Management

Jim Hughes

Jim Hughes

      Experience

  • Over 25 years of experience in electric power and gas infrastructure
  • Former CEO of First Solar, an S&P 500 company
  • Former CEO of AEI, a global power and midstream business
  • Former CEO of Enron International
  • President and COO of Prisma Energy
  • Chairman Los Angeles Branch of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank
  • Board Member of Alcoa, TPI Composite, Waypoint Leasing and Eos Energy Storage (Chairman)

      Education

  • JD from The University of Texas
  • BA in Finance from Southern Methodist University

Tim Rebhorn

    Experience

  • Over 30 years in the electric power industry
  • Former CMO & CSO at First Solar
  • Former Executive VP of the Americas at First Solar
  • Former CEO of Quail Nuclear Specialty Services
  • Former VP/Developer at Merrill International

      Education

  • MBA from Texas A&M
  • BS from US Naval Academy
  • Certified Naval Nuclear Engineer

Shawn Cumberland

  Experience

  • Founder & CEO at ESG Force
  • Former Head of North America of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners LLC
  • Former Managing Director & Co-Founder of Arctas Capital Group
  • Former Senior Managing Director of El Paso Corp
  • Former President of Enron Caribbean 
  • Founder & CEO of Power Pacific Company
  • Former Partner & Co-Founder of The Wing Group
  • Former Attorney at Vinson & Elkins
  • Former Board Member of Scout Clean Energy
  • Former Board Member of Ventane
  • Former Board Member of Promigas

Education

  • JD from The University of Texas
  • BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas

Brian Zatarain

      Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in corporate & business development, mergers & acquisitions, and capital markets experience in energy infrastructure
  • CEO of Itafos
  • Managing Director of Zaff Capital
  • Executive VP for Corporate Development and Strategy of AEI

      Education

  • MBA from Duke University
  • BA in Economics from The University of Texas

Matt Whitaker

  Experience

  • Over 25 years in the engineering and construction of energy infrastructure
  • Former SVP Global Operations for international chemical company
  • Former CEO of fast-track EPC firm that delivered over 2GWs of power assets

Education

  • MS Environmental Management from Rochester Institute of Technology
  • BS Applied Science from Rochester Institute of Technology

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