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Team

Our people are hard-working, resourceful, and innovative.

From construction to investment and operation, the LS Power team integrates energy solutions, skills, and market trends to identify, evaluate and execute on opportunities that are designed to benefit our customers, communities, and investors.

Our team of more than 300 people spans multiple disciplines across project development, acquisitions, project finance, engineering, construction management, power marketing and origination, fuel management, transmission, and regulatory and environmental compliance. Additionally, we create thousands of jobs throughout the country at our project sites and energy transition companies through our development and operations activities.

Across our efforts, LS Power facilitates new forms of clean energy and takes the necessary steps to ensure that safe, dependable electricity is available for future generations.

Management Committee

Mike Segal

Founder & Chairman

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Mike Segal

Mike Segal founded LS Power in 1990 and serves as Chairman of the Management Committee. Mr. Segal has five decades of experience in the power industry. Under his leadership, LS Power has grown to become one of the largest independent power and energy infrastructure developers in the United States involved in the development of conventional generation and renewable power plants, as well as major transmission projects across the nation. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Segal served as Co-Head of Commercial Union Energy Corporation, where he led their investments in power generation projects. Before that, Mr. Segal was President of The Energy Systems Company, a private developer of cogeneration projects. He also held various positions, including General Manager of Power Generation and Systems Planning, with LEMCO Engineers, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to LEMCO, Mr. Segal worked for the Department of Energy in the former Soviet Union.

Mr. Segal received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute in the Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 and is a United States citizen.

Paul Segal

Chief Executive Officer

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Paul Segal

Paul Segal serves as the Chief Executive Officer of LS Power and is a member of the Management Committee and Investment Committee, overseeing one of the largest independent power and transmission developers in the United States. Prior to being named CEO in 2011, Mr. Segal oversaw LS Power’s asset management and renewables development activities. In 2002, Mr. Segal founded Luminus Management, a hedge fund which invested across the capital structure of publicly-traded power, energy, utility and related companies. He was President and Portfolio Manager until 2011 and sold the business in 2017. Mr. Segal began his career at Smith Barney as a generalist in the mergers and acquisitions Investment Banking group.

Mr. Segal graduated with highest honors from the Rutgers College of Engineering with a B.S. in Bio-Chemical Engineering.

Mr. Segal is a member of the Mount Sinai Department of Medicine Advisory Board, the Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Council, the board of the Digestive Disease Research Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the NYU Law School’s Institute for Policy Integrity.

Darpan Kapadia

Chief Operating Officer

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Darpan Kapadia

Darpan Kapadia joined LS Power in 2004 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of LS Power and is a member of the Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to being named COO in 2017, Mr. Kapadia served as Head of Strategy. He is also a member of the Investment Committees of Edge Principal Advisors, Verance Capital and Marmora Capital, which are all LS Power affiliates that invest across real estate, sports, media and alternative investments. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Kapadia was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he managed assets for institutional and private clients. Previously, Mr. Kapadia was a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he provided strategic and financial advisory services to corporations.

Mr. Kapadia received a B.A. in Economics with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. with highest distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mr. Kapadia currently serves on the Board of Directors for electric vehicle charging company EVgo Inc., renewables and battery storage platform REV Renewables LLC, and global risk management advisory firm K2 Integrity Inc. He is also a member of the William and Mary Foundation Board of Trustees, the William and Mary Public Policy Advisory Board, the Kellogg Alumni Council, the Kellogg Private Equity Advisory Council, and the Executive Council of the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN).

James Bartlett

Vice Chairman

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James Bartlett

Mr. Bartlett joined LS Power in 2005 and serves as Vice Chairman and is a member of the Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Bartlett served as a Managing Director in Credit Suisse’s Energy Investment Banking Group where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the utility and independent power sectors. Previously, Mr. Bartlett was an Associate at Kendall Capital Partners and an Analyst at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Mr. Bartlett received a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, and an M.A. in Economics with honors from Tufts University.

Joseph Esteves

Chief Financial Officer

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Joseph Esteves

Mr. Esteves joined LS Power in 2004 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of LS Power, responsible for the Firm’s financing activities. Mr. Esteves is also a member of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Esteves served as Executive Vice President at Comverge, Inc., a power technology firm serving electric utilities. Previously, he spent fifteen years with major investment banking firms focused on the energy and power industries. Those roles included Managing Director and Region Head of Project Finance at UBS; Vice President, Structured Finance at Goldman Sachs & Co.; and Vice President, Corporate Finance at Salomon Brothers Inc.

