Our Leadership Team


Dan Siegel

Chief Executive Officer

Dan leads Birch Creek Development, a national developer of solar and storage projects. Prior to his role at Birch, Dan spent the early part of his career at US Bank, as a leader in its Renewable Investments group.  During his 12 years at the US Bank, Dan served a multitude of roles, eventually becoming the SVP and Director of Equity Originations where he oversaw the financing of over 10 GWs of solar assets. With this background, Dan brings strategic perspective to project development and how best to position assets for successful and efficient financing. Dan is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where he earned his undergraduate degree, juris doctorate, and LLM in taxation. He resides in St. Louis with his wife and four children.

Chris Norqual

Chief Operations Officer

Chris is head of operations at Birch Creek with a focus on development and acquisition.  Before joining Birch in 2019, Chris spent 6 years as Vice President at Cypress Creek Renewables with roles leading project development, the utilities group, and the Southeast business unit.  Chris also consulted independently in development and M&A with Prestwick Energy for more than 2 years.  Over the past 8 years, Chris has developed hundreds of projects resulting in over 5GW of active solar facilities that have been placed in service.  He is a graduate of Amherst College with an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.  Chris is married with two daughters in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Daniel Edelstein

VP of Development

Daniel is the VP of Development at Birch Creek. Prior to joining the Birch team in 2019, Daniel spent 4 years as Project Developer at Cypress Creek Renewables where he was responsible for managing all aspects of project development of large scale solar projects from site origination through commercial operation. He has led project development efforts for over 750 MW of operational projects in numerous markets across the country since 2015. Daniel holds a BS in Energy Policy and a BS in Geology from the University of Michigan. He and his fiancé reside in Los Angeles, California.