Dan Foley

CEO, Founder

Dan is Founder and CEO of GlidePath Power.  Dan has over 25 years of energy sector experience, particularly in developing, building, owning, and operating traditional and renewable energy projects throughout North America.  Prior to founding GlidePath Power, Dan served as COO for Lincoln Renewable Energy and CEO of ACCIONA Energy North America.  His efforts have led to the construction of 1GW in power projects.

Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Engineering degree from the State University of New York-Buffalo, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

Chris McKissack

Chief Operating Officer

Chris joined GlidePath Power with 15 years of energy experience.  Prior to GlidePath, Chris held advancing roles in engineering, project management, transmission, and power marketing at Lincoln Renewable Energy and was instrumental in bringing 500MW of wind and 40MW of solar to construction.  Prior to this, Chris was responsible for engineering, construction, and testing critical transmission & distribution equipment at GE Energy and ComEd, an Exelon Company.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.  He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Peter Rood

Chief Development Officer

Peter has nearly fifteen years of energy sector experience, primarily in development of renewable energy and energy storage projects throughout North America, Micronesia, and Australia. Peter’s career has included all aspects of energy project development, construction management, project finance, and M&A. Prior to joining GlidePath, Peter was VP of Project Development (North) for RES Americas. In this role Peter had direct P&L responsibility and a wind, solar, and battery development portfolio across the northern half of the US. Prior to RES, Peter worked at technology start-up General Compression and the Canadian storage developer NRStor focused on energy storage development in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. Peter served as a Director of Development at Acciona Energy and was a developer at Gamesa Energy. Peter holds a PMP project management certification and has earned a BS in Natural Resource Management from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Melissa White

Chief Financial Officer

Melissa White has over ten years of Financial Management and Energy sector experience.  Prior to joining GlidePath, she held roles in financial reporting, audit and financial systems transformation as a Controller at ExxonMobil.  In addition, she brings expertise in wholesale energy, capacity, and renewable attributes markets, having previously managed market bidding strategies and the origination and negotiation of voluntary and compliance RECs and carbon offsets for 600MW of wind assets at Acciona Energy.  Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Kevin Johnson

President, GlidePath Federal Solutions

Kevin brings ten years of energy sector expertise, primarily focused on business development for government and microgrids, as well as mergers and acquisitions. His previous roles include CoFounder, Board Advisor, and Chief Commercial Officer for CleanCapital; Managing Director of Federal & Microgrid Business Development for Canadian Solar (USA), Inc.; and Senior Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions for Acciona Energy. Prior to entering the private sector, Kevin served as a Captain in the United States Army. He earned his BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Cornell University. Kevin’s awards include: Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow, Truman National Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, Emerging Leader at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and White House Champions of Change, as well as membership on the non-profit Board of Directors for the American Resilience Project and Clean Energy Leadership Institute. 

David Braun

President, GlidePath Asset Management

Mr. Braun has over 27 years of experience in the energy and utility industries, including 20 years in the deregulated electricity and natural gas markets across the United States. He brings to Glidepath his expertise in operations, energy markets and energy risk management. Prior to joining Glidepath he held executive and management positions in operations, sales, and marketing at Hospital Energy, GDF SUEZ (now Engie), Direct Energy, The NewPower Company, Exelon Energy, and Commonwealth Edison.

Mr. Braun holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. 

Michael Hoadley

Director of Real Estate

Michael Founded FEWZION in March of 2011. He has worked in the commercial real estate consulting industry as a salesperson, broker, and managing broker since 1994. FEWZION Specializes in working with clients and companies engaged in innovating in The Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Professionally, Michael has represented a wide range of for profit and not for profit clients in the energy sector as well as The Federal Government, Fortune 500 Companies, and Municipal Governments. He has held numerous civic and volunteer leadership positions, and recreationally, is an avid sailor. He holds a BS in Finance from The University of Illinois, and earned a CCIM Designation in 1999.

