Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to everything we do. Arevon thrives on and celebrates different views, beliefs, and values. We are committed to our talented team and partners, regardless of background or affiliation, and to actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our business. We strive to be a place where you can be you and bring your whole self to work
In 2021, Arevon launched its DEI Task Force, composed of team members from all levels across the business. The taskforce works in collaboration with Arevon’s leadership to foster an environment of learning and celebration. It also recommends policies and systems that drive equitable practices, with a goal of reducing incidents of bias and discrimination. At Arevon, we strive to increase growth opportunities for all of our team members. We are committed to removing barriers and biases in the workplace for all employees and vendors.
Arevon Executive Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
John Breckenridge is President and Chief Executive Officer of Arevon, which spun out of the Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure platform in 2021. Previously, John was a Senior Managing Director at Capital Dynamics and Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) for seven years, where he grew the team from $400 million AUM to more than $7 billion. Under his leadership, the CEI team received the 2019 Financial Investment of the Year and the 2018 Financial Deal of the Year at the annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. The team was also recognized in 2019 and 2020 as a Sector Leader in renewable power generation from GRESB, due to its outstanding leadership in sustainability.
John has more than 20 years of direct private equity investing experience, preceded by more than 18 years of operations management. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, John was a managing partner at Bregal Energy, where he led a team exclusively focused on power generation and natural gas-focused investments. Prior to that he spent six years as a partner at CCMP Capital (formerly JP Morgan Partners) where he invested in energy and industrial opportunities. John also served as Chief Operating Officer at Densei Lambda KK, a publicly-traded Japanese corporation with eight factories and more than 4,000 employees located around the world. Earlier in his career, John led several large divisions of Invensys and Exide Electronics in the U.S. and held positions in engineering, sales, and general management at AT&T and StraforFacom SA. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brian Callaway is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Arevon where he leads all finance functions, including sourcing capital at the corporate and project level. Brian is passionate about the renewables space and believes that a sponsor’s strength in finance is a key strategic advantage in this high growth, capitally intense industry. Prior to joining Arevon, Brian led the Structured Finance and M&A teams at sPower. There he helped grow the company from just under $1 billion on balance sheet to over $5 billion and more than 2 GW of operating assets by raising $7 billion of innovatively structured third-party capital across all parts of the capital stack. He also drove the acquisition of more than 1 GW of renewable assets for sPower, including storage, wind and solar. During his previous tenure at NRG Renew (now Clearway Energy Group), Brian was a key contributor on the startup Commercial Execution team and worked broadly across M&A, project finance, and development efforts to help create one of the premier IPPs in the space. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Business from San Diego State University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Tommy Greer is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Arevon, where he is responsible for all commercial activities within the organization across multiple technological sectors. Prior to joining Arevon, Tommy spent more than 13 years at EDP Renewables where he served as the Head of Origination for North America and was responsible for executing more than 5,000 MW of PPAs with load-serving entities, corporations, traders, and institutional customers. During his time there, the structured power and environmental attribute transactions completed by his team exceeded $7 billion in notional value. Tommy holds a Master of Arts in Climate and Society from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Justin Johnson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Arevon. As COO, Justin and his team are responsible for all development, construction, and operations activities for the nation’s second-largest solar portfolio. Justin has more than 20 years of energy and operations experience in procurement, asset management, performance and engineering management, development, and construction. He was instrumental in founding Arevon in 2017 and led the organization in its role as exclusive asset manager to the Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure funds. Justin previously held senior roles at Capital Dynamics, EDP Renewables and Horizon Wind Energy. Prior to joining the renewable energy industry, Justin served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for seven years in flight test engineering and project management roles. Justin is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.
Arevon Leadership Team
Vice President of Finance and Accounting
Austin Billingslea is the Vice President of Finance and Accounting and has been with Arevon since 2017. Prior to joining Arevon, Austin was the Chief Financial Officer at Sub-Sahara Capital Group LP where he oversaw the firm’s operations, compliance, accounting, and investor relations activities. Prior to Sub-Sahara Capital Group LP, Austin was an assurance senior manager with more than 11 years of experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. His responsibilities included leading multi-national and private company audit engagements. Austin graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Accountancy and Information Systems. Austin is an active CPA in Arizona and a member of the AICPA and Arizona Society of CPAs.
Vice President of Development and Construction
Aron Branam is Vice President of Development and Construction at Arevon. Prior to joining Arevon, Aron was an Associate Director of Project Management at EDP Renewables where he worked for more than a decade. During this time, he successfully developed and constructed more than 1 gigawatt of wind and solar energy across North America. Aron was responsible for ensuring profitability and on-time construction of utility-scale renewable energy projects throughout the central and western United States. Previously, Aron researched demand-side management programs and technologies as an Energy and Resources Research Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.
