Corvias Hires Chad Harrell to Lead Corvias Utilities Platform

East Greenwich, RI (February 5, 2019) — Corvias, a pioneer in sustainable, long-term partnership solutions, announced the hire of Chad Harrell as Partnership Innovator, in support of its smart-energy and utilities program.

As a commercial developer and business leader, Harrell, brings more than 20 years of experience of project development, cross-functional management, strategic planning, and operations experience to this role. Harrell is a 22-year veteran as an officer/fighter pilot in the US Air Force and holds a MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He has commercial and energy development private sector experience working in London and across the US. He has successfully negotiated and closed $500m+ energy and infrastructure transactions.

Corvias has made a commitment to invest in a Utilities platform to help solve partner’s utility infrastructure challenges. Harrell is responsible for leading the strategy and standing up Corvias’ Utilities vertical to provide turnkey solutions that mirrors the Corvias partnership model. He will be developing, financing and delivering holistic smart-energy solutions to the public and private sector that include utility-scale solar storage facilities and demand-side energy solutions.

Exceptional Energy Expertise
Corvias takes proactive measures to assure the sustainability of the communities they serve by achieving energy efficiency, reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and reducing overall carbon footprint.
Harrell has a passion for sustainability and smart, holistic energy solutions, such as solar, battery storage, energy efficiency, and water conservation. This passion coupled with his expertise means partners can expect immediate operational savings that can be reinvested back into the partnerships and help enable their energy security and grid independence.

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Through his years of experience building teams focused on smart-energy to drive revenue growth and profitability that enhances competitive advantages through innovation, Harrell reinforces Corvias’ sustainability journey as a company and helps to instill a culture that maximizes the value employees throughout Corvias can offer partners.

“We always want to enable new solutions for our partners and Chad brings an entrepreneurial approach that will help us bring their visions to life sooner,” said John Picerne, Founder at Corvias. “Chad will be instrumental as we grow our utilities platform, and managing our project development teams and our partners to address key challenges such as energy security and resiliency that impact their business.”
About Corvias
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: