Based in New York, Sol Purpose’s team is comprised of innovators with experience across the energy, commercial, and public interest sectors and partners with operational, government and financial partners dedicated to renewable energy development and the greater public interest.

Sol Purpose Team

Max Kenner,  Founder & Principal

As the founding principal of Sol Purpose, Max is a distinguished innovator in many fields and serves as the Founder and Executive Director of the acclaimed Bard Prison Initiative. Max has been recognized as a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, appointed to serve the New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration, and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award.

Matt Russotti, President

As an experienced attorney and business advisor, Matt has practiced law as a corporate and intellectual property attorney and served as a consultant advising Fortune 500, mid-market, and start-up companies on strategy, transactions, and corporate development. Matt leads Sol Purpose strategic partnership and project advancement efforts.

Matteo Tarocco, Finance

Matteo serves as Sol Purpose’s financial analyst where he researches, models, and evaluates financial structures for the development and financing of our projects. Matteo began his career in international energy finance leading a team supporting the research, modeling and analysis of financial structures for the development and financing of large-scale public and private solar assets having supported the procurement of over 100MW.