Management Team

Doug EganDoug co-founded CPV with Gary Lambert in 1999 and together they raised venture capital funding for the company in a series of separate financings, exceeding $300 million in total. Under his leadership, CPV has focused on traditional and renewable power generation project development and asset management services for major energy and finance industry clients and investors. Doug provides the strategic direction for the company as it responds to the evolution of a highly dynamic North American market. With more than 30 years in the independent power industry, he is well known to the power, natural gas and financial communities.

Prior to forming CPV, Doug was Senior Vice President for Development at PG&E Generating Company, formerly US Generating Company. At PG&E, he was responsible for non-regulated power project development. He was responsible for the initiation of seven natural gas fired power generation projects and a wind project representing more than 5,000 MW of capacity currently in operation across the United States. Prior to assuming control of PG&E's development program, Doug was Vice President and Regional Executive for their Northeast Region where he supervised six operating IPP projects, including fuel supply and transportation and power sale agreements

Prior to PG&E, Doug was Vice President of Development at J. Makowski Company of Boston where he was responsible for the acquisition and financial restructuring of Altresco Financial, Inc. Additionally, he held the position of General Counsel for Intercontinental Energy Corporation of Hingham, Massachusetts through the development and construction of two cogeneration projects representing more than 600 MWs. In the early 1980's, Doug worked at the law firm of Murtha Cullina Richter & Pinney in Hartford, Connecticut, representing the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority developing and financing several waste-to-energy facilities.

Doug is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School.

Gary LambertGary co-founded CPV in 1999 and has helped raise equity funding in three separate financings for CPV’s general business activities, exceeding $350 million in total. Gary has overall management responsibilities for CPV's Braintree office and is a member of the Board of Managers.  Today, Gary also plays a significant role in building and directing the business activities of CPV including project development and asset management as well as raising financing for various corporate and project needs. Gary has over 25 years of experience in the competitive energy industry.

Prior to CPV, Gary was a Vice President in the project development group of PG&E Generating Company, formerly US Generating Company. His responsibilities included the oversight of electric development and acquisition efforts throughout the United States.

Prior to PG&E, Gary was a manager of development at J. Makowski Associates and prior to that worked for both Catalyst Energy Construction, Inc. and its spin-off Hydro Power Corporation developing and overseeing construction of 1 to 5 MW hydroelectric projects. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dave MagillDave has led CPV's asset management group (CPV AMG) since 2003. Currently CPV AMG manages over 6,700 MW of installed capacity across seven power markets. These facilities include the CPV Sentinel, Woodbridge and Keenan II energy projects as well as ten 3rd party-owned power projects. Working closely with CPV's energy management team, CPV AMG functions as the "owner for hire"; responsible for strategic direction and execution, buying and selling power and fuel, negotiating and managing project contracts, implementing improvement initiatives, managing financing and M&A transactions and maintaining books, records and compliance.

Immediately prior to joining CPV, Dave was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at AES Corporation, and led transactions that made AES one of the five largest operators of wind power projects in the US. From 1993 to 2003, Dave worked at PG&E National Energy Group (NEG) where he led NEG's mergers and acquisitions group. In this position Dave was instrumental in 15 transactions totaling over $4 billion, including the $1.6 billion electric generating business acquisition of New England Electric Systems, Inc., the $1 billion inaugural bond offer by NEG, and the $275 million purchase of J. Makowski Company.

Dave held various positions, including VP Corporate Development, at Ultramar plc, a medium sized oil company from 1980 through 1992.

Dave is a graduate of Middlebury College (BA Economics) and New York University (MS Accounting), and obtained a CPA license in New York State.

John MurphyJohn has over 25 years of experience managing the successful installation of power plants throughout the United States.

John has negotiated 20 turnkey Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contacts throughout his career.  He has successfully installed power plants in all regions of the United States in both union and non-union environments. Additionally, John has installed several facilities throughout Latin America.  In 2010 John negotiated the EPC and turbine contracts and oversaw the construction of the 152 MW Keenan wind farm in Woodward, OK.

Previous to CPV, as Senior Vice President for Gemma Power Systems, John was responsible for profit and loss on the turnkey installation of 10 power projects ranging in size from a 50 MW peaking facility to a 600 MW combined cycle facility totaling more than 4,000 MW.  All of these projects were completed on time, under budget, and went on to operate reliably. Recently, John played a role in the closing of the CPV Sentinel project, and is currently overseeing construction of 165 MW wind farm in Kansas.

John has been responsible for installing the prime movers of every major equipment manufacturer, including ABB, Siemens, Westinghouse, and GE, including both aeroderivative and frame machines.

Throughout his career, John has been dedicated to the successful completion of EPC power projects, starting out as a mechanical field engineer, and subsequently fulfilling the role of project engineer, construction manager, commissioning manager, project manager, project executive, and EPC contract negotiator.

John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Anselm College.

Peter PodurgielPeter has been with CPV since its inception and has filled a number of critical positions. Currently, Peter is responsible for CPV’s $200 million fossil development portfolio and leads CPV’s development initiatives in the US and Canada.

