Director of Business Development, CYPRESS CREEK RENEWABLES
Brian Knowles leads the Energy Storage team at Cypress Creek Renewables which works to leverage Cypress’ diverse project development expertise to finance, develop and build solar and storage projects. Prior to joining Cypress Creek Renewables Brian was an early Product Manager at Stem Inc. where he focused on bringing various storage and embedded computing products to market. Before Stem, Brian spent several years at Pacific Gas and Electric as a Principal on the Economic & Project Analysis team investigating impacts from changes in the utility procurement and generation landscape. Brian also served as a nuclear submarine officer in the US Navy where he completed two deployments aboard the USS Scranton and a nuclear de-fueling of the USS Minneapolis-St Paul. Brian has an undergraduate degree in Engineering-Physics from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.