Who We Are

True Green Capital Management LLC (“TGC”) is led by an experienced team of electric power and finance industry professionals with a strong investment track record. From its inception in July 2011, TGC has demonstrated its capacity to originate, finance, build, and manage institutional quality, bankable distributed power projects with competitive entry costs.

To-date TGC employs over 32 investment professionals, back office and operating personnel that focus on investment origination, due-diligence, transaction execution, financing, risk management, back office operations, and physical asset management.

Leadership Team

PANOS NINIOS, Managing Partner

Panos Ninios is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of True Green Capital Management LLC (“TGC”). He is primarily responsible for defining the firm’s investment strategy, portfolio management, risk management and capital strategy. Panos is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and contributes decades of experience investing in the North American and European renewable energy sector bringing deep regulatory and operational expertise to the TGC team.

Prior to TGC, Panos was a Managing Director for four years at Plainfield Asset Management, a special situations hedge fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut with over $5 billion in assets under management. During his tenure, he was responsible for a global $1.5 billion energy portfolio consisting of private equity, high yield debt and bank debt. While at Plainfield, Panos was a pioneer of what has now become known as the “energy transition” movement. He built and managed an approximately $250 million renewable energy private equity portfolio across a variety of technologies. In that context, Panos evaluated and invested in solar, biomass and biofuel production and power generation, bioplastics production and equipment manufacturing, and more mature technologies such as gas power generation and LNG. His experience at Plainfield informed Panos’ focus on distributed, commercial & industrial (“C&I”) solar power generation, as well as batteries and microgrids, as an actionable segment of the market that provides one of the most attractive risk/return profiles within the value chain. These areas have been TGC’s focus since the firm’s founding in 2011.

Earlier in his career, Panos was an Executive Director with the Goldman Sachs commodity business (JAron) in London, where he concentrated on European power and gas markets and distressed debt power markets. Panos also spent eight years with McKinsey & Co, where he eventually became an Associate Partner, serving major US and European energy companies on deregulation, M&A and commodity risk management. While working on his doctoral thesis, Panos acted as a consultant to the UK power sector, principally the Southern Electric PLC, and spent a year as a financial derivatives analyst at Intercapital Brokers in London.

Panos holds a Ph.D. in Electric Power Industry Deregulation Economics from the London Business School. His thesis addressed power industry deregulation in the UK, the first electric power industry to deregulate, globally. Panos’ work toward his Ph.D. laid the foundation for his professional career, providing Panos with the knowledge and skill set that has placed him at the forefront of electricity market innovation.

In addition to his Ph.D., Panos holds an M.Sc. in operations research from the London School of Economics, an M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Dundee, UK and a B.Sc. in pure mathematics from the University of Patras, Greece.

BO WIEGAND, Partner

Bruce “Bo” Wiegand is a Partner and Founder of True Green Capital Management LLC.  Bo is Head of Transaction Execution and Due Diligence and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is primarily responsible for project evaluation, due diligence, and execution of the firm’s investments.

Prior to True Green Capital, Bo was a principal at Voyage Investment Management, an alternative investment firm.  Bo began his career as an analyst in BlackRock’s Proprietary Alpha Group.

Bo received an A.B. from Harvard University and was a member of the varsity tennis team.

DAN PORCELLO, Partner and CFO

Daniel Porcello is CFO of True Green Capital Management LLC and is responsible for accounting, tax and operational support.

Dan previously served as Controller of ESL Investments Inc. from 2004 through 2013, where he was responsible for operations, accounting and tax for a multi-billion dollar group of hedge funds.

Dan earlier served at Globeop Financial Services, as Head of Operations; Deephaven Capital Management as Controller; and with The State Investment Council, Bank of Bermuda, as Portfolio Accountant. Dan began his career as an Associate with Arthur Andersen.

Dan received his Master of Professional Accounting degree from University of Texas at Austin, and his BS/BA in Accounting from Western New England College.

A.DONALD LEPORE III, Partner and General Counsel

A. Donald (“Don”) Lepore is responsible for providing legal counsel across all aspects of the Fund’s investments, including due diligence, documentation and execution, monitoring and management, financing and exit events, as well as providing regulatory, compliance and general counsel to the Investment Manager.

Previously, Don was a partner in the corporate department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a large international law firm, where his practice encompassed advising public and private companies across a broad range of transactions, as well as advising private fund managers and other financial sponsors on fund formations, capital raising, and regulation.  Don also served as Vice-Chair of the firm’s Energy and Clean Technologies Group and has significant experience in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors.

