review group, reporting to the General Counsel and Board of Directors, and was a Managing Director in the corporate development group focused on M&A. From 1992 to 2006, Ms. Cranna served at AES in various positions of increasing responsibility, focusing on greenfield power project development for coal, gas, and hydro-electric power plants, non-recourse project financings, and M&A across multiple geographies including Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the United States. Ms. Cranna holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. The Company believes that Ms. Cranna’s extensive financial experience and history of leadership will enable her to effectively supervise the Company’s financial operations. Ms. Cranna also serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TerraForm Power.
Yana Kravtsova, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Ms. Kravtsova has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kravtsova served as Legal Head of Renewable Energy Investments at Google Inc. from August 2011 to January 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Kravtsova was a Legal Vice President at First Wind since March 2010, focusing on the development, construction and financing of wind power projects. Prior to becoming an in-house counsel, Ms. Kravtsova was an attorney at Clifford Chance U.S. LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and The World Bank Group, handling international project finance, regulatory and corporate matters for energy projects.
Thomas Studebaker, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Studebaker has served as our Chief Operating Officer since July 2016. Mr. Studebaker is a Managing Director in AlixPartners, LLP’s (“AlixPartners”) Turnaround & Restructuring practice in the Boston office, joining the firm in 2008. Previously, he spent two years with a boutique restructuring group in Chicago and four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in that firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice. Previously, he has acted as the Chief Financial Officer to Metro Fuel Oil Corp., as well as the Chief Financial Officer to a privately held global consulting company. Mr. Studebaker holds an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Massachusetts and a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors. Mr. Studebaker also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of TerraForm Power.
David Rawden, Interim Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Rawden has served as our Interim Chief Accounting Officer since July 2016. Mr. Rawden is a Director in AlixPartners’ Turnaround & Restructuring practice. He joined AlixPartners in 1990. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer for Career Education, a publicly traded post-secondary education company. Mr. Rawden was also Interim Chief Financial Officer for Exopack Holding, a privately-held, SEC registered manufacturer of flexible packaging; Chief Financial Officer for X-Rite, a private/public manufacturer of Electro/Optical color measurement devices; Chief Financial Officer for Allied Holdings, a publicly traded transportation company; Chief Financial Officer for a regional transportation and warehousing company; Chief Financial Officer for the Savannah College of Art and Design and interim Chief Financial Officer for a privately-held global sporting event company. Mr. Rawden earned a Master of Management in finance and economics from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Michigan State University. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Michigan. Mr. Rawden also serves as the Interim Chief Accounting Officer of TerraForm Power.
Hanif Dahya, Director
Mr. Dahya was appointed to our Board upon the completion of our IPO in August 2015. Since 2007, Mr. Dahya has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Y Company LLC, a private investment firm that specializes in restructuring distressed assets in emerging markets, focusing on telecommunications, energy, and environmental industries. Before founding the Y Company LLC, Mr. Dahya was a Partner at Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP, a full service investment banking firm specializing in serving financing institutions, from 1991 to 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Dahya worked at EF Hutton & Company, Inc. in the Corporate Finance group, served as a Managing Director at LF Rothschild & Company, Inc., and was a Managing Director at UBS Securities Inc. Mr. Dahya is currently a member of the board of directors of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., for which he chairs the Investment Committee, and the New York Commercial Bank Credit Committee, for which he is a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Risk Assessment Committee, Capital Adequacy Committee and Asset Liability Committee. Mr. Dahya brings valuable energy industry and public company board experience to our Board. Mr. Dahya serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Dahya also serves as a director and as the chairman of the audit committee of TerraForm Power.