Tony Savino is a co-founder of Sound Solar Systems. Mr. Savino is also the principal of A.P. Savino LLC, a construction company located in Greenwich, CT. With 22 years experience in construction management and eight years of architectural training, Tony Savino has completed in excess of 500 projects, both commercial and residential, including shopping centers, condominiums, restaurants, office buildings, residential subdivisions and custom homes. Serving corporate clients like Federal Express and others, A.P. Savino has activities in several states along the eastern seaboard. Mr. Savino earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Miami with a specialization in Alternate Energy Systems in July of 1981.
Lars Norell is a co-founder of Sound Solar Systems. Before, he was a principal and Managing Director at Cohen & Company, where he served as Head of Capital Markets and subsequently led the Alternative Assets effort. Prior to joining Cohen & Company in February of 2006, Mr. Norell was a Managing Director and Co-Head of US Structured Credit Products at Merrill Lynch. Before that he was a Vice President and investment banker in the Credit Products Group at Credit Suisse. Lars Norell began his career as an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in 1998. Educated in Europe and the US, Lars Norell has a BSBA from IUM in France and J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Tobias Jonsson Vandenberg
Managing Director (Partner)
Tobias is a Managing Director of Sound Solar Systems. Previously, Tobias spent ten years as a Managing Director at RBS Securities where he served as Global Head of Fixed Income Option Trading since 2013. Prior to that he was based in London UK, where he served as Head of European Fixed Income Option Trading. Tobias played an integral part in guiding RBS’s markets business through the financial crises and established himself as one of the most trusted and experienced trading managers at banks. As a specialist in financial risk management Tobias played a central role in rebuilding the Investment Banks risk and pricing systems. Prior to RBS Tobias spent five years as a senior trader on the Structured Interest Rate trading desk at Bank of America. Tobias holds a BS in Economics from Lunds University in Sweden and a MBA in Finance from Solvay Business School (ULB) in Belgium.
Managing Director (Partner)
Magnus is a Managing Director of Sound Solar Systems. Magnus has over 25 years’ experience in the financial industry where he has held various leadership positions during his tenure, as well as being an investor and entrepreneur. In 2013 Magnus co-founded Madrona Global Capital Management, a firm at which he also served as the Managing Partner and President. By bringing an acquisition target, Magnus raised the capital and co-invested with a family office to build an asset management firm which successfully became the owner of an institutionally focused quantitative manager. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Director at Williams Capital Group LP, where he successfully led the international expansion of the firm. From 2004 to 2010 Magnus was the CEO of Kaupthing Bank for North America, building banking, investment banking and a global broker platform. In the early 2000’s he was Co-Head of Nordic Equities at Credit Agricole as well as a Managing Partner at Nordic Partners, an Investment bank and broker dealer. Magnus began his career spending over a decade in international banking, as member of the senior management team, focusing on structured loans, leading a leasing group and loan portfolio management for SEB New York. Prior Magnus was a client relationship and loan officer at Svenska Handelsbanken. Magnus owns a marine dealership as well as being a co-owner in an asset management firm. Magnus received his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Vermont in 1991.
Kira Savino is the Director of Operations at Sound Solar Systems. She graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL in January of 2009, with a BA in International Business. Her previous experience includes internships at Merrill Lynch in Islip, NY and Globe Pequot Press in Guilford, CT. She lives in Old Saybrook, CT.
Stepan Dragan is a Senior Project Manager and head of production at Sound Solar Systems. He has been a principal of a construction company with over 10 years experience in residential and commercial construction. Stepan was educated in Europe and the US in mathematics and computer information systems.
Stephen Gushue is a project and production manager at Sound Solar Systems. He has extensive experience in the construction industry, as well as CAD and design experience. Stephen takes care of all of Sound Solar’s design work as well as supporting production in the field. He lives in Norwalk, CT with his wife and daughter.
Sev Duvall is a project manager at Sound Solar Systems. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon. After broking in the fixed income arena for nearly 3 decades, Sev was ready for change in 2009, when he became involved in the field of renewable energy. He lives in Westport, CT.