From the Management Team, to the Board, to our Advisors, the GoGreen team offers a depth of experience and expertise across finance, energy and technology.

Management team

John Dowd

Chief Executive Officer

30+ years energy investing experience​

Managed multi-billion dollar portfolios for Fidelity Investments for 14 years focused on energy and natural resources; co-led the Fidelity Energy Research Team ​

Awarded 6 Lipper awards for the best risk-adjusted performance in the energy sector, including awards for the decades ending 2016 and 2018; outperformed the average fund in the energy sector every year from 2009-2019 according to Morningstar​

Participated in approximately 10,000 meetings with companies at Fidelity. ​

Researched energy companies and the drivers of energy cycles for 11 years as a sell-side analyst at Sanford Bernstein​

Provided expert testimony to Congress twice ​

Deep understanding of what resonates with investors

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Michael Sedoy, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Multi decade experience investing in Global Energy, Utilities, Infrastructure and Alternative Energy​

Successfully invested through multiple equity markets, commodity and credit cycles​

Managed Long/Short Portfolios at Cinctive Capital, O’Connor, Kimmeridge Capital, and Diamondback Capital​

Managed Long Only portfolios as the Sector Head for Global Energy and Utilities at Clearbridge Advisors/Salomon Brothers Asset Management​

Senior Buy-Side Fixed Income Utilities analyst at Alliance Bernstein and Sell-Side Research Associate at Sanford C. Bernstein

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Dan Foley

Chief Technology Officer

30+ years clean tech experience in financial, technical, and regulatory challenges of bringing green power onto grids

Power, renewables, battery storage

GlidePath Power Solutions: Founder and CEO of a leading independent developer & owner of operating battery storage and renewable energy projects

Lincoln Clean Energy: COO responsible for Origination, Development, Interconnection, Permitting, Construction, and Operation of solar and wind portfolio

ACCIONA: CEO of ACCIONA’s North American business focused on the development, ownership, and operation of one the largest portfolios of renewable energy and infrastructure projects in the United States. Focused on Serial #1 in Clean Energy

Invenergy: one of the largest developers of the renewable energy projects in the world

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Vikas Anand

Chief Development Officer

22 years of management leadership roles across Energy & other diverse businesses at GE including CEO of GE Renewable Energy – Onshore Wind Americas

Extensive experience in business transformations, capital allocation, strategy, operations and talent development
Under his leadership, GE Onshore Wind business restored to #1 position in the U.S., grew market share from 29% to 53%

Former CFO and a voting member of the Investment Committee of GE Energy Financial Services (~$16B assets), providing equity and debt financing to renewables and gas-fueled power generation sectors

Former Member of the Board of American Clean Power Association and represented the industry before members of U.S. Congress

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Govind Friedland

Chief Operating Officer


20+ years energy metals, mineral exploration, development, specializing in assembling management teams, raising capital via private-public equity and unconventional sources of capital. Deep experience pioneering geophysical exploration programs

Mutigenerational mining family — Ivanhoe Group of Companies

Geology & Geological Engineering — Colorado School of Mines

Emerging markets experience, China, Africa, Middle East and the Americas. Extensive M&A expertise in these jurisdictions

Founder, financier, company builder and project developer

Financed, developed and deployed disruptive technologies supporting the energy transition
Global network, well connected to leaders of industry across many countries

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Sergei Pokrovsky

Chief De-Carbonization Officer

20+ years experience in energy sector from the oilfield services to exploration and production, operations and M&A at Baker Hughes, LUKOIL, Kimmeridge And Werrus 

Deep technical expertise in subsurface geology and engineering – Engineering Geology and Geophysics from Moscow State and University of Alaska

8+ years experience in Private Equity at Kimmeridge and Werrus Energy, investing in energy projects in North America, identifying opportunities on the front end of the cost curve, building teams to execute on these investments. Multiple return on investment in shale project in West Texas (4.7x return in less than 2 years with Arris Petroleum) 

International M&A experience, deal valuation and structuring (LUKOIL’s expansion into Mexico)
Getting things done: from a concept/idea to execution

Deep understanding of the challenges and technology required to decarbonize traditional energy business 

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Board of Directors

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn

Our director nominee, was appointed and served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment from September 2013 until January 2017. Previously, Mr. McGinn served on active duty in the United States Navy for 35 years as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and national security strategist. His capstone assignments as Vice Admiral included serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations and as Commander of the United States Third Fleet. Mr. McGinn is former President of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and a past member of the Steering Committee of the Energy Future Coalition, United States Energy Security Council, Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Board, and CNA Military Advisory Board. He currently serves as a board member for the Electric Power Research Institute, the Rocky Mountain Institute, Customer First Renewables, Willdan Group Inc., HALO Maritime Systems, and is a senior advisor to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Center for Climate and Security.

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Robert Hvide Macleod

Our director nominee, is the former Chief Executive Officer of the management division of Frontline Ltd., the world’s largest tanker company, where he led the company through a period of significant fleet growth. Prior to Frontline, Mr. Macleod was employed by maritime and energy conglomerate A.P. Moller Group and by Glencore-ST Shipping. He is the founder of Highlander Tankers AS and currently holds board positions and equity interests across a wide range of companies.

