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.
To date, our executive management team has financed and brought to market:
Our energetic team, including scientists, engineers, financial experts, and construction and operations specialists, 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
Mr. Garland serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Energy and Pattern Development, a position he has held since he co-founded Pattern Energy Group (Pattern) in 2009. Mr. Garland oversees all aspects of Pattern Energy and Pattern Development, but his efforts are largely focused on corporate and industry strategy, capital formation, market and project selection, corporate performance and corporate culture. He is based out of the San Francisco office.
For over 30 years, Mr. Garland’s career 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 of infrastructure assets.
Prior to joining Pattern, Mr. Garland was a partner at Babcock & Brown from 1986 to 2009. As leader of Babcock & Brown’s North American Infrastructure Group, he initiated and was responsible for project finance activities, energy project development and investment, and energy and infrastructure funds management for institutional investors. Previously, Mr. Garland worked for the State of California as Chief of Energy Assessments from 1975 to 1986.
Mr. Garland and his wife Gigi co-founded The Bay School, a high school in San Francisco that focuses on technology and ethics. They also support the University of California, Berkeley’s Physics Department and the University of Washington’s Medical School. Mr. Garland sits as an active Trustee of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation.
President, Pattern Development | EVP of Business Development, Pattern Energy
Mr. Armistead serves as President of Pattern Development, and the Executive Vice President of Business Development of Pattern Energy, a position he has held since June 2009. As President of Pattern Development, Mr. Armistead will have continuing responsibility for all development and origination activities at Pattern Development, as well as the broader responsibility for running the Pattern Development day to day business.
As the Executive Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Armistead leads all global business development, including construction, engineering, and major equipment procurement. Mr. Armistead values the opportunities his position affords him to create new renewable energy projects that become part of the long-term energy infrastructure.
Prior to his time with Pattern Energy and Pattern Development, Mr. Armistead spent 10 years overseeing Babcock & Brown’s North American renewable energy business, including development, construction, and operations. In previous roles, he led financing efforts for Edison Mission Energy and developed multiple cogeneration facilities for Conoco. Mr. Armistead has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Rice University. He is based out of the Houston office.
President, Pattern Energy
Mr. Lyon serves as the President for Pattern Energy. In this role, Mr. Lyon is responsible for the overall operations of Pattern Energy and the execution of its business plan.
Previously Mr. Lyon served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pattern Energy. Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Mr. Lyon served as Head of Structured Finance of Pattern Development. Previously, he was a principal of Babcock & Brown, an Assistant Vice President of Geothermal Resources International Inc. Mr. Lyon earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and previously was a Certified Public Accountant. He is based out of the San Francisco office.
Executive VP and Chief Legal Officer
As Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Pattern Energy and General Counsel of Pattern Development, Mr. Elkort manages all aspects of the company’s in-house legal team and co-manages the project finance team. On the legal side, his efforts focus on corporate legal compliance, transaction structuring and implementation, due diligence, document review and liaising with outside counsel. As co-manager of the project finance team, he oversees debt and tax equity sourcing, transaction structuring, and overall project management.
Mr. Elkort has over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and is one of the founders of Pattern Energy. Prior to joining Pattern Energy, he held a similar role at Babcock & Brown for 12 years. Mr. Elkort received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Chief Financial Officer, Pattern Energy
Mr. Pedersen is the Chief Financial Officer for Pattern Energy and Pattern Development. Mr. Pedersen is responsible for executing capital strategy, corporate development, financial reporting, administration, and treasury activities. With 20 years of experience, Mr. Pedersen has been involved in various levels of investment oversight and management across the energy sector.
Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Mr. Pedersen worked for Babcock & Brown, where he focused on the origination and execution of investments in the energy sector. Before that, he worked for Enron and Ashmore Energy International, serving in numerous international corporate development and origination roles. Mr. Pedersen received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Stetson University and holds a master’s degree in International Economics from John Hopkins University. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst.
Senior VP, Corporate Operations
Mr. Shugart is Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations for Pattern Energy and Pattern Development. He leads several corporate departments, including IT, HR, Procurement and Administration, with an overall mandate to improve Pattern Energy’s efficiency and corporate culture through the deployment of technology and the adoption of new ways of approaching challenges.
Previously, Mr. Shugart was Director of Asset Operations and Maintenance for Pattern Development. Based out of the Houston office, Mr. Shugart is responsible for the safe and reliable operations of Pattern Energy’s ever-growing fleet of renewable energy facilities. Mr. Shugart has been with Pattern Energy since its inception and oversees the full range of operational disciplines, including operations, engineering, asset management, regulatory compliance, supply chain, environmental, and health and safety. He most enjoys working with Pattern Energy’s operations team, which includes technicians, operators, engineers, and asset managers around the world, all of whom have the goal of operational excellence at their facilities. Mr. Shugart is an alumnus of Virginia Tech, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and the University of Phoenix, where he earned his Master of Business Administration.
