President and CEO
Bryan Garcia is the president and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank – the nation’s first state-level green bank. The “green bank model” is demonstrating how smarter use of public resources can attract more private investment in the green economy – reducing energy burden on families and businesses, creating jobs in local communities, increasing the deployment of clean and resilient energy, improving public health, and confronting climate change. With its message of “Inclusive Prosperity”, the Green Bank won the “Innovations in American Government Award” in 2017 by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. And through its design of retail accessible Green Liberty Bonds, modelled after the War Bonds of the 1940’s, the Green Bank won the “Innovative Financing” category from The Bond Buyer in 2020.
Before joining the Green Bank, Garcia was program director for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. At Yale, Garcia led efforts to develop a leading global program responsible for preparing environmental leaders for business and society. Prior to Yale, he served as Connecticut’s Climate Change Coordinator where he supported the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change. Early in his career, he was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer specializing in NGO capacity building and environmental education in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Bryan serves on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. He is on the Board of Directors of the Energy Foundation, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Center for Sustainable Energy, and Sustainable CT. And he serves on the Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.
He holds a BS degree in political economy of natural resources from Berkeley, MPA in public and non-profit administration from NYU Wagner, MBA in finance from NYU Stern, and an MEM degree from the Yale School of the Environment.
Director of Incentive Programs
Sergio joined the Connecticut Green Bank in 2020, where he manages the organization’s incentive programs, including the Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP).
Prior to the Green Bank, Sergio was the Director of Corporate Development for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation where he led the development and implementation of renewable and sustainability strategies. His initiatives at Chesapeake included geographic market expansion, developing new business lines, services, and products, and coordinating and facilitating cross-functional teams. Prior to Chesapeake, he worked at Hess Corporation and Exelon Energy where he led pricing of electricity to commercial and industrial, and wholesale customers. Before that he was at Chesapeake as their Manager of Rates, Contracts, and Regulatory Affairs.
Sergio holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Masters in Engineering Management, M.Sc. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University, and an MBA from Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business. He is also a Six Sigma Lean Black-Belt Professional.
Vice President of Financing Programs (Officer)
Mackey joined the Connecticut Green Bank in 2012, where he leads the Commercial and Industrial Programs. In that role, through programs such as C-PACE, he helps commercial and industrial building owners, non-profits, schools and hospitals access affordable capital for clean energy projects. Before taking over the Commercial and Industrial portfolio in 2016, he served as the Green Bank’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In that role, he helped lead the transformation, development and implementation of the Green Bank’s clean energy financing mission as well as running its day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the Connecticut Green Bank, Mackey was the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Energy. He has also held leadership positions in several political campaigns. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
As General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the Connecticut Green Bank, the nation’s first green bank, Brian directs all legal, legislative and regulatory affairs. Brian was an attorney with the AmLaw 100 law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge before accepting a position with Sikorsky Aircraft as a senior attorney. Here, Brian provided legal counsel for the majority of Sikorsky’s strategic international sales campaigns and oversaw all global environmental, health and safety legal matters. Brian’s past state government experience includes time spent as a regional director for the Department of Economic and Community Development and a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Barry Schaller of the Connecticut Appellate Court.
Brian was named a “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune in 2013. Brian taught “Law and Society” as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, is a board member of the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Business Association and he is a former member of the CT Judicial Review Counsel.
Brian obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut. He went on to earn both his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut School of Law and School of Business, respectively.
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
As Chief Investment Officer of the Connecticut Green Bank, Bert leads the finance team’s development of new and innovative financing programs that attract more private capital to scale-up the state’s clean energy investments, including energy efficiency, renewables and alternative fuel vehicles and associated infrastructure.
Bert was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Spectrum Capital, Ltd, an investment bank focused on commercial aircraft finance and investment in U.S. electric power generation. He was accountable for all financial control and served as the company’s senior risk officer, overseeing all extensions of credit and investment of the firm’s capital. Prior to Spectrum, Bert was the treasurer of the international leasing company of Chemical Bank, where he managed the funding for a billion-dollar portfolio of aircraft and equipment loans and leases outside the United States.
Bert is an alumnus, a former Trustee and former member of the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University (BS) and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration
As Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, Jane is responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting and cash management, as well as the accounting operations of Connecticut Green Bank.
Previously, Jane served as the Green Bank’s Controller for the past three years. During that time, she automated the financial reporting process with the implementation of a cloud based general ledger. She built a dashboard reporting structure that immediately puts financial results in the hands of the executive team.
Prior to joining the Green Bank, Jane held various roles at Aetna including Statutory and GAAP Accounting, Expense Management, Internal Audit, International Accounting and Consolidations, National Accounts Planning and Forecasting and was the CFO of Aetna Student Health. She was selected to participate in Aetna’s Accountant’s Development rotational program. Jane has been on implementation teams for three general ledgers and two expense reporting systems.
Jane earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting and an MBA in Investment Finance from the University of Hartford. She has passed the CPA Exam and is an associate member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Vice President of Operations
Eric is responsible for the general management of the operations of the Green Bank. This includes the organization’s strategic planning, impact assessment, and evaluation, measurement, & verification as well as the administration, human resources, and technology functions.
Prior to joining the Connecticut Green Bank, Eric worked in management consulting, advising clients in the financial services and energy sectors on operations, regulation, and strategy. Eric started his career and spent 9 years working at Goldman Sachs in the US and Asia.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University and a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Global Energy Markets and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Program and Support Staff