Glennmont

 

Alternative energy investment. Absolute returns.

Collective intelligence
powering clean
energy opportunities

Applying decades of experience in
alternative energy investment

We have 40 years
of
collective experience
in renewable energy

The Team

Our team is the secret of our success

Glennmont Partners’ value lies in our people

Our founding members share more than 40 years’ experience in renewable energy. The specialist investment team has been carefully selected for their proven, complementary skills – ranging from technical and developmental through M&A and project finance to operations and asset management in our four focus technologies: wind, solar, biomass and small hydro.

Between us, we have unrivalled access to all key stakeholders within the alternative energy market, such as developers, equipment manufacturers and debt capital providers. With multiple nationalities on the team – speaking a wide range of European languages – we excel at building true, long-term partnerships.

This powerful blend of know-how and networks positions us to guide investors, proactively drive solutions and deliver sustained performance with integrity.

 

Joost Bergsma

Title: Managing Partner / CEO

As founding partner and CEO of Glennmont Partners, Joost has been involved in negotiations of some of the fund’s key wind and solar transactions. He is actively involved in originating new deals through the fund’s development partners, and regularly speaks at conferences and industry events.

Joost has more than 12 years’ experience in energy and power utilities transactions across the value chain, in Europe and emerging markets. In this time, he has devised and implemented asset and exit strategies, raising in excess of EUR 10bn of sales proceeds for energy clients. His CV includes long periods at BNP Paribas (formerly ABN AMRO) and SG Warburg & Co.

Peter Dickson

Title: Partner / Technical Director

As founding partner and technical director of Glennmont Partners, Peter is responsible for the technical aspects of all investments. He also acts as an investment director, leading the fund’s investment in the Sleaford biomass plant, a deal that closed in December 2011.

Peter has worked in renewable energy for 14 years. In that time, he has developed, invested in and constructed renewable energy generation projects with Hyder PLC and United Utilities Green Energy Ltd. As a consultant, Peter acted on behalf of investors to carry out due diligence activities on a number of both conventional and renewable power plant acquisitions. His international experience includes a secondment to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan as part of the UN Development Programme.

Francesco Cacciabue, CFA

Title: Partner / CFO

Francesco joined Glennmont Partners in 2009 and is responsible for the fund’s investment and financial performance. He has more than thirteen years’ experience in energy sector of which eight in renewable. Before joining the team he spent four years at Oxara Energy Group (part of the Fleming Family and Partners group), one of Europe’s first private equity funds to specialise in renewable energy. During his career he successfully led the origination and execution of several investments in wind, solar, biomass and gas-fired plants across Europe.  He is also responsible for developing these projects into operating assets, managing the fund accounts and investors.

Francesco holds a BA in Finance and Accounting from Bocconi University (Italy), a Masters in Finance from London Business School and he is a CIMA qualified management accountant (ACMA). In addition, he is a charterholder of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®).

Scott Lawrence

Title: Partner

Founding partner Scott leads all Glennmont Partners’ solar initiatives. He has worked in solar power generation for 7 years, leading the investment in more than 160 MW of solar photovoltaic generation capacity. Prior to founding Glennmont Partners, Scott was the co-founder and director of Windsor Alternative Investments: a company formed to finance and develop solar power plants in Spain. Before focusing on renewable energy, Scott was involved in private equity acquisitions and debt capital finance for commercial real estate transactions in Europe and the United States.

Jordi Francesch

Title: Head of Asset Management

Jordi joined the team in April 2011 bringing to the team over 13 years of international Financial and business experience in Energy sector and specifically in renewable energy development, operation, maintenance, due diligence, advisory and asset management experience to the company.

Prior to joining the company, he worked at Royal Dutch Shell Plc in the Downstream, Upstream and Clean energy businesses.

Jordi has developed monitoring tools to measure both technical and financial performance versus budgets ensuring that Glennmont Partners are always fully informed about asset performance

Jordi holds BS of both Economics and Business Administration from University Pompeu Fabra in Spain. In 2014 he completed an MSc in Applied Environmental Economics at the University of London.

Claudio Vescovo

Title: Investment Director

Claudio has more than 13 years of experience in private equity, international banking and strategic consultancy, including ten years in renewable energy. Prior to joining the fund, Claudio worked in the Energy & Utilities department of Fortis Bank where he advised and structured project financings for on-shore and off-shore wind farms, solar pv parks as well as conventional power plants in Europe and emerging markets. Claudio joined the bank through the international program for high potentials, which lead to working in several departments of the group (strategy and business development, risk, and principal investments) in the UK, Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands. Claudio began his career at KPMG Advisory in Milan, where he advised financial institutions in strategic decisions and risk management interventions. Claudio lectures in project finance and investment techniques for MBAs and Masters in Finance in the UK and Italy and was given the title of Associate Fellow for academic merits by the Oxford Said Business School.

Henrik Urbansky

Title: Investment Director

Henrik has over 10 years of experience in clean energy investment and advisory working with a number of renewable energy project developers and investment funds.  He has worked on numerous investments in wind, solar and biomass across Europe.  Henrik was involved in all aspects of investing, ranging from transaction origination to deal structuring, the negotiation of acquisition and project agreements, project financing and exits. Henrik began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany, focusing on tax structures for corporate and private clients. Henrik holds a degree in Legal Studies from the University of Lueneburg in Germany and an MBA from the University at Buffalo in the United States.