Mr. Esteves received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a B.EE from The Cooper Union.

Ron Fischer

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

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Ron Fischer

Mr. Fischer joined LS Power in 2006 and serves as General Counsel. Mr. Fischer is also a member of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Fischer was the Deputy General Counsel of Calpine Corporation, where he was involved in all aspects of the development, construction and financing of numerous generation projects, as well as the negotiation and structuring of a variety of commercial and financial arrangements.

Mr. Fischer received a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.

David Nanus

President, LS Power Equity Advisors

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David Nanus

Mr. Nanus joined LS Power in 2005 and serves as President of LS Power Equity Advisors. Mr. Nanus is also a member of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Nanus was a Vice President in Lazard Freres’ Power and Energy practice, where he advised power and utility companies on mergers and acquisitions and restructuring transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Nanus was an Associate at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he was a member of both the Financial Sponsors and Global Energy practices. Mr. Nanus began his career with Arthur Andersen in the Transaction Advisory Services and Audit Groups where he performed due diligence and provided accounting advice related to private equity transactions.

Mr. Nanus received a B.S. in Applied Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.

Paul Thessen

President, LS Power Development

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Paul Thessen

Mr. Thessen joined LS Power in 1992 and was named President of LS Power Development in 2008, leading the Firm’s transmission and generation development opportunities. Mr. Thessen is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Thessen has led the successful development of more than 10,000 MW of greenfield generation projects and several large-scale transmission projects totaling more than 680 miles.

Mr. Thessen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Nate Hanson

President, LS Power Generation

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Nate Hanson

Mr. Hanson joined LS Power in 2011 and was named President of LS Power Generation in 2022, overseeing the asset management, energy management, and regulatory affairs of the Firm’s generation fleet. Mr. Hanson is also a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Hanson was a Vice President in NextEra Energy Resource’s power marketing division, responsible for wholesale load-serving transactions and commodity hedge strategies. In addition, he had asset management and development responsibilities, including mergers and acquisitions, for their Northeast portfolio. Previously, Mr. Hanson worked for Intercontinental Energy Corporation, focusing on power plants and large industrial development and asset management. He began his career with General Electric, where he focused on training and operations of power plants utilized in the Naval Nuclear program.

Mr. Hanson received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with honors from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute.

John King

Executive Vice President, Renewables

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John King

Mr. King joined LS Power in 2006 and serves as Executive Vice President of Renewables, developing and completing some of the earliest utility-scale Solar and Battery Energy Storage projects in the U.S. Mr. King is also a member of the Investment Committee. He previously held oversight responsibility for LS Power’s portfolio of operating power plants from 2013 to 2017. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. King worked at Calpine Corporation from 1994 to 2005 in various positions, including as a Senior Vice President responsible for Calpine’s business development in the Western United States and international business activities.

Mr. King received a B.S.C. from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. from California State University, Hayward.

Regulatory, Compliance and Reporting

Scott Carver

Senior Vice President & LS Power Associate General Counsel

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Scott Carver

Mr. Carver joined LS Power in 2001 and serves as Associate General Counsel for the Firm. Mr. Carver has extensive experience in the power and development sector. Previously, he was an attorney in private practice counseling industry groups, lenders and public entities in connection with the development, construction, operation and financing of real estate and energy projects, and environmental regulatory compliance and permitting issues.

Mr. Carver received a B.A. from Colby College and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.

Anna Cavaco

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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Anna Cavaco

Ms. Cavaco joined LS Power in 2012 and serves as Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources.  Prior to LS Power, Ms. Cavaco was a Human Resource Business Partner at ADP TotalSource, providing client management support for executives and designated companies with 2,000+ employees. Previously, Ms. Cavaco was Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Ms. Cavaco began her career at Jet Aviation, a General Dynamics Company, as a Human Resources Consultant for their Fixed Based Operations.

Ms. Cavaco received a B.S. in Business Management from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. from Montclair State University, and is a certified HR Professional by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

 

Khia Davis

Manager, DEI and Engagement

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Khia Davis

Ms. Davis joined LS Power in 2021 and serves as the Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Engagement, leading strategy for the development and execution of the Firm’s DEI and employee engagement initiatives, “Powering Change”. Ms. Davis brings over 20 years of experience, including 15 years of strategy development and program implementation for global, national, and local companies across healthcare, pharmaceuticals, banking, hospitality, and entertainment. Prior to LS Power, Ms. Davis was the Diversity Work Life Program Manager at Horizon BCBSNJ, where she developed their diversity communications and program strategy.

