Who We Are
Mission Clean Energy (“Mission”) is a values-driven company focused on accelerating the clean energy transition. Our mission is to decarbonize the grid responsibly, one renewable energy project at a time. We are leading the way by providing clean, abundant, and reliable energy to communities throughout the US. Our staff is located in Arizona, California, Colorado, New York, Montana, Texas, Washington DC, and beyond.
Mission is well-capitalized and uniquely positioned to grow and execute on our expanding pipeline. With decades of combined experience, the Mission team expertly manages even the most complicated projects from concept to completion, and helps utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and corporate customers deliver dependable, customized energy solutions.
Our uniquely tailored strategies, well-targeted site campaigns, and ability to navigate complex development efforts have resulted in over 4 gigawatts of contracted and operational projects. Our extensive experience reduces risk and maximizes the viability of every project we develop.
Our team is united in our passion for renewable energy and storage and their role in creating positive impacts on local communities while decarbonizing the grid. Every step of the way, we work with host communities to create jobs, deliver tax dollars and contribute to the betterment of the locations in which we operate.
Mission Clean Energy is a newly founded company with a well-established leadership team that has worked together for many years, delivering extraordinary results. Mission’s leadership has managed energy projects through all stages of the development cycle including site control and permitting, power offtake negotiations, financing and construction.
Chief Executive Officer
With over fifteen years of industry experience, Max drives the long-term planning and vision of the company, overseeing market entry strategy, pipeline development and growth, and revenue origination activities. Prior to joining Mission Clean Energy, Max founded Atlas Renewable Power (Atlas), a renewable energy consulting firm offering market entry strategy, site acquisition, and development services to top-tier US developers and private equity. While at Atlas, Max led the origination and development of over 4 gigawatts of utility scale solar and battery projects including the 900 MW Sun Streams complex, which secured a cutting-edge offtake agreement with Microsoft and other parties. Prior to founding Atlas, Max was responsible for project development and utility system sales at First Solar. Max was an early employee of NextLight Renewable Power, where he supported and managed the origination and development of 970 MWs of US solar projects with PPAs that were won through utility power solicitations.
Chief Operating Officer
Bringing decades of experience from her time as an Environmental Scientist at the EPA, Valentina is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations, overseeing the development, real estate acquisition, GIS, accounting, legal, and administrative functions. Max and Valentina first started working together at Atlas, where she led the company’s expansion to over 40 states, identifying suitable sites and negotiating real estate agreements for more than 100 solar and battery projects representing over 11 gigawatts of generation on behalf of various industry-leading clients. While at Atlas, Valentina developed customized hiring, training, retention, CRM, and reporting programs designed to accommodate utility-scale development with a limited team, building an efficient and professional front line for market analysis, landowner outreach, and early-stage development.