Senior VP, Project Operations
Mr. Devlin is Senior Vice President of Project Operations for Pattern Energy. He is responsible for the safe and reliable operations of Pattern Energy’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.. In addition he leads the technical services group (meteorological, engineering, and construction) allowing improved synergies between our construction and operations teams.
Prior to joining Pattern Energy in 2015, Mr. Devlin spent 30 years in the energy field in a variety of operational and commercial roles. Most recently, this included 10 years at Avangrid Renewables US where he served as Vice President and was responsible for the company’s Operations team in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Devlin has a Bachelor of Engineering from Queens University and has also completed executive development programs at the Kellogg, IMD and Wharton schools of business.
Senior VP and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Ostberg serves as Pattern Energy’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Ostberg served as Chief Financial Officer of SourceGas, a natural gas utility serving customers in four states, from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Ostberg was with Xcel Energy from 2007 to 2013 as their Assistant Controller initially and later as their Associate Vice President of Revenue Requirements. Prior to Xcel, Mr. Ostberg served as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Markwest Energy Partners from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Ostberg began his career with Deloitte and Touche and has also held executive positions in accounting and finance with Pacific Minerals Inc. and Black Hills Corporation. He is a former Certified Public Accountant.
Senior VP, Business Development
Jean Wilson leads Pattern Development’s U.S. solar business, as well as some of its major transmission-enabled wind projects. She also serves on the Senior Advisory Board of Orion Energy Partners, a NYC based credit-oriented private equity firm focused on energy infrastructure, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Environmental Council. Jean has more than twenty-three years of experience in the U.S. wind and solar power development industry, nineteen of which involved senior management responsibility at market leading companies. Prior to joining Pattern Development, Jean served as Senior Vice President for SunPower Corp., heading their Utilities and Commercial division in the Americas. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Renewable Energy for Iberdrola Renewables (now Avangrid), which at that time was the largest publicly traded renewable energy company in the world by generating assets. In that role, Jean was responsible for Iberdrola’s entire North American renewables business (wind and solar), leading a team of 130+ professionals. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Southern California and her Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
VP Investor Relations, Government Relations
Ms. Webster is Vice President of Investor Relations, Government Relations and Corporate Communications for Pattern Energy. In her role, Ms. Webster oversees Pattern Energy’s global investor relations program, as well as all government relations at the state, provincial, and federal levels. She is also responsible for corporate communications, including media, branding, and corporate social responsibility. Ms. Webster has been with Pattern Energy since 2013, and she 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
Ms. McAdam, serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Pattern Energy and Pattern Development. Deborah joined the team in May 2017, bringing years of Human Resources experience and corporate administration leadership. In her role, 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 lead growing, cutting-edge organizations to new phases of their life cycle. As a native San Franciscan, Deborah is an alumnus of the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Business Administration. 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.
General Counsel and Secretary
Kim Liou serves as General Counsel at Pattern Energy Group, Inc. (PEGI) and also retains his role as Secretary to the PEGI Board. In his role, Mr. Liou manages the legal requirements associated with being a public company, including filings with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, overseeing capital markets transactions, managing the Board of Directors, and reviewing and administering public company policies and compliance. Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Mr. Liou worked as General Counsel at each of Suntech Power Holdings Co, Ltd., a China-based manufacturer of solar panels, and CDC Corporation, a Greater China-based enterprise software and online/mobile services company. Before that, Mr. Liou had worked as an attorney in the investments group of MetLife, Inc., and as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Liou holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical and Computational Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Languages from Stanford University. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University.
VP, Business Development North America
George is the Vice President of Business Development for North American at Pattern Development. 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 Development, he 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 4 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 US Wind Project of the Year.
VP, North American Development, Pattern Development
Cary Kottler serves as Vice President of North American Development for Pattern Development. In this role, Cary 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 Development, 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. Originally from Michigan, Cary grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, which fostered his love of the outdoors in the Southwest. An avid hiker and skier, Cary now lives in Houston with his wife, Meredith, and two daughters. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rice University while captaining the rugby team, and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law. Cary was a founding member of Empower Nepali Girls, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to at-risk children in Nepal. He currently serves as Chair of the Transmission Committee and Co-Chair of the Electrification Task Force for the American Wind Energy Association.
Japan Country Head of Business Development
Prior to joining Pattern Development, 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 more than 500 MW of wind and solar power generation assets in North and South America. Prior to Eurus, Mark worked in investment banking in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, where he advised on energy and infrastructure-related project finance, privatization, and M&A transactions.
Previous to his stint in investment banking, Mark worked for Tomen Corporation and was based in Tokyo.
