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Jonathan Bova

Associate Director, Transactions

Jonathan Bova

Associate Director, Transactions

Jonathan is responsible for investment screening, financial analysis, and portfolio management of prospective and existing renewable energy investments. He has over ten years of infrastructure and utility investment experience including project finance, private equity and corporate lending. Prior to joining HREG, Jonathan was an analyst with John Hancock’s Power and Project Finance Team covering approximately $1 billion of public and private debt investments in North America, Chile, and the Philippines. Jonathan was also the lead analyst on several notable transactions including the equity financing of high voltage transmission assets in Texas and the acquisition of an equity interest in a large district cooling system in the Midwest. He holds a B.S. in International Business with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Northeastern University.

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Glenn Smith

Managing Director and President

Glenn Smith

Managing Director and President

Glenn is responsible for the international development, acquisition, and investment in a portfolio of renewable energy projects, and associated infrastructure. Glenn’s career spans more than 30 years in the energy and infrastructure industries in which he has been involved in project, merger, acquisition, finance, turnaround, operational and restructuring activities involving both private and public companies. Prior to joining HREG, Glenn held C level leadership roles and ownership in a number of private and public internationally focused sustainable resource and thermal energy companies. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honors from the University of West England and has the distinctions of Eur.Ing., CEng, MIMechE and MIGasE.

 

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Wayne Young

Director of Investments and Acquisitions

Wayne Young

Director of Investments and Acquisitions

Wayne is responsible for the origination, development, completion and management of renewable energy investments and acquisitions for HREG, with particular focus in Canada, Australasia and Japan. Wayne has over 25 years of leadership and operating experience in renewable energy, merchant investing and consumer goods businesses, including the creation of complex corporate partnerships, strategic restructurings and commercial dealings with global utility companies.  In the decade prior to joining HREG, Wayne was president of a major Canadian solid biofuel manufacturer and marketer where he gained extensive experience in the global wood pellet trade. Wayne holds BA (Honors) and MAcc degrees from the University of Waterloo and is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.

Tim Cayen
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Tim Cayen

Managing Director, Business Development
Tim Cayen

Tim Cayen

Managing Director, Business Development

Tim is responsible for marketing and business development for the Hancock Natural Resource Group. In addition, he is directly involved in account management and client relations for individually managed accounts. In this role, he works directly with clients to develop and implement investment strategies including evaluation of portfolio, acquisition and disposition opportunities.

 

Prior to his account management position, Tim was an analyst with Hancock Timber where he conducted acquisition and disposition analyses for client portfolios. Before joining the group in 1993, Tim was a forest analyst with George Banzhaf & Company, a nationally recognized forestry consulting firm, where he was directly involved in timberland valuation, wood supply analysis and timber inventory. Tim holds a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Forest Management and Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is also registered with John Hancock Distributors LLC and holds Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses.

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Stephen A. Kenney

Vice President, Business Development

Stephen A. Kenney

Vice President, Business Development

Stephen is responsible for marketing and business development for HAIG. Previously, Stephen assisted with portfolio management and investment analysis for HAIG’s institutional farmland investment program. Prior to joining HAIG in 2005, Stephen was a business analyst for a securities processing institution responsible for credit risk management and prior to that he held banking and finance positions with Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the chairman of the NCREIF Farmland Committee. Stephen holds a BS in Finance from Iowa State University and a MS in Finance from Brandeis University and maintains an interest in the family farming operation in Iowa.

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Sydney J. McConathy

Director, Business Development

Sydney J. McConathy

Director, Business Development

Sydney is responsible for leading product development initiatives on behalf of Hancock Natural Resource Group. She is also responsible for institutional capital raising across HNRG’s three business units, Hancock Timber Resource Group, Hancock Agriculture Investment Group and Hancock Renewable Energy Group. Prior to joining HNRG, Sydney was a Managing Director for Beacon Hill Financial Corporation, a Boston-based private placement firm with clients in the private equity buyout and energy sectors. Prior to Beacon Hill, Sydney was Manager of Project Finance with Alpine Energy Group, a private-equity funded power development firm. Early in her career, Sydney was a strategy consultant with The Parthenon Group where she performed a number of product development and marketing initiatives for global fortune 500 companies. Sydney holds a B.A. in International Studies and Art History from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is registered with John Hancock Distributors LLC and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. She has also passed and held the Series 79 in a previous role.

 

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Nick Ping

Director, Business Development

Nick Ping

Director, Business Development

Nick is responsible for business development activities in Australasia and Asia dedicated to raising institutional capital for new investments on behalf of the Hancock Timber Resource Group, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group and the Hancock Renewable Energy Group. In this role, Nick also supports HNRG’s Client Account Management teams and is responsible for the management of existing client relationships in Australasia and Asia. Nick previously served in the capacities of Vice President, Business Development and Resource Planning, Australasia. Prior to joining HNRGA in 2008, Nick coordinated the resource planning functions for HVP Plantations, before joining Pöyry Management Consulting, where he consulted on a variety of projects throughout the Asia Pacific, including forest appraisals, due diligence and strategic planning. Nick holds Bachelor of Forest Science (Hons) and Doctor of Philosophy (Forest Science) degrees from the University of Melbourne, and an MBA from Deakin University.

 

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Cleidson Rangel

Business Development Specialist, Brazil Fund Manager

Cleidson Rangel

Business Development Specialist, Brazil Fund Manager

Cleidson works in the marketing and new business development areas for Brazil at the Hancock Timber Resource Group. He has over 15 years of experience in forestry, private equity, international finance and agribusiness both in the US and overseas. In his past experience Cleidson managed Phaunos Timber’s $250 million South America portfolio, including operations in Uruguay and Brazil and served as president of Eucateca, a $150 million eucalyptus greenfield project in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Cleidson has an extensive knowledge on emerging markets investments opportunities. He also worked in the Latin America investment portfolio team at Devonshire Investors, Fidelity Investments private equity arm. Cleidson holds a B.S in Economics from the University of Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil and an MBA from the Hult International Business School in Boston.

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