Who We AreAt Glenfarne Group, we’re committed to being a responsible partner and employer. With decades of collective industry experience, our leadership team are recognized experts with a strong reputation and successful track record of developing and operating power assets around the world.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Brendan Duval is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Glenfarne Group with over 25 years of experience in global infrastructure. Mr. Duval is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm. He leads a management team with over $20 billion of transactional experience and also maintains the role as an active executive chairman and CEO for its operating entities.
Since founding Glenfarne Group, Mr. Duval has led the company toward significant growth raising more than $4 billion of capital since 2015 and successfully completing 15 mergers and acquisitions over the same time period.
Prior to his current leadership position, Mr. Duval had a long career at Macquarie Group, from 1998 to 2011. He helped launch the North and South American business for Macquarie’s infrastructure franchise in 2000. He served as a Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Capital in New York from 2007 to 2011 and was a founding member of Macquarie Capital’s U.S. Management Committee. Mr. Duval is also the former CEO of a number of Macquarie’s direct investment infrastructure businesses. Mr. Duval holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Focus Robotics) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting, Minor in Economics), both from the Australian National University. He completed a number of his Robotics electives at The Pennsylvania State University in preparation for his senior thesis on robotic control.
Carl Strickler has been a Managing Director at Glenfarne Group since 2013. Mr. Strickler heads the planning and development of Glenfarne Group’s major capital projects including its LNG and power projects. Mr. Strickler has led the planning, development, and construction of both Glenfarne Group’s and EnfraGen’s five new Quickstart grid stability plants in Chile and other Glenfarne Group major capital projects.
Mr. Strickler has more than 30 years of proven experience in planning, developing, financing, building, and operating large-scale, complex projects in the electric generation and bioenergy industries, with a particular focus on the use of renewable and sustainable resources. He has held senior executive level positions with independent power developers and has successfully developed, financed, designed, built, and operated multiple projects that employ innovative technologies to produce renewable electricity, fuels, and products from waste materials. Mr. Strickler holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Vlad Bluzer serves as a Managing Director at Glenfarne Group with responsibility over IACX Energy, Magnolia LNG, and Texas LNG. Mr. Bluzer joined Glenfarne Group in 2011, and he has been a vital part of the company’s successful growth and the more than $4 billion in capital deployed from over 25 institutional partners.
Mr. Bluzer has more than 20 years of experience in principal investing and project financing. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bluzer was an Associate Director at National Australia Bank’s Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, responsible for investment banking and funding solutions across Asia Pacific, having been instrumental in building the bank’s advisory and principal investing capabilities in the region. Before relocating to Asia, Mr. Bluzer had a successful career with National Australia Bank’s Project Finance team based in Sydney, Australia, where he focused on the provision of non-recourse project financing for projects from all major industry sectors. Mr. Bluzer holds a B.S. in Actuarial Sciences from the University of New South Wales.
Managing Director & General Counsel
Bryan Murphy serves as Managing Director and General Counsel for Glenfarne Group, where he has been responsible for helping to transform Glenfarne Group’s Latin American renewables and grid stability business, EnfraGen, into one of the fastest growing companies in the region. He also has been integral to all of Glenfarne Group’s transactional, investment, asset management, and project development efforts since joining the firm in 2014, including the successful award-winning refinancing of the EnfraGen business in 2020.
Mr. Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure investment, law, engineering, asset management and project development. Prior to his leadership position, Mr. Murphy was an attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP, representing clients in the financing, acquisition and development of energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas. Mr. Murphy has also held positions with Goldman Sachs, Leydig, Voit & Meyer and E3 Consulting. Early in his career, Mr. Murphy worked as an engineer, including as an independent engineer advising on power asset transactions. Mr. Murphy has a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.A. in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
Enrique Reus Jimeno
Chief Financial Officer
Enrique Reus Jimeno serves as Chief Financial Officer of all of Glenfarne Group’s family of companies. Since joining Glenfarne Group in 2015, he has built and led a finance and accounting team that has successfully overseen the Company’s significant growth through acquisitions and greenfield developments from one asset to more than 40 today.
Mr. Reus has over 15 years of professional financial and accounting experience. Prior to his current leadership position, Mr. Reus worked at leading global infrastructure and services operator, Ferrovial S.A., from 2008 to 2015. While there he spent almost 5 years as Deputy CFO of the U.S. Ferrovial subsidiary Webber, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Reus worked at Ernst & Young’s Madrid office from 2005 to 2008, as an auditor within the construction and infrastructure group. Mr. Reus holds a B.D. in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Arya has more than 6 years of experience in infrastructure finance and development. Before joining Glenfarne Group, Arya worked at VivoPower where he was actively involved in developing the company’s early-stage solar portfolio. Prior to that, Arya worked for 2 years as an investment banking analyst in Citigroup’s Power and Utilities group. Arya received his B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Franklin and Marshall College, and is fluent in Nepali and Hindi.
Travis has more than 10 years experience in power generation operations leadership and asset management. Before joining the Glenfarne Group family of companies, Travis was a consultant at McKinsey and Company and an award winning submarine officer and nuclear engineer in the US Navy, culminating in a strategic position at the Pentagon leading investment decisions for the Navy on a multi-billion dollar portfolio of projects. He holds a B.S. from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, a master in nuclear engineering from the Naval Nuclear Power Training program, and MBA and Master of Engineering Management degrees from Duke University.
Juan David Hoyos
Juan David has more than 6 years in Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. Before joining Glenfarne Group, Juan David worked as an investment associate in EnfraGen, LLC participating in EnfraGen’s acquisition of the Termovalle plant and the businesses’ 2020 Refinancing. Prior to that, Juan David worked in SMBC’s Power and Utilities Project Finance team. Lastly, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Corredores Davivienda (Banco Davivienda investment bank arm). He holds a B.A from Colegio de Estudios de Administración (CESA). Juan David is a native Spanish speaker.
Lucia has over 20 years of experience as an executive assistant within the financial services, infrastructure, and energy sector. Prior to joining Glenfarne Group, Lucia was the Executive Assistant to C- Suite executives managing complex administrative tasks. Earlier in her career, Lucia worked for Vinmar, Shawcor, Sterling Construction, Webber and AIG where she assisted other top executives. She is fluent in Spanish and has a BS with a concentration in Global Management from University of Phoenix.
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