Team

Co-founders / Partners

Co-founder, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Committee Chair

Co-founder, Partner, President, Chief Operating Officer, Investment Committee Vice-Chair

Executive Leadership

Managing Director

Managing Director,
Chief Compliance Officer

Managing Director

Chief Project Officer

Keith Bluford

Keith Bluford

President, Fidelis Power and SVP, Government Affairs

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, Operations and Development President, Capio Sequestration, LLC

Managing Director

SVP, Fidelis Infrastructure, LP
President, Viridis BioFeed, LLC

Senior Engineer

Managing Director

External General Counsel*

* As partner at Kean Miller, LLP

Operations and Development

Stephen McNair

VP, Operations and Project Development

Michael Neese

VP, Operations and Project Development

Senior Vice President, Operations and Development President, Grön Fuels, LLC

John Jones

Chemical Engineer

VP of Project Administration & Controller

Michael Jarlsjo - Analyst

Michael Jarlsjo

Analyst

Sam Shapiro - Analyst

Sam Shapiro

Analyst

Joe Shapiro - Analyst

Joe Shapiro

Analyst

Operating Partners and Senior Advisors

Fidelis is honored to have a distinguished Advisory Panel of Senior Advisors and Operating Partners, each of whom the Founders have known and/or worked with over the span of their careers. The members of our Advisory Panel create value at various stages of the life-cycle of infrastructure assets, depending on their background, experience and training.  Such value-add ranges from origination and sourcing, through due diligence and closing, project delivery and commissioning and into operations and follow-on platform growth and board representation.  

Fidelis Operating Partners and Senior Advisors include seasoned veterans of publicly traded companies in the infrastructure markets, publicly traded utility and national engineering and construction firms, and state cabinet level regulatory heads and state and federal utility regulatory agencies and commissions.  Their experience also covers the spectrum of market sectors central to the Fidelis investment strategy includes executive leadership of engineering and construction firms, project finance law partners of national law firms, ownership and leadership of circular economy / recycling firms, project development, construction operations and maintenance, industrial safety, and wireless tower and fiber optic network firms. 

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Daniel J. Shapiro

Co-founder, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Committee Chair

Prior to Fidelis Infrastructure II, LP, Mr. Shapiro served as the co-founder, Managing Partner, Investment Committee Chairman and Chief Compliance Officer of First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC and as President of the General Partner of First Infrastructure Capital, LP (First Infrastructure).  Prior to his role as head of First Infrastructure, Shapiro served as President of Quanta Capital Solutions, Inc. (QCS), the project investment arm of Quanta Services, Inc. a NYSE publicly traded Fortune 500 construction firm.  Before being recruited to launch QCS by the CEO of Quanta Services, Inc., Shapiro served in several executive roles at The Shaw Group Inc., also a NYSE publicly traded Fortune 500 company (acquired by CB&I in 2013), including, President of Shaw Capital, Inc., Shaw Infrastructure Investments, Inc. and Global Head of Infrastructure Investments, EVP of Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions, President, Shaw International, Inc. (Dubai, UAE), and President of Stone & Webster Consultants. Throughout his career, Shapiro was involved in, evaluated and led infrastructure investments across the telecommunications, energy, and renewable energy infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining The Shaw Group Inc., Shapiro also served as Chief Legal Officer and EVP of Government and Regulatory Relations at Actel Integrated Communications, and while an attorney at Gordon, Arata, McCollum, Duplantis & Eagan represented Cox Communications during the post-Telecommunications Act of 1996 deregulation of the United States telecommunications markets.  Prior to practicing law, Shapiro served as Law Clerk for The Honorable Frank J. Polozola, United States District Court Judge, Middle District of Louisiana. Shapiro also served in the military as a member of the Army Military Intelligence Corps, Army Judge Advocate General Corps, 415h Military Intelligence Battalion and 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (“Louisiana Brigade”), a modular infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) of the Louisiana Army National Guard, where he attained the rank of Major and specialized in combat operational law.  Shapiro graduated with honors from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and returned to teach as Adjunct Professor of Ethics and Professionalism.  His additional honors and additional service include:  member of the editorial board of the Louisiana Bar Journal, Distinguished Military Graduate, Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Recipient of the Michelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism and Ethics Award of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors of the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and Senior Warden of the Vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Houston Texas. 

