12th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street
June 24-25, 2015  |  Grand Hyatt  |  New York City, NY

Rhem Wooten

Executive Vice President, Hannon Armstrong
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HASI 2013 

Mr. Wooten is the executive vice president, origination and has been with Hannon Armstrong as a managing director since October 2010. Mr. Wooten has worked in the energy industry for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in project development, commodity trading/risk management and project finance. Mr. Wooten previously held a number of senior management positions, including serving as president of Duke Energy Corporation’s domestic and international independent power production affiliates from 1988 to 1996, as managing director, origination and operations of Duke/Louis Dreyfus from 1996-1997, chief executive officer of Merchant Energy Group of the Americas (MEGA) from 1997 to 2000, as president and chief executive officer of Pradium, Inc. from 2000 to 2001 and as president of Allied Syngas Corporation from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Wooten received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1981.


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Ted Brandt

Principal - Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Capital

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Ted Brandt co-founded Marathon Capital in 1999 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a Marathon Board Member. Marathon Capital is a Chicago based investment banking boutique focused on the global Energy and Infrastructure markets. Power Finance & Risk recently named Marathon Capital “Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor” in the 10th Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.

At Marathon Capital, he spends the majority of his time working with his colleagues to deliver the Firm’s M&A and capital raising services to our Clients and their Boards.

Mr. Brandt received a BA in Economics from Oberlin College, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and holds his Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 securities licenses.


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Michael Picker

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission



Michael Picker is a Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission. Prior to his recent appointment, Mr. Picker was a Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy in the Office of the Governor starting in 2009 and a member of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board of Directors since 2012. He was a principal at Lincoln Crow Strategic Communications from 2000 to 2009 and a consultant at Kaufman Campaign Consultants from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Picker was deputy treasurer in the Office of the California State Treasurer from 1998 to 1999 and chief of staff to Sacramento Mayor Joe Serna Jr. from 1992 to 1999. He was deputy assistant for toxic substances control in the Office of the Governor from 1981 to 1982 and an organizer at the Campaign for Economic Democracy from 1978 to 1982.


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