Our Team

Leadership Team

Pier LaFarge
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Asher Burg
Chief Revenue Officer

Leigh-Golding DeSantis
Chief Operating Officer, Founding Team

Mike Kohn
Chief People Experience Officer

Chris Martin
Sr. Vice President, Marketing

Pari Rao
Chief Technology Officer

Nikko Patten Weinstein
Co-Founder & President

Morgan Wright
Chief Financial Officer

Sparkfund Team

Peyman Allahvirdizadeh
Talent Acquisition Manager

Will Alexander
Director, Project Management and Delivery

Claire Alvis
Software Engineer

Donald Ball
Software Engineer

Evelynne Bayar
Sr. Manager, Project Management and Delivery

Matt Bosch
Sr. Director, Business Development

Carol Burns
General Counsel

Anthony Carnette
Credit Analyst

Phillip Choi
Associate Counsel

Caroline Chu
Marketing Intern


Phil Croker
Manager, Deal Solutions

Mike Derzko
Director, Business Development

Alex Dickson
Director, Deal Solutions

Jon Duelfer
Software Engineer

Megan Fellows
Manager, People Operations and Events

Taylor Griffith
Content Marketing Manager

Emily Guzzetta
Graphic Design Intern

MaryLauran Hall
Director, Product

Lauren Harris
Director, Business Development

Ben Hill
Manager, Project Engineering

David Hoedeman
Director, Business Development

Cassandra John
Sr. Director, Finance and Strategy

Ashlee Keown
Marketing Specialist

John Lee
Graphic Designer

Nick Matthews
Project Development Engineer

Lee McElroy
Manager, Deal Solutions

Michael McLenahan
Sr. Director, Asset Management

Melina Minhas
Accounting and Finance Intern

Marcela Poffald
Software Engineer

Emily Rasowsky
Sr. Manager, Marketing

Brendan Reed
Director, Business Development

Suzanne Reed
Sr. Manager, Subscriber Services

Paul Roberts
Sr. Director, Treasury

Patch Ronald
Senior Accountant

Kyle Saltsman
Director, Operations

Jessie Schiavone
Vice President, Business Development

Tanner Smith
Sr. Director, Business Development

Nathan Sorenson
Software Engineer,
Founding Team

Jeffrey Stanton
Software Engineer,
Founding Team

Michael Wurzbacher
Project Manager

Board of Directors

Dan Leff
Executive Chairman

Brandon Hurlbut

Pier LaFarge

Lindsay Luger

Reuben Munger

DR Richardson


Sparkfund's Advisory Board includes:

  • Dan Reicher, Executive Director at Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy
  • Kate Brandt, Sustainability Lead at Google
  • Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus at Venrock
  • Jeff Navin, Partner at Boundary Stone and former DOE Chief of Staff
  • Richard Graves, Chief Impact Officer & Co-Founder at CleanChoice Energy
  • Ron Smith, President at Curtis H. Stout
  • David Litt, Former Senior Speechwriter to President Barack Obama