Founder & CEO
Jacob Susman has been building businesses, investing and developing wind projects in renewable energy since 1999. Susman has led OwnEnergy since its inception, including recruiting and managing its industry-leading team, raising capital, establishing a nationwide brand, sourcing new business, developing wind projects and generating revenue. Before founding OwnEnergy, he was a founding member of Goldman Sachs' Alternative Energy Investing group, where he was involved in Goldman's investment in Horizon Wind Energy and co-led a portfolio financing that was named Project Finance’s N.A. Renewable Energy Deal of the Year. Susman holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to serving on AWEA’s Board of Directors, Susman is a Board member of the Leadership Council of the American Council on Renewable Energy.