Mark has spent more than 15 years living in Japan and speaks and reads Japanese fluently.
The Board of Directors of Pattern Energy Group Inc. (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance.
Mr. Batkin serves on the boards of Hasbro, Inc., Cantel Medical Corp. and Omnicom Group, Inc. He served on the board of Overseas Shipping Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2012. He was Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc. from 1990 until 2006, Vice Chairman of Eton Park Capital Management, L.P., from 2007 to 2012 and was with Lehman Brothers from 1972 until 1990. He also is an overseer or board member for a number of non-profit organizations, including, among others, the International Rescue Committee, the Brookings Institution and the New York City Police Foundation.
Lord Browne is chairman of L1 Energy and chairman of Huawei (UK). Prior to joining L1 Energy in March 2015, Lord Browne was a partner at Riverstone for eight years. Lord Browne spent 41 years at British Petroleum, holding various senior management positions during that time. In 1991, he joined the board of The British Petroleum Company plc and was appointed group chief executive in 1995 and remained in this position until May 2007. Lord Browne was chairman of the advisory board of Apax Partners LLC from 2006 to 2007, a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2007, a non-executive director of Intel Corporation from 1997 to 2006, a trustee of The British Museum from 1995 to 2005, a member of the supervisory board of DaimlerChrysler AG from 1998 to 2001 and a non-executive director of SmithKline Beecham from 1996 to 1999.
Lord Browne was the president of the Royal Academy of Engineering from 2006 to 2011 and is chairman of the trustees of the Queen Elizabeth prize for engineering. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a foreign member of the U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was appointed a trustee of the Tate Gallery in August 2007 and chairman of the trustees in January 2009. He was the chairman of the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance, which published its report in October 2010. He was appointed the UK Government’s lead non-executive board member in June 2010. He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Garland serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer 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 2009. Mr. Garland oversees all aspects of Pattern Energy, but his efforts are largely focused on ensuring efficient operations, raising and structuring capital, project selection, strategic planning, and corporate performance and values.
For over 30 years, Mr. Garland’s career 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 since then he has successfully managed the development and investment of more than 5,000 MW of wind projects worldwide.
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, including managing equity investments in energy and infrastructure funds. Previously, Mr. Garland worked for the State of California as Chief of Energy Assessments from 1975 to 1986.
Mr. Garland and his wife, Gigi, co-founded The Bay School, a high school in San Francisco that focuses on technology and ethics. They also support the University of California, Berkeley’s Physics Department and the University of Washington’s Medical School. Mr. Garland sits as an active Trustee of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation.
Mr. Hall was a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets covering public and private capital raising, mergers and acquisitions support and strategic advisory assignments for diversified industry groups from 1979 until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Hall is currently a director of Metamaterial Technologies, Millar Western Forest Products and Stanfield's, and a member of the Advisory Board of Southwest Properties and Purpose Investments/NexC Partners.
Ms. Newson currently serves on the boards of the Alberta Electric System Operator, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST). Ms. Newson retired in 2011 from AltaGas Ltd. as President of the Utility Division and was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of AltaGas Utility Group Inc. from 2005 to 2009, and Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AltaGas Income Trust from 1996 to 2006. Her previous board experience includes Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Brookfield Residential Properties Inc., AltaGas Utility Group Inc., Long Run Exploration Inc., Guide Exploration Inc., Heritage Gas Limited, Inuvik Gas Ltd., and the Canadian Gas Association. Ms. Newson is a Fellow Chartered Accountant.
Ms. Sutphen has more than 20 years of experience advising multinational corporate, philanthropic and institutional investors on the intersection of geopolitics, policy and markets. Most recently, she was a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners (“MAP”), where she led the firm’s U.S. practice providing strategic advice in the areas of financial markets, geopolitics, policy and risk management. Prior to joining MAP, Ms. Sutphen was Managing Director at UBS AG, where she developed new tools for political risk evaluation impacting capital markets. From 2009-2011, she served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for President Obama, advancing the Administration’s policy and regulatory agenda. She was appointed to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board by President Obama and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Sutphen is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources and serves on the Boards of the International Rescue Committee and Human Rights First, as well as on the advisory board of the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.
Mr. Goodman has more than 30 years of financial management experience in senior roles. Mr. Goodman was PepsiCo’s Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2010, after which he was Executive Vice President, Global Operations through 2011. Prior to these roles, Mr. Goodman served in a financial management capacity at several PepsiCo divisions, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo International, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo Beverages International, and as Vice President and General Auditor of PepsiCo. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 1992, Mr. Goodman was with W.R. Grace & Co. in a variety of senior financial positions. Mr. Goodman currently serves as a Director of Adient plc and The Western Union Company. Mr. Goodman previously served as a Director of Johnson Controls, Inc. and Kindred Healthcare Inc.