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Lorenzo Cipriani

CEO and Co-Founder

Lorenzo Cipriani was born in 1965 in Sezze (Lazio – Italy). He is the founder, President and CEO of Cipriani Energy Group, a company in the renewable energy sector, specialised in solar photovoltaic. His career began in Italy, in the construction and real estate industry.

Dana Pickett

Chief Operating Officer

Dana has thirty years combined experience in finance, investing, insurance, construction, solar, and real estate, just to name a few. Whether in the Board room or on-site construction, he is comfortable working with teams to bring about success. He utilizes creative thinking, analysis, risk assessment and planning to create successful strategies for businesses and non-profit organizations. Dana has a deep understanding of organizational development which he learned through decades of experience as a leader in a variety of roles.

Mary Delcy Figueroa Flores

CCO and Co-Founder

Graduate in Social Communication and Journalism, with a specialization in Communication for Development, with more than 25 years of experience. She has worked in government, private, and non-governmental institutions and with participation in international organizations. She is a founding partner of Grupo Sol Real, from the beginning she was in charge of the Public Relations of the company, currently she is the Vice President of the Group.

Jennifer Pickett

Chief Financial Officer

Jen has a broad spectrum of experience including over 15 years in financial services. A Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of New York, she has worked extensively in solar finance, building profitability models, and collaborating with financial partners to build over $80 million of solar projects in the United States. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and has taught forensic accounting, tax, and finance at the college level. Jen holds a master’s degree in Accounting from New York State’s University at Albany, and a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Kartik Kumar

Energy Project Manager

Kartik has an Electrical Engineer background and holds a MS in Engineering and Engineering Management from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has developed and constructed over 10 MWs of commercial solar projects. He is responsible for overseeing and administrating Engineering, Development, Procurement and Construction of community solar scale projects at our organization.

Michael Quinn

Solar Development

After 10 years consulting throughout Asia for Fortune 500 companies and small to medium sized businesses in marketing and company training capacities, Michael Quinn returned to the United States to take part in the solar energy revolution driven by passions for sustainable energy technologies and reducing humanity’s carbon footprint. Michael has Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and Business Administration from the University of Arizona. Michael seeks to combine his knowledge and experience to help electricity consumers  save money while preserving a healthy environment for generations to come.

Dryden Lefebvre

Site Analyst

10+ years serving the photovoltaic industry and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Living have helped Dryden cultivate the skills, knowledge, passion, and experience that make him an exceptional front-end solar developer. Dryden has served Residential, C&I (Commercial & Industrial), and Community Solar sectors in installation and management roles. His past three years as the site superintendent of multi-megawatt community solar projects have refined his understanding of the qualities that make a piece of land suitable for ground-mounted solar. He knows how to maximize a site’s energy-generating potential while limiting disturbance to the natural setting. Dryden’s zeal for environmental sustainability drives him to discover suitable land and plan thoughtful solar projects that will help the world meet its ever-increasing need for clean energy.

Thomas McGuigan

Site Analyst

Thomas has a BS in Sustainable Energy Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He has worked on various sizes of community solar projects throughout New York in subscriber acquisition, electrical construction, and supervisory roles. He is responsible for ensuring that potential sites meet all environmental, geophysical, legal, and economic considerations. Thomas is excited to aid Cipriani in our continued efforts toward country energy goals.

Nelia Sapiera


Nelia is a versatile accounting professional with over 10 years of experience in various companies in Dubai, Philippines, Canada, and the USA. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with expertise in financial reporting. She is responsible for end-to-end accounting tasks, ensuring the accuracy and up-to-datedness of financial records, including income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. She also maintains compliance with accounting principles and company procedures. She plays an essential role in maintaining financial integrity and providing valuable insights for effective decision-making

Kim Joseph


10 years working as an accountant for real estate and construction businesses in the USA and Australia. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting which has given him a great foundation in bookkeeping, accounting, and finance. He has experience managing multiple projects, developing, and streamlining procedures, and finding innovative, cost-effective solutions. Has a keen ability in strong client relationship management, proven results, outstanding operations expertise and demonstrated accounting, bookkeeping and project management ability.

Chris Stroud

In Memory

Chris Stroud, friend, collaborator, but above all an incredible human being. Your time in this world was too brief but incredibly meaningful. You always lived to the fullest, seeking to improve yourself, with a tireless thirst for learning, a born leader who inspired and transmitted your knowledge in an open and unselfish way to your team. Thank you for your professionalism and dedication, you have left a huge mark on those of us who had the privilege to know you.

The first contact we had with Chris was in 2018, beyond speaking the same language, there was a synergy, compatibility and spontaneous understanding, we knew he was the right person we were looking for and we always thank God for putting him on our path. He was our man of trust who shaped Cipriani Energy Group, an honest collaborator and an impeccable professional. Your sudden departure leaves a huge void in our hearts and in the company, it is and will be a difficult space to fill. We will honor your memory through all that you shared. As Cipriani Energy Group Family, we embrace every teaching imparted and we will always be grateful for all that you gave.

To your entire family, your children, your beloved Sallie and your nieces, we embrace them with all our sorrow, we thank them for your life and for the great human being that God gave us. They should feel proud of the father, uncle and companion they had, as Cipriani Figueroa family, we join in your pain and we say goodbye with sadness and gratitude for your life.