Prior to heading up CPV’s fossil development program, Peter was one of the primary architects of CPV’s Asset Management strategy and business development. Through his leadership, Peter created significant value for CPV's clients during a period of unprecedented industry challenges and seized economic opportunities vital to CPV’s nationwide growth. Due to his pioneering execution of complex restructurings, today CPV is widely recognized as the leader in IPP crisis and turnaround management.

Previously, Peter led the development and sale of CPV’s Atlantic Power Project, a 250 megawatt combined-cycle power project in Florida. Peter also recorded noteworthy successes in both the energy and commercial development industries prior to CPV. At US Generating Company, New England Development and The Pyramid Companies, his accomplishments include developments of more than 2,000 megawatts of power projects and more than 8 million square feet of retail real estate. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Fairfield University.

Paul BuckovichPaul joined CPV in 2001 and is responsible for the financial structuring of new development projects, management of existing project capitalization efforts, and any debt financing associated with the company’s acquisition-related endeavors. Paul also oversees the financial management of the assets managed by CPV’s Asset Management group. Most recently, Paul led the financing of the 152 MW, $319 million CPV Keenan II wind farm, the 800MW, $900 million CPV Sentinel gas-fired project, the 166 MW, approximate $300 million CPV Cimarron wind farm, and the $800 million, 725MW CPV Shore Project.

Paul has 20 years of experience in the energy sector starting with the J. Makowski Company, and just prior to joining CPV as Director of Finance for InterGen where he managed the $570 million debt financing of the 1,200 MW Cottonwood Power Project in Texas and co-managed the $350 million debt financing of the 600 MW Bajio Power Project in Mexico. Paul gained his finance training with Bank of Boston where he managed a $400 million credit portfolio.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.

Sean Finnerty

Sean leads a broad-based development program which includes new natural gas-fired development projects and heads up CPV Renewable Energy Company.  He has contributed significant value to the growth of CPV over the past 14 years. Sean has over 20 years of energy related experience and has been a member of CPV since its inception.

Previously, Sean was employed by PG&E Generating Company where he held positions within the organization's Development Group and Regulatory Affairs Department.  He was involved in project development and acquisitions as well as regulatory policy.  Sean also worked at the Massachusetts State Senate Post Audit and Oversight Bureau where he was involved in the development of policies affecting the electric power industry.

Sean holds an MBA from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University and a BS in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Sherman Knight

Sherman leads CPV’s origination and energy management team. The origination and energy management team is responsible for originating short-term and long-term physical and financial power and gas transactions to support financing of CPV’s natural-gas fired and renewable development businesses. In addition, working closely with CPV’s asset management team, Sherman and CPV’s energy management team is responsible for the daily interaction between commodity traders, logistics, plant personnel and control areas to maximize gross margins while setting price-risk and operational-risk tolerances for CPV’s asset management portfolio.

Prior to CPV, Sherman was Director, Portfolio Management at PG&E National Energy Group where he was responsible for the daily commercial optimization and fuel supply contracting of over 7,000 MW of gas, oil, coal, and hydro capacity.

Sherman holds an MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Peter G. Kelly

Peter Galbraith Kelly Jr. Esq. (Braith) has worked with CPV since 2000 as outside counsel and advisor. He joined CPV in January of 2008 and is responsible for all public and government relations for CPV's national asset management, wind development and fossil development programs.

Prior to joining CPV, Braith represented major utilities in New England, municipalities hosting development of generation facilities and developers across the US.  Mr. Kelly has also represented developers and investors on major infrastructure projects in countries throughout Asia, South America, the FSU and Africa since 1986.

Robert Burke

Robert has over 20 years of experience representing energy companies in the United States and abroad in numerous contexts, including complex project developments, acquisitions, operations, regulatory matters and financings.  As General Counsel, Robert oversees the legal representation of the Company, including its compliance program, and participates in the broad spectrum of the Company’s project development activities.

Previously, Robert was an officer of PPL Corporation, serving as Vice President and Chief Counsel for PPL Global, which was responsible for the development, acquisition and financing of energy resources domestically and throughout Europe and Latin America.  Prior to joining PPL, Robert was counsel for Mission Energy and was lead counsel in the development and related financings of electric generation projects in New York and Virginia.

Prior to that, Robert was an attorney with Hunton & Williams, LLP, where he represented energy companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Robert holds a JD and MA from the University of Virginia, and a BA from Providence College.
Christoper Carey

Christopher oversees the companies accounting practices, accounting department, budget preparations, audit functions, risk management, and treasury management.  In addition, he directs the preparations of all financial reports, including income statements balance sheets, reports to shareholders, tax returns, and miscellaneous reports for government regulatory agencies.  While at CPV, Christopher has worked to create a team that is focused on the increasing needs of both our clients and our internal customers.

Prior to joining CPV, Christopher was Vice President of Finance and Operations with park City Solutions Government Services Group.  He was an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team providing financial advice on all aspects of the Government Group’s operations.  Previously, Christopher was a consultant with Ernst & Young, where he worked on a variety of transactions including IPO’s, Public Debt Offerings, Divestitures, Acquisitions, Reorganizations, SEC filings, and Audits (foreign and domestic).

Christopher holds an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Ashland University. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Virginia.