Masahiro “Mas” Ogiso

President & CEO and Founding Member

Mas is the head of Oriden and provides the strategic leadership for the business to drive the company’s growth as a leading clean energy solutions provider.

Previously Mas was a member of the executive management team at EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., a renewable energy platform and portfolio company of Terra Firma Capital Partners, a Guernsey based private equity fund.  At EverPower, Mas oversaw a development portfolio of over 2GW as their Chief Development Officer. Terra Firma sold the development pipeline and platform of EverPower to Innogy Renewables US LLC in 2018.  Prior to leading EverPower’s project development team, Mas led EverPower’s corporate development efforts and evaluated over 6GW of North American acquisition opportunities in wind, solar (utility-scale, C&I, residential), energy storage systems, hydro, biomass and other energy technologies across a variety of investment asset classes from early-stage development to operating assets.

Mas has also held positions with General Electric’s Energy Financial Services in their Power & Renewable Energy equity underwriting group, PNC Bank in their public finance team, and PwC with their assurance group.

Mas holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, and a B.S. in accounting and international business from Pennsylvania State University.

Bill Miller

CFO and Founding Member

Prior to Oriden, Bill was the director of finance at EverPower where he played an instrumental role in the sale of EverPower’s portfolio of 750MW operating assets and 2.5GW development assets. He assisted the Company in securing over $650M in construction financing, private placements and term loans as well as over $25M in Pennsylvania state grants for alternative energy projects.

Bill began his career with Deloitte as an external auditor serving a variety of clients in manufacturing, energy and higher education.

Bill holds a Certified Public Accountant license in Pennsylvania and eared his B.S. from the University of Richmond.

Matthew Maroon

Director of Engineering & Development and Founding Member

Prior to Oriden, Matt was the VP of Product Management for Aquion Energy, a spin-out of Carnegie Mellon University that manufactured the world’s only safe and fully sustainable battery chemistry.  Matt later co-founded and was the CEO of a software start-up focused on optimizing the life / revenue equation for dispatchable energy assets.  In total, Matt is a five-time veteran of cleantech startups focused on next generation energy storage products since ’04. His career in product management leadership positions has focused on developing and selling new technologies into the rapidly evolving cleantech marketplace with a cumulative total of over 100 MWh deployed energy storage across the world.

Matt holds multiple patents in energy storage and advanced materials and earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Bradley University.

Kevin Graves

Director of Solar PV Engineering & Procurement

Kevin brings over a decade of operational experience in the solar industry where he has managed projects and engineering teams working projects on both the East and West Coasts.  Kevin currently is developing Oriden’s  design engineering team and managing procurement efforts.

Prior to joining Oriden, Kevin worked with small and large, residential and commercial solar EPC. He has been NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certified since 2013.

Kevin holds a B.S. in engineering science from Pennsylvania State University.

Seth Wilmore

Director of Sites & Permitting and Founding Member

Prior to Oriden, Seth was the director of environmental and permitting affairs at EverPower. He managed environmental studies and obtained permits for the company’s development portfolio. Seth was also responsible for maintaining compliance with all environmental plans and permit requirements during construction and operation of a 750 MW fleet. In addition to handling environmental and permitting matters, Seth also acted as project manager for over 200 MWs of development assets including a 100 MW project in West Virginia that achieved commercial operation in 2016.

Seth holds a B.S. from Allegheny College and a M.S. from George Mason University.

Michael Berlin

Director of Development and Founding Member

Prior to Oriden, Michael was senior manager of development at EverPower as well as working on the development team at Recurrent Energy, one of North America’s largest solar project developers. He brings significant project development expertise, with a focus on siting, interconnection, and power marketing, as well as late-stage experience financing, constructing, and commissioning solar projects. In his decade plus of renewables industry experience, Michael has played a leading role in delivering over a 350 MW of utility-scale solar projects to commercial operation across the United States.

Michael began his career with General Electric in its Energy Financial Services Group (GE EFS). While at GE EFS, he focused on both project financings and asset sales for projects across the energy spectrum.

Michael holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, and a BS in energy, business and finance from Pennsylvania State University.

Gary Verkleeren

Director of Development & Construction

Immediately prior to joining Oriden, Gary was a Project Executive at IEA/White Construction, an industry leading builder of wind & solar project throughout the US and Canada, where he provided executive level oversight on multiple large renewable energy construction projects.  Prior to IEA/White Construction, Gary held various leadership positions at Everpower Wind Holdings, Inc. a renewable energy platform owned by Terra Firma Capital Partners, in both construction and development. After an early career in consulting engineering, Gary worked for various leading renewable energy companies including Zilkha Renewable Energy, the predecessor of Horizon Wind Energy and Atlantic Renewable Energy/PPM Energy predecessor organizations of Iberdrola Renewables (now Avangrid).

In his 20 years in renewables, Gary brings extensive engineering, development, and construction experience finding practical solutions to land/construction related challenges and leading the transition of late stage development assets in to construction.  Gary has played a leading role in delivering over 600 MW of utility-scale projects to commercial operation across the US.

Gary has a BS in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a Veteran of the US Marine Corps.

Michael Johnson

Director of Commercial Operation and Founding Member

Michael has nearly a decade of commercial energy industry experience including asset optimization, revenue modeling, RFP responses, and business development.

Prior Oriden, Michael was the commercial manager of origination at EverPower where he was primarily responsible for PPA contract negotiation and long term power hedging activities. While at EverPower Michael was the commercial project lead on Baron Wind and Cassadaga Wind projects, which were successfully contracted with NYSERDA and several New England based distribution utilities respectively. Additionally, Michael was actively involved in all commercial activities for EverPower’s merchant generation fleet including, asset scheduling, hedging, asset optimization, settlements, and regulatory compliance.

Michael holds a BS from The University of Pittsburgh in both accounting and finance.