The Empower Team
Deep Experience Where it Matters Most
Our industry-leading management team brings decades of experience and Fortune 500 professionalism to every client and project, supported by a full-service development and operations team. Combined, our management team alone brings more than 100 years’ experience in energy and renewables to bear for our customers.
Our 30+ person in-house team of professionals encompasses every aspect of renewable energy. Sales, legal, finance, project development, engineering, procurement, construction management, and asset management are all performed by seasoned Empower staffers. This grants Empower greater control and quality over our projects from start to finish.
Meet Our Leadership Team
John ClappPRESIDENT & CEO Read Bio
John brings 20 years of clean energy expertise to the team. As the former Head of Cleantech at Spearhead Capital, CFO/EVP of Finance for Solar Trust of America, and Managing Director in the Global Power Group at CitiGroup, his extensive experience advising renewable companies on raising capital makes him an industry leader in solar power development and finance.
Rob EdwardsSenior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer Read Bio
Rob brings 25 years of clean energy and sustainability expertise to the team. As a former Executive Director in the JP Morgan Global Commodities Group, Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy in the U.S. Department of Energy and as a law firm Partner in two AMLAW 100 firms. Rob has negotiated over $15 billion worth of transactions covering project financing agreements and M&A transactions.
Michael BelkoCHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Read Bio
As former president of RCS Energy Services, where he built a $35 million solar power EPC company, and as Senior Director of Operations at SunEdison, where he oversaw North American EPC and overall performance, Michael has three decades of experience delivering a high volume of solar power projects while maintaining superior client satisfaction and optimal performance.
Khalil QasimiSVP & HEAD OF FINANCE Read Bio
Khalil brings 15 years of energy market experience, a decade of which is renewable energy. At Empower he overseas Project Structuring and M&A transactions, while managing corporate and project level fundraising. Prior to Empower, he was a Principal at Exelon and Constellation Energy, where he lead M&A activities for 2.5 GWs of renewable and traditional power generation. Previously, Khalil was a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Khalil holds an AB in Economics from University of Chicago and an MBA and MS in finance from University of Maryland Smith School of Business.
Pamela MainesSVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Read Bio
Pam Maines is an accomplished professional in the U.S. utility and competitive power industry experienced at leading sales teams focused on Commercial, Industrial and Institutional customers. Pam joins Empower from Constellation, an Exelon Company, where she was an Executive Director. At Constellation and earlier at Pepco Energy Services, she led the development of C&I sales teams that originated numerous large projects and energy transactions.