We’re a Team of Dedicated Experts

GlidePath is a leading independent developer and owner of advanced energy systems. With over 100MW of commercially operating battery projects, GlidePath is one of the largest energy storage developers and independent power producers in the U.S. Headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois, GlidePath has experience as both an owner-operator and turnkey developer of renewable energy and storage facilities.

Glidepath’s nationwide portfolio includes 424 MW of battery storage and renewable energy projects. The company also has a 1 GW+ greenfield development pipeline of battery storage projects across the United States.

GlidePath’s expert team has experience across the energy industry, from project development and finance to engineering, technology and operations. GlidePath employs firsthand knowledge of energy markets to identify opportunities that push the industry forward.

Key Staff

Glidepath’s growing team of energy leaders is developing the next generation of advanced energy and storage projects.

Interested in joining our team? Get in touch here.

DAN FOLEY

DAN FOLEY

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Read BioDan 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. Hide Bio

CHRIS MCKISSACK

CHRIS MCKISSACK

Chief Operating Officer

Read BioChris 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 of critical transmission and 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 and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Hide Bio

PETER ROOD

PETER ROOD

Chief Development Officer

Read BioPeter has nearly 15 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, where he focused on energy storage development in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Peter served as a Director of Development at Acciona Energy and was a developer at Gamesa Energy. Peter is a certified Project Management Professional and earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Hide Bio

MELISSA WHITE

MELISSA WHITE

Chief Financial Officer

Read BioMelissa 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 North America. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Hide Bio

DAVID BRAUN

DAVID BRAUN

President, GlidePath Asset Management

Read BioDavid 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. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Hide Bio

KEVIN JOHNSON

KEVIN JOHNSON

President, GlidePath Federal Solutions

Read BioKevin 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 North America. Prior to entering the private sector, Kevin served as a Captain in the United States Army. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University. Kevin’s awards and fellowships 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. Hide Bio

PETER ROOD

PETER ROOD

Chief Development Officer

Read BioPeter has nearly 15 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 is a certified Project Management Professional and earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Hide Bio

MATTHEW BOYS

MATTHEW BOYS

Project Developer

Read BioMatt has three years renewable energy development experience in utility scale wind and solar. Prior to joining Glidepath, Matt worked at RES Americas where he originated 11 solar projects totaling 1,125MWs in MISO and PJM while leading the development of three wind projects. 200MWs of solar are contracted and slated for 2021 construction. Previously he worked at Best Buy‘s Environmental Sustainability team, specializing in carbon emissions management and renewable energy procurement. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint John’s University (MN) with a BA in Management and Economics and holds a PMP project management certification.Hide Bio

ERIN HAZEN

ERIN HAZEN

Director, Development

Read BioErin has worked in the renewable energy sector since 2007, with broad experience in wind turbine manufacturing; development and execution of complex wind, solar, and biomass energy projects; and CHP plant operations. Erin was the first hire for Acciona Windpower’s first North American wind turbine manufacturing operation and was responsible for supply chain management, logistics, and new supplier development. At Acciona Energy, Erin worked as a senior project development manager for wind and solar projects throughout the US, successfully navigating local, state, and federal permitting processes to bring multiple projects from greenfield through construction on schedule. Erin later joined the University of Iowa to lead their Zero Coal initiative, helping to convert a coal-fired CHP plant to biomass and alternative fuels. She managed a major expansion of the University’s miscanthus energy crop, harvest and supply chain cost reduction, development of biomass fuel densification options, and development of new alternative renewable fuels.
Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College, and is an avid runner and equestrian.
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MICHAEL HOADLEY

MICHAEL HOADLEY

Director, Real Estate

Read BioMichael 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 Bachelor of Science in Finance from The University of Illinois and earned a CCIM Designation in 1999. Hide Bio

BRAD LILA

BRAD LILA

Senior Director, Development

Read BioBrad 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 completed at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. Hide Bio

MIKE WALLGREN

MIKE WALLGREN

Project Developer

Read BioMike has three 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). Hide Bio

CHRIS VICKERY

CHRIS VICKERY

Vice President, Business Development

Read BioChris 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. Hide Bio

DENIS LABIJ

DENIS LABIJ

Business Development Lead

Read BioDenis has over 20 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 industry, 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 Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign and a Master of Business Administration in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago. Hide Bio

DAVID BRAUN

DAVID BRAUN

President, GlidePath Asset Management

Read BioDavid 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. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Hide Bio

