Glenfarne Group, LLC is a privately held energy and infrastructure development and investment firm based in New York City.
Glenfarne Group’s seasoned investment professionals, asset managers, operators, and joint venture partners have the ability to source, develop, invest in, manage, and operate energy and infrastructure assets in North America and Latin America.
Glenfarne Group’s investment strategy is to focus on stable, predictable, core cash flows while implementing upside options to achieve outperformance.
Glenfarne Group has the ability to source, develop, invest in, manage, and operate large-scale assets in the energy and infrastructure sectors in North America and Latin America. Glenfarne focuses on greenfield and brownfield assets in the following subsectors:
While Glenfarne Group selectively offers direct co-investment opportunities, it also provides comprehensive asset management services to its investors.
Glenfarne’s internal management team includes a broad group of industry operating experts including current and former C-level executives in the energy and infrastructure fields.
Glenfarne also seeks to partner with industry-leading construction companies, engineering firms, and developers. These joint ventures broaden the scope of knowledge, experience, and relationships available to investors and provide a proprietary pipeline for deal generation.
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Brendan has more than 17 years of experience investing in infrastructure and real assets. Before launching Glenfarne, he was a Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Capital in its New York office. He was a member of the management committee and CEO of a number of direct investment vehicles. He headed the US principal toll road investment team and co-headed the 5-office, 100-person infrastructure industrials business. Beyond direct investing, Brendan’s business-building experience commenced back in 2000, when he was a founding member of Macquarie’s US infrastructure merchant banking business (including principal and fund investing). Immediately prior to launching Glenfarne, he was tasked with building out Macquarie’s Latam merchant banking business. He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Engineering (Robotics) and Commerce (Accounting / Economics) from the Australian National University.
Carl has more than 26 years of proven experience in planning, developing, financing, building, and operating large-scale, complex projects in the electric generation and bioenergy industries, with a particular focus on the use of renewable and sustainable resources. He has held senior executive–level positions with independent power developers and has successfully developed, financed, designed, built, and operated multiple projects valued at more than $2.0 billion (in 2013 dollars) that employ innovative technologies to produce renewable electricity, fuels, and products from waste materials. Carl graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer.
Vlad has more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, with specific focus on real assets. Before joining Glenfarne, Vlad was an Associate Director at National Australia Bank’s Hong Kong office, responsible for the provision of investment banking and funding solutions to the Asia Pacific real estate industry, having been instrumental in building National Australia Bank’s advisory and capital-raising capabilities in the region. Prior to relocating to Asia, Vlad had a successful career with National Australia Bank’s Project Finance team based in Sydney, Australia, where his focus was on the provision of non-recourse project financing for projects from all major industry sectors. Vlad obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (majoring in Finance and Actuarial Studies) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Bryan has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer and an engineer. Before joining Glenfarne, Bryan was lawyer at Vinson & Elkins LLP where he represented clients in the financing and development of energy and infrastructure projects in North and South America. Prior to the becoming a lawyer, he worked as an engineer, including as an independent engineer advising financial institutions on investments in energy projects. He holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, a Master of Arts in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies from University of Wisconsin Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Bryan speaks English (native), Spanish (fluent), and Portuguese (fluent).
Sean has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services sector. Before joining Glenfarne, Sean was Managing Director at the Solace Group, a Panama-based finance and advisory services firm. Prior to the Solace Group, he was Vice President of Global Corporate and Investment Banking at Banco Santander, where he advised Fortune 100 companies on transactions across the Americas. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) and an MBA from ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain). Sean speaks English (native) and Spanish (fluent).
Kon has more than 6 years of experience in the financial services industry, with a particular focus on project and infrastructure finance. Before joining Glenfarne, he was a Senior Analyst at Investec Bank (Australia) Limited, providing banking and advisory services around assets in the power, transportation, and social infrastructure sector. Kon worked across both Investec’s Debt Advisory and Project Development team, and is able to bring this experience to Glenfarne’s investment approach. He holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Laws from the University of Sydney and is an admitted solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, Australia.
