Tony Lent is a Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Swift Current Energy. Mr. Lent is a seasoned investor in the clean energy and resource efficiency industries with 23 years of experience in advisory and senior principal investing roles. Prior to Swift Current, he was a Senior Managing Director at Wolfensohn Fund Management; an emerging markets private equity fund manager concentrating on financial services, clean energy and retail operating in India, Brazil, and Eastern Europe. Prior to Wolfensohn, he was Co-founder and Managing Director of US Renewables Group, a $750M private equity platform focused on renewables and low carbon energy sources in North America. At USRG, Mr. Lent catalyzed the formation of the investment team and led renewables development and technology commercialization investments. Tony has an MBA in technology management from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS in Biology from Tufts University focused in molecular biology.
Eric Lammers is a Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Swift Current Energy. Mr. Lammers is an experienced investor and company builder in energy infrastructure industries with 23 years of experience in the space, including 14 years of senior private equity investing. Prior to Swift Current Energy, Eric was a Principal and Managing Director at ArcLight Capital Partners with a focus on power generation, renewable energy, electric transmission and midstream infrastructure. His investments included Terra-Gen Power, Leeward Renewable Energy, Enable Midstream, MYR Corporation, and Path 15 Transmission Expansion. Eric was also a Principal at McManus & Miles, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in energy and infrastructure where he led M&A and structured financing transactions, including tax oriented renewable energy financings. Eric has an MBA with a finance concentration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; a BS in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University; and a General Course certificate from the London School of Economics University.
Matt Birchby is a Partner and Managing Director at Swift Current Energy. Mr. Birchby is a seasoned energy development and investment professional with nearly 10 years of experience across the renewable energy value chain in acquisitions, development, offtake origination and structuring, project finance, and asset management. Prior to Swift Current, Matt was the Director of Origination at Altenex, where he led their commercial team representing corporate entities procuring energy through power purchase agreements. Previously, Matt was a member of Westerly Wind and D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, where he was primarily responsible for activities that ranged from late stage development and commercial activities to acquisitions and dispositions of both wind and PV solar assets. Matt began his career in renewable energy at First Wind, and in various roles grew from an energy market analyst to being responsible for all items associated with optimizing the performance of operating wind farms in the northeastern United States. Matt has an undergraduate degree from Colby College, with a B.A in Economics.
Peter Mara is a Partner and Managing Director at Swift Current Energy. Mr. Mara has over 13 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to Swift Current Energy, Peter was Vice President of Finance of Westerly Wind, LLC from its inception in 2010. Westerly Wind provided development capital for wind energy projects, which included developing and selling over 800MW of wind generation. Prior to Westerly Wind, LLC, Peter was at US Renewables Group, LLC, the lead private equity investor in Westerly Wind, where he worked on a numerous acquisitions and investments and supported building platforms in the renewable power generation, biofuels, and clean technology infrastructure sectors. Before USRG, Peter was an Associate in the Project Finance and Infrastructure Group at John Hancock and Manulife, where he participated in numerous project debt financings, infrastructure and power generation private equity investments, and utility bond financings. Peter graduated from Northeastern University, summa cum laude, with a degree in Business Administration.
Will Havemeyer is a Partner and Chief Legal Officer of Swift Current Energy. Prior to Swift Current Energy, he was an early member of the senior team at IMG Midstream, an independent power producer that developed and operates of a fleet of distributed-level natural gas powered energy facilities in the Mid-Atlantic. At IMG, Will drove major commercial initiatives, sourced debt financing and guided efforts building out a robust development pipeline. Previously, while at Terra-Gen Power, Will served as financing and development counsel on the build-out and disposition of multiple utility-scale wind energy facilities. At First Wind, Will served as counsel on more than 2GW of wind, solar and natural gas project development, financing, acquisition and disposition efforts from Maine to Hawaii. Before working in the energy arena, Will advised on large real estate development projects and financing transactions at Goodwin Procter. Will received his A.B. in Government & Legal Studies from Bowdoin College and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
William Kelsey is a Partner and Managing Director of Swift Current Energy. William is responsible for leading the development and construction of Swift Current Energy projects from acquisition through to commercial operation. William has over 20 years of experience in the power development business. He has broad experience developing successful power projects both domestically and abroad using renewable and traditional power generation technologies. Prior to Swift Current, William was a Director of Project Management at Zilkha Renewable Energy, now EDP Renewables, where he managed the development and construction of US based wind projects. Previously, William held key positions at InterGen North America, Hart Energy International and Coastal Power Company. William has an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, with Bachelor of Science, Construction Science.
Dave Fowler is a Director at Swift Current Energy. Mr. Fowler has over 25 years experience in development, with over a decade in renewable energy development. Mr. Fowler began his renewable energy career at First Wind as land manager. Dave was responsible for lease acquisitions, public outreach, and overseeing permitting, engineering and design, and interconnection studies. In his time at First Wind his ability to close deals made him an indispensable asset to the company, where he rose to Senior Director of Development. In his time leading development at First Wind, later acquired by Sun Edison, he cultivated 420 MW of energy from origination to commercial operation. Prior to joining Swift Current, Dave founded an independent consulting company, Next Phase Energy Services that provides expertise in renewables development for companies exploring projects in Maine and beyond. Dave received his undergraduate degrees in Forestry Management and Business Management from the University of Maine.
Jim Marett is a Senior Associate at Swift Current Energy. Mr. Marett has spent his 13 year career driving topline growth for startups and established companies across the power generation, construction and financial services industries. Prior to Swift Current Energy, Jim was Director of Corporate Development for Ogin Energy, where he was responsible for divestment of Ogin’s 80MW pipeline of California repower assets, and contributed to 66MW worth of further transactions. In addition to driving project M&A activity, Jim also contributed to development activities across the portfolio, including procurement of 66MW worth of Power Purchase Agreements, negotiating land deals and securing permits. Prior to Ogin, Jim worked for Next Step Living, a residential contractor focused on energy efficiency, where he started a division and grew it to over $10 million annualized sales and 20 employees within a year. Previously, Jim worked for Fidelity Investments’ Strategy and New Business Development team. Jim holds a BA in History Cum Laude from Harvard University, and an MBA in General Management from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Caroline Mann is an Associate at Swift Current Energy. Ms. Mann has over 7 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Swift Current in 2017, she was a principal financial analyst in the wind project valuation group at NextEra Energy. In this capacity, Caroline was responsible for all aspects of the valuation and financial diligence process for NextEra’s potential investment opportunities in wind energy and transmission infrastructure. She also managed the financial diligence effort for NextEra’s wind repowering effort. Previously, Caroline worked for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While at DOE, Caroline coordinated environmental compliance and permitting activities for DOE funded renewable energy projects. She also participated in the formation of several broad programmatic environmental documents focused on expediting permitting for renewable projects in the Western U.S. and Hawaii. Caroline holds a BA in Politics and Certificate in Environmental Studies from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.