As co-founder and Managing Partner at MEI, Rich oversees all activities relating to business development and strategy at Madison Energy Investments. This includes project origination, new market analysis and partner and customer relations. To date MEI’s portfolio is over 350 MW of solar and storage across 22 states. Prior to MEI, Rich spent 5 years at WGL Energy where he led business development activities related to solar. He originated over $300 million of projects across dozens of state markets with clients ranging from the Federal Government to professional sports teams. Rich recently served as the US representative for the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders Programme. He graduated from Samford University in Alabama where he studied Finance and Spanish and was captain of the Men’s Tennis team. In his spare time, Rich enjoys playing tennis, golf, snow skiing and traveling. He currently resides in New York City with his wife Carly and daughter Mary Haynes.