Cisco DeVries

Chief Innovation Officer

Cisco DeVries is the founder of Renew Financial and served as CEO until 2018. In his current role as Chief Innovation Officer, he is focused on key growth opportunities and to help innovate new financing tools for clean energy. 

Renew Financial Group LLC, a leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy and water efficiency and renewable upgrades to homes and businesses. Invented by Mr. DeVries, PACE has been used to finance $6 billion in property improvement projects across the country. PACE was named one of the top 20 “world-changing” ideas by Scientific American magazine.

Renew Financial, which Mr. DeVries founded in 2008, provides PACE financing  in California and Florida. The company regularly accesses the institutional capital markets through rated securitizations and other transactions.

Prior to founding Renew Financial, Mr. DeVries spent 15 years in politics and policy in several public and private sector roles.


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