Ryan Edwards is Manager, Renewable Energy at Monarch Private Capital. In this role, Ryan identifies renewable energy projects and investor prospects and leads project finance transactions that produce sustainable energy for local communities and yield favorable returns for Monarch’s investors. In addition, Edwards works to optimize the transition of closed project acquisitions to asset management while modernizing the operational procedures of the Company’s renewable energy division.
Prior to joining Monarch, Ryan most recently served as Project Finance Director for Silicon Ranch Corporation. There, he led the financial structuring and capital raising for utility-scale and portfolio-aggregated local power company solar projects throughout United States, ranging from 3 to 200 MWdc. Before Silicon Ranch, Ryan was an asset manager for SunPower Corporation’s residential lease portfolio, where he first gained experience in structured finance. Before his career in renewable energy, Ryan served in the United States Navy as an Active-Duty Naval Officer for eight years which encompassed roles such as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin Naval ROTC as well as an Instructor Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, and Division Officer for a P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon squadron.
Ryan earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA in finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves on the Board of Advisors and is a prior Board Chair for CleanTX, a nonprofit focused on economic development and professional association for the advancement of cleantech and renewable energy in Texas. Additionally, Edwards provides mentorship to advanced energy start-ups for the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council.
Education & Professional Associations
- MBA, University of Texas at Austin
- BBA (Finance, Investments & Banking), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Board of Advisors & Prior Board Chair, CleanTX, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
- Board of Advisors, Parasanti
- Mentor, Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council
- Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship (2020)
- Texas Military Officers Association (2020)
- “Doing the Right Thing” Prism Award, SunPower Corporation
- Commendation Medal & 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, U.S. Navy
- Strider Solar Farm
- Logansport Solar Farm
- Curtiss-Wright Hangar
- Running & Weightlifting
- Water & Snow Skiing
- Formula 1
- Fantasy Football