Our leadership and core management have worked together for more than fifteen years, uniting deep industry knowledge with investment expertise.
They are established innovators with experience across the energy industry, from conceiving and building the TransBay Cable in San Francisco Bay to introducing groundbreaking financial structures in an already revolutionary industry.
Our energetic team includes scientists, engineers, financial experts, and construction and operations specialists, and is critical to our overall success. It supports our leadership team in all aspects of our business with its collaboration, expertise, and perspective.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Garland serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Energy, a position he has held since he co-founded Pattern Energy in 2009. He oversees all aspects of Pattern, with special focus on industry strategy, capital formation, market and project selection, and company culture.
For more than 30 years, Mike has focused on developing, constructing, managing, and investing in energy and infrastructure projects in the United States and around the world. He closed his first wind project financing in 1989, and has since successfully managed or oversaw the development, investment and operations of nearly 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects worldwide and nearly $50 billion in infrastructure assets.
Together with his wife Gigi, Mike co-founded The Bay School, a high school in San Francisco that focuses on technology and ethics. Mike and Gigi also support the University of California, Berkeley’s Physics Department and the University of Washington’s Medical School. Mike sits as an active Trustee of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation and currently serves on the board of directors of SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America, GP. He is based in San Francisco.
Chief Development Officer
Hunter Armistead serves as the Chief Development Officer of Pattern Energy. In his role, Mr. Armistead has the continuing responsibility for all development and origination activities and has the broad responsibility for running the Business Development day-to-day business.
Hunter also leads all global business development, including construction, engineering, and major equipment procurement. He values the opportunities his position affords him to create new renewable energy projects that become part of the long-term energy infrastructure. Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rice University. He is based in Houston.
Executive VP and Chief Legal Officer
Daniel Elkort has been with Pattern Energy since its founding, first as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and now in his role of Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. He also acts as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer and previously served as Director of Legal Services and Co-Head of Finance of Pattern.
Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree from Harvard University. He is based in San Francisco.
Chief Financial Officer
Esben Pedersen has been with Pattern Energy since its founding. Esben has held the position of Chief Investment Officer and now Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for executing capital strategy, corporate development, financial reporting, administration, and treasury activities.
Esben has conducted investment oversight and management across the energy sector for more than 20 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Stetson University and holds a master’s degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst and is based in San Francisco.
Senior VP, Project Operations
Kevin Devlin is Senior Vice President of Project Operations for Pattern Energy. He is responsible for the safe and reliable operations of Pattern’s ever-growing fleet of renewable energy facilities and oversees the full range of operational disciplines, including operations, engineering, asset management, regulatory compliance, supply chain, environmental, and health and safety teams. Kevin also leads the technical services group (meteorological, engineering, and construction) allowing improved synergies between Pattern’s construction and operations teams.
Prior to joining Pattern Energy in 2015, Kevin spent 30 years in the energy field in a variety of operational and commercial roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Queens University and has also completed executive development programs at the Kellogg, IMD and Wharton Schools of Business.
Senior VP, Japan Country Head
Mark Anderson has served as Japan Country Head since starting the Japan business for Pattern Energy in 2014. Prior to joining Pattern, Mark worked for more than 11 years with Eurus Energy America Corporation, acting as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and ultimately Chief Executive Officer. There he oversaw the development, ownership, and operation of wind and solar power generation assets in North and South America. He has advised on energy and infrastructure-related project finance, privatization, and M&A transactions throughout Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Mark has spent more than 15 years living in Japan and speaks and reads Japanese fluently.
VP, External Affairs and Market Intelligence
Sarah Webster is Vice President of External Affairs and Market Intelligence for Pattern Energy. She oversees all of Pattern’s government relations at the state, provincial, and federal levels. She is also responsible for market intelligence, ESG reporting, and for all external communications, including media relations, marketing, and branding.
She has been with Pattern Energy since 2013, and enjoys the opportunities her position affords her to build relationships with company stakeholders and serve as the diplomatic core for Pattern Energy.
Ms. Webster has worked in the energy sector for nearly 20 years, including positions with Winner and Associates, InterGen, Shell, Great Point Energy, and Wind Capital Group. She has also worked as a music critic for the Houston Press.
