Management

Our seasoned management team has worked together for 10 years and possess more than 20 years of experience on average in the energy industry. We have developed, financed and managed more than $12 billion of infrastructure assets, including more than 3,000 MW of wind power facilities. The team combines passion with an entrepreneurial and pragmatic approach which has led to our successful track record.

We are dedicated to building strong relationships with our customers, landowners, communities, and employees. Above all, we are committed to the environment, and we demonstrate that commitment through the great efforts we make to minimize the impact of our facilities on local habitat and wildlife.

Our values are supported by a strong company culture that promotes critical and creative thinking, collaborative problem-solving, and a deep belief in living up to our promises. Our team of scientists, engineers, financial experts, and construction and operations specialists is critical to our overall success and supports our management team with their expertise and perspective into all aspects of our business.

 

Michael Garland

Michael Garland, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Garland is President & CEO of Pattern Energy Group, Inc (Pattern Energy), and also serves as the CEO of Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development), a position he has held since June 2009. Prior to joining Pattern Development, Mr. Garland was a partner at Babcock & Brown from 1986 to 2009, where he initiated and managed project finance activities, energy development and energy investment, and led Babcock & Brown’s North American Infrastructure Group. Previously, Mr. Garland worked for the State of California as Chief of Energy Assessments from 1975 to 1986.

Hunter Armistead

Hunter Armistead, Executive Vice President, Business Development

Hunter Armistead is Executive Vice President of Business Development of Pattern Energy, and also serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development of Pattern Development, a position he has held since June 2009. Prior to joining Pattern Development, Mr. Armistead managed Babcock & Brown’s renewable energy group in North America from 2000 to 2009, focusing on the origination, strategic evaluation and consummation of opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Previously, Mr. Armistead served as Director, Americas Finance at Edison Mission Energy, as Senior Power Developer at ConocoPhillips, and as Industrial Controls Manager at Honeywell International Inc.

Daniel Elkort

Daniel Elkort, Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Prior to joining our company, Mr. Elkort served as Director of Legal Services and Co-Head of Finance of PEG LP since June 2009. Prior to joining PEG LP, from 1996 to 2009, Mr. Elkort was responsible for managing the various project financings of Babcock & Brown’s North American renewable energy projects and served as the senior legal officer in Babcock & Brown’s North American Infrastructure Group. Before joining Babcock & Brown, from 1985 to 1996, Mr. Elkort was employed by the San Francisco based law firm of Jackson, Tufts, Cole & Black, where he was made a partner in 1991.

Michael Lyon

Michael Lyon, Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining our company, Mr. Lyon served as Head of Structured Finance of Pattern Development since May 2010. Previously, Mr. Lyon independently managed a portfolio of investment assets from 2003 to 2010. He was a principal of Babcock & Brown from 1989 to 2003, where he advised clients on, and structured and placed debt and equity in, the independent power industry. Prior to that, Mr. Lyon worked for Geothermal Resources International, Inc. in a variety of roles, including Assistant Vice President, from 1983 to 1988. Mr. Lyon also worked for Main Hurdman, a predecessor to KPMG LLP, from 1980 to 1983 and is a former Certified Public Accountant.

Esben Pedersen

Esben Pedersen, Chief Investment Officer

Prior to joining our company, Mr. Pedersen served as Co-Head of Finance of Pattern Development since June 2009. Prior to joining Pattern Development, Mr. Pedersen was employed by Babcock & Brown from 2007 to 2009, where he focused on the origination and execution of investments in the energy sector. Previously, Mr. Pedersen worked at Enron and AEI as Manager and Senior Director, respectively, from 1999 to 2006, where he served in numerous corporate development and origination roles in the United States and abroad. Mr. Pedersen is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Christopher Shugart

Christopher Shugart, Senior Vice President, Operations

Prior to joining our company, Mr. Shugart was employed by Pattern Development since 2009 where he was Director of Asset Operations and Maintenance. Prior to joining Pattern Development, Mr. Shugart was employed by Babcock & Brown from 2006 to 2009, where he focused on the development and management of transmission, wind and natural gas-fired power facilities. Previously, Mr. Shugart worked for Calpine Corporation as Engineer and Developer from 1998 to 2006.

Dyann Blaine

Dyann Blaine, Vice President and Secretary

Prior to joining our company, Ms. Blaine served as Corporate Counsel for PEG LP beginning in 2009. Prior to joining PEG LP, Ms. Blaine was employed at Babcock & Brown from 1994 to 2009, where she served most recently as Assistant General Counsel and prior to that, as Director of Tax.