Executive Management

Mike Garland

Mike Garland, President and CEO

Mike oversees all aspects of Pattern Development, paying particular attention to efficient operations, raising and structuring capital, project selection, strategic planning, and corporate performance and values.

Mike has developed, constructed, managed and invested in energy and infrastructure projects in the United States and around the globe. Since the closing of his first wind project financing in 1989, he has managed the successful development and investment of nearly 4,000 MW of wind projects worldwide, as well as many transmission, renewable, and conventional fueled power projects.

Formerly, Mike was a partner of Babcock & Brown from 1986 to 2009, where he led the firm’s North American Infrastructure Group and initiated and managed project finance activities, energy development and energy investment, which grew to over $12 billion of assets in less than five years under his leadership. Earlier in his career, from 1975 to 1986, Mike worked for the State of California as Chief of Energy Assessments.

Mike has been recognized for his many contributions to financial structuring, technology development, environmental protection and education. Serving as a Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation, he and his wife Virginia (Gigi) Coe are active supporters of the University of California at Berkeley's Physics Department and the University of Washington Medical School and have founded The Bay School of San Francisco. Mike has also written several books and articles on energy and finance and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He and Gigi have a son and a daughter.

Hunter Armistead

Hunter Armistead, Executive Vice President, Business Development

Hunter manages Pattern Development’s project origination, construction and project financing initiatives. Hunter excels at managing and navigating multiple projects through the complex process of development and financing.

From 2000 to 2009, he managed Babcock & Brown’s renewable energy group in North America, focusing on the origination, strategic evaluation and consummation of opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Prior to Babcock & Brown, Hunter served as Director, Americas Finance at Edison Mission Energy, where he led financing for one of the largest structured acquisitions in the utility sector.

In his early career, he was a senior power developer at ConocoPhillips and an industrial controls manager at Honeywell International Inc. A major milestone in Hunter’s career included the highly successful management of the renewable energy activities of Babcock & Brown's North American Infrastructure Group, overseeing the expansion of the company’s wind business which grew under his direction to over 600 MW per year in U.S. construction.

Hunter holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. He and his wife Kerry have three sons.

David Parquet

David Parquet, Senior Vice President, Special Projects

David supervises the identification, origination and development of Pattern Development’s solar, transmission, fossil and special energy projects. He is a leader in developing new methods of energy project contracting.

David has led a number of strategic energy and environmental business initiatives, including managing one of the most successful gas-fired power project development teams on the West Coast, which developed over 2,000 MW. In addition, he oversaw the conceptualization, development and commencement of construction of one of the first independently developed and owned regulated transmission lines in the United States. He was also one of the founding members of the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator Company.

Before participating in the formation of Pattern Development, he oversaw conventional power and transmission development for Babcock & Brown's North American Infrastructure Group.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. He and his wife Katie are avid photographers.

Daniel Elkort

Daniel Elkort, Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Daniel manages Pattern Development’s legal department and co-manages the project finance team. Daniel oversees all aspects of Pattern Development’s in-house legal team focusing on corporate legal compliance as well as transaction structuring and implementation, due diligence, document review, and liaison with outside counsel. In his role on the project finance team, Daniel manages debt sourcing, debt and equity legal and commercial transaction terms and transaction documentation.

Daniel has directed or supported the legal aspects and the financing of numerous renewable and conventional power projects as well as transportation equipment. He has successfully navigated the legal documentation of breakthrough debt and equity transactions in wind, solar and facility leasing.

Before forming Pattern Development, he served as senior legal officer at Babcock & Brown's North American Infrastructure Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University.