Earlier in his career Don served as General Counsel at RNK Capital, an investment management company with peak assets under management in excess of $1 billion that focused on investments in the environmental, clean technology and renewable energy sectors.  Earlier in his career, Don practiced law in the M&A group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Don holds an AB from Georgetown University and a JD from New York University School of Law, where he was a Notes Editor for the NYU Law Review.

PATRICIA TER HEUN, Partner, Marketing and Investor Relations

Patricia Ter Heun is responsible for capital raising and investor relations.

Patricia has over twenty years’ experience marketing investments to public and corporate pension plans and foundations and endowments, as well as to financial institutions, corporations, and private investors.   From 2014 through 2017 Patricia represented TGC and raised TGCs second and third funds prior to joining TGC as a Partner.

In 1998 Patricia founded Strategic Marketing Solutions (SMS) a full-service broker dealer specializing in private equity and private real assets fundraising with a focus in the energy sector, while at SMS she raised over $2.8 billion in capital for private equity and energy infrastructure funds. From 1995 to 1998 she was Director of Marketing and Investor Relations for Energy Investors Funds (EIF) assisting EIF in designing and implementing their fundraising and marketing strategy.  From 1991 to 1995 she was Vice President of Marketing for CMA Capital Management, a boutique investment bank specializing in asset-based structured financings for utilities and independent power companies.  Earlier in her career, she was Manager of Special Products for Phoenix Leasing, responsible for marketing venture leasing financial transactions on a direct basis.

Patricia has an Associate of Arts Degree from Columbus College in Seville, Spain.

ILIAS GARIDIS, Operating Partner

Ilias Garidis is an Operating Partner with responsibilities that include capex, technology and operational due-diligence, construction oversight and asset operating performance.

Prior to joining TGC Ilias was for five years director of Thyssenkrupp Steel USA where he was responsible for plant wide operations at a 5 million ton flat steel mill in Alabama.  The twenty years prior to Thyssenkrupp, Ilias held various positions in manufacturing and technology companies in Europe including most recently the roles of Chief Operating Officer in Heliosphera SA (a solar panel manufacturer) and Larco SA (the largest European ferronickel producer).

Ilias hold a Licentiate of Technology (Ph.D. equivalent) from the  Helsinki University of Technology in Metallurgy and Corrosion Engineering, an M.Sc. from the National Technical University of Athens and the Helsinki University of Technology and a Diploma in Business Administration from ALBA University

BETH ADAMSON, Chief Human Resources Officer

Beth Adamson is responsible for developing and executing TGC’s human resource strategy including hiring, training, and our feedback and coaching processes across the Firm. Beth also manages several aspects of our compliance process.

Beth brings a multi-decade wealth of experience in Human Resources to TGC. Previously, Beth founded Lanirock Consulting, LLC., a full-service HR consulting firm and has advised chief executives and senior business leaders across several industries. Prior to Lanirock, for a fifteen year period, Beth led the Human Resource initiatives for Rothschild North America. Earlier in her career, for a decade, Beth held a variety of human resource positions at Credit Suisse and Bankers Trust.

Beth received her B.A. in Economics from Fordham University and is a certified executive coach.

Investment Team

CHRIS KIRKMAN, Managing Director

Chris Kirkman is a Managing Director and the Head of Project Finance at True Green Capital Management LLC (“TGC”). He is primarily responsible for overseeing TGC’s relationships with the capital markets, including origination and execution of debt, tax equity, and M&A transactions.

Prior to joining TGC in 2014, Chris spent over a decade as a power & utilities investment banker in roles from Associate to Director at Deutsche Bank and WestLB. His primary focus was originating and executing power project finance and M&A transactions.

Earlier in his career, Chris worked in various primarily finance-related positions at the Vanguard Group, Citigroup, and McKinsey & Company.

Chris holds a MBA in Finance from the Yale School of Management and a BA in English from Kenyon College.

ADAM RASKEN, Director of Origination

Adam Rasken is the Direct of Origination of True Green Capital Management LLC (“TGC”), leading origination, and acquisition for the firm. Adam is primarily responsible for the initial deal sourcing and underwriting along with cultivating all direct customer and 3rd party developer relationships.

Prior to starting at TGC in 2013, Adam spent close to 10 plus years in the commercial real estate industry with the last 8 years from 2004-2011 overseeing acquisitions for a family commercial real estate fund in Miami, FL focusing on of income producing office and industrial acquisitions.

Adam holds a Master’s in Real Estate from the Chapman Graduate School of Business and B.Sc. in Finance from Indiana University.

KYLE GOEHRING, Director of Origination

Kyle Goehring is a Director of Origination at True Green Capital Management LLC (“TGC”) and is responsible for identifying opportunities to deploy capital on commercial and industrial programs focused on both renewable energy as well as resiliency and decarbonization solutions.

