University of Pennsylvania
As founding member of BNB, Mr. Butcher is President of Butcher Energy, a privately‐owned firm involved in energy projects in the United States. Butcher Energy has drilled over 2,500 oil and gas wells in Texas, Ohio, and Alberta. Prior to founding Butcher Energy, Mr. Butcher was Chairman and C.E.O. of Butcher & Company, the holding company of Butcher & Singer, a regional family‐owned brokerage and municipal corporate finance company. Today the former Butcher & Singer is part of Wells Fargo Securities LLC and comprises a large portion of Wells Fargo Securities's Eastern U.S. operations. In his capacity with BNB, Mr. Butcher is involved primarily in project finance and oversees administrative activity at BNB’s office in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Seth Nicholas
B.A. Harvard University
As a founding member of BNB, Mr. Nicholas is primarily involved with West Texas wind and solar development. Nicholas is also Chairman of Comina, Inc., a privately‐owned home furnishings retail chain located in the New England area.
B.A. Princeton University, M.Arch. Columbia University.
Mr. Baird is a founding member of BNB and also serves as a managing director of M Baird & Co., a family holding company founded in 1864. As principal of BNB, Mr. Baird is involved primarily with inside the fence projects in the US market. Mr. Baird is also the founding principal of a midsized architecture practice specializing in sustainable projects. In 2004, Baird was awarded the Kalil Fellowship by the New School in New York City for studies in sustainable materials and energy. In 2010, Baird’s work designing sustainable infrastructure including solar and wind generation on the Jersey side of New York Harbor was included in the exhibition, Rising Currents, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York..
B.A. University of Colorado
Mr. Westerberg is a Partner in BNB, a founding member of BNB Solar, and is participating with the team on many levels including targeting key real estate alliances for both utility scale and net metered rooftop and ground based systems in the United States. Mr. Westerberg is also a Senior Managing Director with Colliers International, a diversified property service company with 480 offices in 61 countries.
B.A. Harvard University
After graduating from Harvard with a degree in Government, Rafe Greenlee served as a press secretary and speech writer to a number of elected officials including U.S. Senator Terry Sanford, Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock as well as a campaign communications advisor to Texas Governor Ann Richards’ campaign. He was also National Communications Director for Public Affairs for the Screen Actors Guild. Greenlee attended the University of Texas School of Law and clerked for a Federal District Judge in the Western District of Texas. For the past decade, Greenlee has managed a private investment company that focuses on energy and real estate development. A native of Dallas, Texas, Greenlee currently lives in Los Angeles.