Bengt Jarlsjo

Co-founder, Partner, President, Chief Operating Officer, Investment Committee Vice-Chair

Prior to co-founding Fidelis Infrastructure II, LP, Mr. Jarlsjo was the co-founder, Partner, Investment Committee Member of First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC.  Mr. Jarlsjo also served as a board member for Arcanum Infrastructure, LLC, Raven Butene-1 Holdings, LLC, and Raven Butene-1, LLC.  Prior to his roles at First Infra, Jarlsjo served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Project Development of Quanta Capital Solutions, Inc. (QCS), the project development and investment arm of Quanta Services, Inc. (QSI) a Fortune 300 construction firm.  At QCS, he established project development and diligence processes and procedures from screening through development and implementation.  He led the project development for the Maurepas Pipeline in St. James, Louisiana, a complex pipeline system now owned by Energy Transfer Partners.  He was involved in the investment, evaluation, design and construction of numerous energy infrastructure projects over the span of his career.  Jarlsjo has an MBA (honors) from Tulane University and a BS in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University where he was a member of the LSU Football and Track teams.  He also holds an electrical engineering degree with concentration in power generation and transmission from Älvkullegymnasiet, Karlstad in Sweden.

Gardner Boulmay

Managing Director

Prior to Fidelis Infrastructure II, Mr. Boulmay served as a co-founder, Partner, and Investment Committee Member of First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC.  While there, he served as co-transaction lead for First Infrastructure Capital’s acquisition of WhiteWater Midstream and investment in the Whistler Pipeline.  In addition, he served as a board member for WhiteWater’s Delaware Basin Residue and Whistler Projects. Prior to his role at First Infrastructure Capital, Mr. Boulmay served as a Senior Vice President for Quanta Capital Solutions, Inc. (QCS), the project development and investment arm of Quanta Services, Inc. (QSI) a Fortune 300 construction company.  While at QCS, he served as co-transaction lead for QCS’ investment in Alberta PowerLine (APL), a joint venture between QSI and a Canadian utility.  The APL concession involved developing, designing, building, financing, owning, operating, and maintaining a 310-mile, 500 kV transmission line with two associated substations in Alberta, Canada.  APL won multiple project finance awards including the PFI Americas P3 Deal of the Year 2017, the Infrastructure Journal’s Global North American Transmission Deal of the Year 2017, and the P3 Gold Award for Best Financial Structure 2018. In addition, he served as co-transaction lead for QCS’ investment in and divestiture of Howard Energy Partners (HEP), a midstream company serving producers in the Eagle Ford Basin. Before being recruited to launch QCS, Mr. Boulmay served as a Director of Shaw Capital, the investment arm of The Shaw Group, Inc, also a NYSE publicly traded Fortune 500 company (acquired by CB&I in 2013).  While at Shaw Capital, he led a team of five professionals responsible for the financial valuation, due diligence, and risk identification processes in Shaw Capital as well select acquisition assignments for The Shaw Group.  He also served as a Program Manager for the Bring New Orleans Back Task Force where he led the effort to obtain over $50 million of expense reimbursements from FEMA to the City of New Orleans related to Hurricane Katrina disaster costs for damaged emergency service vehicles.  Throughout his career, he was involved in, evaluated, and led infrastructure investments across the telecommunications, energy, and renewable energy infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining The Shaw Group Inc., Mr. Boulmay served as a Lead Financial Analyst for Entergy, Inc. (also a NYSE publicly traded Fortune 500 company); the U.S. Operations Manager for Lycos; and a Research Fellow for McKinsey & Company. Mr. Boulmay earned an MBA (with honors) from Tulane University and a BS in Economics from Babson College, where he graduated second in his class and served as Editor-In-Chief of The Babson Free Press.

Mike McGown

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. McGown has more than 20 years of energy and infrastructure experience as a project developer,  CFO, investment banker and corporate lawyer.  Prior to joining Fidelis, McGown was an early developer and CFO at Magnum Development. Magnum controls the largest salt dome in the Western U.S. In 2019, Magnum announced that it was jointly developing with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems a 1,000MW green hydrogen storage facility. The facility will provide a reliable and renewable green hydrogen solution to southern California’s challenged power grid. McGown also co-founded Magnum NGLs (Sawtooth Caverns), a six million barrel, six-cavern butane and propane storage facility at the Magnum site, which is the largest in the Western U.S.  McGown served as a co-lead and CFO in Magnum NGLs’s development, project financing, construction, and ultimate exit to NGL Energy Partners. Prior to Magnum, McGown served as CFO of Madagascar Oil, a London based oil and natural gas company with assets in Africa, where his tenure culminated upon the sale of a majority interest in its largest asset to TOTAL, S.A.  Earlier in his career, McGown focused on energy and infrastructure projects as an investment banker at Jefferies & Co. and as a corporate and project finance lawyer at Vinson & Elkins LLP. McGown earned an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. summa cum laude from South Texas College of Law. 

