The Oaktown group was founded in December 2010 by Rugi Kavamahanga. He quickly added Muhammad Abdullah, a former classmate from the Penn State Smeal MBA’s class of 2009 to the management team. Rugi has always had a passion for clean energy and in 2010 discovered an opportunity in the solar industry. Solar energy projects were failing due to the lack of project financing. The Oaktown Group was formed to correct this problem. Each member of our team provides unique experience and expertise that have built our proprietary Oaktown Advantage.
We encourage you to contact the Oaktown Group discuss how we can help you. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to call Rugi Kavamahnga at (415) 952 - 0261 or send an email via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rugi Kavamahanga is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Oaktown Group, a Solar Energy Project Finance Company. He has 9 years of combined experience in marketing, financial modeling and managing political campaigns. Rugi excels at communicating complex information, coalition building and closing sales. Rugi has extensive international and multicultural experience. He is fluent in French, Spanish, Rwandese, and proficient in Bambara.
BA in Economics & MBA | Penn State
Muhammad has 9 years of management experience in various industries. He provides extensive knowledge in government operations, commercial real estate management, and marketing services. This experience helps the Oaktown Group in the arrangement of custom financing options for clients. Muhammad spent three years as a Building services manager/ Leased Compliance Manager for the State of New Jersey’s Department of Property Management and Construction.
MBA | Penn State
BS in Business Administration | University of Illinois
Daniel's extensive 14 year knowledge of Green Energy sector and start-up companies provides the executive team with extensive guidance and insight. Prior to joining Oaktown Group Daniel worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and was certified by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Daniel also was the founder of a successful natural products enterprise.
MS | Natural Resource Management at Syracuse University | SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
BS | Physical Geography & Environmental Systems | University at Buffalo
BA | Environmental Studies | University at Buffalo
Judith has a wealth of experience in Banking and in Residential Real Estate Sales and Marketing. She is a problem solver, a skilled negotiator and great communicator. She is a world traveler , and has lived in many European and African Countries. She is interested in Africa development and she believes that using Green Energy is the way to do business in the 21 st Century and Beyond.She is fluent in English, French and Kinyarwanda.
BS in Economics & MBA | Penn State
MA in French Literature | Penn State
Charles Hahn manages strategic projects in California for the OTG. His knowledge of the California business market is unrivaled and has allowed the OTG to rely on his experience and influences to drive one of the largest projects in the OTG’s portfolio.
BA in Political Science | San Francisco State University
Zachary Taylor is a Technology Entrepreneur that has been a part of many startups. Most recently he was a core member of Thing Labs before it was acquired by AOL. He is the founder of Artbreak, which is a community marketplace for artists. He also founded the Silicon Valley Ruby on Rails Meetup.