewable energy. However, they share one thing in common – a proven ability to transform the home improvement industry in ways that benefit people and promote common good for communities and the environment.

John Apostle
General Counsel
John Apostle
General Counsel

John Apostle has 30 years of experience in the financial services, investments, and insurance industry. In addition to private practice, he also worked for SunTrust Banks, GE Capital, and Genworth Financial. John takes a holistic view of business best practices and uses them to implement meaningful compliance and data privacy programs that address compliance issues and risks, emerging regulatory requirements, and company initiatives and priorities. John has also served on various committees of the Financial Services Roundtable and the American Council of Life Insurers, including serving as Chair of the Annuity Suitability Working Group. In his community, he is devoted to Homeward, the planning and coordinating organization for homeless services that seeks to prevent and end homelessness in Central Virginia. He served several terms on its Board of Directors and is Chair Emeritus. John received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Richmond (Va.) and completed The Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He and his wife Barbara reside in Richmond, Virginia. They have two adult children and a retriever who is certain that she is their third child. They are all avid beachgoers.

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Gautam Borooah
Chief Growth Officer
Gautam Borooah
Chief Growth Officer

Gautam Borooah leads Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Communications at Ygrene. Gautam joined Ygrene after spending 16 years at Synchrony Financial/GE Capital where he launched programs that changed the growth trajectory of high-value partners like Sam’s Club, HBC (Canada), and an $11B portfolio of clients in the home improvement, HVAC, home furnishing, power sports, luxury, and other lifestyle industries. Prior to GE, Gautam spent 8 years in Citigroup in leadership roles in their student loan, home equity and mortgage businesses. Gautam earned an MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma), with concentrations in Marketing and Finance, from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honors in Financial Accounting, from St. Xavier’s College in Calcutta, India.  Gautam lives in Chicago with his wife Chandreyee and their daughter, Aaryana.

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Deborah Castro
Regional Sales Director
Deborah Castro
Regional Sales Director

Deborah joined Ygrene in 2015, after an accomplished career with one of South Florida’s premier Real Estate brokerages. She brings over 10 years of financial real estate knowledge to the ever-growing PACE industry.

Deborah’s expertise in finance along with her energetic leadership style has contributed to the remarkable success she has achieved as Regional Sales Director in FL at Ygrene.

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Eza Dsouza
Vice President, Product Development
Eza Dsouza
Vice President, Product Development

Eza Dsouza joined Ygrene in 2021 as Vice President, Product Development, bringing over 15 years of experience in product management and technology operations across investment banking and asset management including UBS, Deutsche Bank, Nomura-Instinet, and Citadel. Most recently she worked at Citadel Hedge Fund in New York, where she was Director of Product Management having successfully launched multi-asset global hedge fund trading, position, and risk management products.  Eza holds a Master’s degree in Finance from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Engineering from University of Mumbai. She is a mom of two kids, currently residing in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Muhammad Haider
VP Product Management and Regional General Manager
Muhammad Haider
VP Product Management and Regional General Manager

Muhammad joined Ygrene in 2021, bringing over 25 years of experience as a growth minded leader in consumer and commercial finance, including credit cards, loans, leases, and insurance with functional expertise in Marketing, Product Management and Sales. Most recently, Muhammad served as a Marketing Leader for Synchrony. Prior to Synchrony, Muhammad held various leadership roles at GE Capital, & GE Audit Staff. Muhammad has an MBA from University of Texas at Austin, and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and has two college going boys. 

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Joe Hanlon
Chief Compliance Officer
Joe Hanlon
Chief Compliance Officer

Joe joined Ygrene in 2022, bringing over 15 years of experience as a leader within Governance, Risk and Compliance functions across finance, insurance, engineering, and IT industries.  Most recently, Joe served as the Risk Officer and Global IT Compliance Officer for Allianz Partners. Prior to Allianz Partners, Joe held various leadership roles at Genworth Financial within Audit, Internal Controls, and Compliance, including the development and implementation of a holistic Data Security and Privacy program. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and three sons.

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Shawn Harrs
Chief Information Officer
Shawn Harrs
Chief Information Officer

Shawn joined Ygrene in 2020, bringing with him 20-years of experience leading enterprise-wide digital transformation and technology-driven operational improvement programs, and leveraging industry-leading technology and business practices. Shawn’s primary focus is leading Ygrene’s Technology Team and building key data-driven decisioning to enhance the value Ygrene gets from its significant investment in technology. Prior to joining Ygrene, Shawn held a variety of technology-centric executive roles at The Walt Disney Company, NBC\Universal, and Lennar Corporation. He has also served on several not-for-profit boards focused on promoting STEM education. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Central Florida, a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. In addition, he has taught IT and Cyber-Security courses through University of Phoenix and Nova Southeastern University.

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Andy Katersky
Senior Director Commercial Operations
Andy Katersky
Senior Director Commercial Operations

Andy joined Ygrene in 2022. He has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience both on the development and banking sides of the business. Prior to joining Ygrene, he was the Director of Underwriting at Crescit Capital Strategies, a role similar to one he had held at Centennial Property Finance where he underwrote a varied portfolio of transitional real estate loans.   Previously he was a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston in both New York and Los Angeles, later he was the Head of West Coast Underwriting at Natixis Real Estate Capital. At these firms he underwrote, funded, securitized, and sold in excess of $30 billion in fixed and floating rate loans, equity participations and bond offerings. Prior to working on the banking side of the real estate industry, Andy was the Manager of Financial Services for Cushman Realty Corporation in both Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He began his real estate career in his family’s shopping center company, learning about the business from the ground up.  Mr. Katersky holds a B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.  He currently resides in New York City with his dog Wally.