Chief Accounting Officer
Jon Faltis is Chief Accounting Officer at Arevon where he oversees Arevon’s financial accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, financial planning and budgeting, and financial operations. Jon has more than 16 years of experience in leadership roles in corporate finance, accounting, and business operations across a broad range of leading companies that invest in, design, develop, finance, construct, own, and operate utility-scale and commercial/industrial renewable energy generation assets, civil infrastructure, and transportation projects. Prior to Arevon, Jon held senior roles at Capital Dynamics on the Clean Energy Infrastructure team and was instrumental in founding Arevon in 2017. Earlier in his career, Jon spent a decade in various Chief Financial Officer roles for energy and infrastructure firms. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Director of Strategic Finance
Margaret Fischer is the Head of Strategic Finance at Arevon, where she leads the structuring and raising of corporate and non-project sources of capital. Prior to Arevon, Margaret spent more than three years overseeing Treasury and Corporate Finance for AES Clean Energy, with a primary focus on corporate liquidity and cash management. Earlier in her career, Margaret spent five years working in corporate tax in both public accounting and the private sector. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an Master of Science in Taxation from the University of New Orleans.
Vice President of Government Affairs and Marketing
Katherine Gensler is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Marketing for Arevon, leading the company’s strategic engagement with federal and state government officials. In addition, she heads the marketing and communications team, crafting the Arevon message for a wide variety of external audiences, from financial partners to community stakeholders. Previously, she spent 13 years with the Solar Energy Industries Association, expanding its advocacy before Congress and the Administration on behalf of the U.S. solar industry. Katherine also served as an energy analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she advised the Commission on electricity and natural gas policies throughout the west. She holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin. Committed to educating the next generation of energy leaders, Katherine serves on the Board of Visitors of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Genevieve Giamarino is a Director on the Arevon Investment team, where she originates, leads, and executes utility-scale clean energy infrastructure investments in the U.S. Genevieve earned more than 15 years’ experience in renewables and energy across project finance and M&A investment roles at Lightsource bp, New York Power Authority, Black River Asset Management (Cargill), RWE, and GE Capital Energy Financial Services. Prior to her career in energy, Genevieve was a Senior Manufacturing Engineer at General Motors in electrical quality test systems for new vehicle product launches. Genevieve has a Master of Finance from London Business School, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.
Director, Project Finance
Daniel Murphy is a Director on the Project Finance team at Arevon, where he is responsible for structuring and raising project-level capital for clean energy assets across North America. Prior to Arevon, Daniel spent more than six years in the Finance & Capital Markets team at Invenergy, leading financing transactions for wind and solar power projects. Earlier in his career, he spent two years at GE Energy Financial Services. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Vice President of Asset Management
Anand Narayanan is Vice President of Asset Management at Arevon. He brings more than a decade of experience in solar operations and maintenance and deep knowledge of the various market drivers and technology improvements happening in the solar industry. Prior to joining Arevon, Anand held various roles at First Solar Energy Services, including performance engineer and technical sales manager. At First Solar, Anand was responsible for selling third-party O&M services and brought in more than $2.5 million of annual margin via long-term O&M contracts. Prior to that, Anand was responsible for performance reporting, analysis, and operations. Anand graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Energy and Power Systems, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology for Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Vesco Petrov is the General Counsel of Arevon and is responsible for all legal operations. Vesco has more than a decade of legal experience honed in a law firm, start-up, and public corporation setting. Across these venues, Vesco has specialized in utility-scale solar generation transactions, with a specific focus on EPC, M&A, warranty, and dispute resolution matters. Prior to joining Arevon, Vesco held legal positions with First Solar, DEPCOM Power, and Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings. Vesco holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama.
Vice President of Procurement
Jared Porpiglia is the Vice President of Procurement at Arevon, where he brings more than a decade of supply chain experience within the renewable energy and construction industries. Jared is responsible for managing all procurement activities for the solar and storage power plants that Arevon owns and operates. These include strategic planning and sourcing, EPC and MSA contract negotiations, process improvements, leading trainings and developing future leaders. Prior to joining Arevon, Jared led procurement teams for industry leaders Cypress Creek Renewables, NRG Renewables, and First Solar. Jared has procured more than 10.5 GW of solar equipment. Five former direct reports are now leading their own procurement teams across various sectors in the renewable industry.
Joe is a Director on the Arevon Investment team, where he leads sourcing, underwriting, and execution of renewable energy and energy transition investments. Prior to Arevon, he worked at NextEra Energy for four years where he was responsible for M&A, evaluating and investing in distributed generation, community solar, storage, microgrids, fuel cells, hydrogen, and mobility opportunities. Prior to NextEra, Joe worked at GE Ventures where he was focused on investment opportunities in energy storage, mobility, and grid optimization. Earlier in his career, Joe worked as an attorney in the private equity and mergers and acquisitions practice group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he assisted clients on more than $80 billion of transactions. Joe holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College.