OYA Solar Leadership Team

It takes a lot to get a solar project to where it’s ready to put a shovel in the ground, and we have what it takes. Choosing to go in-house with our expertise allows us to build solar projects where most thought it impossible and deliver energy to residences and businesses who don’t ordinarily have access to solar energy.

MANISH NAYAR

Managing Partner of OYA Solar

Manish Nayar is the founder and Managing Partner of OYA Solar. Manish has led the growth of the company and its resulting 1000MW+ North American development pipeline. Manish has developed, constructed or transacted on over 500MW of solar assets in the last 10 years. Prior to OYA, Manish was with the investment banking group at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he focused on corporate finance, M&A and restructuring of companies in the diversified industrials group.

Prior to Merrill, he was CEO of Judricks Enterprises Ltd, a global tier 1 supplier of powertrain and transmission components to the automotive and heavy equipment industries. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with majors in Analytical Finance and Strategy as well as a B.E.Sc in Computer Engineering and a B.Sc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

TAYMAZ JAHANI

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, TJ is responsible for market development, project development, formulating OYA’s strategic direction, along with creating and implementing execution plans in both new markets and existing solar markets. TJ is also actively involved in facilitating new partnerships with developers, financiers, along with mergers and acquisitions.

TJ has a wealth of experience in project development, structuring transactions, and engineering of renewable and infrastructure projects in the United States and Canada. One of TJ’s notable achievements includes receiving the Best of the Best award from the Toronto Construction Association for his involvement in the redevelopment of the Royal Conservatory of Music. TJ is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, and holds a Masters In Business Administration from Schulich School of Business.

GREG ROSSETTI

Head of Origination

Greg Rossetti is an OYA Partner and Head of Origination. He has over 12 years of experience in greenfield development, design, procurement, and construction of over 200 grid connected projects including serving as Prime Subcontractor for the Samsung Grand Renewable Project (132 MWDC).

Greg has served a key role in the development of over 1000MW of utility scale projects within the northeast United States. Greg has a BASc in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto.

SCOTT LECHKY

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to OYA Solar, he was a Director at Antarctica Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, where he was responsible for the origination of opportunities in the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. In this role he successfully advanced the firm’s investment thesis surrounding thermal and renewable power generation and developed a pipeline of power generation opportunities in excess of 3,500 MW. Prior to Antarctica, he worked for Credit Suisse in the Power and Utilities Investment Banking Group based in New York, focused on strategic advisory and financing transactions in the regulated utility, power generation and transmission, and renewables sectors. In this role he advised several regulated utility and financial sponsor clients on potential mergers and acquisitions, including the sale of a 500 MW portfolio of operating and in-construction wind generation facilities in Brazil and numerous electric, gas and water utility M&A transactions in the United States and Canada. He has also held similar roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York and Barclays in Toronto. Prior to investment banking, he was a member of the Infrastructure Investing team at Alberta Investment Management Corp. (“AIMCo”), a Canadian pension plan with over $2 billion allocated to investments in energy, transportation, and telecommunications infrastructure globally. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with majors in Accounting and Analytical Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance from the University of Alberta. He is also a CFA charterholder.

BERNADETTE CORPUZ

General Counsel

Bernadette is a seasoned business lawyer with roughly 20 years of experience in the power sector gained in the national electricity markets groups of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Gowling WLG. Bernadette’s experience holds particular focus in renewable power. She has acted in over 1000 MW of renewable power transactions and has advised clients in all aspects of power projects, including power purchase and development agreements, government renewable procurements, mergers and acquisitions, financings and joint ventures.

Bernadette brings tremendous industry and legal experience to OYA’s leadership team with considerable experience acting for a wide range of power sector stakeholders including independent power producers, distributors, investors, and commercial and public sector consumers. Bernadette was recently recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 for Energy Law. Bernadette holds LLB/JD degrees from the Universities of Windsor and Detroit Mercy, and an MBA from McMaster.

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“I think developers have gotten much better at anticipating the needs of the community and the stakeholders outside of just the municipality, or the county or the state.What we started off as a community solar market turned into a multiple corporate off take on one corporate model.”

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