Exec Team Bios
Kumar Aiyer CEO and Founder
Kumar brings his varied experience in structured finance, asset management, solar development and engineering to BlueFlame. During his varied career in renewable energy, he has advised on solar project development and financing globally including the first 50 MW RFP in GA and one of the largest solar projects in Japan. He is an investor in 150+ MW solar project development and the owner of solar PV projects in New Jersey and Tennessee.
PhD, Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester
MS, Renewable Energy Systems from Loughborough University
Abinash Tiwari CIO
Abinash has over 15 years of experience in energy finance, project development, origination and business development. He has developed 250+ MWs and invested $1+ bn in solar PV, storage and other DG projects for Constellation NewEnergy, subsidiary of Exelon Corporation – the largest utility holding company in the country. He has financed $200 MM of energy efficiency projects using securitization transactions. He has also led and advised on $2.5 Bn Energy M&A, project finance and capital raising transactions.
Before BlueFlame, he was director of renewable business development at Constellation and has also worked in investment banking, venture capital and consulting.
MBA, University of Maryland, College Park
B.Tech, Electrical Energy Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Sundeep Amrute CTO and Founder
Sundeep brings deep experience in building technology platforms to BlueFlame. He has led development of tech solutions to help some of the largest financial institutions in the world, including investment banks, hedge funds, and mortgage companies. He is founder and managing member of Street Solutions Inc, a mortgage financial technology SaaS business. He has also worked at Credit Suisse and Nomura as VP.
BS, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
Chris Kelly Founder, Chairman and CFO
Chris is an independent investor and hedge fund advisor with over 20 years of experience in capital raising and asset management. He has a consistent track record of high returns as a hedge fund manager. He’s invested in online lending platforms and advanced energy storage companies.
Before BlueFlame, he was MD in charge of Mortgage Business at Zais Group LLC, Co-Head Residential Mortgages, Head of CDO and Re-insurance, Lehman Brothers, VP Fixed Income Sales at Goldman Sachs.
BA, Yale University
Dr. Shahab Karimi, Ph.D
Advisor - Origination Strategies
CEO at Cypress Creek Renewables
Advisor - Cogeneration Finance Strategies
CEO at Professional Power Products
Advisor - Corporate Strategies
Partner at Provenio Capital