Christopher Compton, Director
Mr. Compton was appointed to our Board on November 20, 2015. Mr. Compton served in various senior finance positions with Chiquita Brand International, Inc. from 1987 to 2012 after which he retired. Following his retirement, Mr. Compton has worked as an independent consultant. Mr. Compton adds an accomplished international banking, capital markets and corporate finance background to our Board and possesses extensive financial experience from his tenure with a large public company. Mr. Compton serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Compton also serves as a director and as a member of the audit committee and compensation committee of TerraForm Power.
John F. Stark, Director
Mr. Stark was appointed to our Board on November 20, 2015. Mr. Stark was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Imergy Power Systems from December 2013 to July 2016. From May 2007 to November 2013, Mr. Stark served as Chief Financial Officer of BrightSource Energy and from April 2004 to May 2007 served as Chief Financial Officer of SVB Financial Group. Prior to his employment in such roles, Mr. Stark served in a variety of senior management capacities for public and private energy companies, including serving in a number of financial and operations positions for PG&E Corp. for over twenty years. Mr. Stark is also currently a member of the board of directors of TC Pipelines, LP, a limited partnership formed to acquire, own and actively participate in the management of natural gas pipelines and related assets, for which he chairs the conflicts committee and is a member of the audit committee. Mr. Stark also currently serves on the board of directors of ASUS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alta Gas Services. Mr. Stark brings to the Company significant financial expertise and experience obtained from his prior service as the Chief Financial Officer for multiple public and private companies, as well as a long history of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Stark serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Stark also serves as a director and as the chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the audit committee of TerraForm Power.
David Ringhofer, Director
Mr. Ringhofer was appointed to our Board on May 26, 2016. Mr. Ringhofer serves as the Head of Legal, Corporate of SunEdison, a position he has held since 2015. Mr. Ringhofer has been with SunEdison since 2009 and previously held various positions, including Assistant General Counsel, Solar Materials and New Ventures and International Tax Counsel. In these roles, Mr. Ringhofer managed the structuring of technology monetization opportunities, was actively involved in the company’s initial public offerings of subsidiary divisions, M&A planning and execution, strategic supply chain structuring and international repatriation strategies. Before joining SunEdison, Mr. Ringhofer spent 5 years in the International Tax practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in various roles. Mr. Ringhofer also served as a director of TerraForm Power from May 2016 through February 2017. The Company believes that Mr. Ringhofer’s leadership, legal and financial expertise will enable him to contribute significant managerial and strategic oversight skills to the Company.
Gregory Scallen, Director
Mr. Scallen was appointed to our Board on June 24, 2016. Mr. Scallen has served as Head of Legal, Global EPC, Procurement and EHS for SunEdison since June 2014. Mr. Scallen joined SunEdison in March 2011 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President Legal, Canada. Mr. Scallen has worked in the power industry for 20 years, with extensive experience in the areas of utility scale development, green energy development, aboriginal law, financing, real estate and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining SunEdison, Mr. Scallen held various positions at Ontario Power Generation with a focus on utility scale hydroelectric development. Mr. Scallen was the Chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association for 2014 and a member of the Ontario Clean Energy Task Force established by the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Economic Development in 2013 for the Province of Ontario. Mr. Scallen also served as a director of TerraForm Power from July 2016 through February 2017. Mr. Scallen adds extensive energy industry experience and legal expertise to the Company.
Mark Lerdal, Director
Mr. Lerdal was appointed to our Board on October 13, 2016. Mr. Lerdal has been an active leader in the renewable energy business for more than 30 years as an executive, investor and attorney. Since April 2014, Mr. Lerdal has been the Executive Chairman of Leaf Clean Energy Company, a closed-end fund focused on renewable energy investments. From 2009 to December 2015, he was a Managing Director of MP2 Capital, LLC, a developer, owner and operator of solar generation assets. Mr. Lerdal served as President of Hydrogen Energy California, a developer of a carbon capture and sequestration facility, from September 2011 to February 2013. Prior to that time, he was a Managing Director at KKR Finance in its debt securities division. Mr. Lerdal served as an independent director and member of the Conflicts Committee from the completion of the Company's initial public offering in August 2015 until November 20, 2015. Mr. Lerdal served as an independent director