Sol Systems Welcomes Maria Thompson, Controller

21 Jan 2014

Sol Systems is expanding rapidly to accommodate business growth.

Sol Systems is expanding rapidly to accommodate the growth of its solar finance business.

Sol Systems is continuing to expand to accommodate its rapid business growth. At Sol Systems, our biggest asset is our team, and we will continue to hire sharp, passionate team members. We are currently hiring for a Tax Equity Associate, Senior Director of Tax Equity, and Solar Analyst Interns . To learn more about careers with Sol Systems, please visit our careers page.

This week, Sol Systems is proud to announce the arrival of our new Controller, Maria Thompson.

Maria Thompson joins Sol Systems with over 25 years of experience in finance in the private and public sectors. Ms. Thompson has held leadership roles with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Maryland Department of the Environment, and M&T Bank. She has served as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded investment management firm, Chapman Capital Management. As the Director of the Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration, she used innovative financing techniques to leverage Federal grants into a revolving loan fund to finance water quality projects. The program now has a balance sheet in excess of $1 billion and operates as a self-funded entity within state government. In addition to her work as a financial manager, Ms. Thompson has served as an Energy Analyst for the Maryland Public Service Commission and evaluated the credit quality of municipal public power and waste to energy financings for Standard and Poor’s Corporation and Oppenheimer and Company. Ms. Thompson is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute. She earned a BS in economics and public administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Master of Urban Planning from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she specialized in environmental and energy planning.

About Sol Systems

Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm that offers investor clients direct access to the solar asset class and provides developers with sophisticated project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and New Market Tax Credits. To date, the company has facilitated financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals.

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