VP, Human Resources
Deborah McAdam is Vice President of Human Resources for Pattern Energy. In her role, which she has held since 2017, Deborah focuses on building consensus around processes and procedures, with the goal of providing cost-effective enhancements of organizational culture. Her career has spanned renewable energy and consulting industries, where she has led growing, cutting-edge organizations to new phases of their life cycle. A native San Franciscan, Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in business administration from the University of San Francisco. In addition to earning the “Woman of the Year 2010/2011” award from the National Association of Professional Women, Deborah holds certifications in project management and employee relations.
Country Head, Canada
Frank Davis is Country Head and Senior Legal Counsel for Pattern Canada. He acts as the senior representative for Pattern Energy in Canada, with responsibility for market development, government relations, community engagement, joint venture partnerships and relationships with customers. Frank also acts in a senior capacity for the legal activities of Pattern Canada, including the organization and execution of the company’s financial and commercial legal transactions. Prior to joining Pattern Canada in 2011, carried on a commercial legal practice with one of Canada’s largest law firms. He sits on the board of the Canadian Renewables Association (CanREA) and, originally from Newfoundland & Labrador, currently resides in Toronto where he manages the Toronto office of Pattern Canada.
VP, Business Development North America
George Hardie is the Vice President of Business Development for North America. With more than 20 years of experience in the wind industry, he has been responsible for the development or acquisition of more than a dozen projects in the United States, United Kingdom, and Central America, totaling more than 2,000 MW. At Pattern, George has been the lead developer or originator of many of the company’s largest projects including Hatchet Ridge and Spring Valley. He has also led the acquisition of several projects including two in Canada’s Ontario Province (Armow and K2) totaling 450 MW, as well as the 300 MW Finavera Portfolio of wind projects in British Columbia and, most recently, the acquisition of the 200 MW Logan’s Gap Project in Texas and the 150 MW Fowler Ridge IV project in Indiana. George founded his first wind company, International Wind Companies, in 1991. He and his investors sold the company to the Zilkha family in 1998, which was subsequently renamed Zilkha Renewable Energy. George stayed on as President and CEO for almost four years, establishing the team that made Zilkha one of the fastest-growing renewable energy companies in the world and paving the way for Goldman Sachs to acquire the company two years later. In 2003, George left Zilkha to start a new company, G3 Energy, which was subsequently acquired by Babcock & Brown in late 2005. G3 Energy projects that were successfully financed, constructed and operated include the 38 MW Buena Vista Repowering Project in California’s Altamont Pass and the 150 MW Spring Valley in Nevada, which was awarded the 2012 Powergen Magazine U.S. Wind Project of the Year.
VP, North American Development
Cary Kottler serves as Vice President of North American Development for Pattern Energy. In this role, he is responsible for development of wind and electric transmission initiatives across North America, as well as the evaluation and origination of new opportunities. Prior to joining Pattern, Cary served as Executive Vice President of Clean Line Energy. He held a number of roles at Clean Line across the development, commercial and legal sectors, with responsibilities encompassing project development, state and federal permitting processes, FERC matters, corporate compliance, financing arrangements, and commercial agreements. Previously, Cary was a corporate attorney for Vinson & Elkins, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, project development and private equity investments in the energy and power sector, both domestically and internationally.
VP, Solar Business Development
Jon Forrester is Vice President of Solar Business Development for Pattern Energy. Jon joined Pattern in 2017 to lead the U.S. solar business and has more than 15 years of experience in the renewables industry. Jon has held leadership positions at Google, BrightSource, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He served on the Board of Directors of Palen Solar, a 500MW Joint Venture and has negotiated and closed more than three GW of renewable transactions including Joint Development Agreements, Teaming Agreements, project acquisitions, and PPAs. Jon holds a master’s degrees in science and business administration from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego.
VP, Fundamentals and New Markets
Justin Sabrsula is Vice President of Fundamentals and New Markets for Pattern Energy. He provides independent analysis and advice on the key fundamental drivers impacting Pattern Energy’s markets and identifies growth opportunities. He is also responsible for corporate strategy planning. Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Justin served as Head of Strategy for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind division where he led global business and product strategy for equipment and services. He has also held a variety of strategy, product management and marketing leadership roles across GE’s wind, energy storage and solar divisions. He values creating opportunities and driving strategy using rigorous research and analysis, to help elevate company performance. Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University and two master’s degrees, in Urban Planning and Business Administration, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.