Our team has a long-term, proven track record of creating value for investors and management teams. We provide a deep bench of investment acumen and industry knowledge, with decades of experience in developing, financing and operating global energy projects. As a result, we have a nuanced understanding of the industry’s evolving commercial dynamics and the business and market risks arising from the global energy transition.
CEO & President
Gabriel leads 547 Energy in sourcing, evaluating, structuring and executing investments. He works closely with our portfolio companies on strategy, organizational management and capital allocation.
Gabriel is a 20-year veteran of the renewable energy industry with experience in North & South America, Europe and North Africa. Prior to founding 547 Energy, Gabriel served as CEO of EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), the fourth largest producer of renewable energy in North America. Gabriel also served as member of the executive committee and Board of Directors of EDP Renovaveis S.A. (EDPR), a publicly traded company based in Lisbon, Portugal. He joined the EDP Group in early 2007 as Managing Director for North America, where he led its entrance into the United States renewables market through the acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy. Gabriel also co-directed the Initial Public Offering of EDPR in 2008. During his time as the leader of EDPR NA, he expanded the operating portfolio more than eightfold from 700 MW of wind energy projects in the U.S. in 2007 to approximately 6,000 MW of wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Mexico and Canada by 2017.
Gabriel served on the Executive Committee of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) for nine years and chaired its Board of Directors from 2012 to 2013. He was selected by Windpower Monthly Magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Executives in the wind energy industry worldwide. He holds a Law degree with specialization in Economics from University of Deusto in Spain and completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago.
Jeff participates in Quantum’s investment activities including investment sourcing, due diligence, transaction negotiation, structuring and execution, portfolio company monitoring, and investment exits.
Prior to joining Quantum, Jeff was Managing Director, Natural Resources Principal Investing at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). He joined CPPIB in 2009 and focused on building CPPIB’s direct private equity investing capabilities in the oil and gas and mining industries. Jeff led a number of CPPIB’s investments in the upstream oil and gas industry. He was a member of CPPIB’s Private Investments Investment Committee and served as a director on behalf of CPPIB on a number of boards.
Prior to joining CPPIB, Jeff was Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BHP Billiton in London. Previously, he had a range of senior corporate development roles at Enron Corp and spent several years as both an investment banker (UBS Securities, The First Boston Corporation and Kidder, Peabody & Company) and consultant (McKinsey & Company and ICF Incorporated) to natural resource companies.
Jeff holds an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Sean participates in Quantum’s investment activities, including investment sourcing, due diligence, transaction structuring and execution, portfolio company monitoring and transaction exits. He also works closely with Quantum’s portfolio companies on such activities as raising and structuring senior debt, mezzanine capital or additional equity, providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and general strategic advice and executing commodity hedges.
Prior to joining Quantum Energy Partners, Sean served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Quantum Utility Generation, a portfolio company of QEP V that he co-founded and managed. Prior to joining Quantum, Sean was a Managing Director in the Global Natural Resources investment banking group at J. P. Morgan. His responsibilities involved advising public/private corporations, financial sponsors, hedge funds and creditors in a wide range of strategic initiatives and capital markets activities across the energy value chain globally. Prior to his career with J.P. Morgan he was an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineering Corps where he coordinated contract negotiation and construction management for critical military infrastructure assets in the U.S. and Europe.
Sean holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Catholic University of America and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.