About Us

Originally founded inside of Goldman Sachs, MN8 is now one of the largest and most sophisticated renewable energy companies in the US.

Our story began with two simple insights. First, enterprise customers were beginning multi-decade decarbonization journeys. Second, declining costs of renewable energy would disrupt the traditional power grid.

With these insights, we embarked on a mission to serve enterprise customers with the renewable energy and services that they need on their journey to a decarbonized world.

We help customers control their energy future

We know that our enterprise customers need a range of clean energy solutions, from rooftop or carport systems on their offices, campuses, retail locations and industrial buildings, to ground mounted systems that are offsite from their facilities. Our enterprise customers also need assistance managing their power consumption and improving resilience using battery storage facilities. Increasingly, they need electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure, often powered by renewable energy facilities, to service their own fleets of vehicles and the vehicles of their employees, customers and visitors. We develop, own and operate the renewable energy generation facilities, storage facilities and electric vehicle charging stations to serve these needs. Our relentless focus on the needs of our customers has resulted in a leading client roster.  Today, we provide clean, affordable energy and battery storage to over 200 world-class enterprise customers.

The transition to a zero carbon economy is only accelerating – and with our scaled renewable energy portfolio, industry-leading team, and deep technological expertise across solar energy, storage, EV charging and more, we help customers take control of their energy future.

Deep experience across the renewable asset life cycle

Our team of  professionals combines investing, finance, operations and commodities expertise with deep renewable energy industry experience across all phases of a project’s lifecycle: development, engineering and design, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance, and asset management.

 

Our Team

Our founder-led team has over 475 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and has developed or operated over 150 gigawatts of projects.

Executives

Patrick McAlpine

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Patrick McAlpine is our Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Patrick was previously Business Unit Manager for the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Jordan Meer

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Investment Officer

Jordan Meer is our Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Investments Officer. Jordan was previously a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was the Head of Investing and Financial Strategy for the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Pedro Garcia Hrdy

Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Operations

Pedro Garcia Hrdy is our Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Operations. Pedro was previously the Head of Technical Operations for the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he served as Head of Technical Management at Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. Earlier, he was the Senior Director of Technical Services for Terraform Power (formerly listed NYSE: TERP) and SunEdison.

David Fernandez

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David Fernandez is our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. David was previously a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was the Head of Asset Management & Operations for the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he served as Vice President of North America Operations and Asset Management at SunEdison and its affiliate, TerraForm Power Inc. (formerly listed NYSE: TERP).

Moe Hanifi

Senior Vice President and Head of Revenue and Commodities

Moe Hanifi is our Senior Vice President and Head of Revenue and Commodities. Moe was previously a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was the Head of Power Markets for the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, responsible for power sales and commodity management. Previously, Moe was Head of Renewable Power in the Commodities Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Jon Yoder

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jon Yoder is our President and Chief Executive Officer and serves as a director on our board of directors. Jon was previously a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was Head of the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, a 100+ person team focused on investments in the renewable energy sector. During his career at Goldman Sachs, Jon was also Co-Head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Credit Alternatives investing team and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (NYSE: GSBD).

Tim Seck

Senior Vice President and Head of Project Development

Tim Seck is our Senior Vice President and Head of Project Development. Tim was previously the Head of Project Development for the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the Head of US Project Development for Avangrid Renewables (NYSE: AGR).

Ricardo Fabre

Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Operations

Ricardo Fabre is our Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Operations. Ricardo was previously the Head of Asset Operations of the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he served as Head of Technical Operations and Director of Due Diligence at Terraform Power Inc. (formerly listed NYSE: TERP). Earlier, he served as Director of Commercial Operations at SolarCity (formerly listed NYSE: SCTY).

Ashlee Effler

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Ashlee Effler is our Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Ashlee previously led legal matters for the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ashlee was Associate General Counsel of RGS Energy and Corporate Counsel to Mercury Solar Systems.

