President & CEO, EnergyFirst Finance, powered by AF Financial, LLC
A recognized innovator in energy efficiency finance for over two decades, Peter Krajsa is the President and CEO of EnergyFirst Finance, powered by AF Financial LLC. Peter led the creation of a number of major national energy finance programs as chairman and CEO of AFC First Financial Corporation, a specialty residential energy efficiency lender, operating programs nationally in association with states, municipalities, utilities, manufacturers and a network of over 6,000 participating contractors. Most recently, he headed national channel business development for the innovative energy lender, Renew Financial, which acquired AFC First in 2015, as part of its national expansion plans.
As CEO of AFC First, a company founded by his parents in 1947, Peter created the company’s national EnergyLoan® program as one of Fannie Mae’s approved Energy Lenders; the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Treasury Department ,DEP, and PHFA which laid the foundation for WHEEL (Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans), the world’s first investment grade rated securitization of a portfolio of unsecured energy loans; the Connecticut Solar Leasing program and many other state, utility and manufacturer financing program including on-bill financing programs in Connecticut and Illinois. After running AFC with his brother, primarily as a mortgage banker and direct lender, Peter moved the company exclusively into energy efficiency lending in 1999. Under his leadership, AFC First closed over $500 million in energy efficiency loans, was named by the U.S. DOE as the nation’s first private Home Performance with ENERGY STAR sponsor, a pilot lender for the HUD PowerSaver program, received the Alliance to Save Energy Andromeda Award and established the Green Energy Training Academy supported by the Rockefeller Foundation