Chief Operating Officer
Howard has direct responsibility over the Power Procurement, Marketing & Account Services, and Technology & Analytics functions, as well as oversees finance and administrative functions. He works closely with the CEO to operationalize and execute on the strategy and vision for Ava. Prior to Ava, Howard led Sol Systems’ Utility Development and M&A efforts nationally and worked at SunEdison leading the C&I Channel Operations team, serving as Chief of Staff of the North America Region, and in Utility scale project finance. He began his career in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan and worked in General Electric’s Energy Financial Services division and EnerNoc’s Utility Solutions team. Howard holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.