OUR TEAM

An experienced team with a strong culture of success.

Our Company was founded by US military veterans and in turn, veterans of the renewable energy industry.

The executive team has, on average, 17 years of industry experience having developed, financed and commercialized clean energy projects worldwide since 2006.

Key to the Company's success is its talented people and strong entrepreneurial culture. Although our staff members come from all walks of life, we have one common theme - we are all passionate about the environment and deeply committed to the work that is required to create lasting success for us and our partners.

Executive Team

CEO

Timothy Kim

Tim is the CEO and Founder of ibV Energy Partners and its affiliated companies. An early-mover in the renewable energy industry, prior to founding ibV Energy, Tim led the Finance and M&A divisions of two solar independent power producers (IPP) in North America, closing transactions in excess of 800 MW.

He began his industry career in 2007 with the Power, Water & Utilities team at KfW IPEX-Bank, Germany’s largest project finance institution, where he financed solar, wind, transmission, and water desalination projects around the world. Later, he led deal teams to closing over 400 MW of solar, wind, and methane gasification projects as a co-founder of the Office of Renewable Energy at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Tim is a veteran of the US Navy having served as a Lieutenant with the US Military Observer Group Liberia and with Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 106 deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and New York University, his hobbies include diving, spearfishing, hiking, and white water rafting.

EVP, Chief Development Officer

Robin Saiz

Robin Saiz is the Co-founder and Executive VP at ibV Energy Partners. As Chief Development Officer, he oversees the Project Development, Land Acquisitions, and Planning & Engineering teams. Robin first entered the energy field as a manager with FPL/NextEra at its corporate headquarters. There, he oversaw the development of over 1,500 MW of solar and wind projects, from inception to notice-to-proceed.

Later, Robin would also lead the development team at another utility-scale solar company, successfully originating and developing over 2,000 MW of solar across the US since then. Over the past 17 years, Robin has also led companies into new markets, including Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Robin also served in the US Army for 10 years as a Field Artillery Officer with deployments as a Battery Commander to Iraq. He received his Bachelor’s in Citrus Science from Florida Southern College and his MBA from University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. When he’s not spending time with his family in West Palm Beach, you can find him out in the Florida waters searching for that trophy marlin.

VP, Head of Power Marketing

Manoj Reddy

Manoj leads the Power Marketing & Analytics team, focusing on markets and grid analysis, strategic planning, commercial structuring, pricing, and originations. Prior to joining ibV Energy Partners, Manoj directed strategy and trading across the global power space. He began his career as an energy trader and later moved to management consulting, leading advisory teams in energy trading, commercial operations, and corporate finance.

Manoj’s entry into the power sector began in the early 2000s as US markets deregulated. His portfolio quickly expanded to North America and Europe, in parallel with the cross-border activities of his clients. Since then, he’s led commercial activities on more than 50 GW of power and capacity, including originations, marketing, trading, and structuring complex power contracts across most of the US wholesale markets.

Manoj is passionate about being part of the clean energy transition and focusing on social responsibilities around the development of renewable energy projects. Manoj has graduate degrees in Engineering and Operations Research from BITS in Pilani, India, and the University of Missouri. His hobbies include traveling, hiking, and sailplane gliding.

Project Development

Eric Wedesky

Sr. Project Developer

Steven Link

Sr. Project Developer

Clark Rein

Sr. Project Developer

Colin Wedesky

Lead Project Developer

AJ Thweatt

Lead Project Developer

Colton Vaughan

Lead Project Developer

Douglas Taylor

Lead Project Developer

David VanderVieren

Lead Project Developer

Dalia Jimenez

Lead Project Developer

Eric Schwartz

Analyst, BESS Development

Planning & Engineering

Patrick Ripa, PE

Executive Director, Planning & Engineering

Jackson Leesnitzer

Manager, Planning & Engineering

Jonathan Greenhut, PE

Senior Analyst, Planning & Engineering

Power Marketing & Analytics

Sudipto Bhowmik, PhD

Sr. Director, Grid Integration

Declan Crouse

Manager, Transmission & Grid Integration

Vaibhav Singh Chauhan

Manager, Transmission and Power Market Analysis

Abhijit Potdar

Assistant Manager, Transmission Markets and Engineering

Chuyan Cheng

Sr. Analyst, Energy Markets

Matthew Brand

Manager, Renewables Markets Fundamentals

Finance & Operations

Olivia Benjamin

Director, Financial & Corporate Operations

Amr Moustafa

Sr. Associate, Corporate Finance & Investments

Kevin Bob

Associate, Corporate Finance & Investments

Alex de Borja

Associate, Corporate Finance & Investments

Nico de Villalobos Paz

Associate, Corporate Finance and Investments

Matthew Chester

Manager, Corporate Communications