MEET THE SUNRISE TEAM

Doug Hertz

Doug Hertz

Principal

Doug is responsible for technology, design and finance for Sunrise Solar. He is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) the highest certification in the solar industry. Doug provides educational presentations to groups ranging from building inspectors to the American Solar Energy Society. He serves in his hometown of Mt. Kisco, NY on both the Planning Board and the Energy Advisory Panel. Doug also sits on the boards of the New York League of Conservation Voters, Westchester Chapter and The Center for Sustainable Design. Doug graduated from Brown University where he first studied alternative energy under the famed Barrett Hazeltine.

Eric Messer

Eric Messer

Principal

Eric has been in the residential and commercial construction business in the Tristate area for over thirty years. Over the years he has utilized his expertise and local knowledge to guide SunUp to its status as one of the Northeast's leading solar providers. He sits on the board of the Building and Realty Institute and is Chairman of its Remodelers Advisory Council where he has been a member since 1984. He is also a trustee for a New York chapter of the Home Builders' Association of America.

Rand Manasse

Rand Manasse

Chief Operating Officer

Rand Manasse is the Chief Operating Officer at Sunrise Solar. He also serves on the boards of MTN Capital Partners, Reference Systems, Inc., the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester and Yardarm HOA. Rand has an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He has lived in Chappaqua for 27 years and is actively involved in the local community supporting youth groups and religious organizations. He is the author of several articles on business topics, such as integrated manufacturing solutions, financial systems for CPA firms, and business networking.

Lee Streisfeld-Leitner

Lee Streisfeld-Leitner

Senior Solar Consultant

Lee is responsible for initial designs, analysis, presentation and sales, primarily for residential customers. Lee has been a solar professional since 2004, and he is also a certified Renewable Energy Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers, the premier certifying body for professionals in energy engineering, energy management, power generation and related services. He has served on the Cortlandt Solar Task Force and the Croton Sustainability Committee, as well as the Conservation Advisory Committees for several Westchester towns and villages. In addition, he has served on the boards of several environmentally focused nonprofits, and has represented the industry to the Westchester County Board of Legislators on two occasions, helping the County to pass two separate pieces of pro-solar legislation. Lee graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in biology and a minor concentration in computer science. He also completed four years of study in music composition and studio arts at Purchase College (SUNY).

Brad Meyer

Brad Meyer

Senior Solar Consultant

Brad is a solar consultant for Sunrise Solar both commercially and residentially. He has the PV Technical Sales Certification from The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Originally from the Midwest, Brad now is a resident of Mount Kisco, NY. In his six years in the solar industry, he has over 350 clients ranging from the Northeast to the Midwest. He graduated from the University of Missouri where he studied Finance.

Joe McLaughlin

Joe McLaughlin

Commercial Project Developer

Joe is currently a member of The Westchester Business Council and the Dutchess Chamber of Commerce. He previously worked as a commodities trader and a Low Income Housing Developer (LIHTC), which is where he first got involved in solar energy as part of a 500-unit redevelopment project for HUD in 2009. Joe attended The College of the Holy Cross on a full “NCAA Athletic Scholarship for Football” where he graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and is currently working towards a Masters in Project Management.

Kevin O'Neill

Kevin O'Neill

Commercial Project Developer

Kevin works directly with Sunrise Solar’s commercial customers, helping a broad range of property owners, tenants, managing agents and other stakeholders assess and beneficially develop increasingly valuable untapped solar assets under their control. Kevin brings a diverse entrepreneurial background to Sunrise, with experience building and selling a digital pre-press business in NYC, raising venture and IPO capital, and advising on M&A and business development strategy for public and private technology companies. Kevin studied literature at Tulane University and S.U.N.Y. College at Purchase and is active in numerous Westchester and NYC-based grassroots environmental activism groups.

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