Jason has worked across several programs at RMI, all centered at the intersection of innovation, finance, and clean energy procurement. With SHINE, he represented Texas electric cooperatives through the development of distribution-scale solar and storage. With Carbon-Free Electricity, he supported the US Navy on cleantech deployment, authored thought leadership on non-wires solutions, and advised the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on integrated grid planning. Most recently, as the cofounder of Third Derivative — RMI’s climate-tech accelerator — Jason leads initiatives related to strategic growth and holds responsibilities across a range of strategic, operational, and technical functions.
Before joining RMI, Jason worked in structured finance at SolarCity/Tesla, where he helped manage the renewable energy credit (REC) portfolio, including originating an innovative debt facility to monetize receivables. Prior to SolarCity, he worked at the energy financial services firm Karbone, brokering energy and environmental commodities and leading the research and advisory practice. As an independent consultant, Jason has also worked on renewable fuels, combined-heat and power, and solar markets across the United States and Canada.
BA International Development and Environment, McGill University
MS Sustainability Management, Columbia University