Chief Executive Officer
Mr Lipman’s background includes more than 15 years of power generation experience as a developer, project and sales manager, and consultant for global energy and independent power producers.Prior to Vasari Energy, Mr. Lipman was director of sales and project development for Eoplly USA, the US subsidiary to a Chinese solar module and cell manufacturing company with over $300 million of annual revenue. As Southwest regional manager for Enfinity Corp, a top 10 global PV solar developer, Mr. Lipman planned and developed utility-scale and large distributed photovoltaic solar energy projects throughout the southwestern and western states. As principal with Power Central Associates, Mr. Lipman served as power generation and renewable energy project consultant to GE Energy, where he directed the acquisition and development of 13 natural gas and solar sites representing potential output of 4000 MW to 5000 MW.
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Mr. Smith has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry including brokering and sales of stocks, bonds, commodities and private equity investments.
Mr. Smith’s career began in New York on Wall Street in 1978 and continued with positions as Vice President of Sales and Investments for large and small brokerage houses. In 2000 Mr. Smith was Senior VP of Sales for AIG NY based E Business Group, responsible for clients such as Ford Motor Company, 3M, Coca Cola and others. For 12 years Mr. Smith was Managing Principal Partner for multiple commercial REIT offerings, and brokering and sales of large commercial real estate assets both in the US and abroad.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Megarit has 25 years of experience in domestic and international project finance and investments and was responsible for transactions and advisory work in a wide range of industries including energy in the US and emerging markets.
Mr. Megarit has been with Vasari Energy since its inception and is responsible for client relationships. Prior to Vasari, Mr. Megarit was president of AllegisOne, Inc., a project development company and chairman of its wholly owned project development finance subsidiary, AllegisOne Securities, Inc., a NASD registered broker dealer and a principal for 12 years with Madison Investments, an international investment firm specializing in corporate and project finance in emerging markets. While with Madison, Mr. Megarit was responsible for clients with $100 million to $1 billion in annual revenue including financial institutions and multinational corporations.