Matthew Walz brings 25 years of business experience to the role of CEO for REC Solar. As VP of Commercial Solar for Duke Energy Renewables, Matt’s recent efforts have focused on marketing renewable solutions to Fortune 500 customers, leading Duke Energy’s commitment to buy $150-$250MM in distributed assets developed by REC Solar, serving on the REC Solar board of directors, and managing Duke Energy Renewables’ commodity risk (e.g. – Renewable Energy Credits).

Matt’s prior experience in Duke Energy includes leading a competitive retail electric supplier, managing wholesale energy commodity risk, and assessing energy market trends. Before Duke Energy, Matt spent 10 years in management consulting focused on planning and delivering large improvement projects for Fortune 500 clients.  

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. 


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