Elpidio has more than 11 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Glenfarne, he worked in a support capacity at UBS, specifically for the investment banking and private wealth management departments. He received both his MBA in Finance and International Business and Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Stony Brook University.
Apoorv is a recent graduate of The University of Chicago. Before joining Glenfarne, he was a summer analyst at Eagle Rock Advisors, a real estate private equity fund. Apoorv assisted in underwriting investment opportunities and performing due diligence. Additionally, Apoorv interned for Citigroup’s Export and Agency Finance group where he assisted in structuring Export Credit Agency financings for clients in Latin America. He holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago.
Tracy has more than 15 years of experience in relationship and project management. Before joining Glenfarne, she was global account manager for a major financial services company partnering with Fortune 500 clients. She was responsible for the profitable growth of high-profile accounts sized over $300 million in spend across 40 global markets. She has experience in all aspects of organizational dynamics, conflict resolution, and continuous process improvement. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in French.
Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the power and legal industries. Having held COO- and CEO-level positions of major power developers, such as Covanta Energy, Sithe Energies, Coastal Power Company, and El Paso Corporation, Bill has led transactions on more than 15 separate power investments globally. Bill’s specialty in the power sector has been on project development. As an attorney, Bill focused on financings and has heavy experience in real assets.
Brian has more than 30 years providing leadership in all facets of forest products businesses. Brian has undertaken a turnaround for Norbord in Europe and put together biomass supply for a joint-venture of Duke Energy and Areva of France. Prior to this, Brian spent 10 years as a senior executive at Weyerhaeuser. Before Weyerhauser, he spent 18 years with Procter & Gamble in manufacturing operations including pulp mill operations.
Rich has more than 28 years of experience in various senior leadership positions at Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., including chairman. He is currently president of RASchrader Consulting, providing management consulting, board advisory, and related services. His direct experience includes strategic planning, M&A, risk management and corporate governance, government contracts, shared services, finance and accounting, internal controls, joint ventures, corporate administration, and benefit and ownership programs. Rich has a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (as an instructor).
John has 40 years of leadership experience at the McInnis Companies, completing more than 1,000 major projects in the United States, including the construction, demolition, and repair of more than 1,000 bridges. He is currently president of McInnis Industries. In addition, the McInnis Companies under his leadership have completed major disaster projects (including Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill), and constructed and rehabilitated utility infrastructures to include private toll roads and vehicular ferry boats. John is a former president of Alabama Road Builders Association (ARBA).
Terry has more than 25 years of leadership experience in energy, construction, and manufacturing, primarily in corporate finance roles. He is currently president of Montgomery Financial Consulting, performing interim CFO services and board of director activities. He has served as CFO of several investments of GFI Energy Ventures LLC, a specialized energy fund within Oaktree, and currently sits on 3 of their boards. He has experience in equity and debt offerings, investor relations, and rating agency negotiations.
Philip has 40 years of public and private transportation and business experience, coupled with a proven record of successful executive leadership. Currently, he is president of Philip A. Shucet Company, providing advisory and executive leadership services to private companies and government agencies, primarily in transportation and construction. His most recent assignment was as CEO of Hampton Roads Transit in Norfolk, Virginia. Before founding Philip A. Shucet Company, he was Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner of the state of Virginia and held various executive positions at Michael Baker Corporation.
Tim has more than 25 years of experience as an infrastructure developer. He is an Alabama businessman from Greenville, Alabama. In 2010, he was a one of the leading candidates in the Alabama Republican gubernatorial primary. Together with partners, Tim developed a number of infrastructure projects in Alabama, including bridges and toll roads. Prior to the bridge and road projects, Tim owned an asphalt and heavy construction company in South Alabama. He has also invested in land development projects in Baldwin and Mobile counties.
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