Prior to joining Pattern Development, Mark worked for more than 11 years with Eurus Energy America Corporation, acting as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and ultimately Chief Executive Officer. There he oversaw the development, ownership and operation of more than 500 MW of wind and solar power generation assets in North and South America. Prior to Eurus, Mark worked in investment banking in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he advised on energy and infrastructure related project finance, privatization, and M&A transactions.
Previous to his stint in investment banking, Mark worked for Tomen Corporation and was based in Tokyo.
Mark has spent more than 10 years living in Japan and speaks and reads Japanese fluently. He and his wife, Lee Yen, have two boys.
John co-leads financing and M&A transactions, and manages all loan administration for Pattern Development.
Before he joined Pattern Development in 2009, John was a Marketer for Babcock & Brown from 2007 to 2009, directing the offshore wind development team and assisting with the management of financing transactions. John began his career in renewables in 2006, when he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Water Wind and oversaw the financial management and capital raising activities for the offshore wind development company.
John received his Master in Business Administration from Yale University with a concentration in Finance, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College where he majored in English. He and his wife Laura have two small children, a son Jack, and daughter, Della. When they are not chasing their kids, they enjoy hiking beneath the Redwoods near their home in Mill Valley.
Rene joined Pattern Development in November 2011 to further develop the company’s leadership in preserving and protecting the environment. In this role Rene helps to manage environmental policy and advises the Development, Operations, and Construction and Engineering teams in environmental issues and permitting compliance for Pattern Development’s projects, from planning phases through implementation and operations.
With over 25 years of experience in environmental affairs, including 20 years in energy permitting, and 14 years in wind energy, Rene has been employed by the industry’s leading wind companies including NextEra, BP, EDPR, and now Pattern Development, to establish or strengthen their environmental programs and sustainability practices. Rene has provided leadership on numerous committees in the Wind Industry including: Appointment by the Secretary of the Department of Interior to be a member of the USFWS Wind Turbine Guidelines Federal Advisory Committee 2007-2010; Founder and Steering Committee Member of the Energy Action Wildlife Coalition; AWEA Siting Steering Committee Member since 2005; and, Founder and former Board of Director for the American Wind Wildlife Institute.
In 2010 Rene was recognized for her long-standing commitment to environmental excellence in the wind industry as the recipient of the first AWEA Special Achievement in Environmental Leadership Award.
Rene has an undergraduate degree in biology from University of Houston, completed graduate work at University of Texas, and holds a law degree from South Texas College of Law. Rene started her career as a wildlife biologist, and as an avid adventurer she seeks to explore wildlife in all corners of the world in her spare time.
Eric is responsible for originating and placing project and corporate financings, as well as managing the company’s analytical and valuation team.
Prior to joining Pattern Development, Eric spent five years at Babcock & Brown where he managed various wind energy financings and worked on a range of infrastructure M&A transactions. Previously, Eric served as a management consultant to energy industry clients in a variety of areas including renewables, energy efficiency and unregulated energy services.
Eric holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College. When not at work, he prefers to be on his bike, skis, or surfboard.
Kevin Deters joined Pattern Development in August 2014, but has partnered with Pattern Development on various wind and transmission projects for over a decade. While at Mortenson, Kevin managed the Sweetwater 1 project in 2003, the first wind farm ever built by Babcock and Brown (Pattern Development’s predecessor). Later, Kevin was Mortenson’s Director of Operations for U.S. and Canadian wind farm construction, and most recently served as their Vice President / General Manager of Electrical Division based in San Antonio.
Kevin has worked in the energy industry for nearly 20 years, 12 of those in renewables. During his 14 years at Mortenson, Kevin managed a variety of construction projects including manufacturing facilities, gas fired energy projects, wind farms, solar facilities, and high voltage transmission. Prior to Mortenson, Kevin started his career straight out of college at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I), managing refinery maintenance projects for five years and eventually rising to Project Manager.
In 2011 Kevin was recognized nationally as one of the “Top 40 under 40” professionals in his business. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota.
Kevin and his wife Amanda (Mandy) have two wonderful boys. They are a multi-sport outdoor family that likes to bike, run, camp, fish, boat, climb and generally explore anything and everything together.
Colin is responsible for Pattern Development’s Canadian development business, having been with Pattern Development since its inception in 2009. The Canadian portfolio includes eight projects which have been developed and brought to market.
Prior to joining Pattern Development, Colin spent eight years in infrastructure and energy finance with RBC Capital Markets, ABN AMRO and Babcock & Brown, originating and/or executing a diverse range of transactions including M&A, restructuring, public and private debt and equity transactions, with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $10 billion.
Colin holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Political Science) from the University of Calgary, and is a CFA Charterholder. Colin also sits on the Board of the Canadian Wind Energy Association.
Since 2009, Stan has brought his transmission and interconnection expertise to Pattern Development, providing engineering know-how to generation developers and managing the negotiation process with utilities and grid operators for projects under development.
