Patrick M. Cook has served as the Chief Commercial Officer since April 2022, overseeing sales, sales engineering, legal and capital markets activities. Prior to this role he served as Chief Financial officer since July 2019. Prior to FTC Solar, Patrick worked in the corporate finance division of Dot Foods. From 2011 to 2017, he held multiple positions at SunEdison, including Vice President of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, and Treasurer of the Solar Energy Business Division. From 2006 to 2011, he was in several leadership roles within Bank of America’s Structured Finance division, including Vice President of Structured Finance. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and quantitative methods from Bradley University.
Sasan Aminpour has over 28 years of experience - including 10 years in Solar - in operational leadership across US, Europe and Asia. Prior to FTC, he cofounded a solar tracker startup – HX Tracker – which was acquired by FTC Solar in 2022. He was previously the SVP of operations at SunEdison, and prior to that the SVP of operations at Cypress Semiconductor, and a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career he worked in production & project management roles in Honda, Caterpillar and GE. Sasan holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul & MSc in Computer Integrated Engineering from Middlesex University in London.
Jacob Wolf is an experienced corporate attorney, with particular expertise in the renewable energy sector. He has worked on many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated renewable energy transactions, spanning M&A, project finance, tax equity, joint ventures and other corporate matters. Prior to becoming our General Counsel, Jacob practiced with the New York and DC offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgetown University.
Cathy Behnen has over 20 years of financial leadership experience translating business issues into improved processes and profitability. Prior to joining the Company in 2020, she most recently served as the CFO and Vice President of Finance of Penn National Gaming Hollywood Casino Jamul - San Diego from 2017 to 2020, and as the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from 2015 to 2017. She has significant experience in the solar industry, having served as Head of Global Audit and Vice President of Business Operations at SunEdison from 2010 to 2015. Previously she was a partner at RubinBrown LLP. Ms. Behnen has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri - Columbia and earned her Master of Business Administration from Saint Louis University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.