Kyle began working in the clean energy sector in 2007, with the last seven years at JLL where he led the Clean Energy Solutions platform first as a Vice President before becoming an Executive Vice President. Kyle acted as the group leader helping many Fortune 500 clients identify and realize clean energy programs globally, including on-site renewable energy technologies as well as off-site renewable energy purchasing and integrated energy solutions (aka microgrids).

Kyle is currently enrolled in a Yale graduate program and received his Bachelor degrees in Managerial Economics and Communications from University of California, Davis.

CHANDRIKA MITAL, Vice President of Origination

Chandrika Mital is a VP in the Origination team responsible for financial modeling and initial due diligence on all project opportunities pre LOI and assists with origination sourcing of project development portfolios and partnerships.

Prior to joining True Green Capital, Chandrika spent three years at Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) where she helped corporate and investor clients realize clean energy goals by leading the implementation of on-site and off-site renewable energy programs. Prior to JLL, Chandrika worked at Marathon Capital as an investment banker focusing on capital raising and M&A transactions within energy and infrastructure.

Chandrika holds an MBA from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation & Control from Manipal University.

ROHAN SAHARIA, Vice President

Rohan Saharia is a VP M&A and Execution, responsible for transaction due diligence, contract negotiation, Investment Committee memos, and execution.

Prior to joining TGC in 2019, Rohan spent three years at McKinsey & Company as an Associate and most recently as an Engagement Manager, advising public and private sector clients on decarbonization strategies, clean technologies, and utility operations as part of the firm’s Electric Power and Natural Gas practice. Between 2008 and 2014, Rohan worked for Schlumberger as an R&D Engineer in France and as a Field Engineer in the US, where he designed and operated deep-water oil and gas drilling telemetry products.

He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics & Communications from Manipal University.

ALEX NYALUSI, Analyst

Alex Nyalusi is an Analyst at True Green Capital. He is responsible for due diligence and financial evaluation of potential equity investments and debt & structured tax-financing transactions in support of deal origination and transaction execution.

Alex is also involved in supporting Fund marketing & investor relations and coordinating project development among internal functions.

Prior to joining True Green Capital, Alex worked for a year as a Project Financial Analyst at Brightcore Energy, supporting origination of clean energy solutions for commercial customers.

Alex holds a B.A in Economics from Yale University.

NOAH SIEGEL, Analyst

Noah Siegel is a Project Manager at True Green Capital Management LLC (“TGC”). Noah is responsible for project development, due diligence, and execution with a focus on TGC’s community solar portfolio.

Prior to joining TGC in 2018, Noah spent three years as the Business Development and Project Manager for SunTegra Solar where he launched a unique building-integrated solar roofing product through a network of roofing and solar contractors in the East Coast residential market. During his time at SunTegra Solar, he earned a solar energy technical certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

Noah holds a B.S. in Management from Tulane University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors.

Operations & Legal

CHRISTINA ANZEL, Director of Investor Relations

Christina is responsible for supporting TGC’s overall fundraising efforts and marketing strategy.

Christina brings over a decade of experience in fundraising and investor relations in the power industry. Christina was a Managing Director, Head of Product and Investor Relations, for energy and infrastructure at Ares Management, L.P., and Vice President of Investor Relations and Marketing at Energy Investors Funds, a private equity firm focused on the U.S. power sector. At both Ares and EIF, Christina was the primary contact for over 100 investors across the globe. She was instrumental in facilitating fundraising of over $2 billion of capital.

Christina is a finance lawyer by training, with experience at both Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco and Milbank LLP in New York City.

Christina earned her J.D. and LL.M. from Duke University School of Law in 2003, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. She received her B.A. in English literature from Haverford College in 1997, where she was also co-captain of the varsity tennis team.

RAMI NABER, Director of Tax & Controller

Rami Naber is the Director of Tax of and Controller of True Green Capital Management LLC and is responsible for accounting, tax and for providing operations support across entities at the firm and portfolio levels.

Rami previously served in roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2010 to 2014 auditing Fortune 500 companies as well as private corporations and performing tax services to private corporations including Private Equity Firms. Prior to PwC, he served as a Staff Accountant at Maier, Markey & Justic, assisting smaller companies with back office reporting and auditing larger companies.

Rami received his Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees with a concentration in Accounting from Pace University. He’s been an active Certified Public Accountant since 2012.

SUSAN AMBLE, Vice President & Senior Counsel


Susan Amble is Senior Counsel at True Green Capital Management LLC.

Prior to working at TGC, Susan worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, US LLP, the global legal firm, in its financial institutions and contentious disputes groups. She has expertise in criminal defense investigations, regulatory enforcement actions and civil litigation.