Joshua Cynamon

Director of Finance

Josh has fifteen years of finance experience,  primarily in tax structured project finance in the energy sector. Prior to GlidePath, Josh founded GLC Investments, provided finance consulting services through Vantage Insight, LLC, and served as financial analyst at Acciona North America. His financing efforts have contributed to the acquisition and construction of over 500MW of wind, solar, and storage projects. Josh earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Washington University. 

Lucas Michelini

Director of Finance

Lucas has over ten years of experience in M&A and project finance for utility scale renewable energy projects. Prior to joining GlidePath, he was Associate Director of Structured Finance at Acciona Energy, where he supported over $1B of executed buy-side, sell-side, tax equity and debt transactions in addition to conducting due diligence and evaluating project economics of over 7.5 GW of renewable energy projects in the US and Canada. Prior to his work on the energy sector, Lucas worked on the muni bond industry by supporting management of a portfolio of tax-exempt bonds and related securitizations backed by affordable housing projects. Lucas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Northwestern University.

Denis Labij

Business Development Lead

Denis has over twenty years of experience in the energy sector, primarily focused on business development, power marketing, and quantitative analysis. He has conducted fundamental research in the power space, performed transmission sensitivity studies, developed financial models for pro forma project analysis, and priced energy derivatives for companies including Acciona Energy, Lehman Brothers, Citadel Investment Group, and Reliant Energy. He earned a BS and MS in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign and an MBA in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago.

Chris Vickery

Vice President, Business Development

Chris has more than ten years of experience in the energy business, primarily in North American power marketing and trading activities.  Chris’s career has spanned all aspects of power marketing including settlements, environmental attribute and energy trading, origination, and contract negotiation.  Chris has completed nearly 1,000 MW of power purchase agreements along with voluntary and compliance REC and carbon contracts across the North American markets.  Prior to joining GlidePath, Chris held positions including Senior Director of Origination at Leeward Renewable Energy, Director of Commercial Transactions at Invenergy, and Director of Power Marketing at Acciona.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering in Energy Systems from the University of Michigan along with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Brad Lila

Senior Director of Development

Brad has twelve years of development experience, primarily in the renewable energy field.  Prior to GlidePath he worked at RES Americas and Apex Clean Energy where he developed three renewable energy projects (450MW) that are currently operating in the Midwest.  An additional 300MW is currently near construction.  Brad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with additional graduate coursework at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.

Mike Wallgren

Project Developer

Mike has 3 years of energy sector experience, primarily in development of renewable energy throughout the Midwest. Prior to joining GlidePath, he worked as an environmental consultant and project manager, providing permitting and due diligence services to several large utility clients developing wind and solar projects. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Saint John’s University (Minnesota).

Gary Braun

Senior Director, Operations & Maintenance

Gary has over 27 years experience in the energy sector.  Prior to joining GlidePath, Gary held various positions at Acciona Energy North America in numerous departments.  His roles included reviewing power flow studies and negotiating Interconnect Agreements while in Power Marketing, budgeting for and overseeing operations of nine wind farms in the US and Canada while the Manager Operation and Maintenance, implementing a NERC compliance program, and directing the 24×7 remote monitoring and operation of greater than 2000 MW of wind projects while the Director System Operations Center.  Prior to that Gary worked at ComEd mainly in the transmission planning and transmission operations arenas.

Tonia Loughren

Asset Manager

Ms. Loughren has twenty-three years of experience in the deregulated natural gas markets in the Midwest region. She brings to Glidepath expertise in energy operations management. Prior to joining Glidepath she held management positions in gas supply and scheduling, contract and billing operations, and account management.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Eastern Illinois University.

Kara King

Director of Accounting

Kara has over eight years of accounting experience, in both public and industry. Prior to joining Glidepath, Kara spent five years with Ernst & Young, with a focus on financial accounting advisory in the transactional space. Following EY, Kara worked in Financial Reporting with Citadel LLC, specializing in international reporting. She holds a BBA in Accounting and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and is a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois.

Sean Baur

Engineering Manager

Sean Baur has over five years of experience in the electric power industry. Prior to joining GlidePath, he worked as a contracting engineer, providing protection & control and electrical engineering services to several large utility clients in the Midwest. He earned a Bachelor if Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Norte Dame, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.