Jerome Gautrais

Title: Investment Director

Jerome joined Glennmont Partners’ investment team in 2015, bringing over 15 years of experience in structuring projects in the renewable energy and the infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Glennmont Partners, Jerome successfully led the origination and execution of numerous financing and M&A transactions for a European wind project developer. Before that, Jerome was in charge of financial advisory mandates on PPP/PFI transactions in the transport and environment sectors for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He started his career at Suez Environement as a Financial Controller for Latin America operations.

Geoff Hoffheinz

Title: Technical Manager

Geoff joined Glennmont Partners in 2013, bringing to the team over 20 years of international technical experience in renewable energy development, operation, maintenance, due diligence, advisory and asset management experience to the company with experience in Solar, Wind, Hydro (large and small scale) and Biomass technologies. Geoff works within the Asset Management Team of Glennmont Partners, responsible for the technical issues on the operational plants in the fund and also overseeing the construction projects within the fund.

Murray Paterson

Title: General Manager UK Biomass

Murray joined the team at the beginning of 2016 as General Manager UK Biomass working within the Asset Management team.

Murray has extensive experience in leading and managing ‘asset management’, ‘operations’ and ‘commercial’ activities at senior levels in the energy related businesses.  Having been involved in the energy sector for over 20 years, spanning both transportation and generation businesses, he brings to the team senior leadership experience across generation portfolios.

Murray holds a BEng Degree in Engineering Technology from the Robert Gordons University, is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Master In Business Administration from Southampton University.

Manuel Gallio

Title: Biomass Asset Engineer

Manuel joined Glennmont as Biomass Asset Engineer in 2016. He is a Chartered Mechanical engineer with over 12 years of experience in international power projects working both on renewables and conventional plants. In his career he worked in the maintenance department, as a process and commissioning engineer and as a Lenders Technical Advisor on power projects with knowledge of project finance. He is involved in the management of construction and operational assets in the company’s biomass power generation portfolio. He is responsible for coordinating work from external advisors and improving portfolio monitoring and reporting.

Nik Anagnostou

Title: Asset Engineer

Nik joined Glennmont’s asset management team in 2014, bringing over 7 years of experience in renewable energy technical advisory and due diligence. He is involved in the management of construction and operational assets in the company’s wind and solar power generation portfolio. He is responsible for coordinating work from external advisors, providing electrical and SCADA technical expertise, and improving portfolio monitoring and reporting.

Tony Bolden

Title: Financial Controller

Tony joined the team in 2013. He works within the Asset Management Team of Glennmont Partners with responsibility for the commercial aspect of the assets within the fund. Tony has over 20 years’ experience working in various financial roles for blue chip companies within the London insurance market.

Marta Wozniak

Title: Financial Controller

Marta joined Glennmont’s Asset Management Team in early 2017 and is responsible for internal monitoring of the investments and oversees the commercial aspects of the assets. Marta is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has several years of experience in private equity fund administration.

Eleanor Miller

Title: Financial Controller

Eleanor joined Glennmont’s Asset Management Team in 2015 and is responsible for a range of external reporting and internal monitoring of investments, whilst overseeing the commercial management of the assets. Prior to joining Glennmont Partners, Eleanor worked at EY for several years where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant under the ICAEW whilst specialising in Real Estate.

George Thomson, CFA

Title: Manager

George’s detailed understanding of valuation has added valuable support to the fine-tuning of the team’s valuation tools. Prior to Glennmont Partners, George held analyst positions at Dresdner Kleinwort and a project finance advisory boutique.

Josh Matthews

Title: Manager

Josh joined the team in 2010 and has completed biomass, solar and onshore wind transactions across a range of geographies.  Prior to joining the team, Josh completed the BNP Paribas Investment Partners Graduate Training Scheme, including placements in London, Amsterdam, Boston and Hong Kong.

Roberto Casuccio

Title: Senior Associate

Roberto joined Glennmont’s investment team in 2015. Prior to joining the fund, Roberto worked for Antin Solar Investments, successfully contributing to the first of its kind refinancing transaction, and in the M&A division of Rothschild where he was involved in several clean energy transactions.

Alberto Treglia

Title: Associate

Alberto joined Glennmont in 2016 after 5 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to Glennmont, he worked for E.ON’s strategy consulting arm and on the utility’s carve-out. Before E.ON he worked for a special situations boutique advising oil and gas companies, including BP on its Deepwater Horizon financial estimation and provisioning. His career began at Deloitte, focusing on tax structures for corporate and private clients.

Laura Leroy

Title: Associate

Laura joined the Glennmont’s investment team in January 2017 from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.  At EBRD, she specialised in Power and Energy project finance.  Laura has also had experience in asset management at BNP Paribas Investment Partners and in Financial Advisory.

 

Natalie Granger

Title: Office Manager

Natalie joined the team  as office manager in May 2013 from BNP Paribas where she had worked for just under 2 years.  Natalie has over 9 years experience  as a PA,  Assistant, office manager and event’s organiser. Natalie is responsible for organising all the administrative activities, managing the office and providing support to the  partners. She organises all corporate events and provides support on all Glennmont projects.

Alfred Perry

Title: Analyst

Alfred joined Glennmont’s team in January 2017. He had worked for a sustainability-focused asset management advisory firm and carried out internships with fund managers, international consultants and think tanks. He holds an MSt from the University of Oxford, and also studied at the New College of the Humanities.

 

Join the team

We are looking for goal-oriented talent that can enrich our dynamic team.

Working in our diverse, international environment, your responsibilities will test your abilities and push you to the limits of your comfort zone. You will be supported by experts – and have the daily opportunity to collaborate, learn and excel.

“Good investment decisions are driven by hard analytical work and informed, collective judgement calls.”

Joost Bergsma
Managing Partner / CEO