Management Team

Our team includes specialists in wind and solar power plant development, transmission line development, meteorology, engineering, permitting, construction, finance, law, asset management, maintenance and operations. The Vasari Energy leadership team's most senior professionals alone have accumulated decades of wind and solar power industry experience. Our executive management team is deeply respected and serves as thought leaders in the industry. At the heart of Vasari will always be the ability to attract and keep extraordinary people.

Sam Lipman

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.
Independence is the heart of American identity. Clean energy is independence turned into electrons.
~Jigar Shah

Michael Megarit

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.


Jorge Aizcorbe

Director


Mr. Aizcorbe, Director, has generated over $1 Billion for companies such as Chase Capital Partners, Bechtel Industries, Scotts Miracle Gro and Madison Dearborn Partners.

Mr. Aizcorbe’s career began with W.R. Grace & Co. in Corporate Development and Merger & Acquisitions. Mr. Aizcorbe founded Solar Systems of Arizona, one of the nation’s earliest solar companies, as well as biotech innovator Kerrys Domeliead and Twyford Labs, and fiber optic company Optreon.


Jake Cheng

Business Development Executive

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Mr. Cheng has nearly a decade of experience working in the international business development sector focusing on finance, expansion and renewable energy.

Prior to Vasari Energy, Mr. Cheng was director of finance and expansion in the regions of China, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico and South America. Mr. Cheng established a strong distribution channel network in these countries by working directly with overseas personnel up to, and including, C-level executives. Mr. Cheng also has experience in consumer finance and commercial business banking, helping match business opportunities to high-profile clients.

Mr. Cheng has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from University of Irvine, California. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.


Howard Nguyen

Director of Marketing


Mr. Nguyen has over a decade of experience in hands-on digital marketing, information technology and search engine marketing. He works closely with all departments and marketing agencies to ensure the implementation of marketing plans are coordinated, aligned, consistent and meet business objectives.

Prior to Vasari Energy, Mr. Nguyen served as Global Marketing Specialist at OKInternational, where he strategically managed and implemented marketing activities for the company. Prior to OKInternational, Mr. Nguyen worked as Managing Director at WebSoCal, a web design, development and online marketing company.

Mr. Nguyen earned a Master’s degree in Information System Management and E-Commerce Management/Online Marketing. His extensive level of instruction in this intricate field will help Vasari Energy improve its brand and stand strong in the market. In addition to having the skills to promote and strengthen the Company’s product and service development, Mr. Nguyen brings a keen understanding of the technology behind the latest marketing techniques and strategies.

Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customers feel smart.
~ Joe Chernov