Our Team

Canetic was founded and built by renewable energy and clean-tech leaders with over 100 years of industry experience. We have an unusual combination of energy operations, scientific and impact investing experience. Canetic experts know technologies and companies across the value chain and across the globe.

Quality Council

Tony Altmann

Our CEO and Founder was a senior executive at NextEra Energy, where he championed renewable investing and led commercial efforts to expand in wind, solar, biomass and hydro. Tony then built International Renewables Group from scratch partnering with large utilities and developers for project siting, feasibility and valuation services. IRG worked in all renewables and cleantech markets and emerging technologies. He is currently Chairman at Energy IQ Group, a leader in micro-grids, and sits on advisory boards at several start-ups. Tony holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Joseph Franceschi, Ph. D.

Over 30 years of experience in energy project development, including deep work in renewable technologies. Dr. Franceschi was most recently Operating Advisor for Pegasus Capital handling renewables and cleantech and led customer technology solutions at NationalGrid US.

Samuel Bernstein, Ph.D.

Has authored more than 70 technical papers and has three US Patents in energy technology.  He was most recently Special Assistant to the Chairman of NationalGrid US and has started and run several energy technology companies.

Kenneth P. Hoffman

Served as the Chief Operating Officer of Terra-Gen Power an affiliate of Arclight Capital Partners operating a wide variety of renewable energy facilities.  He was formerly Senior Vice President of Caithness Energy and VP at NextEra Energy.  

Scott Mackillop

Has worked in financial services for over 40 years and is considered a thought leader having published over 80 articles. In 2015 Scott founded First Ascent Asset Management winning awards for innovation in portfolio management.

Mandy Fryer

Has been in competitive power generation, renewables and utility finance for more than 15 years. She is an expert in asset valuations and was most recently at Duff & Phelps as Managing Director, Power and Utilities and was Senior Director for Valuations at NextEra Energy.


Operating Team

Sonal Mahida

Has held senior positions in the ESG and impact investing field including  Head of North America for Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world’s leading network for major ESG investors, Vice President of CDP USA, and Senior Governance Analyst at TIAA-CREF She also led Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives at Hess Energy.

Karoline Barwinksi

Is a researcher and Project Manager at Harvard’s Chan School of Health and Environment. She also spent six years in ESG investing analytics and worked on climate change initiatives at Zevin Asset Management and ClearBridge.  

Rob Nordhagen

Is a senior accounting and analytics professional doing work for Fortune 500 companies as well as private equity firms. He has worked with Siemens and Sunbeam and was a Systems Engineer at Electronic Data Systems in Dallas Texas.

Ignacio Taveras

Was VP of Supply at Liberty Power, covering 50 utility territories. He was director of power development at Constellation and PSE&G and led retail sales teams at  Enron and Reliant Energy. He is an electrical engineer from University of Pennsylvania.