Developing turnkey

FLEET SOLUTIONS

where they are needed most

ELECTRIFY YOUR FLEET

ZERO EMISSION FLEET SERVICES 

From vehicles to engineering, financing and operations, a cohesive fleet strategy is what delivers the lowest cost per mile

MOVEMENT OF GOODS is the

#1 contributor of emissions 

that harm the HEALTH OF HUMANS AND OUR PLANET

Meet the team

Choosing a team for your critical operations that has constructed, built and operated complex projects is incredibly important

Matt LeDucq

Chief Executive Officer
  • 15+ Years of experience in renewables business
  • Overseen $5B+ in transactions in EPC, OEM and long term investments
  • Experience leading transactions for utility scale solar, community solar, stand alone storage, electric vehicle, fuel cell & microgrids

Kim Oster

Chief Strategy Officer
  • Advisor and C-suite executive with 30 years in the power industry
  • Experience includes service as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Development Officer, Board Member or Advisor for a number of leading renewable energy and energy transition companies
  • Successfully developed and financed over $4.5 billion of power projects

 

Rob Kelly

Senior Vice President Sales
  • 12+ Years in Distributed Solar Energy Development
  • 3 years of Electrification of Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

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Prior to becoming CEO of Forum Mobility, Matt was the Executive Director of NextEra Energy’s distributed generation team where he oversaw all greenfield origination, land acquisition, early stage development and M&A. His team built the distributed generation pipeline to nearly $2B in owned assets. Matt has also held various leadership roles with Suntech, Yingli, EI Solutions and PowerLight where he started his career as a construction manager in 2003. He holds a BA from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Kim is an executive leader with over 30 years of experience in the power industry. In addition to serving executive roles in strategy and development, Kim has successfully developed and financed over $4.5 billion of power projects. During her tenor at First Solar, Kim rose to become regional head and Vice President where she led the company’s expansion into Latin America and led the development of a 550 MW solar facility in California. Subsequently, Kim co-founded Point Reyes Energy Partners, a solar and storage development and advisory company and served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Cypress Creek Renewables as well as serving as Chief Development Officer at Aypa Power, a Blackstone storage development company. Kim graduated from Williams College and received a MBA and Masters in Environmental Studies from Yale University.

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In 2006 as the 18th employee at SolarCity, Rob made significant contributions in growing the business to employ over 10,000 people, achieve IPO, and be acquired by Tesla. While at SolarCity he originated the first commercial solar projects, created the Arizona Solar Schools Program, and a Privatized Military Housing Solar offering. From solar into the e-mobility market in 2018, he co-founded AMPLY Power a charging infrastructure service provider, where he originated the first few projects, successfully raised a series A round of funding and became the leader in Charge Management Services.

Topher Wood

Co-Founder
  • 13+ Years of experience in renewables
  • Over $2.5B in executed solar EPC project experience
  • Manufacturing Engineering Degree from James Madison University and a Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology

Bobby Batista

Co-Founder
  • 10+ Years of experience in solar development & engineering management
  • Over 1.5GW of solar project experience
  • Known for creating & optimizing best practices for performance, engineering and equipment that become industry standards

Tom Dodson

Co-Founder
  • 20+ Years of experience in thermal & renewable power projects
  • Licensed contractor & professional engineer in 20+ states
  • Civil Engineering Degree from Cornell University; Masters Degrees from Penn State University & the University of Florida

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As Co-Founder of both i1 Energy (now Forum Energy Partners) and Amec Foster Wheeler’s Solar EPC Group, Topher has led and grown one of the largest Solar EPC portfolios in the country. His dedication to project quality has proven successful, garnering repeat customers across regulated utilities, the military, as well as some of the largest third party financed projects in operation today. Prior to solar, Topher was supply chain and quality engineer for Toyota Motors.

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Prior to co-founding i1 Energy (now Forum Energy Partners) and Amec Foster Wheeler’s solar group, Bobby led technical development efforts for some of the early solar PPA projects and worked for Lockheed Martin’s Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory. He has also been the lead engineer for some of the largest projects in the US and Canada, optimizing the design and performance process to create $100s of millions in value to project owners. Bobby holds a mechanical engineering degree from Stanford University.