Sanjeev Menon

Managing Director

Mr. Menon has over 25 years of experience in the energy & infrastructure sectors covering conventional and renewable power generation, telecommunications and transportation investments.  Menon held multiple roles in corporate and project finance, business and project development, asset ownership, and risk management.  Menon has strong experience in renewable energy project development having closed over 350 MWs of solar project development. Prior to Fidelis, Menon served as the CFO & SVP Structured Finance of Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions (U.S division), one of the largest solar EPCs globally. Menon also served as CFO & SVP Structured Finance for Phoenix Solar, an EPC firm; VP Finance for Lincoln Clean Energy, a solar and wind developer and IPP (recently sold to Orstead);  Director Structured Finance & Business Development for SunPower; and Vice President for GE Capital’s energy and telecom groups. Menon earned a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Columbia University.

John Plumlee

Chief Project Officer

John Plumlee is an Executive, Entrepreneur, Investor and Advisor with more than 30 years of experience in development, engineering, construction, maintenance, and operations for critical assets and infrastructure globally.  John is the former Chief Operating Officer of Allied Power, a utility services company, which he co-founded while working as an operating partner at Bernhard Capital Partners.  Allied is now part of Charah Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CHRA) a leading provider of mission-critical environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry.  Previously, John was President of the Electrical Division of PowerTeam Services and CEO of T&D Solutions.  Prior to this appointment, he served as CEO and member of the Board at Sunora Energy Solutions an NRG company.  Earlier, he held the position of President of Dynamic’s Industrial and Infrastructure business unit, Vice President of US Operations and Maintenance at Jacobs Engineering and Chief of Operations for the Shaw Group’s Capital Services Segment. His prior experience also includes general management roles, consulting and entrepreneurial ventures spanning start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across development and finance, engineering, construction and maintenance services, consulting and technology. The industries served by these businesses have primarily included power generation (nuclear, fossil & renewable), energy and telecom infrastructure, refining, chemicals, mining, discrete and high-tech manufacturing as well as public and private infrastructure.  John holds bachelor and Master’s degrees in Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and spent his early career deeply engaged in project delivery. John is a business builder, innovator and thought leader in the development and application of advanced technologies, new business models and streamlined processes for businesses engaged in development, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations. John is passionate about the “triple bottom line” and looks for opportunities to advance sustainability, diversity/inclusion and economic returns. Additionally, he is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP©), with hands-on project, program and business management experience as a manager, executive and entrepreneur working with major A/E firms, service providers, investors and directly for well-known owner/operators.  

Brett Buchanan

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Buchanan has more than 20 years of Accounting and Finance experience.  Prior to joining Fidelis Infrastructure, Mr. Buchanan was the Chief Financial Officer and Valuation Committee Member of First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.  Mr. Buchanan also served as Acting Chief Financial Officer for Arcanum Infrastructure, LLC, Raven Butene-1 Holdings, LLC and Raven Butene-1, LLC, a private equity sponsored portfolio company that develops, owns, and operates production and support infrastructure assets.  Prior to his roles at First Infra, Mr. Buchanan was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC) for 18 years where he served numerous clients and held various national and global roles while working in the Houston Texas, Los Angeles California, Stamford Connecticut, Tampa Florida, Toronto Canada and London England offices.  He spent the last 8 years of his career at PwC focused on Asset Management a part the Financial Services Sector.  Mr. Buchanan has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, in Hamilton Ontario Canada, where he was an elected member of the Student Representative Assembly and a member of the Emergency First Response Team.  He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and Illinois as well as a Chartered Professional Accountant in Ontario Canada.

Pete Hollis – SVP Operations and Project Development

Pete Hollis

Senior Vice President, Operations and Development President, Capio Sequestration, LLC

Prior to Fidelis Infrastructure II, LP, Mr. Hollis was the CEO of Cronus Capital Partners, a water midstream and injection company targeting asset acquisitions in the Midland Basin with the goal of developing a water midstream supersystem.  Prior to his role as CEO of Cronus, Hollis served as COO of Lagoon Water Midstream, a water midstream, disposal, and recycling company where he lead the operations team through the buildout of 17 disposal wells, 200+ miles of pipeline, and a large water recycling facility supporting multiple oil & gas operators in the STACK.  Before being recruited to Lagoon, Hollis progressed through multiple leadership positions at Marathon Oil where he served on the senior leadership team for the Midcontinent Basin and Global Supply Chain holding positions including Supply Chain Manager – Midcontinent Operations, Category Manager – North America Drilling and Completions, and Market Intelligence.  Hollis began his career working for NASA Johnson Space Center where he was a Contracting Officer managing projects in support of human spaceflight operations.  Prior to his tenure at NASA, Hollis worked with Shapiro, Jarlsjo and Boulmay as an MBA intern at The Shaw Group Inc. and earned the Top Intern 2006 Award.  Hollis holds a B.A. in economics and political science along with an MBA from Louisiana State University.