Ms. Davis received a B.A. in Sociology from the University at Albany and a Masters of Professional Studies in HR Management from Stony Brook University. She is a member of the Society for Diversity and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Davis is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

Shimon Edelstein

Executive Vice President & Head of Tax

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Shimon Edelstein

Mr. Edelstein joined LS Power in 2011 and serves as Head of Tax, overseeing the tax planning and reporting functions across the Firm. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Edelstein worked as a Managing Director and tax attorney at Fortress Investment Group. Previously, he was a tax associate at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and began his legal career as a federal law clerk to Judge Edward R. Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Edelstein received a B.S. in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Touro College and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he served on the editorial staff of the Brooklyn Law Review.

Joe Myers

Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

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Joe Myers

Mr. Myers joined LS Power in 2007 and serves as Chief Accounting Officer for the Firm’s corporate and portfolio-level accounting and financial reporting functions. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Myers was the Director of Corporate Accounting for Foster Wheeler Ltd. Previously, he was the Controller for Consolidated Edison Development, LLC.

Mr. Myers received an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John’s University and a B.S.C. in Accounting from Rider University (f/k/a Rider College) and was a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Jennifer Neill

Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer, Private Equity

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Jennifer Neill

Ms. Neill joined LS Power in 2007 and serves as Chief Accounting Officer for Private Equity. Prior to LS Power, Ms. Neill was the Controller of Pomona Capital, a private equity fund of funds where she worked for over eight years. Previously, Ms. Neill was a Senior Accountant with Grant Thornton.

Ms. Neill received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University and was a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Suzanne Pepe

Senior Vice President, Tax Counsel

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Suzanne Pepe

Ms. Pepe joined LS Power in 2009 and has more than thirty years of experience as an attorney and over 25 years of experience as a tax advisor in the regulated and unregulated energy industry, providing advice on energy related operations and transactions. Focus areas include structured project finance, renewable investments, mergers and acquisitions, partnership and structured leasing. At LS Power, Ms. Pepe is responsible for tax structuring and planning, and advising with respect to the development, construction, acquisition and operation of energy assets and their related businesses.

Ms. Pepe received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern California and a J.D. and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Marjorie Philips

Senior Vice President, Wholesale Market Policy

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Marjorie Philips

Ms. Philips joined LS Power in 2019 and leads the Firm’s market policy and regulatory affairs liaising with federal, state and regional agencies. Ms. Philips has extensive experience as an attorney and advocate of energy policy. Prior to LS Power, she was a Director of RTO and Federal Affairs for Direct Energy responsible for relations with federal agencies, Congress, and RTOs including MISO, ISO-NE, NYISO, and PJM. Previously, Ms. Philips was a Managing Director of Market Development at PSEG Energy Resources & Trade and a Vice President at Constellation Energy. Ms. Philips began her career as an attorney at Skadden Arps and then served as in-house legal counsel for Exelon Corporation.

Ms. Philips received a B.A. with honors in Political Theory from McGill University, Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Sharon Segner

Senior Vice President, Transmission Policy

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Sharon Segner

Ms. Segner joined LS Power in 2009 and leads the Firm’s transmission development policy efforts in several regional transmission organization markets and federally in Washington, DC. Prior to LS Power, Ms. Segner was a lead developer for Competitive Power Ventures and PG&E National Energy Group. Additionally, Ms. Segner has served as the Principal Advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy Subcommittee on Energy, and has also served at the White House Office of Management and Budget focusing on energy issues.

Ms. Segner received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. from Rice University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Emily Simonis

Head of Investor Relations

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Emily Simonis

Ms. Simonis joined LS Power in 2011 and serves as Head of Investor Relations and Business Development. Prior to LS Power, Ms. Simonis was Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at Hutchin Hill Capital. Previously, Ms. Simonis was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in Prime Brokerage and Institutional Equity, focused on business development and client consulting. Ms. Simonis began her career at Merrill Lynch Tokyo, where she sold equity derivatives to Japanese and U.S. institutions and last served as Director in Merrill Lynch New York, advising U.S.-based asset managers and pension funds.

