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Guest Speaker: Matthew McGovern

CEO, Cypress Creek Renewables

Matthew McGovern is the co-founder and CEO of Cypress Creek Renewables. As CEO, Matt oversees all operations and investor relations for Cypress Creek Renewables. Prior to forming Cypress, he served as the CFO of Paramount Equity, a role he held from December 2012 through April of 2014. As CFO of Paramount, Matt launched the firm's first tax equity fund in March of 2013 for Paramount Solar, which was later sold to SolarCity. Before joining Paramount, he was the CFO of Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation from 2009 to 2012, where he developed and financed a large portfolio of utility-scale and commercial solar projects. From 2001 through 2008. McGovern was a Managing Director of SBI Group, an investment banking and asset management firm focused on high growth companies in the US and Asia. In this role, he oversaw investment banking, principal trading and asset allocation. Before joining SBI Group, McGovern was a member of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's private equity arm, the New Ventures Group. In this role, he was involved in the deployment of firm capital, structuring of corporate investments and market research. McGovern serves as a financial advisor and director to multiple companies, including Electronic Recyclers International and Early Manuscripts Electronic Library. Mr. McGovern holds a master's degree in Organizational Behavior and a doctorate in Organizational Development from the College of Organizational Studies at CSPP. McGovern received his BS from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.

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