Chief Executive Officer
John Bates has more than 30 years of domestic and international energy experience in development, project acquisition, EPC contracting, purchase power agreement origination and contracting, project finance, fund raising, and team development.
His roles in NRG were commercially focused in supporting or leading project development and operations across multiple generation technologies. Prior to NRG John was VP of Development at TXU in a leadership role in restructuring the company’s corporate functions and its $10B development program, leading to the largest LBO at that time in the US. John spent the initial 10 years of his career at Chevron Corporation in various roles in shipping, trading, and logistics.
John holds a B.S. from United States Merchant Marine Academy and an M.B.A. from the Cullen School of Business at University of Houston.
Chief Financial Officer
John has 25 years experience in the Energy and Power industry in various roles spanning finance, capital markets, corporate development, treasury and strategy. For the last 7 years, he held senior positions in the distributed solar and battery storage sector.
Prior to joining the DG & DS space, John spent 18 years in various sell-side and buy-side roles in the energy and power industry. He has also held positions as Board member and advisor to various growth-stage companies.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University, cum laude, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he graduated with honors.
Chief Operating Officer
Business executive and mechanical engineer with over twenty-nine years of experience in the Marine and Power/Energy industry. Consistent record of achieving substantial improvements in operations metrics and overall P&L results on diverse energy projects.
Ed joined East West Power in 2010 as Senior VP of Operations, then held a position as Executive President, and eventually he was appointed as President & CEO, a position he held since 2017, where he was responsible for all business unit operations.
Prior to East West Power, he was Senior VP of Operations at Marubeni Sustainable Energy Inc., there he was entrusted with being the company’s key representative on every operating project.
He has also worked for DG Energy Solutions, Pantellos Group, Chevron, MAN and Verde Energy. Ed holds a B.S. Degree in Marine Engineering from The United States Merchant Marine Academy. He also holds a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed as Chief Engineer and was honorably discharged from the US Naval Reserves.
Hector De La Garza
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Portfolio Development
Héctor has over 8 years of experience in the Energy and Power industry in the E&P, midstream and power generation segments with functional focus in finance, M&A and strategy.
Prior to Prana, he was Senior Associate for Artha Capital where he participated in the deployment of the first energy and infrastructure fund raised by Artha. Previously, he participated in Strategy and Operations at Schlumberger and Equity research at Credit Suisse.
Héctor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with concentration in finance from ITAM in Mexico City where he graduated top 5% of his class.
Janny Gandhi is a projects attorney, serving as in-house counsel for all activities of Radial Power, including M&A, development, procurement, projects, financing, and corporate governance.
Janny holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Letters with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma and Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and has native fluency in Hindi and Gujarati.
Vice President of Portfolio Development
Aubrey leads Radial Power’s EV charging business unit. Aubrey has over 10 years of experience in the transportation and infrastructure industry focused on funding programs, technology innovations, and climate impacts.
Within the EV charging market, Aubrey has deep expertise in funding programs, monetizing charging systems, and innovation trends. She regularly speaks at events on decarbonizing transportation systems and the charging needs to meet climate goals.
Aubrey started her career as a systems engineer and worked at a number of infrastructure start-ups and at large corporations like Caterpillar construction and Wells Fargo.
Aubrey holds an MBA from London Business School and B.S. Degree in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.
Vice President, Business Development
Steve leads battery storage development activities at Radial Power. He has over 8 years of experience in the utility scale and distributed battery storage sector. His experience includes EPC contracting, project development, procurement, program management and new product introduction.
Prior to entering the renewable energy space, he served in the U.S Army for over 10 years as a Green Beret with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Steve holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire, and an MBA from Rice University.
Gerritt L. Ewing, Jr
Senior Vice President, Treasurer
Gerritt Ewing has had over 40 years of domestic and international energy experience in utility scale power and renewable energy projects. He has served in senior management positions demonstrating expertise in Corporate and Project finance, Treasury functions, Insurance programs and start-up companies.
Mr. Ewing holds a B.A. Degree in Economics from Lafayette College in Easton, PA and a Masters Degree in Financial Management from the Pace Graduate School in New York, New York.