55 Years of Collective Energy Industry Expertise

The Foresight Renewable Solutions Team draws on over 55 years of collective energy industry expertise, including power marketing, engineering, finance, and development.

EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE
(in years)
KEY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Carlos Pineda
President
16 • The AES Corporation
• Orion Energy, LLC
• General Compression, Inc. 
Douglass Sims
Vice President, Transactions
12 • Allen & Overy LLP
• Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
 
Warren Byrne
Chairman
23 • Foresight Solar/Foresight Wind
• Caithness Energy
• Booz, Allen & Hamilton 
     
Carlos Pineda
President

Mr. Pineda is a veteran developer of wind, solar, energy storage, LNG, and natural gas projects. Mr. Pineda played a lead role in the development or financing of over 900MW (US$1.9 billion) of operating assets, and managed the development or acquisition of over 2 GW more. Mr. Pineda also advises private equity clients on the acquisition and development of large portfolios of energy assets. Mr. Pineda is the Founder and Principal of Clear Planet Energy, LLC and held senior positions at General Compression, Inc., Orion Energy, LLC, and The AES Corporation. Mr. Pineda holds a MBA in Finance from the Yale School of Management, a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Human Biology with Honors in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. Mr. Pineda was a Dean’s Scholar at the Yale School of Management.

Douglass Sims
Vice President, Transactions

As a senior project finance lawyer at leading international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, Mr. Sims represented sponsors and lenders on power and infrastructure projects and played a leading role in analyzing and/or negotiating over 2,000 MWs of power purchase agreements. He now brings to FRS deep experience in a variety of transactions including, project financings, acquisitions, term and revolving credit facilities (unsecured and secured), private placements, export credit agency and multi-lateral bank backed financings and leveraged financings. Mr. Sims holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Stanford University where he was a Mellon Fellow. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

Warren Byrne
Chairman

Mr. Byrne is the Founder and CEO of Foresight Solar, LLC, Foresight Wind Energy, LLC and Foresight Renewables Management, guiding these companies to their current leading stature among the few successful, independently owned renewable energy development companies in the United States. Prior to founding the Foresight companies, Mr. Byrne held positions with Booz, Allen and Hamilton’s Energy & Chemicals Group and Caithness Energy. Mr. Byrne holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Liberal Studies (Business Economics, Biology and Comparative Literature) from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The Environmental Management program combines course work at the Yale School of Management and School of Law, as well as at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. At Yale, Mr. Byrne was awarded the Switzer Environmental Leader Fellowship.

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