Larry Coleman

Managing Director

Mr. Coleman is a seasoned strategy and operations executive. He began his career as an engineer with the investor owned utility Atlantic Energy (Now part of PEPCO Holdings). After several years Coleman transitioned to Blair Park Services a family owned telecommunications design and build business where he ran the Engineering and Business Development operations. While at Blair Park, the telecommunications industry was under radical change. He saw the growing demand for fiber optic connectivity and started Sunesys. Sunesys was a CLEC that designed, built, owned and operated regional and metro fiber optic network.  As the founding president of Sunesys, Mr. Coleman led the firm’s fiber strategy from inception to exit.  Under his leadership, Sunesys became one of the preeminent providers of state-of-the-art optical transport services (or “dark fiber”) in North America. From a family business Mr. Coleman managed the sale and operation of Sunesys through successive ownership by Exelon, GFI (now Oaktree Capital), Infrasource, Quanta Services and ultimately being acquired by Crown Castle. At the time Crown Castle acquisition, Sunesys was licensed in 13 states, and  had expanded its network presence to several major metropolitan areas across eight states in the United States, including California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, and Arizona. Through the successful deployment of networks in these markets, Sunesys during Coleman’s tenure as President, built and owned  over 10,000 miles of fiber across 60% of the top 10 basic trading areas. Sunesys was sold to Crown Castle in 2015 for $1 billion. Larry worked with Shapiro, Jarlsjo, and Boulmay while at Quanta Services, Inc. and has known them for over 10 years.” Following his time at Sunesys, Mr. Coleman joined Netspeed, a pure play fiber-to-the-home provider as an investor and President. Netspeed continues to grow its markets in the Northeast United States. Coleman earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University with additional executive coursework at Harvard and Wharton.

Bryan Ferguson

Bryan Ferguson

Managing Partner, BSC Group

Bryan S. Ferguson, Managing Partner, BSC Group LLC. Mr. Ferguson has over 30 years of experience in the energy, environmental, transportation and finance industry including holding several senior executive positions. His firm advises energy industry refiners, pipeline companies, engineering & construction firms, transportation and terminal firms on matters involving logistics, renewable energy, export strategy, project development and finance. Other executive roles have included; President of Empire Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil & gas exploration and production company. His responsibilities included: overall corporate and financial management: evaluation, strategy and structure of corporate funding and acquisition operations, exploration and production leases, drilling, completion and off-take arrangements, SEC reporting, marketing, IR/PR, international operations (Nicaragua, Ghana), Forex, ExIm, asset management, political and public authority interface in various countries in Europe, Africa, Australia and Central America.

Mr. Ferguson was also a Principal of Shaw Capital, Inc. the investment arm of The Shaw Group, Inc, a NYSE publicly traded Fortune 500 company where he worked with Shapiro, Jarlsjo and Boulmay. While at Shaw Capital, he provided investment fund marketing, capital structure, origination and development of investment transactions. As a principal, he helped manage the two joint venture fund companies: Shaw Infrastructure Investments, LLC, a $600 million infrastructure investment fund and Leaf Clean Energy, a $400 million public renewable energy investment fund. Target markets included domestic, international, commercial and US government opportunities as well as efforts on projects in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bolivia, India and UK. Mr. Ferguson also supported state and federal political efforts for the company as Vice President of Government Affairs in Washington DC, providing advocacy, strategy, cabinet level branding and business development where he provided interface with agencies including: Department of State (international matters) Department of Energy (domestic and international matters), Department of Transportation (infrastructure matters), U.S. Agency for International Development and White House (policy).

As a principal in his firm BSC Group LLC, Mr. Ferguson has developed relationships and experience in developing projects in the midstream transportation logistics sector in both fossil fuels and renewable fuels including feedstock origination, off-take agreements and terminal design, construction and operations. 

Mr. Ferguson graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology where he was a four-year letterman as quarterback of the football team. He and his wife Elaine have two sons and he enjoys golf, music and the culinary arts.

