…providing vital infrastructure services worldwide

Tom Tribone

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and CEO of Franklin Park (FP). Formerly Executive Vice President of the AES Corporation. A prime mover behind the growth of AES from its start-up phase to a global, $30 billion enterprise.

Originated and executed most of AES’s first-of-a-kind transactions, many of which are now commonplace in the industry. In addition to transaction experience, he has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of power companies with over 20 million customers, 19,000MW of generation and 50,000 employees.

His unique, people-centered management style was developed early in his career as described in the book, What America Does Right. In addition to his commercial activities, Tom is a Board member of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech, The Great Lakes Energy Institute (Chairman) and Duquesne University. He holds a BSc with High Honors in Chemical Engineering, an MBA and a Juris Doctorate.

Tom was a finalist for the 2016 Standard and Poors Global Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Sonny Lulla

Managing Member

Co-founder of FP and CEO of Infrastructure India plc, an AIM quoted closed end fund. Formerly President of AES Brasil Energia, generating over $1 billion in annual revenue, over 3,000MW of generation and 2 million customers.

Sonny has held positions in utility financing and operations at CMS Energy, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. He has over 20 years industry experience and holds a BA Hons.

Rob Venerus

Managing Member

Co-founder of FP and former officer and Vice President of the AES Corporation. Rob was responsible for the start-up of non-power global infrastructure development.

Prior to this, Rob led business development and was responsible for several of AES most significant transactions. He has also worked at PSEG. He holds a BA and MBA.

Ismael Rodriguez

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly CEO of Electro Dunas in Peru. Prior to this, Ismael was a Director of PSEG, a large US diversified energy corporation, and CEO of a subsidiary, ElectroAndes.

Ismael has extensive transaction and operational experience spanning 16 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas. He holds a BE, MBA and ME.

Balraj Varma

Managing Director

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly President of America’s Energy Holding Company, developing hydropower plants in Latin America.

Prior to this, Balraj was Executive Vice President of India Hydropower Development Company and Vice President of Dodson-Lindbolm International. He has over 35 years industry experience and expertise in project development and engineering and holds a BE Hons.

Libby Havercroft

Managing Director

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Fairfax Investment Bank.

Prior to this, Libby was at Investec Bank and the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange. She has over 15 years industry experience and holds a BA and MBA.

Ruchit Sutaria

Vice President

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly part of the investment team at Guggenheim Partners in India.

Prior to this, Ruchit was at Thomas Weisel Partners and Yieldquest Investment Group in the US. He has over 11 years of industry experience and holds a BBA.

Pranav Bhuta

Vice President
Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly part of the investment team at Guggenheim Partners in India.

Prior to this, Pranav was at Thomas Weisel Partners, Ernst & Young, Standard & Poor’s and AIG Private Equity. He has over 11 years industry experience and holds an MBA.

Ronald Iervolino

Partner

Retired Senior Managing Director and Partner of Guggenheim Partners, LLC where he was responsible for managing the Fixed Income Division.

Currently, Ron is an active investor in private equity ventures as well as commercial and residential real estate. He has over 30 years of trading, sales, structuring and investment banking experience. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2005, Ron held senior positions at UBS, DLJ, Smith Barney, and First Albany. He holds a BA in Economics.

Kevin Lapidus

Chief Investment Officer

Chief Investment Officer of Franklin Park. Formerly, one of the early SunEdison employees, Kevin served as the SVP Corporate Development, SVP Business Development, SVP Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel.

Kevin led SunEdison’s global corporate and project mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Prior to SunEdison, Kevin was a corporate finance and M&A attorney. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and a BA in Economics.

Raj Mehta

Vice President

Vice President and part of the renewables investment team at Franklin Park.

Formerly, Director of Corporate Development at SunEdison, where Raj led the execution of a number of M&A transactions across the solar and wind sectors. Prior to SunEdison, Raj worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse and at BAML. Raj holds an MBA and a BA in Economics.

Brett Prior

Vice President

Vice President and part of the renewables investment team at Franklin Park.

Formerly, he served as the Head of Investor Relations for both TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, two publicly listed Yieldcos that own 3 GW of wind & solar plants across 11 countries. Prior to TerraForm, Brett was part of the Corporate Development team at SunEdison, acquiring solar plants. Prior to SunEdison, Brett worked in market research and consulting at Greenwich Media. Brett also spent six years as a buyside analyst at mutual fund managers in New York and Hawaii. Brett received an MBA from London Business School, and a BA from Yale University. He is also a CFA.

Henry Aszklar

Managing Director

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly CEO of Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in Africa with 1,300 MW of operating assets consisting of seven power plants in five countries with over 400 employees.

Prior to this, Henry held a variety of senior executive roles at major energy companies and investment organizations such as AES, Riverstone, and Econergy International. As a highly accomplished executive, he has over 35 years of experience in the global energy industry with broad-based experience in executive leadership, corporate governance, operations, investments, finance and strategic planning. Henry holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and M.S. in Finance and Technology Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Team


Tom Tribone

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and CEO of Franklin Park (FP). Formerly Executive Vice President of the AES Corporation. A prime mover behind the growth of AES from its start-up phase to a
global, $30 billion enterprise.

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Sonny Lulla

Managing Member

Co-founder of FP and CEO of Infrastructure India plc, an AIM quoted closed end fund. Formerly President of AES Brasil Energia, generating over $1 billion in annual
revenue.

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Rob Venerus

Managing Member

Co-founder of FP and former officer and Vice President of the AES Corporation. Rob was responsible for the start-up of non-power global infrastructure development.

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Ronald Iervolino

Partner

Retired Senior Managing Director and Partner of Guggenheim Partners, LLC where he was responsible for managing the Fixed Income Division.

 

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Kevin Lapidus

Chief Investment Officer

Chief Investment Officer of Franklin Park. Formerly, one of the early SunEdison employees, Kevin served as the SVP Corporate Development, …

 

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Raj Mehta

Vice President

Vice President and part of the renewables investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly, Director of Corporate Development at SunEdison…

 

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Brett Prior

Vice President

Vice President and part of the renewables investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly, he served as the Head of Investor Relations for both TerraForm Power and…

 

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Balraj Varma

Managing Director

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly President of America’s Energy Holding Company, developing hydropower plants in Latin America.

 

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Libby Havercroft

Managing Director

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Fairfax Investment Bank.

 

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Ruchit Sutaria

Vice President

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly part of the investment team at Guggenheim Partners in India.

 

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Pranav Bhuta

Vice President

Investment team at Franklin Park. Formerly part of the investment team at Guggenheim Partners in India.

 

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