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Prior to co-founding i1 Energy (now Forum Energy Partners), Tom was the President of Amec Foster Wheeler Power division, which he grew from $1B to over $1.8B annually. This growth was driven by focusing on integrated engineering and construction services, notably turn-key renewable projects; and his commitment to people and partnerships.

Matt LeDucq

Chief Executive Officer
  • 15+ Years of experience in renewables business
  • Overseen $5B+ in transactions in EPC, OEM and long term investments
  • Experience leading transactions for utility scale solar, community solar, stand alone storage, electric vehicle, fuel cell & microgrids
Read More

Prior to becoming CEO of Forum Mobility, Matt was the Executive Director of NextEra Energy’s distributed generation team where he oversaw all greenfield origination, land acquisition, early stage development and M&A. His team built the distributed generation pipeline to nearly $2B in owned assets. Matt has also held various leadership roles with Suntech, Yingli, EI Solutions and PowerLight where he started his career as a construction manager in 2003. He holds a BA from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Kim Oster

Chief Strategy Officer
  • Advisor and C-suite executive with 30 years in the power industry
  • Experience includes service as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Development Officer, Board Member or Advisor for a number of leading renewable energy and energy transition companies
  • Successfully developed and financed over $4.5 billion of power projects
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Kim is an executive leader with over 30 years of experience in the power industry. In addition to serving executive roles in strategy and development, Kim has successfully developed and financed over $4.5 billion of power projects. During her tenor at First Solar, Kim rose to become regional head and Vice President where she led the company’s expansion into Latin America and led the development of a 550 MW solar facility in California. Subsequently, Kim co-founded Point Reyes Energy Partners, a solar and storage development and advisory company and served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Cypress Creek Renewables as well as serving as Chief Development Officer at Aypa Power, a Blackstone storage development company. Kim graduated from Williams College and received a MBA and Masters in Environmental Studies from Yale University.

Rob Kelly

Senior Vice President Business Development
  • 12+ Years in Distributed Solar Energy Development
  • 3 years of Electrification of Transportation
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In 2006 as the 18th employee at SolarCity, Rob made significant contributions in growing the business to employ over 10,000 people, achieve IPO, and be acquired by Tesla. While at SolarCity he originated the first commercial solar projects, created the Arizona Solar Schools Program, and a Privatized Military Housing Solar offering. From solar into the e-mobility market in 2018, he co-founded AMPLY Power a charging infrastructure service provider, where he originated the first few projects, successfully raised a series A round of funding and became the leader in Charge Management Services.

Topher Wood

Co-Founder
  • 13+ Years of experience in renewables
  • Over $2.5B in executed solar EPC project experience
  • Manufacturing Engineering Degree from James Madison University and a Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology
Read More

As Co-Founder of both i1 Energy (now Forum Energy Partners) and Amec Foster Wheeler’s Solar EPC Group, Topher has led and grown one of the largest Solar EPC portfolios in the country. His dedication to project quality has proven successful, garnering repeat customers across regulated utilities, the military, as well as some of the largest third party financed projects in operation today. Prior to solar, Topher was supply chain and quality engineer for Toyota Motors.

Bobby Batista

Co-Founder
  • 10+ Years of experience in solar development & engineering management
  • Over 1.5GW of solar project experience
  • Known for creating & optimizing best practices for performance, engineering and equipment that become industry standards
Read More

Prior to co-founding i1 Energy (now Forum Energy Partners) and Amec Foster Wheeler’s solar group, Bobby led technical development efforts for some of the early solar PPA projects and worked for Lockheed Martin’s Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory. He has also been the lead engineer for some of the largest projects in the US and Canada, optimizing the design and performance process to create $100s of millions in value to project owners. Bobby holds a mechanical engineering degree from Stanford University.

Tom Dodson

Co-Founder
  • 20+ Years of experience in thermal & renewable power projects
  • Licensed contractor & professional engineer in 20+ states
  • Civil Engineering Degree from Cornell University; Masters Degrees from Penn State University & the University of Florida
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Prior to co-founding i1 Energy (now Forum Energy Partners), Tom was the President of Amec Foster Wheeler Power division, which he grew from $1B to over $1.8B annually. This growth was driven by focusing on integrated engineering and construction services, notably turn-key renewable projects; and his commitment to people and partnerships.

