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.
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 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.
Howard has over 21 years of domestic and international transactional experience focused on solar energy, project development, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, and intellectual property. Having served as EVP and CLO of EMCORE Corporation, Howard is skilled at building and managing in-house legal departments for both private and publicly-held companies and structuring, negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements.
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.