Vice President, Alternative Energy

Jon Ellis
Vice President, Alternative Energy

Jon joined Crestmark in 2019 as vice president, alternative energy and is responsible for new business development across renewable energy disciplines. Based in North Carolina, he reports to Crestmark President, Mick Goik.

Jon came to Crestmark with over 25 years of finance industry experience and a background in renewable energy. Previous to joining Crestmark, he served as chief financial officer and director of project finance for ReNew Petra Integrators, LLC. There he led efforts to promote the strategic development for institutional tax equity and sponsor equity partnerships. He was also responsible for construction financing and traditional and USDA permanent debt solutions for solar and bioenergy projects — which included financial modeling and structuring, legal documentation and negotiations, with leadership or participation in securing over $100 million in portfolio assets.

Previously, Jon served as project finance manager for SunEnergy1, LLC; chief operations officer and vice president, regional correspondent lender for United Partners Bank; vice president, regional correspondent lender for Silverton Bank; chief financial officer for Overhead Door Company of Charlotte; vice president, commercial lending officer for Branch Banking and Trust Company; and vice president, relationship manager for PNC Bank. He has also served as an independent contractor and financial consultant, providing financial modeling and evaluation for real estate firms, finance companies, and solar developers for more than ten years.

Jon earned a bachelor’s degree in business and psychology from University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh – Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

You can contact Jon at 704.608.8483 or jellis@crestmark.com.