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Grow with Forum Mobility

DIRECTOR — DEVELOPMENT

Description

The Director of Development will lead Forum Mobility’s development efforts as we build out critical and impactful charging networks. This candidate will lead the development of sites from real estate acquisition, through permitting, utility load capacity/interconnect, investment committee, and up to construction. The Director of Development will interact and drive daily efforts with internal and external stakeholders across the project development life cycle. This is a critical role that will drive the foundation of Forum’s charging networks. As the development leader, this person will need to be both tactical and strategic as well commercial and technical. As our organization grows this job will too. Come grow with Forum Mobility!

Responsibilities

    • Site selection: Assess and drive site acquisition efforts. Structuring and negotiating real estate purchases, leases, and optioning will all be critical in developing our network. Additionally, choosing the right site is critical and this candidate must understand how to choose an optimal Forum site.
    • Site diligence: Diligence each site to ensure it is a strong candidate for the Forum network. Developing a succinct process for diligence in a competitive real estate environment is critical. This person will drive a quick diligence period to ensure our sites are ready to build.
    • Utility: Ensure that load hosting capacity and interconnect (when applicable) are completed timely. The candidate will have had extensive experience in interacting and completing utility interconnection and capacity hosting needs.
    • Permitting: Work with authorities having jurisdiction to ensure permitting is completed. Develop a complete and accurate
    • Development: Ensure that title, phase 1, and any other pre-notice-to-proceed activities are completed per the critical path. Drive engineering process to notice to proceed and optimize the site for maximum value which may include generation or distributed energy resource solutions. Develop schedule, budgets, special purpose entities and drive overall economics of the project.
    • Contracting: Lead contracting of offtake and/or use agreements.
    • Investment: Lead project to notice to proceed through investment committee process with complete understanding project economic and risk drivers. Work with the structured finance team to ensure projects are financeable and maximized for net present value.
    • Leadership: Grow development team as we grow to develop a second-to-none development organization

Company Mission

Our company is solving one of the biggest problems of our generation – the transition from combustion to electric engines. We are taking this on by addressing one of the largest carbon and NOX emitting segments in all of transportation. Our company will solve this problem while creating great value for our customers.

Requirements

6+ years in development with a comprehensive understanding of all Requirements. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will require travel when necessary, up to 30% of the time. California strongly preferred. The position will be remote to start but over time the company intends to develop limited “core hours” in a Bay Area office where our team can spend time together.

Compensation

Forum offers competitive compensation as well as flexible hours. We believe that sustainability applies to our employees!

DIRECTOR — FINANCE

Description

The Director of Finance will lead Forum Mobility’s finance efforts. This candidate will drive structured finance, valuation, corporate finance, and support accounting efforts for Forum Mobility. The Director of Finance will interact daily with capital markets, the development team, origination team, asset management, and leadership throughout the life cycle of projects. This critical role will create and lead the financial structures and processes that will be the groundwork for Forum Mobility for years to come. As our organization grows so will this person’s team. Come grow with Forum Mobility!

Responsibilities

    • Project Valuation: Maintain and develop project modeling efforts to support origination, development, and corporate needs. This candidate should have an understanding of project development and optimization for both financial value and customer value.
    • Capital Markets & Structured Finance: Support and lead relationships with all capital partners. Lead structured finance efforts both strategically and tactically. Work closely with development and origination teams to ensure projects are financeable from the outset.
    • Corporate Finance: Support day-to-day as well as strategic corporate finance needs from origination and into asset management phase.
    • Leadership: This role will expand as our company does. Leadership and growing our team will be part of this role.
    • New Market Evaluation: Work with the Strategy team to assess new market economics and support assessment of potential incentive structures.

Company Mission

Our company is solving one of the biggest problems of our generation – the transition from combustion to electric engines. We are taking this on by addressing one of the largest carbon and NOX emitting segments in all of transportation. Our company will solve this problem while creating great value for our customers.

Requirements

6+ years in development with a comprehensive understanding of all Requirements. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will require occasional travel. Location flexible, Bay Area preferred. The position will be remote to start but over time the company intends to develop limited “core hours” in a Bay Area office where our team can spend time together.

Compensation

Forum offers competitive compensation as well as flexible hours. We believe that sustainability applies to our employees!