Sam Holden

Technical Advisor

Mr. Holden has over 35 years of experience in the petrochemical and energy infrastructure sectors, including petrochemical plant, power distribution, and pipeline design. He works with Fidelis leadership to pursue and develop the best fit technology for proposed projects and works with engineering firms to develop engineering design packages. Prior to joining Fidelis Infrastructure, he worked at Quanta Capital Solutions, Inc. and First Infrastructure Capital Advisors on the Butene-1 Raven project as a Project Execution Consultant. Early in his career, he worked for M.W. Kellogg and Fluor Daniel as a Process Engineer supporting detail design for ethylene, polyethylene, refineries, and catalyst production plants. He later worked for The Dow Chemical Company as a Project Engineer leading engineer teams developing construction packages for an EDC plant expansion,  OSBL utility plants, pipelines, and terminals. He was a Technical Licensing Specialist at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he worked with EPCs preparing process design packages to ensure they followed licensing requirements that would meet the Goodyear synthetic rubber production guarantees. At Williams he was a Project Manager for a gas processing plant expansion and pipeline projects. He specializes in developing and managing engineering for FEL packages through construction packages for petrochemical plants. Mr. Holden has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Scott Thompson

Managing Director

Scott Thompson was the Founder and CEO at Venyu, where he was responsible for executive management and day-to-day operations at the company. In 1989, he founded NTG (now known as Venyu) as a systems integrator specializing in technology solutions for law firms throughout Louisiana. Scott envisioned opportunities overlooked by others in the field and addressed them with innovative systems and support resulting in tremendous growth and a national presence. By the year 2000, NTG had designed, constructed, and opened the very first commercial datacenter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He sold the business in 2007 to PHNS, a Healthcare IT Outsourcer and remained as CEO. In 2010 he led an MBO of the company with private equity partners The Gladstone Companies and Madison Parker Capital. Venyu was acquired by EATEL, a regional telecommunication provider in Baton Rouge, La, in August of 2013 and Scott where he remained President through the end of 2015. Scott currently remains actively involved in several private equity endeavors.

Gordon Polozola

External General Counsel *

* As partner at Kean Miller, LLP

Gordon is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. Prior to rejoining the firm, Gordon served as executive vice president and general counsel for the Fidelis Co-Founders at First Infrastructure Capital, LP. Prior to First Infrastructure, he served as vice president and regional general counsel for a major independent power producer in the Southeast. Gordon provides Fidelis general counsel legal services on a part-time as needed basis through an engagement with Kean Miller, LLP.

Gordon has over twenty five years of expertise in electricity, natural gas pipelines and telecommunications, including tariffs and ratemaking, power & commodity sale/purchase agreements, EPC agreements, wholesale energy markets, NERC regulation and compliance audits, asset dispositions, O&M contract negotiations, ad valorem tax disputes and litigation, FERC wholesale transmission and interconnect agreements, and environmental regulations and compliance. He has proven skills in executing strategic business goals among diverse company business units through solutions-oriented approach, while mitigating legal and regulatory risks.

Gordon represents clients in the areas of electric power, energy, telecommunication, water and sewer, pipeline regulation, and trucking/transportation regulations. He represents local, regional, national and global utilities and utility consumers in contract negotiations and regulatory proceedings before the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Florida Public Service Commission, Tennessee Regulatory Authority, Mississippi Public Service Commission, Federal Communications Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Gordon has also represented local gas distribution companies, water and sewer companies and pipeline companies in rate application cases before the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

He has extensive knowledge of federal regulations and decisions relating to the development and operation of power projects and the obtaining of qualifying facility status and has earned the designation as a Certified Cogeneration Professional and Distributed Generation Certified Professional from the Association of Energy Engineers. Licensed in Louisiana.

Brian Carter SVP Fidelis

Brian Carter

Senior Vice President, Operations and Development
President, Grön Fuels, LLC

Brian Carter is President of Gron Fuels and EVP of Fidelis Infrastructure.  Brian has over 25 years of leadership experience in the chemical industry, including business management, operations, technology, and supply chain and has previously been Global Vice President of Flame Retardants and Global Vice President of Fine Chemicals with Albemarle and Head of Global Operations Support at JBS.  Brian holds a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and completed the Duke University Executive Leadership Program.

