7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West
September 16-17, 2014  |  Palace Hotel  |  San Francisco, CA

Haresh Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Mercatus

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Haresh Patel provides vision and leadership for Mercatus, Inc. Since co-founding the company in 2009 as an energy finance and services organization, he has led the evolution of the business strategy, service offerings, and the Mercatus Origination and Syndication platform. To date, these solutions have empowered over 11 Gigawatts of solar projects for appraisal and screening, enabling over $250M in transactions.

Haresh has more than twenty years of senior management experience driving high revenue growth through sales for electronics technology companies, including Agilent Technology, PMC-Sierra and Texas Instruments. He served as Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WJ Communications, Inc., Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Agilent`s $2B Semiconductor Products Group, and Vice President Sales at PMC Sierra Inc. Haresh has completed Senior Management programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford University Business School and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Robert M. Griffin, Jr.

Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Program Office - U.S. Navy

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Robert Griffin, SES, has more than 34 years of public service and was selected to the Navy's Senior Executive Service in July of 2000. He is the Director of the Renewable Energy Program Office, tasked with overall planning, coordination and integration of renewable energy projects to meet Secretary Mabus' goal of 1 GW of renewable energy by 2020. Previously, he was the Assistant Commander of Acquisition for NAVFAC responsible for oversight for the Command's $10 billion contract program, managing a workforce of more than 950 contract specialist's world-wide. Prior to assuming the role as the Director of Acquisition, Mr. Griffin served as the Director of Public Private Venture Programs at NAVFACENGCOM, Director of the Contracts Management Division at NAVFACENGCOM and Director of the Environmental/Service Contracts Division at the Western Division of NAVFACENGCOM. He has received the President's Meritorious Executive Service Award (2004), Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (1998) and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award (1996).

Brian Tarmey

Vice President, Delphos International

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Brian Tarmey is a Vice President of Delphos International, an independent financial advisory firm that specializes in structuring and raising financing for infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Brian joined the firm in 2007 and brings extensive experience in energy financings having worked on hydropower, wind, solar, biomass, gas and geothermal financings. His recent work includes advising on a $150 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for hybrid solar solutions in India, the Government of Cameroon on a 75 MW hydropower facility, the State Energy Commission of Baja California, Mexico on a 50 MW wind farm, and the Government of Ghana on a 330 km 161 kV transmission line. In addition to his experience in the energy sector, he has advised clients in the manufacturing, telecom, agribusiness, retail and hospitality sectors in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining Delphos International, he worked at AV Concept Holdings Limited, a publicly traded technology firm in Hong Kong, and at OPIC. Brian holds an MA in International Economic Affairs from George Washington University and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.

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