Who We Are

At 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.

Management Team

Brendan Duval

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

Managing Director

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

Managing Director

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.

Bryan Murphy

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.

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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.

Sean Wolters

Sean has more than 15 years of transaction experience in banking and capital markets. Before joining Glenfarne Group, Sean was Managing Director at The Solace Group, a Panama-based finance and advisory services firm. Prior to The Solace Group, he was a Vice President in Global Corporate and Investment Banking at Banco Santander, where he advised Fortune 100 companies on transactions across the Americas. Sean speaks Spanish (fluent).

Jorge Hoyos

Jorge has more than 10 years of experience as a principal investor across the infrastructure and energy sectors. Before joining Glenfarne Group, Jorge worked at Trafigura where he participated in the development of a $1 billion novel multimodal logistics transportation project in Colombia. Prior to that, he worked in Corficolombiana (principal investment arm of Colombia’s largest financial conglomerate). He holds a B.A. from Universidad de los Andes and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Jorge is a native Spanish speaker.

Arya Bhattarai

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.

Marcos Gillis

Marcos has more than 5 years of transaction experience in direct equity investing and financing. Before joining Glenfarne Group, Marcos worked at White Summit Capital focused on direct equity investing in the energy and infrastructure space in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America. Prior to that, Marcos worked for 3 years as an investment banker in Alantra’s European M&A group. Marcos holds a B.A. in Business and Finance from both Lancaster and ICADE University, and is a native Spanish speaker.

Travis Nicks

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.

Olivia Meier

Olivia is an attorney with more than 5 years of experience in Operations and Project Management. Before joining Glenfarne Group, Olivia was the Director of Operations & Development at NYC Veterans Alliance, where she was part of the executive team launching the nonprofit. Her career has spanned a range of nonprofit and governmental organizations, including stints at the United Nations and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Olivia received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she specialized in international human rights law, and she holds a B.A. in Political Science (International & Comparative Politics) from Bryn Mawr College.

Maggie Gryglak

Maggie has over 10 years of experience in diversified assistant roles. Prior to joining Glenfarne Group, Maggie was a studio manager at nationally renowned boutique photography studio. She was responsible for handling all customer experiences, as well as, sales and daily organization of the studio and processes. Earlier in her career, Maggie worked as a personal assistant for a prominent family in her home town of Chicago. Maggie graduated Cum Laude from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education with a concentration in Painting and Photography.

Lucia Diaz

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.

Senior Industry Partners and Portfolio Company Advisors

Bill Mack

Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the power and legal industries. Having held COO- and CEO-level positions of major power developers, such as Covanta Energy, Sithe Energies, Coastal Power Company, and El Paso Corporation, Bill has led transactions on more than 15 separate power investments globally. Bill’s specialty in the power sector has been on project development. As an attorney, Bill focused on financings and has heavy experience in real assets.

John Kistle

John has more than 40 years in Power Generation leading all aspects of Operations, Business Excellence and Safety. He has also led Project Development implementing growth strategies within the power industry as well as successful development of $5.5B (closed) of various international projects (greenfield and brownfield). Throughout his career, he has held several positions with AES and GE developing, managing and operating projects. Before entering the private sector John spent 13 years with the US Navy as a nuclear ship superintendent, operator, and test engineer.

John Walker AM

John Walker AM has more than 30 years of experience in both the private and public sector. John recently retired as Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea and Chairman of Macquarie Capital, Asia after 22 years, and currently serves as Chairman of Asia for Glenfarne Group based in North Asia. Prior to moving to Asia, John was based in Australia as Global Head of Government Business for Macquarie’s Investment Banking Group. Previously he was Executive Vice President at Bankers Trust, after making the transition from the public sector where he held several Chief Executive positions in Australia. John is a Member of the Order of Australia (equivalent to a Knighthood in the British System) since 1999 for services to economic reform and contribution to the design of the transportation plan for the Sydney Olympics, and is an Honorary Citizen of Seoul City. John has also received a Presidential Citation recognizing his contribution to the development of Korea’s capital markets.

Our Approach

Construction/OEM Partners

Renowned EPC contractors that construct turn-key, fully guaranteed projects that emphasize the use of local labor

Development Processes

Employ methodical process to obtain permits and permissions for each project before breaking ground; local stakeholder agencies fully engaged

Operational Excellence

Assets operated and maintained by specialists in a given technology, according to recognized global standards

Safety

Comprehensive Environmental Health
& Safety (EHS) policies and procedures with safety training programs for workers

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strengthen communities, provide the public with reliable services, and ensure a safe and rewarding environment for workers

Local Leadership

Seasoned executives with on-the-ground presence at projects, managing local teams with ties to the local region

History

Glenfarne Group was founded in 2011 by Brendan Duval, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in global infrastructure. Since the firm’s inception, Glenfarne has significantly grown and expanded across the energy market. In 2017 we formed EnfraGen to specialize in renewable solar, hydro and grid stability assets across Latin American investment-grade countries.

Recognizing the growing demand for cleaner power and energy sources, we formed Alder Midstream in 2019, which focuses on the development and overhaul of energy infrastructure assets worldwide. Alder’s current subsidiaries include IACX Energy, a value-added natural gas gathering and processing business, Magnolia LNG and Texas LNG, a late-stage LNG export businesses.

In 2021 Glenfarne Group created a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC called Glenfarne Merger Corp., focused on bringing to market entities in the energy transition and electrification sectors.

Today, our total portfolio of assets throughout North and South America offers a combined output of 1.7 GW of power generation assets (either in development, operation or construction) and 12.8 mtpa of aggregated fully permitted late-stage development export capacity of LNG, making us one of leading and most diversified power businesses in the market.