BOSTON, Massachusetts, February 8, 2024 – BlueWave, a leading Boston-based solar and energy storage developer, today announced James Haley has joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Haley’s appointment to the team follows another successful, transformative year for the company, in which it expanded its development footprint and established the company as an owner and operator of solar and energy storage assets. Haley began his role in December of 2023 and brings new and unique industry insights and experience to BlueWave’s Senior Executive Team, helping to fuel expansion of the company’s capabilities.
As CFO, Haley leads BlueWave’s finance, treasury, and accounting operations and serves on the Senior Executive Team, bringing with him his rich background of financial leadership at both private and public companies in the manufacturing, biotechnology, and technology industries. Prior to joining BlueWave, Haley most recently served as the CFO & Treasurer at Desktop Metal, Inc. where he prepared the multinational company to go public and helped to position the company as a market leader.
Within the energy and battery storage space, Haley previously served as the Vice President of Finance & Treasurer at A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of battery systems for transportation, electric grid, and consumer markets. He worked closely with the CEO and CFO to raise $1.5B through company IPO as well as private, public, state, and federal funding. He also served as a key financial leader during the sale of A123 Systems’ Energy Solutions Division to NEC Corporation of Japan, which incorporated them into its Smart Energy Business Unit
“BlueWave’s success and innovation comes from its people, and we strive to identify and hire exceptional talent across all areas of operations to ensure streamlined success,” said Trevor Hardy, CEO and Co-Founder of BlueWave. “In the short time that James has been with us, he has already driven our business forward and made enormous contributions to the team. His experience at public companies that have an enormous number of regulatory requirements is helping us to develop robust internal systems that will ensure BlueWave’s long-term success.”
With Haley’s appointment to the executive leadership team, BlueWave is positioned to continue its growth in innovative solar energy development and battery energy storage and pursue long-term asset ownership of its development projects.