Jonathan first started in the renewable energy business in 2007 with Gamesa Energy in Philadelphia. After several years of wind development in PJM he relocated to Chicago where he worked in MISO and SPP as a wind and solar developer for companies such as Acciona, EDF Renewables, and most recently Lincoln Clean Energy (Orsted). His focus has been in large wind projects with complex local community and permitting considerations and enjoys taking projects from early stage to construction. Either through direct development or M&A, he has worked on approximately 800 MW of assets now under operation. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.
Evan has deep energy finance and transactional experience, having most recently served as VP of Finance & Head of Capital Markets at Clearway Energy, Inc. Over his 7 years at Clearway, Evan led or co-led over $20 billion of financing and M&A efforts, including work across various corporate, tax equity and project finance capital markets, and covering the solar, wind, natural gas, and district energy sectors. Mr. Speece earned a BS in Finance and Accounting from Boston College and an MBA in Energy Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Amit has over 18 years, 4GW’s, and $2.5 billion worth of experience in project management in the renewable and thermal space. His expertise lies in EPC and OEM negotiation and execution, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of power projects, including project controls, contract management, estimating, value engineering, constructability, early/mid/late-stage development and financing support. Prior to joining GEG, he worked at Invenergy as a Director of Project Management and successfully managed the execution of the projects throughout North America. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Goa Engineering College (India) and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Texas A&M university.
Ran Rabi has a background in the public sector, with over 5 years of experience in the service of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ran has experience in government affairs, economic development, relationships and projects management. He has been an operations manager to high level diplomats and economic development officials.
Ignacio has 15+ years’ experience in the global power business, having held a variety of positions ranging from Treasury, Asset Management, Power Origination and M&A. While at Tyr Energy, Inc., Ignacio was deal lead for cash and tax equity transactions, pursued Tyr’s expansion into Latin America, and was the asset manager for several gas fired assets in CAISO and PJM. Ignacio holds a Licentiate in Economics from Universidad de Córdoba (Argentina), an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Kansas and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Ed Baptista has over 11 years of experience as an executive in renewable energy business development, specializing in photovoltaics, electronic generation, and battery/backup power systems. During the last 4 years, Ed has led greenfield development pipelines around 600 MW of renewable energy projects to its financial close and PPA negotiations. He is a certified Professional Photovoltaic Installer with NABCEP Associate Credentials, with emphasis in consultative sales, new product and technologies introduction, new markets business development and project management. Ed has studied Electronics Engineering and Professional PV Installer, NABCEP and energy management Blockchain Certifications.
Gil has 35 years of experience in the field of agriculture, as well as over 15 years of business management experience of Kibbutzim (collective communities) in Israel. Amongst his many endeavors, Gil has established and managed extensive and complex agricultural projects and solar projects on behalf of various Kibbutzim in Israel.
Dani has over 10 years of experience in the areas of project development and finance, including with respect to mega infrastructure projects in the fields of Energy, Water and Desalination. Prior to his current role, Dani acted as Senior Legal Counsel for Hutchison Water a member of the CK Hutchison Group, a multinational conglomerate listed on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, where he supported Hutchison Water’s projects and ventures in the fields of Water, Desalination, Energy and Cleantech. Dani holds an LL.B. and LL.M., as well as an MBA from the Faculty of Law, at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Paul joined GEG in 2020, bringing ten years of experience in a ten year old storage wave. For nine years he worked to Director level positions with Viridity Energy Solutions, responsible for over a gigawatt of resources. Throughout his career, he led Viridity’s USA Demand Response & Energy Management business unit, expanding the Consumers Energy partnership to over 200 sites and 500 MW, closing Viridity’s first ever owned battery asset at the ACUA Wind Farm. He has also played a key role in expanding the PJM battery operational footprint by dozens of MW, including the SEPTA transit 10MW+ portfolio to nine sites and the 7MW+ Minster, OH project. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with minors in Physics & Economics from the University of Delaware, along with a Lerner MBA with a focus on Finance & Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Young Professionals in Energy Philadelphia board as the development chair.
Brennan is a business development and origination leader with 15 years of energy experience with a broad network of energy and industrial contacts, deep understanding of energy markets and an expertise in energy engineering and optimization. He specializes in the development of close relationships with hard-to-reach targets within utilities and the energy industry, to further origination, project development and M&A goals of developing large and small-scale renewable projects. Brennan has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mitali has a deep interest in renewables and the impact it can in creating a sustainable and clean energy landscape across communities and countries. In 2016, Mitali worked at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, reviewing grant applications for cleantech research, as part of their Industry and Innovation Support team. She also has prior solar experience, working on developing community solar projects; she worked on the site acquisition team at Bluewave Solar, a Boston-based solar development company in 2017, and at CleanChoice Energy, a Washington DC-based company, working on renewable energy development and state policy and regulatory analysis. Mitali graduated from Northeastern University, with a BSc in Environmental Science and has an MA in Environmental Resource Policy from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University.
Kevin Parzyck has over 35 years of experience in the development, design, and implementation of large-scale infrastructure and building projects and over 10 years developing utility-scale renewable energy projects throughout the US. He has successfully developed over 4,500 megawatts of wind, solar and energy storage project and the associated project debt and equity financing of over $3.5 billion. He has negotiated over $700 million in Power Purchase Agreements with utilities and other associated energy off-takers as well as over $1 billion of Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements for wind energy developments.
Mr. Parzyck has experience in the areas of nuclear power plant analysis and design, high-rise and low-rise building design and construction, wireless telecommunications and renewable energy. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Master of Engineering degree in Structural Engineering from The University of California, Berkeley, and is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He has extensive experience with television, radio and print press relations and the breadth of public relations efforts associated with the development of controversial building projects.
Mr. Ytzhaki joined Doral Group over a decade ago. He oversees technology and project design globally. Mr. Ytzhaki is widely considered to be one of Israel’s top experts in the solar industry. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University.
In addition to being CEO of Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources Ltd., Israel, Mr. Noyman has served as a Director for Global Energy Generation since its inception. As an electrical engineer, Yaki designed Israel’s first commercial solar facility in 2007. He was on site to electrify it for the first time. Now, under his direction, hundreds of solar facilities have been electrified and the portfolio of new projects exceeds 3 gigawatts. Prior to Doral Group, Mr. Noyman was an engineer for Israel Railways. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and is an MBA candidate at Bar-Ilan University.
Tim is a passionate believer that renewable energy can be a major driver in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and has over a decade of experience working to help make that a reality. In 2007 he started in wind project development in the eastern US with Gamesa Energy, then expanded internationally as a consultant in 2012 to help bring online Panama’s first wind farm. Most recently, as a Director of International Development for Invenergy, Tim oversaw project development and M&A efforts in six countries which resulted in the construction or acquisition of 140 MWs of operating renewables projects and a gigawatt of advanced stage development assets. Tim graduated from Penn State with a BA in International Relations, has an MBA from IESE in Barcelona, and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Dori also co-founded Doral Group Ltd., Israel’s leading developer, owner operator of renewable projects. For over 30 years Mr. Davidovitz has led real estate and energy businesses in Israel and in Europe. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Tel Aviv University.
Nick has 15-years global experience leading energy project development. For nine years he served as Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of EmberClear, a developer of utility scale energy projects. Before co-founding Global Energy Generation LLC, Mr. Cohen managed development of energy and desalination projects for Chicago-based Invenergy, a leading developer, owner operator of renewables. Mr. Cohen earned a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.