Cleantech and Renewable Power

The clean energy and sustainability sector is proliferating, and there is an increasing need for experienced leaders who can bring about change by implementing innovative sustainability practices.

The clean energy and sustainability sector is growing at an unprecedented rate, and so is the need for an experienced leader. TRANSEARCH has the experience and expertise to help you find high-quality talent who will catalyze change for your cleantech enterprise by bringing about innovation with sustainability practices at its core.

Recent Placements

Director, Structured Investments, Climate Solution Investments

VP Offtake Advisory, Renewable Energy Finance

VP Tax Equity, Renewable Energy Finance

Director Structured Investments, Renewable and Fossil-based Energy Investment Banking

Project Finance Director, Renewable Energy Producer

VP, Engineering, Green Hydrogen Electrolyzer Manufacturer

Chief Technology Officer, Renewable Power Producer

Meet Our Experts

John Ryan


John Ryan, Global Practice Leader for Power, Renewable Energy, and Cleantech, serves as US Regional Vice President for TRANSEARCH International. With an incredible career spanning over three decades, John has truly made a name for himself in the renewable energy industry. He’s worked with an impressive 250 public and privately held companies, overseeing numerous global C-suite, Vice President, and director-level searches, ensuring they find the right talent.



  • Cleantech and Renewable Power
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Digital and Connectivity
  • Energy, Mining, and Utilities
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Financial Services


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Acciona Energy
BP Alternative Energy
Broad Reach Power
EDF Renewable Energy
EnCap Investments LP
Energy Source
Foresight Group
Iberdrola Renewables
LM Wind Power
Mitsui & CO
Own Energy
Schneider Electric
The University of Chicago Facilities Services
Third Planet Windpower
West Monroe Partners
Able Grid Energy Solutions
HASI (Hannon Armstrong)
Marathon Capital
TYR Energy
Osaka Gas
Vision Ridge

What People Say


“Nic is an amazing recruiter! He was a champion for me during my career transition, helping connect me to an amazing opportunity within the renewable energy space. Careful attention to detail, an energetic follow-through, and a willingness to listen made a real difference for me in navigating the interview and offer process.
Adding that personal touch, it felt that Nic and his team were always interested in helping me accomplish my personal goals rather than just fill an open position. I would recommend working with Nic for any company looking to fill a position and any professional looking to take the next step of their career.”

Robin Gray
Chief Technology Officer
Soltage, LLC

“John and his team were a pleasure to work with, and most importantly, we were able to attract a top-tier candidate that fully met our requirements.”

Joan Hutchinson
Managing Director, Off-take Advisory
Marathon Capital

“TRANSEARCH has been a trusted business partner for Golder over the years. Chris recruited me for Golder as the company’s first external CEO. Since then, he has helped fill a number of key executive positions for the company and two external director positions on our board. Chris is thorough and has a deep understanding of our business and culture. He is brutally honest and has consistently looked out for the best interest of our company. I strongly recommend him and TRANSEARCH.”

Hisham Mahmoud
Golder Associates

“I have worked with Nicole for over ten years, first as a recruit and then as a client. The biggest differentiator for Nicole is that she works to not only understand the job that she needs to fill, but also the culture and leadership that the role will fit into. Understanding the culture makes sure that the client, as well as the recruit, are successful. Nicole also understands the business and how the roles she is helping with will support that business. Nicole is thorough, professional, and engaging on a personal level. Overall – a great resource to have in your corner.”

Nishat Ahmed
Vice President, Quality
M.C. Dean, Inc.

“From the moment Nicole reached out to me to the day I received my offer letter with my new company, she was with me every step of the way. Nicole has a very professional, confident, and reassuring demeanor, which are critical skills of any successful recruiter. She helped coordinate everything for me and answered all of my questions, and I could tell she was an advocate on my behalf with my hiring company. I enjoyed talking with her and, more importantly, trusting her with the process. This has been a big life change for me, but she certainly made it all possible and I am very grateful to have been lucky enough to work with someone very knowledgeable of this process and the real impact it has on her clients. If you are ever in need of finding a qualified candidate or getting connected to a potential new employer, I would highly recommend Nicole.”

Greg Swan
Director Of Quality Assurance - OCONUS
M.C. Dean, Inc.

“I appreciate your TRANSEARCH support in the process. I think you collectively did a great job in taking time to see what I was looking for in my next role, assessing my skill sets and preparing me for interview. I also think you presented my experience well and helped the communication lead to successful outcome for us all.”

Gabriel Goffman
Paragon Energy Capital

“Working with Nicole and the TRANSEARCH team was perfect throughout the interview and evaluation process. They presented me a fantastic opportunity that was well-aligned with my background and strengths. They efficiently gathered the information they needed to present those strengths to their client and actively facilitated the engagement. TRANSEARCH produced results for me, and I’m excited about my new job and the opportunities in front of me!”

Scott Stafford
Program Manager
M.C. Dean, Inc.

“My experience with TRANSEARCH was great. There was excellent communication throughout the entire process and I felt well prepared going into the interviews with all of their advice and instructions. Not only were they very professional, but also added a personal touch which I do not typically experience with recruiters. I would definitely use them again.”

Quincy Hilliard
Senior Manager, Risk Management
Osaka Gas

“TRANSEARCH International is the best executive search firm in the AEC industry. I have worked with Chris Swan for nearly two decades, first as a candidate, and more recently as a repeat customer. The team is fun to work with, but most important in my view is that they are trustworthy and 100% dependable. When they say they will, they deliver on time.”

Douglas Dayton
American Concrete Pipe Association

“From the first phone call to the one that extended me an offer I was treated like I was the only candidate. Nicole Brown was always upfront with me and very thorough. Being a hiring manager and now a President for an organization, the candidate experience is #1. I couldn’t have asked for a better candidate experience. Nicole’s approach was in which to educate, coach and ask — educate me on the role and expectations — coached me through hurdles and potential barriers — asked me questions every time we were on the phone, because she cared about the process. I would recommend Nicole and the team at TRANSEARCH USA to any company looking to bring on a completely well rounded group that will exceed your expectations from the first phone call.”

Kyle Frye
Synthetic MR

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Through proprietary innovation, world-class industry experts, and an unparalleled global network, we will find the right leader for your business – someone who will seamlessly integrate and be successful from day one.