EXECUTIVE/CONSULTANT, PROJECT/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Renewable Energy • Wind Power • Solar Power • Energy Efficiency
Project Finance • Wholesale & Retail Markets
professional with more than 25 years experience designing and developing
clean energy projects and programs for companies ranging from small
start-ups to major corporations and governmental entities. Acknowledged
energy-industry expert and consultant who has worked with the private
sector, governmental agencies, and NGOs nationally and internationally.
Two-time winner of the U.S. Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal
POWER, El Cerrito, CA 2017-current
development services to European investor for 200-250 MW West Texas wind
KINETICS, Union City, CA 2017-2018
President of Business Development
for global sales and business development.
Executed equipment sales agreements with projects in the U.S.,
China and Australia.
& ASSOCIATES, El Cerrito, CA 1992-2017
project finance and development, policy design and other services to a
range of energy companies, non-profits and government agencies.
Capital/Lekela (2015-current) Co-led negotiation and drafting of
all construction and service-related agreements for a 158 MW wind
project in Senegal currently under construction.
Rain Foundation (2015-current) Leading development of a 1.1 MW
behind the meter solar project currently under construction .
Renewable Energy Project (2015-current) Advised seller of 360
MW wind project in Texas, resulting in successful asset sale in
September 2016 and close of financing in March 2017.
Winds Renewable Energy Project (2015-current) Co-advisor to
seller of 300 MW wind project in Texas, resulting in successful asset
sale in September 2016.
Capital (2014-2015): Led M&A activity to acquire US
Led creation of project development services program and
internal project due diligence program.
Spearheaded project finance and turbine bankability
Research (2010): Provided a comprehensive review of medium-scale
wind turbine manufacturers.
Renewables Partnership (2001-2006): Served as co-founder and
National Director of the PRP, after securing $6.5M in grant funds from
the California Energy Commission. Offered trainings on wholesale
renewable electricity procurement at various California municipal
utilities, leading directly to procurements of 100s of MWs of wind and
(2002-2006): Advised PowerLight on corporate strategy and on the
creation of some of the first retail solar PPAs in the country.
for Resource Solutions (2000-2006): Advised client on the
development of the Green-e program and on developing a national market
for Renewable Energy Certificates.
(1998): Designed a comprehensive, deregulated market entry strategy.
POWER INC, Toronto, Canada 2013-2014
Director of Business Development
entry into U.S. wind market, including development of market entry and
project finance strategy and acquisition of development and operating
over 80 global investment opportunities for Northland consideration.
investment grade due diligence of three (3) potential acquisitions.
US competitiveness analysis for senior management.
GLOBAL ENERGY, Dallas, TX 2010-2013
acquisition, development, and implementation of wind power projects in
ERCOT and SPP. Built 15 project pipeline exceeding 550,000 acres,
representing nearly 7GW of potential capacity. Led site control,
permitting, wind resource analysis, turbine selection, transmission
interconnection and power off-take.
Contributed to project and corporate finance activities.
Supervised the work of 6 project development managers, land agents, and
development of more than 1,500MW of wind projects in Texas currently
financed and in operation and/or construction representing capital
deployment in excess of $2B.
and led negotiations on sale to private equity of a 500MW wind
development asset in Texas, leading to commercial operation of 400 MW.
a comprehensive wholesale wind project development program from
and implemented a disciplined project acquisition due diligence
ENERGY SOLUTIONS, San Francisco, CA 2006-2009
Project Development Manager
business development and project development of all wholesale
wind-related activities. Contributed to acquisition and development of
wholesale solar projects. Supervised team of 5 matrix reports.
the only national wholesale wind business plan approved at the
corporate level in at least 20 years, resulting in the acquisition of
9 wind projects from Hawaii to Massachusetts, totaling approximately
300MW, including 8 exclusive Teaming Agreements (for project
development and EPC services) worth $180M in potential revenue.
innovative business plans which enabled Chevron to receive:
• Development rights to a 12MW wind project with the State of Rhode
Island/Town of Narraganset;
• A comprehensive energy services contract with the City of Benicia,
advanced wind projects through interconnection processes with multiple
grid operators and utilities throughout the U.S.
technical expertise to the acquisition, permitting and
interconnection of 2000MW of solar projects on BLM land in
BERKELEY NATIONAL LAB, Berkeley, CA 1993-2006
the U.S. Air Force, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection
Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Postal Service, and other
federal agencies on a wide variety of renewable energy related
activities. Conducted research on a range of energy-related topics.
Managed a team of 4 direct and 10+ matrixed reports.
development of more than 400 retail clean energy projects at USPS
facilities. Projects included numerous energy efficiency measures, 6
projects totaling 2MW of PV, 2.5MW of co-generation, and a 250kW
fuel cell representing nearly $120M of non-recourse project finance.
Bank: Led completion of first utility scale wind farm (750kW)
Air Force: One of a team of experts who provided technical
assistance to the Renewable Energy Group on how to procure renewable
energy. With the teamâs guidance, the U.S. Air Force became the
largest user of renewable energy in the world from 2004-2006.
Agency for International Development: Designed ProForm, a
spreadsheet tool for evaluating environmental and economic benefits
of investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. ProForm
attracted over 1,100 registered users worldwide. Led trainings on
its use at the World Bank and in a variety of international
settings (India, Brazil, Armenia Eritrea and elsewhere).
Department of Energy: Commissioned to design and lead numerous
• Evaluated value proposition associated with commercial
scale on-site photovoltaic electricity generation technologies and
provided testimony in solar rate cases, resulting in improved solar
tariffs at San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California
• Analyzed non-residential demand for electricity and value-added
services in states that restructured their electricity markets.
• Developed economic model to evaluate energy efficiency and carbon
emissions in the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy.
than 40 professional and academic publications
than 100 professional and academic invited talks
Energy and Resources Group, U.C. Berkeley, 2006
Energy and Resources Group, U.C. Berkeley, 1995
U.C. Berkeley, 1992
Political Science, U.C. Berkeley, 1988
Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management,
2003 & 2006 Energy
Foundation Doctoral Research Grant,
Dept. of Energy, Energy & Water Award, 2000 MacArthur
Foundation Doctoral Research Grant,
Berkeley National Laboratory Outstanding Performance Award, 1999
of California Regents Fellowship, 1994-95
President's Award, 2008 Shell
Oil Company Energy Research Grant, 1992-94
Berkeley College of Natural Resources Alumni Association
Board of Directors
Berkeley Energy & Resources Group Alumni Network
and Special Projects Officer (former)
Director (former), East Bay North