TOM MARREN

Co-Founder & CEO

  • 28 years experience in the energy sector with strong technical and commercial focus
  • Started and majority owner of decentralised power company Cogent Energy in Australia which was sold to Origin Energy (Mkt CAP 12.5B) in 2009
  • Started and majority owner of renewable and energy services company CES Energy in Ireland which was sold to Centrica Plc (FT100) in 2019
  • Developed and delivered a range of large scale energy projects using a variety of technologies across the globe.
  • Energy board adviser into SGB in ME (Group Turnover $25B)
  • Finalist in the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year
  • Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin & MBA from University College, Dublin; completed the Leadership for Growth programme run by Duke Corporate Education (not-for-profit support corporation for Duke University)
  • Tom is a highly respected energy advisor and has acted in this role for many large international companies.
  • Tom has delivered keynote addresses at international energy conferences and is considered to be an industry leader in the field of energy generation and energy efficiency.

 

PAUL DOWLING

Co-Founder & Advisor to CEO

  • Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with over 30 years work experience in general management
  • Currently working as Director and private investor in a number of companies such as StayCity, ElectroRoute, Island Renewables (Ireland) and Pioneer Green Energy (Texas)
  • Previous roles include head of Strategy for SSE Group and Head of the renewable energy business for SSE
  • Prior to this played a key role over a 10 year period founding & building the Airtricity business, making it a world leading renewable energy company in Europe and North America. The company was a retailer of Electricity in Ireland creating the Airtricity retail brand
  • Successfully sold the Airtricity North American operations to EON for circa €900 million and then completed the sale of the rest of the company to SSE for €1,100 million
  • Engineering degree from Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin & MBA from Trinity College, Dublin
  • Paul’s specialties include: Renewable Energy, Strategy and Business Development

 

PAT NOLAN

Co-Founder & General Manager

  • 7 years experience in the energy sector with strong project development and project financing focus
  • Previous Commercial Manager with Centrica Business Solutions Ireland and previously CES Energy
  • Developed and delivered a 5MW solar PV project for Dale Farm, Northern Ireland, commissioned in 2018. Responsible for all phases including planning, grid connection, land leases & wayleaves, design, EPC & O&M contract, client PPA, be-spoke grid sharing agreement, export PPA, securing of project equity & debt financing
  • Delivered financial close on a 8MW thermal & 1.2MW electrical biomass ORC/CHP project in Ireland, commissioned in 2019. Responsible for the preparation of key contracts and management of stakeholders through the due diligence process to secure equity & debt financing
  • Engineering degree from University College, Dublin & Masters in Energy Engineering from University College, Dublin; Entrance Scholar to UCD
  • Pat’s specialties include: Renewable Energy, Commercial Modelling, Project Development, Project Financing and Financial Close Delivery & Management

 

MARK KELLER

Sales & Marketing Director

  • An accomplished International Sales & Marketing Director with a large business network.
  • Has 20 years’ experience building business across complex markets for multiple industries.
  • Experienced Customer Centric Leader in managing large Blue Chip Strategic Partnerships.
  • Managed complex internal process flows such as Demand and Sales & Operations Planning.
  • Commercial Lead for several business transformation projects improving revenues & margin.
  • Led the achievement of the marketing communications for key sustainability accreditations.
  • Built, developed and coached High-Performance teams, both in sport and in business.
  • Experienced influencer and senior leadership and board level.
  • Diploma in High Performance Leadership at the Irish Management Institute in 2019.
  • Advanced Leadership Development Programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in 2020.
  • Included in the Business & Finance Top 100 CMO Index 2020 for his redevelopment of the Dairygold Co-Operative Brand.
  • Has served on the Board of Directors at Guaranteed Irish and currently sits on their Membership Appraisals Committee.
  • Represented Ireland at World X-Country Level – US Collegiate Track & Field Honours while attending Providence College, RI. USA 1984-88.