James Vergara is responsible for PACE Funding’s capital markets and funding activities, including overseeing the company’s transition to a structured finance vehicle and managing PACE Funding’s three private ABS securitizations totaling over $170 million. He brings over 16 years of municipal finance, fixed income and derivatives experience and over five years of PACE administration experience to PACE Funding. James began his career in New York at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank. At Deutsche Bank, he was responsible for the Firm’s principal PACE financing business and worked to gain program administration approvals in California, Louisiana and New Jersey. Most recently, James established and launched the SprucePACE program at Spruce Finance, a seasoned consumer lender in the solar and energy efficiency financing markets. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.