Meet the Urban Grid Team

Frank DePew

Frank DePew: CEO & Founder

Frank DePew is the CEO and President of Urban Grid. In 1991, he founded and built Mid-Atlantic Pension Group that was a pioneer in investment management and accounting for 401k plans. This company was sold to Ceridian Corporation in 1998 and Frank served as President of Ceridian Retirement Services until 2000 at which time he retired to pursue other interests. In 2010, he founded Urban Grid and has led its growth to become a leading distributed generation and utility-scale developer on the east coast, having now completed numerous projects for municipal and corporate customers. Frank’s team originated the utility-scale pipeline and is now backed by a major UK based family office.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones: Chief Financial Officer

Mark has ten years of experience structuring and financing renewable energy transactions. He has sold over 20 renewable energy projects and raised over £2bn of funds during his time at Ernst & Young, Centrica plc (owner of Direct Energy) and PP Asset Management.

Simon James

Simon James: VP Project Development

Simon has nine years of solar development experience; having managed the successful deployment of over 500MW grid-connected ground-mounts and 10MW rooftop corporate PPAs. Simon was Development Manager with Lightsource RE, Europe’s largest solar developer & operator, and later joined PPAM in London and now Urban Grid in our Washington, D.C. office as Development Director where he oversees the delivery of Urban Grid’s growing 1GW+ US solar pipeline.