Larry Whaley

VP of Project Administration & Controller

Larry Whaley has a highly diverse professional background spanning more than 30 years, where he has been directly responsible for managing most of the support functions within services companies, including: accounting, human resources, risk and insurance, legal,  information technology, contract management, supply chain management, administrative processes, financial controls, and project controls. He developed, implemented, and managed workflows, processes, teams, systems, and tools which drove efficiencies and savings for existing and startup companies. Prior to joining Fidelis Infrastructure, Larry served as the vice president of administration at Allied Power; a company he helped found and which became one of the largest power service maintenance providers in the U.S with over 5,000 employees. At Allied Power, Larry served as a member of the company’s senior leadership team focused on internal operations. For a period of his time at Allied Power, he focused on the development of an international project to provide services to the nuclear industry in the UAE. He also supported the merger of the company with Charah Solutions,LLC and the combined company was taken public on the NYSE. At PowerTeam Services, Larry implemented corporate initiatives for financial controls, a new ERP system, and financial/fleet management tools across multiple subsidiaries for the regional utility services company. Sunora Energy Solutions, another company that Larry played a major part in founding, performed development, engineering, construction, and maintenance services for the renewable energy industry. At Sunora, he served as CFO and VP-Finance and Administration. Besides developing and being responsible for accounting and administration, he served as one of the principal officers directly interacting with the board of directors. Sunora Energy successfully developed utility scale and distributed renewable projects from Guam to Necker Island. The company was eventually rolled into NRG Energy. At The Shaw Group, Larry worked in two different roles. First, as controller for Plant Services, he was responsible for financial reporting, internal controls, and transaction processing for the $1billion segment of the public Fortune 500 company. Later, he worked as Executive Director for the same segment and was responsible for developing contracts with new customers and delivering support to field operations providing services to these customers. Prior to The Shaw Group, Larry managed the information technology department for James Construction Group. Larry was instrumental in bringing new technologies to the industrial and highway contractor, including new a ERP system, paperless workflow, and integrated bidding and cost management. Larry started his career as a business analyst working in project controls and as the manager of capital equipment at T.L. James Construction, Inc. During periods between some of the roles, Larry worked as project controls/project management consultant through PPMG, LLC and he held a project management professional certification. Larry graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Management from Tulane University.   

James F. O’Neil, III

Managing Partner Advisor

Jim O’Neil serves Senior Advisor to Fidelis. Mr. O’Neil is the Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Director of Orbital Energy Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries. Jim O’Neil, a veteran executive of the power industry, earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tulane University in 1980. Mr. O’Neil joined Quanta Services, Inc. in 1999 as Vice President of Operations Integration and in 2002 advanced to Senior Vice President of Operations Integration & Audit. He continued to advance to Chief Operating Officer from October 2008 to 2011, then as the Chief Executive Officer from May 19, 2011 to March 14, 2016 and President from October 2008 to March 14, 2016. Throughout his tenure at Quanta, he was responsible for various initiatives including the company’s growth strategy, internal audit, and merger and acquisition initiatives. During 2020, Mr. O’Neil led the acquisition of Reach Construction Group by Orbital Energy Group. He currently serves on the board of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV (Independent Director since February 2019), FirstEnergy Corp. (Independent Director since 2017) and NRC Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE American: NRCG) (director since 2017). From 1980 to 1999, Mr. O’Neil held various positions with Halliburton Company, lastly as Director, Global Deepwater Development. Mr. O’Neil and his wife, Tracey, are personally active and loyal financial supporters of Waller/Austin Counties, Texas non-profit programs devoted to providing scholarship funds to students who participate in the 4H Club and fair programs throughout the year.

Nora Mead Brownell

Senior Advisor

Nora M. Brownell is the co-founder of ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC, a women-owned business providing innovative and highly-skilled consulting services. Prior to this, Nora Mead Brownell was nominated by President George W. Bush to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) where she served from the time of her confirmation in May 2001 until June 2006 when her term expired. Ms. Brownell’s tenure at the FERC reflects her longstanding and unwavering commitment to fostering competitive markets to serve the public interest. She championed the development of independent transmission organizations for wholesale power. As a leading advocate of responsive and effective independent board governance at RTOs and corporations, Ms. Brownell is a strong proponent of FERC policies that promote investment in national energy infrastructure development. Prior to FERC, Ms. Brownell served as a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) from 1997 to 2001 and took an active role in the rollout of electric choice in Pennsylvania. In addition to her work establishing the framework for one of the nation’s most successful retail electric markets, she supported Pennsylvania’s pursuit of competition in local markets for telecommunications, deployment of advanced services, enhancement of services to rural areas, protection of consumers, and advancement of special services. Ms. Brownell served as the Chair of the Board of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). She has also served on the boards of National Grid PLC, Tangent Energy, Spectra Energy Partners, New World Capital, TerViva Bioenergy, ONCOR, Comverge, Starwood Energy Fund, and the GridWise Architecture Council. In addition, Ms. Brownell has lectured at the Vermont Law School’s Center for Energy and the Environment, the Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities, the University of Idaho, the Wharton Energy Club, and others. Ms. Brownell is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and attended Syracuse University.

