About

ForeFront Power has more than 15 years of renewable industry experience, serving business, public sector, and residential power customers around the world. Our team has developed over 900 MW of capacity across more than 1,000 projects, targeted on assisting public sector agencies and C&I firms to deliver the most impactful behind-the-meter, community solar, and wholesale solutions.

ForeFront Power is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a global energy infrastructure and investment leader. Mitsui brings a strong balance sheet and global presence to its partnership with ForeFront Power. The company offers substantial financial liquidity due to its strong profitability and is proud to have a credit rating of A from Standard & Poor’s and A3 from Moody’s.


Memberships


Our Leadership Team

Paul Walker, CEO

As CEO of ForeFront Power, Paul oversees the company’s strategy and all business areas across the United States and Mexico. Paul has had the opportunity to successfully lead various types of teams to see financial gains and to improve operational efficiency by ensuring individual team members are in the “right seat on the bus”. Work is not just a job for Paul, but a passion. He gains energy from providing inspiration and motivation to teams through this passion.

Paul has a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, and profitability. Over the years, he has become a trusted board member and executive team collaborator with experience at RES Americas, RES Group, RES Northern Europe, British Telecommunications, Telstra, and Gap Gemini. Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, Paul studied at the University of Kwazulu / Natal.

Go Mizoguchi, Vice Chairman

Go is the Vice Chairman of ForeFront Power where he oversees the company’s strategic initiatives and corporate governance. Prior to joining to ForeFront Power, he was a General Manager at Mitsui & Co. (USA) where he oversaw the firm’s infrastructure businesses in North America, and led the initiative to spin out SunEdison’s C&I business unit.

At Mitsui, he was also in charge of wide range of transactions, including acquisition of a 680 MW Canadian renewable energy portfolio with the arrangement of approximately $800 million in project financing, acquisition of Astoria Energy LLC’s 575 MW gas-fired power plant in New York City, and investment in Stem, an energy management service provider with intelligent software and storage system as the Series C lead investor. He holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dan Taylor, Chief Strategy Officer

Dan’s role at ForeFront Power provides oversight and leadership across all of our information technology, marketing, strategy, and innovation work. He transitioned to ForeFront Power from SunEdison in 2017 after a career in coalescing technology, marketing and sales functions into holistic processes.

At both Fortune 500 firms and IPO-bound start-ups, Dan has held leadership positions in sales management, marketing management, operations, strategy and knowledge management. His experience includes leadership positions at SunEdison, First Service Networks, and Cintas Corporation. Dan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona, a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication & Leadership from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

Charlie Sohm, Chief Development Officer

Charlie is responsible for supervising, managing, and directing regional development directors, project managers, engineers and project coordinators to support sales, pre-construction activities, permitting, procurement and construction across the United States. He has over nine years of project development and construction experience related to Solar PV.

Prior to ForeFront Power, he served as West Coast Project Development Director at SunEdison, and Senior Project Manager at Enfinity America Corporation. Before starting his career in the renewable energy space, Charlie held various positions in construction management for commercial and heavy civil general contracting firms including Rudolph & Sletten, Walsh & Forster, and C.C. Myers. Charlie is LEED AP Certified and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a Minor in Business Administration from CSU Sacramento.

Yohei Kishi, Chief Financial Officer

Yohei’s role at ForeFront Power includes oversight of corporate finance, tax compliance, accounting, and fiscal budgeting. He brings a critical skillset to the ForeFront Power team through his attention to detail, thorough analytical process, and unique ability to combine financial acumen with business strategy. Yohei has more than 15 years of finance experience in the energy sector with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. – ForeFront Power’s parent entity.

His project experience includes the financing and development of over 1 gigawatt of electricity generating capacity across four continents. Yohei holds a degree from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.


Our Core Beliefs

Passion
ForeFront people are here because we care about our work and what we do.  We are here to work hard, make a difference, and demonstrate what can be accomplished with our can-do attitude.
One Planet
We are building energy systems that reduce carbon and enhance the health of our entire planet.  ForeFront people believe in sustainability, it’s a value that encompasses a broad range of aspirations ranging from social responsibility, stewardship and economic sustainability, to understanding and promoting the environmental benefits of distributed generation.  Our work with low income community solar is an example of how we think creatively about how to serve our customers.
Win!
ForeFront people are competitive, we are willing to take risks and we are going to make things happen.  We are here to win, and to win the right way!  Our aggressive, bold spirit is strengthened by other important values, including discipline, level-headedness, and respect.
Entrepreneurial
ForeFront employees are entrepreneurial.  Being fast, practical and pragmatic is part of our entrepreneurial spirit, and so are the ideas of creating value and understanding how you contribute to our company’s and customer’s success.  People at ForeFront like to get things done and we take responsibility for making things happen.
Respect
Respect for each other and for our customers is a fundamental ForeFront value.  Honesty, integrity, and communication build respect.  Strong companies are built on the mutual respect that allows collaboration and teamwork.  It’s the essential building block that allows us to perform at our highest levels.

To be the industry’s most respected and innovative renewable energy provider.

To transform the energy sector in ways that:

CUSTOMERS recommend,
EMPLOYEES embrace,
PARTNERS value, and
Our PLANET needs.


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