Abe Grohman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HESP Solar. Prior to starting HESP, Abe was SVP in charge of New Ventures at Just Energy Group Inc., a public company servicing approximately 2 million customers in the deregulated retail energy business. Abe was also CEO of Hudson Energy Solar Corp., former subsidiary of Just Energy, which finances and operates solar energy installations in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Just Energy, Abe was Founder and President of Hudson Energy Services, LLC, an energy supply company servicing about 300,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Texas and Illinois with natural gas and electricity. The company was started at the end of 2002 and was sold to Just Energy in May of 2010. Before Hudson Energy, Abe was the Chief Information Officer of Viatel Communications, an international telecommunication and fiber company. Prior to that, Abe was the Chief Information Officer of Destia Communications, a privately held international telecommunications company that went public in 1999 and was bought out by Viatel Communications. Before that, Abe was the Director of Technology at LDM Systems in New City, New York. Abe has an MBA from New York University with a major in Finance and a BS in Computer Science and Math from Brooklyn College.
Susan Brodie is the EVP of Business Development for HESP Solar. In her role managing the company’s growth, Susan has developed numerous strategic alliances in the industry and is directly responsible for the rapid expansion of HESP’s business in both emerging and established state and local markets, resulting in a development pipeline of over 20 MW in the past year. Additionally, Susan provides construction oversight as well as coordination of finance for HESP’s projects. She maintains a deep understanding of solar technologies and current market drivers, and she has garnered valuable project finance and tax equity knowledge and experience. Prior to the founding of HESP, Susan was the Director of Solar Operations at Hudson Energy Solar Corp., where she successfully developed more than 30 MW of solar installations on residential, commercial and municipal properties, with a combined value of more than $100,000,000. Previously, Susan taught High School Mathematics in Rockland County, New York for over twenty years. Susan currently sits on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association in the position of Vice President for the state of New Jersey. She uses her post to further the goals of solar developers throughout the state, pushing for improved coordination and more interaction between the solar industry and state regulators and legislators. Susan holds a BA/BS from Brooklyn College, with majors in Accounting and Mathematics.