Russell Laplante, CFA

Vice President, Development & Asset Management

Russ is one of OwnEnergy’s founding members and provides expertise ranging from development to finance and asset management. In his development role, Russ is responsible for overseeing efforts in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Mountains, and Southwest Region. In addition, he is responsible for the company’s O&M and asset management program.

Russ led the successful development and eventual sale of the 50MW Alexander Wind Farm in Kansas, featuring a PPA with a technology company and an in-state utility. He also led the successful development and eventual sale of the 60MW Blackwell Wind Farm in Oklahoma, featuring a PPA with a utility and an in-state university. He worked on the development, financing, and construction of the 68MW Windthorst-2 project in Texas, and is now overseeing the asset management of the project on behalf of the project’s investors.

Prior to OwnEnergy, Russ worked at Goldman Sachs, where he managed the investment portfolios for corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations. Russ holds a BA in Economics from Bates College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He lives and works in New York City and is a mentor for New York City high school students. Russ enjoys skiing, reading, marathon running, and following sports in his free time.