Ms. Simonis received a B.A. in Political Science from Willamette University and attended the Tokyo International University Bekka Program.

Raymond Soto Jr.

Chief Technology Officer

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Raymond Soto Jr.

Mr. Soto joined LS Power in 2010 and serves as Chief Technology Officer, directing the Firm’s Information Technology and Information Security (IS&T) efforts. Mr. Soto has over 20 years of experience in IS&T and previously worked at US Power Generating Company, where he directed the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Security program in accordance with NERC standards. Mr. Soto holds several professional certifications and accreditations including CNSS 4011 recognition from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems. Mr. Soto is a member of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector for the protection of U.S. Critical Infrastructure, and the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Advisory Board.

Mr. Soto received a B.S. in Information Systems and Business Management.

Scott Tansey

Senior Vice President & Treasurer

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Scott Tansey

Mr. Tansey serves as Treasurer of LS Power and oversees the Firm’s Treasury department, including managing our commercial banking relationships, compliance with financing agreements, and participating in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Tansey joined LS Power in 2007. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Tansey held executive financial and accounting roles in both public and private companies.

Mr. Tansey received an M.B.A in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a B.S.C. in Accounting from Rider University (previously Rider College), and is a Certified Public Accountant, inactive.

Jeff Wade

Chief Compliance Officer

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Jeff Wade

Mr. Wade joined LS Power in 2011 and serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and is a member of the Investment Committee. From 2011 through mid-2017, he also served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Luminus Management. Previously, Mr. Wade worked at Wiggin and Dana LLP as an Associate in the White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Group where he represented investment banks, hedge funds, and other institutional clients in a broad range of regulatory, civil, and criminal inquiries from the SEC, NYSE, FINRA, DOJ and other regulators and enforcement agencies. Prior to that, Mr. Wade worked for Morgan Stanley as a Director in the Legal & Compliance Division and began his career at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as a Litigation Associate.

Mr. Wade received a B.A. in Biology, cum laude, from Denison University and a J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School.

Lawrence Willick

Executive Vice President, Transmission Regulatory

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Lawrence Willick

Mr. Willick joined LS Power in 1996 and serves as Executive Vice President for transmission business development and transmission project development. Mr. Willick has participated in the successful development of over 7,000 MW of greenfield power generation and several large-scale transmission projects. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Willick was a utility industry consultant.

Mr. Willick received a B.S. in Engineering, summa cum laude, from Tulane University and an M.B.A. with honors from Tulane University.

Development and Operations

Robert Colozza

Executive Vice President, Project Development

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Robert Colozza

Mr. Colozza joined LS Power in 2001 and serves as Executive Vice President of Project Development, overseeing transmission development and planning activities for the Firm. Mr. Colozza has more than sixteen years of experience in the electric power industry. Mr. Colozza has held various positions at LS Power with a primary role in the project and business development of new power generation and transmission projects.

Mr. Colozza received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

B. Cameron Fredkin

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, LS Power Grid

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B. Cameron Fredkin

As Chief Operating Officer of LS Power Grid, Mr. Fredkin oversees all operations and business activities of LS Power’s electric transmission businesses.  LS Power Grid owns and operates electrical transmission assets in 7 states and 5 regional transmission organizations across North America. As part of his oversight role, Mr. Fredkin provides leadership to the numerous departments driving safety, reliability, and cost efficiency.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Fredkin held various roles within and outside of LS Power concentrated on project development and new business development in the energy industry.

Mr. Fredkin holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and an MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Kathy French

Head of Environmental, Health & Safety

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Kathy French

Ms. French joined LS Power in 2001 and has over twenty years of experience in environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance. Ms. French is responsible for ensuring the Firm’s fleet of operating assets remains in adherence with EHS regulations and additionally is a member of the Investment Team, reviewing potential acquisition assets for EHS risks, value-adding opportunities, and as a resource to portfolio companies. Previously, Ms. French was on the environmental team at Total Containment.

Ms. French received a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Drexel University. Ms. French is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).

Anthony Hammond

Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management

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Anthony Hammond

Mr. Hammond joined LS Power in 2013 and serves as Head of Asset Management, overseeing the operations and commercial activities for the Firm’s entire operating portfolio. Mr. Hammond is also a member of the Investment Team. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Hammond was in Asset Management at Exelon and held roles in Engineering, Operations, Acquisition, Divestiture, and Development with Constellation Energy. Mr. Hammond began his career in the energy industry in the Central Maintenance group of Baltimore Gas & Electric.