GARY BRAUN

GARY BRAUN

Senior Director, Operations & Maintenance

Read BioGary has over 27 years of 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 U.S. and Canada while the Manager of Operations and Maintenance, implementing a NERC compliance program, and directing the 24/7 remote monitoring and operation of more than 2,000 MW of wind projects while Director of the System Operations Center. Prior to that, Gary worked at ComEd mainly in the transmission planning and transmission operations arenas. Hide Bio

LON LINDSEY

LON LINDSEY

Operations Manager, Dandan Solar

Read BioLon Lindsey has 20 years of management experience across multiple industries, including project management, material logistics management, and facility maintenance.
Lon is a Registered Class A Superintendent with the GCSSA of America. Prior to his role at Dandan Solar, Lon held management positions in the Hospitality Industry and Federal Government.
Lon earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Hawaii.
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TONIA LOUGHREN

TONIA LOUGHREN

Asset Manager

Read BioTonia has 23 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. Hide Bio

JENNIFER LUTHER

JENNIFER LUTHER

Asset Manager

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CHRIS MCKISSACK

CHRIS MCKISSACK

Chief Operating Officer

Read BioChris 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 and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Hide Bio

SEAN BAUR

SEAN BAUR

Engineering Manager

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

DAVE DU

DAVE DU

Vice President, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain

Read Bio Dave has more than 20 years of experience in global sourcing and supply chain. Prior to joining GlidePath, Dave was the Vice President of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain at Trina Solar. His experience also includes roles of increasing responsibility at Sony, Philips, GE, Whirlpool and Vestas. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hide Bio

CRAIG NICKS

CRAIG NICKS

Vice President, Construction

Read BioCraig has over eight years of renewable energy construction experience and twenty years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry. Prior to joining GlidePath, Craig held construction project management roles with both E.ON Climate and Renewables and Acciona Energy, managing over 730MW of wind energy projects through construction and supporting an additional 1GW through development and construction. Craig has had numerous roles during his career including owner project manager and representative, general contractor, and consulting engineer. Craig earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (New Brunswick, Canada).Hide Bio

KHARIELL PINKNEY

KHARIELL PINKNEY

Project Analyst

Read BioKhariell Pinkney joined GlidePath following his service in the United States Army via the United States Military Academy at West Point.
A Chicagoland native, he returned home and began focusing on the project and development space and is on track to receive PMP certification.
He brings with him over five years of project and project delivery experience. Hide Bio

ERIC WENGER

ERIC WENGER

Director, Engineering

Read Bio Eric has over 10 years of experience in the renewable energy industry with a principal focus in the areas of resource assessment, power marketing & emerging technology development. Prior to joining GlidePath, Eric held several advancing engineering & management positions at RES Americas, and later founded Meteora – an energy & technology consulting company supporting the growth of the renewables industry through technical & engineering guidance for an international portfolio of renewable energy assets.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and, through his continued passion for responsible & sustainable energy development, has supported the installation of over 1,000 Megawatts of wind capacity in North America. Hide Bio

MELISSA WHITE

MELISSA WHITE

Chief Financial Officer

Read BioMelissa 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 North America. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Hide Bio

KARA KING

KARA KING

Director, Accounting

Read BioKara has over eight years of accounting experience, in both public and private industries. 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 Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and is a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois. Hide Bio

LUCAS MICHELINI

LUCAS MICHELINI

Director, Finance

Read BioLucas 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 U.S. and Canada. Prior to his work in the energy sector, Lucas worked in the municipal 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. HideBio

MAYARI GUZMAN-KATZ

MAYARI GUZMAN-KATZ

Director, Administration

Read BioMayari has over 20 years of experience in business operations in Hospitality, Finance, Legal and Renewable Energy environments. Prior to joining GlidePath, Mayari was the Director of Corporate Services at KSS Legal, LLC and oversaw all corporate level functions including, HR, IT, and Matter Management. Prior to KSS, she was the Director of Administration and IT Services at Acciona Energy North America where, among other achievements, led the build-out of Acciona’s North American headquarters, planned and executed high-level corporate events, and oversaw the programming, roll-out, and training in various IT systems. She holds an ABA in Operations Management from Universidad Tecnológica de Chile and earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with Marketing concentration from DePaul University. She is fluent in professional level Spanish, and sits on the board of En Las Tablas Performing Arts, a non-profit community arts organization providing affordable access to performing arts and professional artistic training in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood.Hide Bio

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