Rick Tallman, Renova Capital


Rick is a veteran entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of Renova Capital. Rick was also the Founder and Chairman of Main Street Power Company – Main Street helped to pioneer the distributed solar industry by developing and financing of over $400MM of solar assets under Mr. Tallman’s leadership. This included the creation, ownership and operation of the first commercial solar leasing funds in the U.S. Main Street, its platform and portfolio was sold to AES in 2015 and is now branded AES Distributed Energy. Prior to Renova, Rick establish ed his reputation as a successful entrepreneur by founding and leading a variety of early-stage companies through initial public offering or acquisition. Among these, Water Quality Management Corporation was a pioneer of municipal water utility privatization, and was sold to DQE in 1998 yielding a 19x return to investors. Mr. Tallman served as a Company Commander in the US Army during the Persian Gulf War, serves on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards and frequently lectures on the subjects of social entrepreneurship and sustainability. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geologic and Hydrologic Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

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