Mr. Hammond holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore.

Marc Kline

Senior Vice President, Energy Management

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Marc Kline

Mr. Kline joined LS Power in 2009 and leads the energy marketing and trading team responsible for the gross margin of LS Power’s generation fleet, hedging electricity sales, procuring fuel and emissions, and conducting fundamental market analysis. Mr. Kline is also a member of the Investment Team. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Kline was a trader on Bank of America’s Global Commodities team, supporting their proprietary and franchise businesses in natural gas, electricity, and oil/NGLs.

Mr. Kline holds a B.S. from Cornell University.

Rich Manganiello

Senior Vice President, Energy Trading

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Rich Manganiello

Mr. Manganiello joined LS Power in 2018 and has 25+ years of experience in the natural gas industry.  His focus is natural gas trading and marketing while managing the fuel needs of the company’s generation fleet.  Prior to joining LS Power, he was Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Trading for Noble Group, trading wholesale natural gas in North America.  Previously, he was Managing Director of East Gas Trading at Freepoint Commodities responsible for developing the natural gas trading desk, Managing Director at Sempra Energy Trading and Senior Trader at Mirant Corp.

Mr. Manganiello holds a B.S. in Finance from Providence College.

Mark Milburn

Senior Vice President, Project Development

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Mark Milburn

Mr. Milburn has over 30 years of experience in the power industry focused on the development, design and construction of fossil and renewable generation and high voltage transmission projects.  Since joining LS Power in 2001, he has led the development of numerous projects, and currently oversees the development of major renewable and transmission projects in the Western U.S.  Prior to LS Power, Mr. Milburn was a power engineering consultant and worked at firms including Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, and TÜV Energy Services.

Mr. Milburn holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a registered Professional Engineer.

Investment and Finance

Peter Anderson

Senior Vice President, Private Equity

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Peter Anderson

Mr. Anderson joined LS Power in 2014 and serves as a member of the Investment Team. His responsibilities include origination, mergers and acquisitions, financing, due diligence, and asset management for the Firm’s energy transition and conventional generation investments. Mr. Anderson has engaged on a variety of transactions across the energy sector during his time at LS Power including transportation electrification, renewable natural gas, distributed generation, and conventional and renewable generation. Previously, Mr. Anderson was an Associate in Barclays’s Power and Gas Commodities group where he focused on structured power and gas commodity transactions.

Mr. Anderson holds a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia.

John Burke

Managing Director, Private Equity & Finance

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John Burke

Mr. Burke joined LS Power in 2006 and serves as a member of the Investment Team. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Burke was an Executive Director in CIBC World Markets’ Leveraged Finance/Sponsor Coverage Group, where he focused on leveraged buyouts and general acquisitions for private equity groups that specialized in power, energy and general infrastructure. Previously, he was a Director of Structured Finance with BZW, the Investment Banking Division of Barclays Bank PLC, where he specialized in domestic investor-owned electric utilities, independent power companies and infrastructure projects. Over his career, Mr. Burke has advised on, structured and arranged over $30 billion of power related financings in all layers of the capital structure.

Mr. Burke received a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Reid Capalino

Senior Vice President, Business Development

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Reid Capalino

Mr. Capalino joined LS Power in 2020 and serves as a member of the Investment Team with a focus on both growing existing business lines and launching new ones. Previously, Mr. Capalino served as a Managing Director with Aligned Climate Capital and a Principal with Aligned Intermediary, both investment platforms focused on deploying capital into clean energy and related areas. Mr. Capalino began his career as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank Climate Advisors (DBCCA).

Mr. Capalino received a M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Reed College.

David Chang

Senior Vice President, Private Equity

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David Chang

Mr. Chang joined LS Power in 2011 and serves on the Investment Team responsible for originating and managing investments in the energy sector across the capital structure. Mr. Chang covers greenfield development, M&A, distressed debt, E&P, structured financing, restructuring and recapitalization. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Chang was in the Global Energy investment banking group at Credit Suisse.

Mr. Chang holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University.

