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Bright Community Capital

Jesse McKinnell

Chief Operating Officer

About Jesse

Jesse McKinnell is the COO of Bright Community Capital (BCC), a Maine-based renewable energy investor and lender with a national footprint.

As COO, Jesse is responsible for operations at BCC, including management of their portfolio of renewable energy investments.

Prior BCC, Jesse worked as a risk analyst for a large credit card processor. In his free time, Jesse enjoys writing, and activities which require partial submersion in whatever body of water is local and thawed.


  • Maine Law, JD
  • University of Southern Maine, BA History
Get To Know Jesse
What book, film, tv show or album do you return to again and again?

Breakfast of Champions by Vonnegut, Rushmore by Anderson, and Doolittle by the Pixies.

What was your first job?


What is your favorite candy or snack food?

Stuff with heaps of sodium

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