Robert (Bob) Doherty has over 20 years of senior investment banking experience, heading groups at JP Morgan, UBS, and Merrill Lynch responsible for infrastructure, securitization, structured products and municipal project finance. At JP Morgan, Bob directed banking services provided to state and local governments. At UBS, Bob managed their industry-leading National Infrastructure Group, providing financing solutions to a broad range of governmental sectors. Overall, Bob has structured or advised on over $25 billion of infrastructure and municipal transactions.
Bob joined Ensyn as CFO in May 2013 from Renova Capital Partners, a Denver-based investment firm founded in 2007 to develop, own and aggregate clean energy infrastructure assets. One of Renova’s lead investments is Main Street Power Company, Inc., one of the fastest-growing commercial solar developers and owner/operators in the US. Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Main Street Power.
Bob has a BSFS from Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business Chicago.
Michael Sabol serves as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, where he oversees accounting, financial reporting, and risk management aspects of the Company.
Michael has an extensive background in private and public company accounting and reporting rules, systems and controls. He focused on biofuels companies through his previous tenure as the Chief Accounting Officer of Luca Technologies Inc., a company developing sustainable fuels using biological processes to in-situ convert fossil fuels like coal into natural gas, and prior to that as the Chief Financial Officer of Range Fuels Inc., a biofuels company developing commercial scale cellulosic biofuels technology. Prior to Range Fuels Mr. Sabol held various leadership roles in the finance group of multinational companies Qwest Communications, Bell Atlantic and Remington Arms Company. Mr. Sabol began his career at the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was an Audit Manager. Mr. Sabol has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and English from King’s College.
Phil Caplan is a Partner of Renova Capital, Ensyn’s joint venture partner in the development of projects in North America. Phil is responsible for a number of development activities related to project advancement, with a particular focus on regulatory issues and government relations.
Phil Caplan has an extensive background in investment banking as well as politics and government. As an investment banker, Phil was Senior Vice President at Friedman Billings Ramsey Group, where he was directly responsible for capitalizing over $13 billion of structured finance and equity capital market transactions. He also served as the Managing Director and COO of Capital Crossover Partners, a hedge fund initially affiliated with FBR. Prior to his career in finance, Phil had a 17-year career in politics and government, capped by serving as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to Bill Clinton, where he reported directly to the President. Phil was responsible for final presentation and analysis of all decision memoranda for the President and provided counsel to the President and senior staff on wide variety of issues. Phil was a founder of the Urban West Group, a Denver-based real estate development firm. He holds a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law.
Rick Tallman is a Partner of Renova Capital, Ensyn’s joint venture partner in the development of projects in North America. As Managing Director of the joint venture with Ensyn, Rick has primary responsibility for project development for Ensyn’s North American projects.
Rick has had an extensive career as an entrepreneur and project developer. He founded Renova in 2007, and played a significant role in the development of Main Street Power, one of the fastest-growing commercial solar developers and owner/operators in the US. Rick created the proprietary financing structure for Main Street Power in partnership with Morgan Stanley, and currently serves as its Executive Chairman. He has led four early-stage companies through initial public offering or acquisition. Rick serves on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards and frequently lectures on the subjects of social entrepreneurship and renewable energy. Rick served as a Company Commander in the US Army during the Persian Gulf War and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.