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Neha Palmer 

Our director nominee, is the Chief Executive Officer of TeraWatt Infrastructure, a company that develops and finances electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the United States. She is the former head of energy strategy, global infrastructure at Google LLC (formerly Google Inc.) (Google). Ms. Palmer led the team responsible for procurement of energy and electric infrastructure, risk management, energy trading operations, and sourcing as much renewable energy as possible to power Google’s global operations. As a result of initiatives that Ms. Palmer led, Google became the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy and the first company of its size to achieve 100% renewable energy for operations, which it has done since 2017. Prior to joining Google, Ms. Palmer held several positions at PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG), the last being director of corporate development. She is a former investment banker for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), serving clients in the electricity sector. Ms. Palmer holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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Nereida Flannery

Our director nominee, has 20 years of M&A, consulting, investment banking and operational experience in China, working with prominent multinational clients as well as leading Chinese firms across a broad range of industries. She is based in Beijing. Ms. Flannery is a co-founder of The Balloch Group (TBG), a leading investment advisory firm in China. At TBG, she headed business development activities and was engaged with the firm’s M&A mandates in the natural resources sector. She led the team that advised Hong Kong-listed Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. on several of its major overseas acquisitions and originated or managed several other transactions, including Sinopec Group’s 2005 purchase of a 40% interest in a Canadian oil sands project. Ms. Flannery has advised Chinese sector leaders such as Sinochem Corp., China Minmetals Corp., and other mining and oil and gas firms in China, helping them identify overseas acquisition targets and sourcing foreign strategic partners for their projects overseas. Prior to founding TBG, she was the Shanghai general manager and vice president for international business development at, Asia’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Ms. Flannery served as Country Manager of the Canada China Business Council in China, where she worked closely with Canadian-member companies to design, execute and monitor their China entry strategies.

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Greg Hill

Our director nominee, is president and chief operating officer of Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), a global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Prior to joining Hess in 2009, Mr. Hill spent 25 years at Shell Oil Co. in a variety of operations, engineering, technical and business leadership roles in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States. He served as executive vice president — exploration and production (E&P) of Singapore-based Shell Asia Pacific; vice president of production for Shell E&P Europe; and senior vice president of Aera Energy, LLC, a California-based natural gas and oil producer jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil Corp. He is a member of the board of directors of Harbour Energy Plc, and Hess Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: HESM); a general member of the Council on Competitiveness and a national commissioner on the Council’s National Commission on Innovation & Competitiveness Frontiers; and a member of the Upstream Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Hill is also a board member of the National Ocean Industries Association, the Greater Houston Partnership, Accenture Global Energy Board, and CEOs Against Cancer (Gulf Coast Chapter). He chaired the Wyoming Governor’s ENDOW initiative to develop a 20-year economic diversification plan for the state of Wyoming; co-chaired the Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force; and chaired the University of Wyoming Foundation Board until 2020. He is a founding member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources created in 2014 by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

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Livia Mahler

Our director nominee, is a co-founder and the president and chief executive officer of Vancouver-based Computational Geosciences Inc., which provides technological solutions to the natural resource industry. She brings extensive experience in corporate governance and strategy, having served as a board member with numerous public companies. Ms. Mahler is currently a Director and member of the Technical, Audit and Compensation committees at Endeavour Mining, a West African gold producer focused on developing and operating a portfolio of high quality low-cost, long-life mines. Her previous board memberships include Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (audit and compensation committees), Diversified Royalty Corp. (audit and compensation committees) and Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (audit and compensation committees). Ms. Mahler has previously raised and managed technology focused private venture capital funds and brings strong expertise to evaluating new technologies.

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Peggy Wang

Multinational transactions

Our executive advisor, is an attorney specializing in cross-border corporate M&A and private equity, having spent more than 20 years working in New York, Hong Kong and London. Ms. Wang is currently a partner in the Norton Rose Fulbright corporate team based in Hong Kong, focusing on private equity and M&A. She was a private equity partner at White & Case in London, and previously served as the firm’s Asia head of private equity based in Hong Kong. Before joining White & Case, Ms. Wang was a partner at Linklaters in Hong Kong. She also served as M&A Legal senior counsel at Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) and was an associate at Kaye Scholer in New York City.

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Robert Friedland

Combating climate change


Our executive advisor, is founder and chairman of Ivanhoe Capital Corp., an international venture capital firm. He has also served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, since July 2020. Over 30 years, Ivanhoe Capital has invested in a diverse portfolio of businesses, but focused primarily in the mining and disruptive technology sectors. These investments have been in ventures that led to the discovery and development of some of the world’s most significant mineral deposits, development and applications of advanced technologies across various industries, and the advancement and commercialization of, among others, grid scale vanadium battery technology. Mr. Friedland’s mining interests are targeted toward companies exploring for and seeking to develop the metals needed for the paradigm electrification shift: copper, nickel, cobalt, and the platinum group metals — platinum, palladium and rhodium, which are also known as the electrification metals.

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Andrew Poole

Knack for SPAC

Our executive advisor, is chairman and CEO of Delwinds Insurance Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DWIN.U), a Houston-based blank check company. Mr. Poole has more than 16 years of diversified investment experience. He is the former chief investment officer of Tiberius Acquisition Corporation, a blank check company that went public in 2018, raising approximately $173 million in its initial public offering. He is a former partner and portfolio manager at Scoria Capital Partners LP, a long-short equity hedge fund. Prior to Scoria, Mr. Poole held various positions at Diamondback Capital Management LLC and SAC Capital Advisors. He began his career at Swiss Re (SIX: SREN).

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