Gary Gitelman

Managing Director, Private Equity

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Gary Gitelman

Mr. Gitelman joined LS Power in 2007 and serves on the Investment Team, focusing on clean energy investments, acquisitions, and financings, and is responsible for the Firm’s renewable tax equity investment program. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Gitelman was part of Luminus Management, a former LS Power affiliate, where he was responsible for investments in global industrials, clean energy, and technology sectors. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Gitelman was in investment banking at WestLB, ABN Amro, and Fieldstone Private Capital Group where he advised clients on leveraged acquisitions, project financings and principal infrastructure investments. Mr. Gitelman began his career as an engineer in the infrastructure sector and electric power industry.

Mr. Gitelman has a B.S in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

Ernest Kim

Managing Director, Private Equity

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Ernest Kim

Mr. Kim joined LS Power in 2010 and serves as a member of the Investment Team, responsible for acquisitions, financings and other commercial activities. Previously, Mr. Kim was in investment banking in the Infrastructure & Utilities group at Macquarie Bank, advising clients on power and utility mergers and acquisitions as well as other transactions. Previously, Mr. Kim was an engineer in the power generation industry commissioning and operating power plants for Alstom power and Consolidated Edison Company of New York.

Mr. Kim received a B.S. in Marine Engineering & Shipyard Management from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

David Marshall

Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Private Equity

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David Marshall

Mr. Marshall joined LS Power in 2011 and serves as Associate General Counsel for Private Equity and is a member of the Investment Team. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Marshall was an attorney in private practice providing legal counsel to developers, private equity sponsors and financial institutions in connection with the acquisition, disposition, development and financing of energy projects. Mr. Marshall began his career at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

Mr. Marshall received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia and a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review.

Matthew Mitchell

Managing Director, Private Equity

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Matthew Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell joined LS Power in 2006 and serves on the Investment Team responsible for mergers and acquisitions, financing, due diligence and asset management. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Mitchell was an Analyst in Merrill Lynch & Co.’s energy & power group where he focused on unregulated power generation transactions.

Mr. Mitchell received a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.

Richard Roloff

Managing Director, Private Equity & Finance

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Richard Roloff

Mr. Roloff joined LS Power in 2003 and serves on the Investment Team with responsibility for project and acquisition financing, and divesture activities for the Firm including new and existing investments, greenfield businesses including contracted and merchant thermal and renewable generation, and high voltage transmission facilities. Mr. Roloff began his career as an Analyst with Luminus Management investing in distressed power generation facilities and helped spur the formation of LS Power Equity Advisors.

Mr. Roloff received a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from The George Washington University.

Alex Staehely

Senior Vice President, Private Equity

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Alex Staehely

Mr. Staehely joined LS Power in 2014 and serves on the Investment Team, responsible for originating and managing acquisitions, divestitures, financings, portfolio company oversight, and other commercial activities. Mr. Staehely has been engaged on a variety of transactions across the energy sector including distributed energy, demand response, energy efficiency, energy storage, and large-scale power generation. Prior to LS Power, Mr. Staehely was an Analyst at Tenaska Capital Management where he was on the private equity investment team analyzing and sourcing large-scale power generation transactions.

Mr. Staehely earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting & Finance (Financial Analysis) from Creighton University in 2013.

John Staikos

Managing Director & General Counsel, Private Equity

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John Staikos

Mr. Staikos joined LS Power in 2005 and serves as General Counsel for Private Equity and is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Staikos was an Associate in the Global Projects and Energy Group at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP where he represented private equity funds, independent power producers and other financial institutions in all aspects of energy specific mergers and acquisition transactions and project financings.

Mr. Staikos received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego and a J.D. cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University.

Cameron Tajvar

Senior Vice President, Private Equity

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Cameron Tajvar

Mr. Tajvar joined LS Power in 2010 and serves on the Investment Team. His responsibilities include originating and executing new investments, divestitures, financings, and providing commercial oversight of existing portfolio investments for a variety of businesses, including battery storage, transmission, solar, wind, and conventional generation. In addition to his transactional activities, Mr. Tajvar serves as Chief of Staff for the Private Equity group, coordinating and tracking the team’s internal activities and new business efforts. Previously, Mr. Tajvar was a member of the power and infrastructure banking teams at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mr. Tajvar received a B.S. from Northwestern University.

“We have a unique platform which combines our strategic expertise as an owner/operator with a very strong finance, investment and deal execution capability … I think it’s very difficult for anyone to replicate. Our team operates with integrity to serve our customers and investors.”

-Mike Segal, Founder and Chairman