Team

  • Mike Silvestrini Energea Global
    Mike Silvestrini

    Partner

    • Former President, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenskies Renewable Energy, a leading U.S. C&I solar developer and asset manager. Built business from the ground up to become the largest C&I solar installer in 2016. Marquis customers include Walmart, Amazon and Target.
    • Sourced and closed over $500M of project financing to support the development of over 300 solar projects across the United States, from California to South Carolina.
    • MA from Boston University, and BA from Colorado State University. Completed executive program in private equity and venture capital at Harvard Business School, and served as a member of the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.
    • Listen to Mike on the SunCast Podcast with Nico Johnson
    • Listen to Mike on IFC’s ClimateBiz podcast with Shari Friedman and Marcene Mitchell
  • Chris Sattler Energea Global
    Chris Sattler

    Partner

    • Former COO and Co-Founder of North American Power, a leading US retail energy supplier.
    • Led the company into 35+ utility markets throughout the US while enrolling over 1 million residential and small commercial customers.
    • North American Power was sold to Calpine in 2017, with annual gross sales exceeding $850M.
    • Long executive track record includes roles as VP of Business Development at Clean Energy Collective, a US-based community solar developer, as well as former President of Plant, a NYC-based residential solar developer.
    • BBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business. Harvard Business School alumni through Program of Leadership Development (PLD).
  • Antonio Pires Energea Brazil
    Antonio Pires

    Partner, Brazil

    • 30+ years of executive-level experience in the Brazilian energy sector.
    • Managed the implantation of more than 2GW of power generation projects.
    • Participated in the privatization process of the Vale do Rio Doce Company, Rio de Janeiro state gas company.
    • Throughout his professional life, Antonio worked with large national and multinational companies, including CSN, El Paso Brasil, ThyssenKrupp CSA and SNC Lavalin.
    • Graduated in mechanical engineering with master in Energy planning and MBA in business management and project management, in addition to LLM in business law.
  • Carlos Issa

    Controller, Brazil

    • Carlos has about 30 years of experience in corporate finance, having worked in companies of various segments and, in particular, in the sectors of power generation and oil and gas. As chief executive of the Treasury area of the El Paso Brasil Group and the southern Cone, he participated in the financial management of thermoelectric projects and oil and gas concessions, managing about $3.5 billion in financial resources during its nearly 10 Years of passing through the group.
    • Graduated in economics from Universidade Cândido Mendes and with a master's degree in economics and political science from the University of Texas in Austin.
  • Arthur Issa
    Arthur Issa

    Associate, Brazil

    • Previously worked at BC Engenharia, a thermal power plant business.
    • BA in industrial engineering from Universidade Cândido Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Francisco Maciel Energea Brazil
    Francisco Maciel

    Project Manager, Brazil

    • 30+ years of executive-level experience in Brazil’s energy industry
    • Specific roles in O&M, asset management and project management
    • Worked with national and multi-national companies including CSN, Thyssenkrupp, Genus Overseas, and Varig
    • Graduated in Electrical Engineering and MBA in Industry Business Management
  • Aaron Dirks Energea Puerto Rico
    Aaron Dirks

    Partner, Puerto Rico

    • Co-Founder and former-Chairman of Posigen, one of the largest solar and energy efficiency companies in the United States.
    • Posigen focuses on bringing access to affordable energy solutions to low-to-moderate-income families in the U.S
    • Aaron led the company through over $200 million in capital financing, government relations in multiple states, and the installation of over 13,000 energy efficiency and solar projects. He sold his interest in PosiGen in 2017.
  • Troy Energea Puerto Rico
    Troy Von Otnott

    Partner, Puerto Rico

    • Troy is the Founder of Massive Technologies, an advanced energy commercialization and clean energy/fuel development firm.
    • Massive Tech currently has a Master Research Agreement with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, assisting the university to commercialize their advanced energy R&D.
    • After Hurricane Katrina devastated his home town of New Orleans in 2005, Troy led the effort to pass groundbreaking U.S. clean energy legislation, implementing the nation’s most extensive statewide renewable energy tax credit in Louisiana.
    • In 2008, he formed South Coast Solar in New Orleans, which became the largest solar company in the Southeast until Troy’s exit in 2010.