Our Competitive Advantage
We have partnered with our clients to structure and transact the most economically competitive Renewable PPAs in the industry. We have created over $50 MM in performance across multiple geographies and projects through competitive, ‘off-the-menu’ PPAs.
What makes us different?
Our focus is the economic competitiveness of renewable energy through our expertise in commodity fundamental research, risk analysis, & deal-making.
- Incentive Alignment: Our goal is not megawatts transacted; we create financial value versus the common brokerage model
- Entrepreneurial Mentality: Pioneer new markets with unique solutions that deliver optimal outcomes
- Market Advantage: Expert risk management and market analysis provides information advantage
- Fit-For-Purpose Negotiators: Unique experience and expertise in hand-crafting competitive ‘off-the-menu’ PPAs
- Trusted Partner: Partnering with total business to establish internal alignment and trust for deal completion
- Doing Well: Renewable energy at cost parity or better
Meet The Team
Luke co-founded CRS in 2015 and serves as the Managing Director. He is responsible for business strategy, team development, driving long-term partnerships, and building effective relationships with clients. His passion and expertise is in pioneering new market approaches in early renewable markets across the globe. Solving problems from the buyer to the lender to reach innovative outcomes is when he is at his best.
Before CRS, Luke led the global commodity team for Mars, Incorporated and was responsible for timely generation of competitive intelligence across a $3B portfolio of commodity exposures including major energy markets. Luke started his career as the Risk Manager for MillerCoors with responsibility for the procurement and hedging of a ~$300MM energy portfolio.
B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Iowa State University and M.S. in Applied Economics from Marquette University.
Scott co-founded CRS in 2015 and plays a key role providing energy market research and in structuring long-term off-take deals for clients. Scott is credited with design and build of the CRS PPA Performance Solution, a web-based software for post-operational PPA support.
In previous roles, Scott provided technical insights managing market risk from commodities to currencies (Miller Brewing Company, MillerCoors, and Kraft Foods Group).
B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from Marquette University and M.S. in Applied Economics from Marquette University and is a Financial Risk Manager (Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals)
Business Development Director
A new member to CRS, Brice will lead the team in business development.
Former global Chief Procurement Officer of Mars Inc. and former President of Mars Wind. Talented and seasoned senior executive with over 30 years experience in Consumer Packaged Goods. Particular strengths in price risk management, synergy work with acquisitions (M&A), strategic sourcing development, cash management and ensuring earnings delivery through robust P&L management. As the President of Mars Wind, he drove cost saving procurement strategy for the sourcing of renewable energy. Successfully developed and negotiated industry breakthrough contracts on three continents that delivered cost parity or better.
B.A. in Business Management (Economic and Accounting emphasis) from Bethel College and MBA from University of Montana