Tim Barfield

Senior Advisor

Tim Barfield is a shareholder and the President of CSRS, Inc., which he joined in 2016.  He brings his extensive business, governmental, legal, and financial expertise to lead the firm and help develop the firm’s next generation of leaders. Prior to CSRS, Mr. Barfield served as the Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, which handled over $9 billion of annual gross cash collections. Previously, he served as the Office of the Governor’s Executive Counsel and the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Executive Director, where he led the reform of the State of Louisiana’s workforce development system and its transformation into a modern workforce agency. Before working in the public sector, Mr. Barfield served for over 12 years as an executive at The Shaw Group, Inc. (acquired by CB&I in 2013). Shaw provided engineering, construction, maintenance, technology, fabrication, remediation, and support services for clients in the energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure, and emergency response industries, as well as federal, state, and local government. Mr. Barfield’s roles included President and Chief Operating Officer for the then publicly-traded, Fortune 500 firm with over 22,000 employees and operations in 180 locations across the world, as well as President of Shaw’s Environmental & Infrastructure Division, Senior Vice President in charge of mergers and acquisitions and strategic initiatives, Managing Director of Shaw U.K. Limited, and Shaw’s Secretary and General Counsel. Mr. Barfield also served as the Chief Development Officer for Amedisys, Inc., a leading home health and hospice company.  Currently, Mr. Barfield  serves as  a board member for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, the Foundation for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Foundation.

Kevin Clement

Operating Partner

Kevin C. Clement has over thirty-nine years of energy industry experience across midstream and infrastructure market sectors in refined products, natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, asphalt, residual fuels, internal consulting and municipal leases/public finance.  In 2016 Mr. Clement founded Lorica Energy, LLC as Managing Director and currently provides consulting services in the energy sector.   Prior to Lorica Energy, Mr. Clement held industry roles including President Midstream and Executive Vice President of SandRidge Energy, Vice President of SemGroup Operating G.P., L.L.C., President of SemStream, L.P., President of SemGas, L.P., President and Chief Operating Officer of SemMaterials, L.P.    Mr. Clement began his career at Koch Industries where he served over 23 year holding various officer positions in natural gas liquids, refined products, asphalt/materials and finance divisions. Kevin has actively participated in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures across public and private transactions for both C-corporations and MLP’s in excess of $5 billion dollars across his career.

Clement currently advises and sits on four private equity backed midstream venture boards:

  1. Independent Director -Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. in May 2020.  Steel Reef is a Calgary Canada based Midstream company engaged in gas gathering, processing and transportation in Canada and U.S. gas basins.   

  2. Advisory Board Chairman – Jet Infrastructure, LLC.  Jet Infra is a portfolio company of InstarAGF, a Toronto Ontario based infrastructure fund. Jet Infrastructure specializes in last mile infrastructure needs in the aviation sector.

  3. Non-executive Director – Superior Pipeline Company for Partners Group on behalf of their equity interest. Superior Pipeline is a gathering and processing midstream subsidiary of Unit Corporation (NYSE ticker UNT) that is jointly owned by Unit, Partners Group and OP Trust.  

  4. Director- Arcanum Chemical.  Project Raven as Partners Group’s outside non-executive director.   Project Raven is a fit for purpose Butene-1 chemical plant in Baytown Tx.  Raven’s plant capacity is fully contracted under a tolling structure with all credit rated petrochemical counterparties.  

In addition to the current board activity, Kevin previously had served on the Board of NGL Energy Partners (ticker NGL) 2011- 2014. In his consulting capacity, Kevin has had the opportunity to advise in most hydrocarbon production areas of the United States such as the Permian, Eagle Ford, Mid-continent, DJ, Bakken and Marcellus basins in addition international areas of the North Sea, Germany and Norway.