Stan is a well-known figure in the electrical industry, as he has over 35 years of experience in the field. He came to Pattern Development from Babcock & Brown, the company’s predecessor, where he worked from 2007 to 2009. He began working in the renewable energy sector upon joining RES Americas in 2002, and spent five years as the developer responsible for all aspects of transmission and interconnection for their U.S. projects. At Enron from 1998 to 2002, he provided transmission services for projects worldwide, and was part of the original team that conceived and developed the Trans Bay Cable. His career was launched at Portland General Electric in 1978, where he began as a co-op student while in college and eventually became the company’s Transmission Planning Engineer. There until 2002, he studied the behavior of interconnected transmission grids and recommended upgrades and operating procedures to utility grids, working with control centers to restore grids after outages.
Stan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Portland State University. In addition he has completed graduate coursework at both the University of Texas and Washington State University, in transmission planning and electrical engineering, respectively. He has been married to his wife Carol since 1978, and together they have two grown children and two great grandchildren. His hobbies include flying, sailing, riding motorcycles, cars, Hi-Fi audio and a little guitar playing.
As Director of Finance at Pattern Development, Christian co-leads M&A and financing transactions.
Prior to joining Pattern Development in 2009, Christian held roles at Babcock & Brown and Enron in which he led development, acquisition and sale, financing, management and restructuring activities relating to energy projects in the U.S. and Europe. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey Consulting, analyzing the value creation of various energy companies, and served in legal roles in both Australia and the UK, advising on joint ventures, financings, acquisitions and construction projects, as well as the privatization of British Railways.
Christian holds his MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as Bachelor degrees in Laws and Commerce from the University of Queensland, and is a member of the California Bar Association. Christian has three boisterous children with his wife, Dabney, and is an avid Eagles, Wallabies and Reds rugby supporter.
George is the Vice President of Acquisitions and a senior business developer at Pattern Development. With more than 20 years of experience in the wind industry, he has been responsible for the development or acquisition of more than a dozen projects in the United States, United Kingdom and Central America, totaling more than 2,000 MW. At Pattern Development, he has been the lead developer or originator of many of the company’s largest projects including Hatchet Ridge and Spring Valley. He has also led the acquisition of several projects including two in Canada’s Ontario Province (Armow and K2) totaling 450 MW, as well as the 300 MW Finavera Portfolio of wind projects in British Columbia and, most recently, the acquisition of the 200 MW Logan’s Gap Project in Texas and the 150 MW Fowler Ridge IV project in Indiana.
George founded his first wind company, International Wind Companies, in 1991. He and his investors sold the company to the Zilkha family in 1998, which was subsequently renamed Zilkha Renewable Energy. George stayed on as President and CEO for almost 4 years, establishing the team that made Zilkha one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in the world and paving the way for Goldman Sachs to acquire the company two years later. In 2003, George left Zilkha to start a new company, G3 Energy, which was subsequently acquired by Babcock & Brown in late 2005. G3 Energy projects that were successfully financed, constructed and operated include the 38 MW Buena Vista Repowering Project in California’s Altamont Pass and the 150 MW Spring Valley in Nevada, which was awarded the 2012 Powergen Magazine US Wind Project of the Year.
George holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. After graduating from SMU, he played professional tennis for six years playing in 16 Grand Slam events and achieving a career-high world ranking of number 80. George and his wife Susan have two grown daughters.
Based in Houston, Glen leads the commercial expansion of the renewable market into Mexico, as well as manages wind and transmission development in Texas and the southeastern U.S.
Glen has been with Pattern Development since its formation in 2009, and has worked in the energy and renewables sector for over ten years. Previously, he was a Senior Developer at Babcock & Brown from 2005 to 2009 in the Wind Energy Group. Before Babcock & Brown he was a Partner and Chair of the International Practice Group of the Winstead PC Law Firm until 2005.
Glen earned his Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. He and his wife Sara have three children.
Ward oversees all aspects of the project development cycle, including site identification and acquisition, the securing of interconnection and transmission rights, land lease negotiations, permitting, technology selection and contracting throughout North America.
Before he joined Pattern Development in 2009, Ward was a Senior Developer at Babcock & Brown where he was responsible for project development in North America, focusing on the origination, development, and acquisition of large-scale wind power projects. Prior to Babcock & Brown, he served as Senior Vice President at G3 Energy, identifying, evaluating and structuring renewable energy projects, and managing teams of environmental consultants, attorneys and design engineers engaged on these developments. Earlier in his career, Ward was a Regional Sales Manager at GE Energy, and lead sales in the southwest region for the wind energy platform product line.
Ward has served as past President of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and of the Wind Coalition, a non-profit organization created to promote the development of wind energy resources in the south central region of the United States.
Ward received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin. He and his wife Shannon have six children.
Natalie is in charge of assessing and mitigating environmental impacts of the company’s projects, and securing all requisite permits prior to project construction and financing. In this capacity she works closely with federal regulatory and environmental agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with state and local officials in the communities where Pattern Development builds its projects.