Susan graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and holds a law degree from Harvard.

KATHRYN VENGEROVSKIY, Vice President Legal & Compliance

Kathryn Vengerovskiy is a Vice President in the Legal and Compliance groups of True Green Capital Management LLC and is primarily responsible for legal structuring and documentation on tax equity, debt and sale-leaseback financings. Additionally, she manages all corporate work, oversees fund closing logistics and works with the Chief Compliance Officer on all SEC compliance driven requirements.

Prior to joining TGC in 2016, Kathryn worked for three years as the Managing Paralegal in the asset management group of Credit Suisse. Before that, Kathryn began her career in New York in 2004 at Watson, Farley & Williams LLP, a large international firm, where she worked in the project finance group concentrating on shipping and marine assets and then, later, completed a year at BBAM US LP, a San Francisco based asset management firm focused on the commercial aviation industry.

Kathryn holds a B.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University.

KELSEY HINE, Associate & Senior Accountant

Kelsey Hine is the Senior Accountant at True Green Capital Management LLC and is primarily responsible for accounting procedures across all project and middle-tier level entities. Kelsey also assists with Fund level accounting and provides support to the operations team in financial closing transactions.

Prior to joining TGC in 2016, Kelsey began her career at public accounting firm BlumShapiro, where she held the position of Senior Accountant and served four years specializing in the audit of private companies.

Kelsey holds a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.

ZHANNA LOVKINA, Associate & Accountant

Zhanna Lovkina is an Accountant at True Green Capital Management LLC. She assists with accounting procedures at the project and middle-tier entity levels and provides support to the operations team.

Prior to joining TGC in 2021, Zhanna began her career in New York City, working at Deloitte. She provided tax compliance and consulting services for Private Equity Firms for three years.

Zhanna holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College.

VANESSA BARROSO, Analyst

Vanessa Barroso is the Bookkeeper at True Green Capital Management LLC. She is responsible for all cash transactions related to the Funds and subsidiary investments, as well as assisting with reporting requirements throughout the portfolio.

Prior to joining TGC in 2019, Vanessa worked for three years as an A/P & A/R specialist in property management, supporting day-to-day management of payments and collections.

Vanessa holds an A.S. in business management, with a B.S in Accounting, in progress, at Sacred Heart University.

DANIEL LADORE - Vice President IT

Mr. Daniel LaDore is responsible for the Firm’s Information Technology and Security. As IT Manager, Mr. LaDore ensures the implementation of the Firm’s Information Technology and Security policies and procedures, provides both physical and remote IT support to employees, and manages the relationship with our IT Managed Service Provider Thrive Networks Inc. (“Thrive”).

Previously, Mr. LaDore served as Director of IT at Breitling USA, managing all aspects of IT infrastructure and security for wholesale, retail, and repairs for the US and Canada operations for 11 years.

Prior to Breitling, Mr. LaDore spent 12 years at IBM, first managing relationships with external clients and then running a small research lab helping to demonstrate IBM’s Advanced Internet Technologies to IBM employees and external customers.

Mr. LaDore studied Computer Science at Pace University and has held certifications from Microsoft and Novell.

Senior Advisors

JOHN BERTUZZI

Prior to retiring in 2010, John served as a Managing Director in the Commodities division at Goldman Sachs Co (J Aron) for 13 years. At Goldman, John managed a global derivatives trading team focused on serving clients in crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. John is a member of the Investment Committee.

Before Goldman, John was a Senior Vice President in the commodity trading group at Lehman Brothers for seven years.

John has also worked in commodities trading for Mitsui & Co., Metallgesellschaft Corp., and also in auditing for Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst&Young).

HENRI TALERMAN

Henri Talerman is co-founder of WR Capital Partners LLC, an investment partnership and a successor to Wesray Capital, a pioneer in the buyout industry.  WR is a seeder to TGC, and owns equity in the General Partner. Henri is a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to forming WR , Henri was Partner of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners and Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc.  Henri was a member of Lehman’s Investment Committee and IB Operating Committee.

Henri has invested across a wide range of industries.  He sits on boards of portfolio companies and plays an active role in capital allocation and strategy decisions.

FRANK E. “TED” WALSH III

Frank Walsh is a founding partner of WR Capital Partners, LLC (WR), a private equity investment partnership and a successor to Wesray Capital, which Frank joined in 1990. WR is a seeder to TGC, and owns equity in the General Partner.

Prior to forming WR, Frank worked at Kidder, Peabody, Inc., in New York City in the equity syndicate department.

Frank has extensive private equity and capital markets experience across a wide range of industries. In addition to sitting on the board of TGC and other portfolio companies, he currently serves as a director to several corporations including First Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ: FCCY)