Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Silicon Ranch is the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of the largest independent solar power producers in the country.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

To bring to communities across the country low-cost, clean energy; economic development and jobs; and partnerships they can count on for the life of their projects. 

Our Core Values

1. We believe communities deserve reliable, cost-effective CHOICES for their source of power.
2. We believe solar energy projects—when developed responsibly—create enduring, long-term value and deliver a meaningful legacy to their communities.
3. We believe our employees can make a difference in the communities we serve.
4. We believe in the power of collaborative partnerships.
5. We believe we are only successful when our partners are successful.
6. We require honesty and integrity in everything we do.
7. We listen, learn, and respond.
8. We do what we say we will do.
9. We believe in square corners.
10. We choose the right path over the easier path to get the job done.

A Different Kind of Company

Silicon Ranch is unique in the business of creating energy. We are, first and foremost, about serving people. Everything we do flows from there. We develop-to-own all of our solar farm projects, and have a 100 percent track record of seeing them through from start to finish. That’s because we are 100 percent committed to our partners and our communities.

Our diverse portfolio includes more than 135 solar farms across 14 states from New York to California, including the first large-scale solar projects in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. We stand behind the performance of our facilities every day.

Founded in 2011, we bring to every relationship deep experience with large, complex transactions and with large-scale conventional and renewable energy generation. We are proud to be the U.S. solar platform for Shell, and to work with partners such as the U.S. Military, America’s electric cooperatives, and TVA. But most of all, we are committed to the people of rural America who deserve low-cost, clean energy and an economic shot in the arm. They are our fuel. They are what Silicon Ranch is all about.

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Meet Our Team

Team

Reagan Farr
Reagan Farr
President & Chief Executive Officer
Matt Beasley
Matt Beasley
Chief Commercial Officer
Peter Candelaria, PE
Peter Candelaria, PE
Chief Development Officer
Michael Payne, CPA
Michael Payne, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson
General Counsel
Jim Bausell
Jim Bausell
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Nick de Vries
Nick de Vries
Senior Vice President, Technology and Asset Management
Virginia A. Williams
Virginia A. Williams
Senior Vice President, Project Finance
Todd Aquino, PE
Todd Aquino, PE
Vice President, Energy Delivery
Matt Brown
Matt Brown
Vice President, Business Development
Kati Cook, CPA
Kati Cook, CPA
Vice President, Controller
Brian Clark
Brian Clark
Vice President, Pre-Construction, PE
Ben Snydacker
Ben Snydacker
Vice President, Project Finance
Paul Russell
Paul Russell
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
John Marcarelli
John Marcarelli
Vice President, Business Development
Luke Wilkinson
Luke Wilkinson
Vice President, Project Development
Erick Bauman
Erick Bauman
Director, Business Development
Michael Baute
Michael Baute
Director of Regenerative Energy and Land Management
Jennifer Cain, PE
Jennifer Cain, PE
Director, Project Management
Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee
Director, Construction
David Harper
David Harper
Director, Project Finance
Mitchell Ice
Mitchell Ice
Director, Project Finance
Chris Ann Lunghino
Chris Ann Lunghino
Director, Policy & Communications
Tasha McCarter, PE
Tasha McCarter, PE
Director, Plant Engineering
Kerry Sibley
Kerry Sibley
Director, Utility Services
Dylan Sontag
Dylan Sontag
Director, Asset Operations & Performance Engineering
Ali Weaver
Ali Weaver
Director, Project Development
Gordon Boesen
Gordon Boesen
Senior Project Manager
Carla Dodd
Carla Dodd
Senior Manager, Office & Human Resources
Allison Dowdle, CPA
Allison Dowdle, CPA
Senior Manager, Financial Reporting
Cara Kovach
Cara Kovach
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Savannah Reynolds, CPA
Savannah Reynolds, CPA
Senior Manager, Accounting and Finance
Clint Abrams
Clint Abrams
Site Manager
Laura Adcock, CPA
Laura Adcock, CPA
Manager, Accounting
Connor Echols
Connor Echols
Manager, Project Development
Clay Helms
Clay Helms
Engineer II
Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith
Accounts Payable Manager
Hugh Tillett
Hugh Tillett
Manager, Business Development
Kent Watt
Kent Watt
Business Origination Manager
Dylan Hall
Dylan Hall
Project Development Associate
Shreyas Nagarajan
Shreyas Nagarajan
Performance Analyst
Sriganesh Ananthanarayanan
Sriganesh Ananthanarayanan
Project Development Engineer
Cheryl Cruz
Cheryl Cruz
Senior Interconnection Coordinator
Brigitte Hayes
Brigitte Hayes
Accounts Payable Specialist
Joseph Sonubi
Joseph Sonubi
PMP, Project Controls Specialist
Eric Spraggins
Eric Spraggins
Reliability Engineer

Board Members

Matt Kisber
Matt Kisber
Chairman of the Board
Philip Bredesen
Philip Bredesen
Founding Chairman
Louise Mooney
Louise Mooney
Vice President of Finance, Shell New Energies
Matthew Press, MBA
Matthew Press, MBA
Vice President of Infrastructure Investments, TD Greystone Asset Management
Boris Schubert
Boris Schubert
GM of Renewable Power Development, Shell New Energies
Byron W. Smith
Byron W. Smith
Managing Director, Mountain Group Partners
Marc van Gerven
Marc van Gerven
Vice President of Renewable Power, Shell New Energies