SAM RAMIREZ
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS


Sam leads the portfolio evaluation and the data collection efforts while also supporting client and channel partner engagement.  Prior to joining Black Bear, Sam was an Associate at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a leading non-profit renewable energy think tank, where he modeled the economics of solar, battery, and grid interactive water heater integration for RMI’s ‘The Economics of Demand Flexibility’ report.  Before RMI, Sam held roles across the renewable energy industry with Makani, SunEdison and most recently SolarCity.  Sam received his M.S. in sustainable energy deployment and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.