Director of Financial Platform OperationsSolarCity
As Director of Financial Platform Operations at SolarCity, Connie Chern structures financial products and manages the operations of a web-based platform to transact the sale and issuance of Solar Bonds to both individual and institutional investors. Prior to her current role at SolarCity, Ms. Chern was a Director in the SolarCity's structured finance group where she originated and closed debt and tax equity financings for SolarCity's distributed residential and commercial solar projects. Before joining SolarCity, Ms. Chern was a manager in the New York office of Novogradac & Company LLP, where she led the development of the firm’s presence in New York while providing audit, tax and advisory services for a range of tax credit investments in real estate and renewable energy projects. While at Novogradac & Company, Ms. Chern provided financial modeling and advisory services for more than $1 billion in tax advantaged assets for developers, private equity companies and tax equity investors. She is licensed as a certified public accountant in California and holds a B.A. in Legal Studies and a minor in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.