What drives us?
We create opportunity.
Opportunities for people, communities, and the wind industry. We believe that community wind farms are the most beneficial and effective way to produce renewable energy, and that anyone who wants to participate in their development should have access and be rewarded.
WindShare was created with a passion for doing people and the planet some good. By rethinking how wind farms are funded, we have created a new financial product that lets everyone participate — changing the way they invest and changing the planet.
Dan Lemberg handles WindShare’s people, platforms, and processes. Dan has ten years of experience in senior management roles and over twenty years of experience in information technology, specializing in membership portals and business intelligence platforms. Before founding WindShare, Dan built and sold a care management company. Dan believes that it is up to all of us to build a better future both for ourselves and for the country.
Ryan Ruud drives WindShare’s marketing and brand strategy including demand generation and engagement. For more than a decade, he’s led marketing and communications for startups and high growth firms in technology, financial services, and digital marketing including founding his own marketing and growth firm. He’s driven by a passion for social enterprises, technology, and the power of stories to move people to action.
Mr. Juhl has been involved in the wind power industry for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of wind turbines. Mr. Juhl has been involved in the development of about 1,500 megawatts of wind generation in his 30+ years of experience in the field. He has been the principal consultant for wind energy projects to Edison Capital, John Deere Capital, Vestas, EWT, Suzlon Turbine Manufacturing, and various public and private utilities throughout the United States and Canada. He has appeared before numerous state and federal governmental bodies advocating wind power and community-based energy development on behalf of landowners, farmers and ranchers. Mr. Juhl wrote the popular wind energy reference guidebook, “Harvesting Wind Energy as a Cash Crop.”
Kim consults with companies, non-profits and coops on capital raising and securities regulation matters. She helps clients design securities offerings and capital raising plans that match each client’s business philosophy, marketing strategy and long-term goals and then works to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals to put the plans into action. Kim specializes in assisting clients with direct public offerings (investment crowdfunding) so that clients can raise capital from their supporters, community and networks–putting investment dollars on Main Street instead of Wall Street.
Tom Mahowald is a director of business development with Navigant Research, responsible for developing client relationships in eastern North America. An experienced business development leader, Mahowald has spent more than two decades in sales and marketing for technology and market research companies in both national and international settings. Mahowald specializes in helping companies leverage external research to achieve their business goals and create value creation for their customers. Prior to joining Navigant Research, he was a senior sales executive at IDC. His career also includes senior positions with Vadium, Datamonitor, and Everest Group.
The more a community is involved in wind-energy planning - including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines - the more likely it is that a development will have local support.
— Michelle Froese, Windpower Engineering & Development