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Glyn Milburn
Director, Government Affairs
Glyn Milburn
Director, Government Affairs

Glyn joined Ygrene in 2021, bringing over two decades of Governance, Client Management, and Public Affairs experience across technology, communications, finance, and governmental industries. Recently, Glyn was a partner at Blackman & Associates, a full-service consulting firm that worked with Ygrene on their jurisdictional expansion efforts in Southern California. Prior to Ygrene, Glyn led economic development efforts in the City of Los Angeles as a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s business team where they formed over $2B in public-private partnerships in tourism, aerospace, sports, and advanced manufacturing. Glyn is also a Director at 1847 Goedeker Inc., a publicly held appliance retailer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Glyn resides in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife and two children.

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Ryan Moore
Vice President, Head of Commercial Business
Ryan Moore
Vice President, Head of Commercial Business

Ryan Moore leads Sales, Operations, and Product Development for the Commercial Business at Ygrene. Ryan brings over 15 years of experience in financial services and real estate having managed a wide range of transactions throughout North America, Asia, and South America. Most recently, Ryan worked for WeWork leading real estate advisory and agency leasing across North America. Prior to WeWork, Ryan spent time in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago advising clients at HSBC, CBRE, and UBS. He has a BS in Business from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Beth, and three boys.

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Christina Price
Regional Sales Director
Christina Price
Regional Sales Director

Tina has been a proud member of the Ygrene Family since 2015, bringing with her 20 years of experience as a leader in sales growth, finance, marketing, and customer relationships. Tina leads our CA Sales team as the Regional Sales Director providing her expertise in coaching, mentoring, and development of the sales team. She collaborates cross-functionally with our marketing, operations, compliance, and legal departments. Tina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Marketing and Advertising. She prides herself on professional growth while having a true passion for inspiring those around her.

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Derek Reichstein
Senior Director, Middle Market Sales
Derek Reichstein
Senior Director, Middle Market Sales

Derek joined Ygrene in 2013 and heads up our commercial sales team across the country.  In the 15 plus years prior to joining Ygrene, he led sales organizations in the technology, finance, and energy efficiency industries.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from San Jose State University.  Derek resides in Rocklin, CA with his wife and two children. 

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Jim Reinhart
Chief Executive Officer and President
Jim Reinhart
Chief Executive Officer and President

With over 30 years of financial services and high tech experience, Jim is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Ygrene Energy Fund. Previously, Jim was the Chief Executive Officer of National Credit Care and has held senior roles at Hewlett Packard, Capital One, Genworth Financial and QTS Realty Trust, where he was Chief Operating Officer and took the company public. He has also served on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards. After graduating with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, Jim completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland. He then went on to serve as a naval officer on a nuclear-powered submarine. Upon completing his service, Jim attended Harvard Business School. Married to his high school sweetheart, Mollie, Jim has three grown children.

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Supriya Sachar
Chief Operating Officer
Supriya Sachar
Chief Operating Officer

Supriya is a member of Ygrene’s Executive Leadership Team and leads its operational functions, including the funding, operations, risk, and training departments. Supriya joined Ygrene in 2016, bringing over 20+ years in start-up and Fortune 500 experience with deep expertise in operational excellence and advanced skills in strategic planning, organization design, product management, resource allocation, and technology. Prior to Ygrene, Supriya was a Co-founder of a Peer-to-Peer lending Platform in Hong Kong. Supriya pursued her Executive MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Supriya holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management and Marketing from Pune University, India, a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications, New Delhi, Institute for Media Studies and Information Technology, and a Certification course in Computer Science and programming, CMS Computer Institute, New Delhi. She resides in California with her husband, she has 2 adult children.

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Greg Saunders
Chief Financial Officer
Greg Saunders
Chief Financial Officer

Greg Saunders’ career spans three decades, primarily as CFO/COO for 3 publicly traded and 5 venture-backed companies in commercial real estate, financial technology, renewable energy financing, PACE and structured finance.

Prior to Ygrene, Greg was CFO and CEO of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc., a leading nationwide C-PACE origination platform.  Prior to CleanFund, Greg served as CFO at Project Frog, Inc., which designed, manufactured and installed energy efficient modular buildings for school districts and healthcare companies. Previously, Greg was also the CFO for Tioga Energy, Inc., a nationwide commercial solar energy finance. He was also CFO at Codding Enterprises, a commercial real estate development, construction and management company with major investments across multiple cleantech businesses (and an early adopter of C-PACE). Additionally, he was previously CFO/COO of Bridger Commercial Funding, helping to build the company into the leading independent, cloud-based CMBS conduit, originating and securitizing over $5 billion of commercial mortgages through its network of thousands of banks across the country. Greg holds a B.A. in Economics and Business from Macalester College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Mark Scheffel
Vice President, Government Affairs
Mark Scheffel
Vice President, Government Affairs

Mark Scheffel joined Ygrene bringing over 25 years of professional experience in business and public service to lead the Government Affairs team. Prior to joining Ygrene, Mark, a tax attorney, practiced tax law in his own firm, was elected to the Colorado State Senate where he served as the Majority Leader, and most recently worked at Advantage Capital as a Senior Vice President where he led expansion efforts nationally in the new market tax credit and affordable housing tax credit spaces. Mark holds degrees from the University of Denver in finance, John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, and New York University School of Law where he earned his LL.M (Master of Laws) degree in taxation.

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