Brightcore

Where Light Meets Logic

Brightcore

Where Light Meets Logic

Our leadership brings a wealth of expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Mike Richter

President

Following a 15-year career with the New York Rangers where he was a three-time NHL All-Star and Stanley Cup Champion, Mike received his degree in Ethics, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Environmental Politics from Yale University. 

Mike went on to co-found Environmental Capital Partners, a $100 million Private Equity Fund focused on resource efficiency, in 2007. He also created Healthy Planet Partners, LLC in 2011, which is a fund to finance and manage the deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy saving retrofits in the C&I space to reduce their operating costs and ecological footprint.

Rob Krugel

Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding Brightcore, Rob was one of the founders of Smart Energy Capital, a distributed solar development and finance company.  Smart Energy Capital completed over 50 solar projects with an aggregate capital cost in excess of $250 million for a wide range of commercial, municipal, and non-profit customers throughout the U.S. The company was acquired in 2013 by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the non-regulated subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a Fortune 200 energy company.

Prior to co-founding Smart Energy Capital, Rob was a Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance Banking at Lehman Brothers.  Rob began his career as a corporate lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.  Rob received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Konstantin Braun

Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding Brightcore, Konstantin was one of the founders of Smart Energy Capital, a distributed solar development and finance company.  Smart Energy Capital completed over 50 solar projects with an aggregate capital cost in excess of $250 million for a wide range of commercial, municipal, and non-profit customers throughout the U.S. The company was acquired in 2013 by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the non-regulated subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a Fortune 200 energy company.

Prior to co-founding Smart Energy Capital, Konstantin was a Managing Director and Head of ABS Structuring at Lehman Brothers. Konstantin began his career at Citibank in New York.  Konstantin received a B.A. in Mathematics/Economics from Moscow University and an M.A. in Economics from Yale University.