Business professional experienced in managing P&L, team leadership, strategy development, investment feasibility analysis, negotiation of project-based contract terms, project development and acquisition and project-based funding.
Managed P&L responsibilities for a new business within Johnson Controls executing Solar PV projects. Developed energy consulting practice for Weston Solutions. Member of management team that started up Wisvest Corporation for Wisconsin Energy.
Led P&L responsibilities for a US and Canadian team that developed and executed solar PV projects for various clients in 24 States and Provinces across North America. Over 46,000 kW installed to-date.
Responsible for working with account teams across North America to coordinate the company's efforts in the development of renewable energy power generation projects including wind, biomass, solar PV and concentrating solar thermal. Targeted, analyzed and interviewed acquisition targets across the Solar PV space and worked with Acquisition and Strategy teams to acquire and integrate a solar PV firm.
Developed Weston's Wisconsin operations and owned P&L responsibilities. Responsible for financial and technical consulting to a wide variety of clients including federal, state, municipal and industrial clients ranging from the development of business plans and financial models for investment purposes to negotiating multi-million dollar sales agreements. Routinely present to President and Chief Executive level within client organizations and within Weston.
40 MW coal power plant in Michigan - Performed feasibility study, investment analysis and company startup functions as a part of the client's team. Developed and negotiated a 10-year sales agreement for capacity and electrical energy for roughly $175 million.
20 MW biomass power plant in Michigan - Led due diligence activities, acquisition, fuel supply, power off-take, steam off-take and interconnection negotiations.
As Vice President of Weston Power, LLC, responsible for market analysis, development, acquisition and joint venture opportunities for development and construction of electric power projects.
Member of Senior Management team and responsible for assembling internal and external teams, developing financial models, performing due diligence, structuring deals, negotiating contracts, and preparing recommendations for various development and acquisitions pursued by Wisvest.
Developed New England Asset acquisition strategy
Developed a three-company partnership to demolish an incinerator and build a $150 million power plant in Chicago
Led an acquisition team in the purchase of power generating assets in Connecticut for $272 million in 1999 (plus inventory)
Member of the Transition Team that created the business and integration plan, staffing requirements, compensation and benefits and market strategies for Wisvest's New England acquisition
Worked as part of a joint venture team to develop a landfill gas to methane project in Texas
Managed 25 employees to develop transactions and business opportunities with our key accounts. Managed the outdoor lighting business ($13 million per year) and oversaw its growth from traditional wood pole installations to decorative installations for subdivisions and municipalities. Developed an ESCO business to sell energy efficiency and telephone services to school districts in Wisconsin.
Held Energy Efficiency Sales, Customer Service and Technical positions with Wisconsin Electric between 1985 and 1995 – graduate of GE lighting program, sales leader for energy efficiency program, developed Power Quality program for Wisconsin Electric
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