Randall Wisenbaker

Senior Advisor

Randall C. Wisenbaker,  COO & Principal, TechServ Consulting and Training, Ltd. Mr. Wisenbaker has over 30 years of experience in electric power engineering, testing, and construction industry while holding several senior executive positions for a Fortune 500 company, including President of Dashiell Corporation, President of North Houston Pole Line, and Executive Vice President of Operations at Quanta Services. Mr. Wisenbaker graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science. His career has included execution and management of several different functions all related to the electric utility including engineering, project management, testing, construction, safety and health, equipment asset management and merger and acquisitions. His industry and leadership experience is instrumental in allowing TechServ to evaluate and create unique service solutions for our utility customers. Mr. Wisenbaker enjoys golf and is an instrument rated private pilot.

Greg Shapiro

Operating Partner

Greg acquired 100% of Shapiro Brothers, a successful recycling/scrap business incorporated in 1946. Under his leadership Shapiro Brothers grew to be the largest recycler in the Midwest. Shapiro Brothers had 4 processing plants (Missouri and Illinois). Greg was an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri of Science and Technology and Webster University. Greg’s work at the University of Missouri led to a joint patent with Dr. Paul Worsey on recycling technologies. Shapiro Brothers was purchased by Carl Icahn’s family office in 2011. He holds a BSChe and MBA (with honors) from Washington University in St Louis. Greg Shapiro is Dan Shapiro’s cousin and has known Bengt Jalsjo for eight years.

Glenn Curtis

Glenn Curtis

Operating Partner

Major General Glenn Curtis (retired) has 37 years of distinguished service with the Louisiana National Guard. He retired as The Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard in 2019, a position he held since 2011.  Prior to his tenure as The Adjutant General, he held many leadership positions including Director, Joint Staff, Louisiana Joint Force Headquarters, Chief of the Joint Staff, Louisiana Joint Force Headquarters, Commander of the 225th Engineer Group, Director of Logistics for the Joint Force Headquarters-Louisiana, Chief of Staff to the Purchasing and Contracting Officer in Baghdad, Iraq. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Curtis was assigned as Chief of the Joint Staff for the Joint Force Headquarters Louisiana. Among his many accolades, he is a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Award in 1989, was named Battalion Commander of the Year in 1999, and was a Business and Industry Top 40 under 40 recipient in 2002. He also served as President of the Adjutant General Association of the United States, an association of all 52 (including Guam and Puerto Rico) Commanding Generals of each State National Guard organization.  He received his BS in Agricultural Business from Louisiana State University and his Master of Science from the United States Army War College.  He also completed courses within the Department of Defense including the United States Army Command & General Staff College,  Joint Task Force Commanders Course, and Dual Status Commanders Course.

Katy Gottsponer

Operating Partner

Katy Gottsponer has had over two decades experience in the energy infrastructure industry. As a partner in a major U.S. law firm, she advised clients in connection with the development, investment, financing and refinancing of major energy infrastructure projects. These projects include power generation and transmission (including renewable energy projects, conventional power generation and battery storage), midstream natural gas transportation and storage projects, petrochemical facilities, LNG liquefaction, regasification and storage facilities, and LNG-to-power projects. A pragmatic and collaborative advisor, she has worked with management teams of private equity investors, global asset managers, infrastructure funds, commercial banks, development finance institutions, multilaterals and export credit agencies to evaluate and structure financeable energy infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Katy has particular experience advising sponsors and borrowers in connection with complex international project financing transactions, including projects that provide a significant development impact in the region. Katy has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center where she teaches Project Development and Finance.

Henrik W. Rasmussen

Senior Advisor

Henrik W. Rasmussen graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1989 with a degree in chemical engineering before relocating to the United States in 1991.  He has worked at Haldor Topsoe for over 32 years and has held many technical and management positions for all Topsoe’s business units. His technical expertise covers the Ammonia, MeOH and Hydrogen plant industry and specifically the refining industry for both catalyst and technology. In the last few years Henrik has been heavily involved with Topsoe’s green and blue process technologies for the production of renewable fuels, green and blue Ammonia, MeOH and hydrogen.  Since 2007 Mr. Rasmussen has been the Vice President of Catalyst and Technology with responsibility of Topsoe’s catalyst and license technology business for the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. In early 2021 Henrik is assuming the role as Managing Director for the Americas responsible for Topsoe business in North and South America with offices in Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

Brad Hardin

Senior Advisor

As President, Brad leads all aspects of the Diode business including sales, finance, negotiation and management. After building the Diode initiative from the ground up within the Black & Veatch business, the company now has 13 employees, with over $2bn in project development backlog and year over year growth of 200%. On a day to day basis, he focuses on deal origination, partner alignment, customer relationships, fund raising, team management and resource provisioning. Under Brad’s leadership, Diode has grown from a small initiative to a strategic and funded business unit within the $3+bn Black & Veatch enterprise.

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