David Callen

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David Callen is our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. David was previously a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG). Mr. Callen also served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of NRG Yield, Inc. (renamed Clearway Energy, Inc. in 2018 (NYSE: CWEN)) from 2015 to 2018.

Board of Directors

Tim Leach

Chairman of the Board

Tim Leach is the Chair of our Board of Directors. From 2008 until his retirement in 2016, Tim served as chief investment officer of US Bank Wealth Management. During his career, Mr. Leach held senior management positions with U.S. Trust Company and various investment advisers and asset managers, including Wells Fargo Private Investment Advisors, Wells Fargo Alternative Asset Management, ABN Amro Global Asset Management, ABN Amro Asset Management (USA) and Qualivest Capital Management. He currently serves as chair of the board of Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County.

Fiona Macdonald

Board Member

Fiona Macdonald is a member of our Board of Directors. Prior to her retirement in 2014, Fiona served as Managing Director, Executive Compensation for Willis Towers Watson in both the US and Canada. Earlier, Fiona held various leadership positions with William Mercer, part of Marsh McLellan. She also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the Royal Canadian Mint.

David Gadis

Board Member

David Gadis is a member of our Board of Directors. David is Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of DC Water, one of the largest water utilities in the United States. Previously, David served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Veolia Water Indianapolis, a subsidiary of Veolia Group (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE). He is chairman of the board of Blue Drop, DC Water’s nonprofit sales and marketing affiliate. David has also served as the Vice President of Revenue for USA Track & Field.

Kathleen McGinty

Board Member

Kathleen (“Katie”) McGinty is a member of our Board of Directors. Katie is Chief Sustainability, Government Affairs and External Relations Officer for Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI). Earlier, Katie was the Senior Vice President, Oceans at the Environmental Defense Fund. She was a candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania in 2016 and winner of the Democratic primary campaign. During her career she has served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Energy Department Authority and as the Pennsylvania Secretary of Environmental Protection. She was Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Deputy Assistant to the President from 1993 to 1998. She serves on the board of directors of multiple not-for-profit entities.

Brendan McGovern

Board Member

Brendan McGovern is a member of our Board of Directors.  Brendan is currently a Partner and co-founder of an alternative asset management platform.   Previously, Brendan spent 15 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a Partner and the Head of the Private Credit Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, a team of investment professionals managing over $10 billion of capital focused on making loans to U.S. middle market companies.  Brendan was also Co-Head of Credit Alternatives at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (NYSE: GSBD).  Brendan is also on the board of directors of the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation.

Janice Case

Board Member

Janice Case is a member of our Board of Directors. She is currently an independent director and trustee of the Thrivent Mutual Funds and sits on the Whitefish Community Foundation board. She worked at Florida Power Corporation, a subsidiary of Florida Progress Corporation, for nearly 25 years, overseeing the company’s 1.3 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers. She previously served as an independent trustee for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Additionally, she chaired the Cadence Network, Inc. board and served on the boards of Central Vermont Public Service Inc., Western Electricity Coordinating Council, and Aegon/Transamerica Mutual and Series Funds.

J. William Holden, III

Board Member

J. William (“Bill”) Holden, III is a member of our Board of Directors. Bill is Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor at the Taffrail Group, a strategic advisory firm. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vistra Corp. (NYSE: VST). Earlier, Mr. Holden served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genon Energy, Inc. and its predecessor, Mirant Corporation. He currently serves on the board of directors of Breakthrough Atlanta (a not-for-profit entity).

Lorie Buckingham

Board Member

Lorie is a member of our Board of Directors. Lorie is an Operating Advisor on the Goldman Sachs Value Accelerator Platform and focuses on advising C-suite executives on digital and data transformation. She previously served as Chief Development Officer of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO). Earlier, she was CIO and Senior Vice President of Avaya Corporation (NYSE: AVYA) and before that she was CIO and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC). She is the founder of One Planet Life, a social enterprise dedicated to leveraging technology to create a personalized smart world that improves lives and sustains the planet.