DIRECTOR — DEVELOPMENT

Description

The Director of Development will lead Forum Mobility’s development efforts as we build out critical and impactful charging networks. This candidate will lead the development of sites from real estate acquisition, through permitting, utility load capacity/interconnect, investment committee, and up to construction. The Director of Development will interact and drive daily efforts with internal and external stakeholders across the project development life cycle. This is a critical role that will drive the foundation of Forum’s charging networks. As the development leader, this person will need to be both tactical and strategic as well commercial and technical. As our organization grows this job will too. Come grow with Forum Mobility!

Responsibilities

    • Site selection: Assess and drive site acquisition efforts. Structuring and negotiating real estate purchases, leases, and optioning will all be critical in developing our network. Additionally, choosing the right site is critical and this candidate must understand how to choose an optimal Forum site.
    • Site diligence: Diligence each site to ensure it is a strong candidate for the Forum network. Developing a succinct process for diligence in a competitive real estate environment is critical. This person will drive a quick diligence period to ensure our sites are ready to build.
    • Utility: Ensure that load hosting capacity and interconnect (when applicable) are completed timely. The candidate will have had extensive experience in interacting and completing utility interconnection and capacity hosting needs.
    • Permitting: Work with authorities having jurisdiction to ensure permitting is completed. Develop a complete and accurate
    • Development: Ensure that title, phase 1, and any other pre-notice-to-proceed activities are completed per the critical path. Drive engineering process to notice to proceed and optimize the site for maximum value which may include generation or distributed energy resource solutions. Develop schedule, budgets, special purpose entities and drive overall economics of the project.
    • Contracting: Lead contracting of offtake and/or use agreements.
    • Investment: Lead project to notice to proceed through investment committee process with complete understanding project economic and risk drivers. Work with the structured finance team to ensure projects are financeable and maximized for net present value.
    • Leadership: Grow development team as we grow to develop a second-to-none development organization

Company Mission

Our company is solving one of the biggest problems of our generation – the transition from combustion to electric engines. We are taking this on by addressing one of the largest carbon and NOX emitting segments in all of transportation. Our company will solve this problem while creating great value for our customers.

Requirements

6+ years in development with a comprehensive understanding of all Requirements. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will require travel when necessary, up to 30% of the time. California strongly preferred. The position will be remote to start but over time the company intends to develop limited “core hours” in a Bay Area office where our team can spend time together.

Compensation

Forum offers competitive compensation as well as flexible hours. We believe that sustainability applies to our employees!

DIRECTOR — FINANCE

Description

The Director of Finance will lead Forum Mobility’s finance efforts. This candidate will drive structured finance, valuation, corporate finance, and support accounting efforts for Forum Mobility. The Director of Finance will interact daily with capital markets, the development team, origination team, asset management, and leadership throughout the life cycle of projects. This critical role will create and lead the financial structures and processes that will be the groundwork for Forum Mobility for years to come. As our organization grows so will this person’s team. Come grow with Forum Mobility!

Responsibilities

    • Project Valuation: Maintain and develop project modeling efforts to support origination, development, and corporate needs. This candidate should have an understanding of project development and optimization for both financial value and customer value.
    • Capital Markets & Structured Finance: Support and lead relationships with all capital partners. Lead structured finance efforts both strategically and tactically. Work closely with development and origination teams to ensure projects are financeable from the outset.
    • Corporate Finance: Support day-to-day as well as strategic corporate finance needs from origination and into asset management phase.
    • Leadership: This role will expand as our company does. Leadership and growing our team will be part of this role.
    • New Market Evaluation: Work with the Strategy team to assess new market economics and support assessment of potential incentive structures.

Company Mission

Our company is solving one of the biggest problems of our generation – the transition from combustion to electric engines. We are taking this on by addressing one of the largest carbon and NOX emitting segments in all of transportation. Our company will solve this problem while creating great value for our customers.

Requirements

6+ years in development with a comprehensive understanding of all Requirements. Bachelor’s degree required. This position will require occasional travel. Location flexible, Bay Area preferred. The position will be remote to start but over time the company intends to develop limited “core hours” in a Bay Area office where our team can spend time together.

Compensation

Forum offers competitive compensation as well as flexible hours. We believe that sustainability applies to our employees!

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