A 25-year veteran in the business and financial business sectors, Bob Kelly has joined SolarCity as the company’s new chief financial officer. In his new role, Kelly will oversee the company’s financial affairs as well as its corporate, project financing and accounting units.
Kelly’s background includes 14 years at Calpine where he served in various financial management roles, including CFO and executive vice president. After serving with Calpine, Kelly went on to provide financial advice to retail energy providers and power developers. He joins SolarCity after recently serving as the CFO of Calera.
“Bob Kelly has raised more than US$48 billion to finance energy projects across a range of capital markets and created a number of innovative structures to enable rapid growth for capital-intensive businesses,” said Lyndon Rive, SolarCity’s CEO. “Bob will be responsible for further expanding SolarCity’s finance organization to support the company’s continuing growth, and I’m excited that we were able to attract someone of his caliber and experience to our team.”