Natalie has been working in the wind industry for almost 13 years. In her career, she has developed and successfully permitted over 700 MW which are currently in operation throughout the U.S. today. In 2006 until 2009 she worked as the Environmental Permitting Manager at Babcock & Brown, obtaining the necessary permits to comply with local, state and federal requirements in preparation for the company’s wind project construction. At Superior Renewable Energy, she served as the company’s Environmental Permitting Specialist from 2002 to 2006, and was instrumental in negotiating and securing wind energy leases with landowners across North America, in addition to facilitating the permitting of wind energy development projects.
Natalie actively participates with the American Wind Energy Associated (AWEA) Siting Committee, the California Wind Energy Association (CALWEA), the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA) and the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Houston.
Christopher is responsible for advancing Pattern Development’s wind and solar projects in Japan, as well as leading the financing of these projects.
Christopher has been working in the energy industry for over 11 years, and has specialized in renewables for nearly a decade. Before joining Pattern Development in 2010, he worked as an Investment Specialist at SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners, a private equity infrastructure fund and spin-off of Babcock & Brown. Prior to SteelRiver, Christopher was a Financial Analyst at Babcock & Brown for three years.
Christopher received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Yale School of Management. Outside of the office and when time permits, he enjoys sailing in the San Francisco Bay, hiking, watching Northwestern football and, above all, spending time with his wonderful wife and two daughters.
As the leader of Pattern Development’s power marketing efforts, Kellie is responsible for negotiating and executing revenue off-take agreements for the company’s development projects. She has 20 years of experience in the energy industry, and has worked in renewables since 2002.
Prior to joining the company, Kellie served as Director of Origination at Fortis Energy Marketing and Trading from 2006 to 2009, where she was responsible for structuring and executing energy risk management contracts. From 2003 to 2005 Kellie was a Senior Director at FPL Energy and structured origination transactions for both the thermal and renewable generation assets. Previously at Zilkha Renewable (now Horizon) from 2002 to 2003, Kellie oversaw the execution of power purchase agreements, and as Director at Enron Corporation from 1995 to 2001, she was responsible for the company’s power marketing and origination.
Kellie received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University, and her Master of Business Administration from Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She and her husband Mike have two daughters.
Patrick is the Director of Meteorology at Pattern Development, a critical function which interfaces renewable energy and atmospheric physics by providing data and developing new methods for the classification of power output from wind energy systems.
For five years Patrick has been analyzing meteorological data for Pattern Development, helping the project development teams better understand wind flow patterns and how to maximize energy production at specific sites, whether via project design and/or operational performance. He honed his expertise in meteorology over the last eight years, starting his career at Superior Renewable Energy as a Meteorologist and then moving on to Babcock & Brown, before the group became Pattern Development in 2009.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a Master of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from North Carolina State University. In his spare time Patrick enjoys playing golf, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife Amy have two girls.
Daniel is responsible for the successful delivery of Pattern Development’s renewable energy project deal flow, with day-to-day direction of project permitting, real estate, landowner discussions, community involvement and revenue generation.
Daniel has led the development and financing of several wind energy projects including Fowler Ridge I-IV, Cedar Creek II, Goshen North and Auwahi, which produce over 1,000 MW of combined renewable power. Having developed over 18 years of proficiency in the energy sector, he began concentrating on the renewable arena eight years ago and gleaned his experience at BP Wind Energy North America, Power Costs Inc., and Duke Energy North America during this time.
Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Outside of his passion for renewable energy development, he enjoys camping with his daughter and son, creating stained glass artworks and celebrating successes with friends.
Kim's responsibilities include the acquisition, project management and financing of Canadian wind projects, having overseen the development and/or financing of over 1,100 MW in total to date.
With over 14 years of experience in renewables, Kim started her career in the industry in 2000 as a Project Developer with a start-up wind company, Superior Renewable Energy, which was later acquired by Babcock & Brown in 2006. At Babcock & Brown she was the company’s Development & Market Analysis Manager, until 2009 when the development group became independent, and the new entity was founded as Pattern Development.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Houston, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Jones School of Business at Rice University.
Charissa's responsibilities for the company’s treasury function include management of corporate cash, liquidity, investments, forecasting, foreign exchange and hedging, debt and compliance.
With over 20 years of financial industry experience, and more than 13 years focused in corporate treasury, Charissa brings significant expertise to Pattern Development. She joined the company from Digital Realty Trust, a technology-related real estate company based in San Francisco, where she also served as Treasury Director for nine years. In that role, she served in a similar capacity to her current position, as head of global cash and liquidity management, treasury operations, cash forecasting, foreign exchange and hedging, investments, and debt management. Prior to Digital Realty, Charissa was a Banking Specialist at the University of California, Office of the President for three years, providing financial, treasury, controls and banking oversight over all university campuses, hospitals and three national labs.
Charissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Managerial Economics at the University of California, Davis. She also holds the CTP and CertICM treasury designations. When not at work, Charissa and her husband, Tom, enjoy time with their two very active young boys, Princeton and Palmer.
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