Edward N. Krapels spent the first 30 years of his career as an energy consultant to governments and companies for Energy Security Analysis, Inc, a company he founded with Sarah Emerson. In 2000, Mr. Krapels left ESAI and founded Anbaric to participate in development of electric transmission projects. The Neptune and Hudson HVDC projects were the first Mr. Krapels helped to develop. Anbaric remains an investor in both projects. In 2008, Mr. Krapels co-founded Viridity Energy, which led to his growing interest in Microgrids as a complement to and modernizing force in clean energy transmission. Today, in addition to the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance projects, Mr. Krapels and Anbaric are developing new HVDC projects (including the Poseidon project in New York), as well as several large Microgrid projects in the Northeast. Mr. Krapels received a Masters degree from the University of Chicago and his PhD from the Paul H Nitze School of International Relations of the Johns Hopkins University.
Timothy Vaill is Anbaric’s Chief Financial Officer and oversees the company’s financial planning and growth.
Previously, Mr. Vaill was CEO of Boston Private Financial Holdings, a publicly held national wealth management company with private banking, wealth advisory, and investment management subsidiaries in multiple states.
Prior to Boston Private Financial Holdings, Mr. Vaill was a Senior Financial Consultant for Fidelity Investments and an Executive Officer for The Boston Company, managing banking and investment assets for individual and institutional clients.
Mr. Vaill has a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA in Finance from the Harvard Business School, and a BS in Mathematics from Tufts University, where in 2013, he also received the University’s Lifetime Service Award.
Clarke Bruno oversees the company’s legal affairs and projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as projects in Canada. He has almost two decades of experience in the private and public sector in energy and environmental policy, project development, and litigation and regulatory law.
As counsel to former New Jersey Governor Corzine, he helped prepare the State’s energy master plan and provided legal and policy analysis on the State’s initiatives to upgrade the grid, spur renewable energy projects, redevelop brownfields, and increase public and private infrastructure investments. As a senior attorney during Mayor Bloomberg’s first term in New York City, Mr. Bruno led the team that won dismissal of four twenty-year old class action lawsuits and revitalized a 50-member legal department. Before entering government, he was a regulatory lawyer and litigator for nine years and clerked for a federal judge for one year. Mr. Bruno has also developed 195 units of low and moderate income housing in New York City.
Mr. Bruno graduated with honors from Swarthmore College where he won a Watson fellowship and cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was awarded a Hays fellowship. He has lived in France, Ghana, and Brazil and is fluent in French and Portuguese.
Dirk van Ouwerkerk
Dirk van Ouwerkerk is Anbaric’s Lead Partner for Microgrids. He has more than twelve years of experience as a strategic consultant and M&A advisor to the electric power industry in the US and Europe
Dirk is specialized in an investment category he defines as “market-based cleantech”, i.e. the segment of advanced energy business models that can benefit from new regulations and government incentives, but that doesn’t need to rely on them for growth. Dirk’s most recent focus has been on the “productization” of the microgrid: an attempt to turn world-class microgrid examples like those at Princeton, Cornell University, and the FDA into scalable solutions for a broader set of customers.
Stephen Conant is the Senior Vice President for Project Development for Anbaric and President of Green Line Devco, LLC. He has 20 years of experience in the electric power industry. Prior to Anbaric, he was ESAI’s Senior Market Analyst for western power markets.
Mr. Conant has worked as a Senior Consultant for Stone & Webster Management Consultants where he prepared due diligence analysis for major power asset transfers, including coal, natural gas, and hydroelectric power plants and natural gas pipe lines. Prior to joining the private sector he worked 12 years in local, state, and federal government, including three years for the U.S. House of Representatives. Steve’s experience includes environmental permitting for major capital projects, including air permitting, power plant licensing, and hazardous waste remediation. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, a non-profit land trust in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts that he co-founded in 1990
Bryan Sanderson has over a decade of experience in energy markets, with a strong background in both the natural gas and power sectors. Prior to joining Anbaric, he held roles in project development and energy marketing with Invenergy, an IPP specializing in the development of wind and natural gas generation assets. In these roles he was responsible for early stage development activities, as well as hedge risk and market modeling for assets approaching or in commercial operation.
Before moving the asset side of the energy business, Mr. Sanderson spent six years providing consulting and market advisory services to a range of clients across the energy value chain, and three years on the energy trading desk of a major hedge fund. In these roles, he was responsible for modeling supply, demand, price, basis, analyzing numerous market-related issues, and communicating his views on the markets to clients and traders. Mr. Sanderson holds a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.