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Simon Burgess to Expand Commercial Financing Division for Certified B CorpEnergy Efficiency Lender, National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF)

Industry veteran will cultivate industry relationships and facilitate transactions to expand NEIF’s commercial financing programs to integrate transparent, affordable financing for HVAC, energy efficiency, roofing, windows and resilience upgrades for businesses nationwide.

ALLENTOWN, PA, April 30, 2024 — The National Energy Improvement Fund, LLC (NEIF), a Certified B Corp™ energy efficiency and resilience improvement lender, is pleased to announce that Simon Burgess has joined its management team as Senior Account Manager in the Commercial Finance division. In his role, reporting to Matthew Brown, NEIF Co-Chair and Managing Member, Burgess will focus on cultivating relationships with commercial contractors, energy service companies (ESCOs), distributors, utilities, and other trade partners to expand NEIF’s commercial programs and offerings.  

Burgess joins NEIF most recently having served as Transaction Manager at Standard Solar, where he managed transaction portfolios, led projects through contract signing, investment committee approval, and acquisition to construction handoff. For several years, Burgess managed a large Freon recycling program at USA Refrigerants as an Account Executive, additionally serving as leader of its Carbon Credit Offset division. He has also personally developed many commercial and municipal/non-profit solar projects for some of the nation’s leading solar companies. His diverse background in commercial energy financing, contractor relations, and solar energy will culminate in his position at NEIF.

Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Burgess received his undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester in political science and philosophy.

The National Energy Improvement Fund, LLC (NEIF) is the nation’s only Certified B Corp™ lender specializing in improvements that make homes and buildings stronger, healthier, and more energy efficient, provided through a national network of contractors, manufacturers, utilities and governments. With a lending heritage dating to 1947, NEIF, founded as a benefit corporation in 2018, provides fair and transparent fixed point-of purchase financing for essential energy and resilience improvements like heating, cooling, roofing, insulation, lighting and battery storage. Founded by energy financing pioneers Peter Krajsa, Matthew Brown and Laura Nelson, the NEIF team has been responsible for over $900 million in financing. NEIF has completed over 18,000 energy upgrades to date. NEIF is supervised and regulated as a consumer lender and servicer in 26 states and operates a commercial financing platform nationally in partnership with 12 utilities. NEIF was named a Home Improvement Expert Partner by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2019. 

NEIF is headquartered in Allentown, PA and Denver, CO. 

Headshot of Simon Burgess, NEIF Senior Account Manager.

Simon Burgess
Senior Account Manager,
NEIF Commercial Finance
484-284-3395 ext. 219

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