Middle River Power



Mark Kubow

Mark has more than 24 years of energy experience:

  • From 2012-2013, was CEO of CalPeak Power (Four CA Peaking Facilities), which was eventually sold to Carlyle

  • Acquired and operated ERCOT portfolio for Optim Energy

  • Built and operated power generation portfolio for BG Group, including Lake Road, Masspower, and Dighton

  • Founded Barrington Energy Partners, which was sold to Navigant Consulting in 2002

Mark attended Vanderbilt University, where he earned his MBA and BS in Mechanical Engineering.


James Suehr
chief financial officer

James is responsible for managing Middle River Power's current assets, and has previous experiencing in management and restructuring:

  • Supported management at E&P company through restructuring of ~$1.4 billion in debt and renegotiating critical commercial agreements with ~$1 billion contract value

  • Supported management team of midstream O&G company through restructuring of $600 million in debt through a chapter 11 court proceeding

  • Reported to CFO of $1.5 billion revenue A/V equipment rental company and supported organizational restructuring, M&A, recapitalization, and IPO preparation

James earned both his MBA and JD (cum laude) from Northwestern University, and his BA from Georgetown.


Joe Greco
SVP Asset Management - West

Joe has more than 30 years of asset management and energy experience:

  • Former SVP at Terra Gen LLC, where he managed assets and operations of the geothermal and solar portfolio, while also managing company government affairs efforts and supporting M&A and development

  • VP of Western Regions for Caithness Energy

  • VP at United American Energy and responsible for asset management, operations, and development of renewable and natural gas fleet

  • Held various engineering and management positions at Consolidated Edison of NY

Joe received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. 


Jennifer Phillips
VP, Asset Management

Jennifer has more than 30 years of energy experience:

  • From 2013-2015, served as Director of Asset Management for a portfolio of 13 hydro plants in PJM and NYISO owned by Cube Hydro Partners

  • From 1992-2002, served as VP of Structuring with PG&E Energy Trading, successfully closing more than $1 billion in long-term gas and power trading transactions

Jennifer received her MBA from Georgetown University, and a BA in Economics from Duke. 


Jeff Malone
Asset Manager - west

Jeff has over 15 years of experience, specifically in California power plant development and management:

  • Previously served as Asset Manager for CalPeak Assets, Malaga Assets, and Midway Assets, which are all now owned by Carlyle

He received his MBA from California State University, and his BBA from University of San Diego. 

Jeff is a retired United States Navy Veteran. 


Dennis Corn
VP Development & Projects

Dennis has more than 40 years of experience in the electric utility, independent power, and industrial chemical / refinery industries. His experience includes developing international and domestic renewable energy, cogeneration, and merchant power projects:

  • Previously directed project and business development activities for companies such as Rentech, Eastman Chemical, FPL Energy, Calpine, Air Liquide America and Southern Electric International

  • Presided over the successful development of over 3,300 MWs of independent power projects

Dennis earned his BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 


Claude Couvillion
VP Operations

Claude has more than 25 years of operation and maintenance experience:

  • From 2015-2018, served as NAES Plant Manager at High Desert Power Project, a combined cycle plant in California, and at University Park Energy, a peaking facility in Illinois

  • Spent 10 years at Tenaska in various O&M positions, including Control Room Operator, Corporate O&M Support Manager, and O&M Manager Contracts

  • Previously served as a Controls Field Engineer for General Electric, MKV and MKVI Speedtronic Control systems at various solid fuel, nuclear and gas fired plants

Claude is an honorably discharged, 10-year Veteran of the United States Navy (Gas Turbine Systems Technician [Mechanical] First Class). 

He received his BS in Resources Management from Troy University. 


Jon Boyer
Director - Environmental, Safety & Health

Jon has more than 20 years of experience in energy and environmental health:

  • Former Environmental, Health & Safety Manager for High Desert Power Plant

  • Provided technical environmental support for fossil, renewable, and nuclear fleet with Environmental Services of the Constellation Generation Group

  • Provided support for license renewal efforts with Constellation Nuclear Services

Jon received his BS in Environmental Health from East Tennessee State University.


Graham Baldwin
Director - Commercial Transactions

Graham brings 20 years of energy and general management experience to Middle River Power, including:

  • Full P&L responsibility for four project-financed, natural gas fired power plants comprising 3,000 MWs of generating capacity with a combined enterprise value of over $2.25B at Invenergy LLC

  • Sourced, negotiated and closed power purchase agreements and commodities hedges that enhanced the value of project financed entities

  • Completed a rotational development program at American Electric Power including assignments in Financial Performance Analysis, Structuring / Valuation, and Energy Marketing. Permanent assignment in Energy Marketing originating wholesale transactions in PJM and MISO

  • As a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, completed multiple combat tours serving as a Navigator / Weapons Systems officer in the EA-6B Prowler electronic attack jet

Graham earned his BS with Academic Merit from the United States Naval Academy, and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Dave Dunbar
Senior Advisor

Dave has more than 35 years of energy experience in construction, operations, development, and acquisitions:

  • Former General Manager of 600 MW of generating assets at Atlantic Power

  • Previous President & CEO of Grand Bahama Power Company

  • Held positions in engineering, consulting, and acquisitions at Mirant Corporation

  • Former Project Manager and Field Engineer at Babcock and Wilcox, where he gained experience in construction of waste-to-energy facilities

Dave earned his MBA at Georgia State University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University. 


Jeremy Meattey
Manager - FP&A

Jeremy has ten years of experience as a strategy consultant and finance professional in the water and energy utility industry:

  • Associate at Marathon Capital, supporting renewable project finance transactions

  • Managing Consultant at Hawksley Consulting, assisting clients with strategic planning and asset management

Jeremy earned his MBA from University of Chicago, and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida. 


Brant Yung
Senior Financial Analyst

Brant has ten years of experience in energy and power generation:

  • Held positions in engineering and consulting focused on the nuclear power industry, advising clients on industry developments, best practices, and providing regulatory guidance

  • On-site management of major projects, including experience with nuclear plant license extension efforts and program audits

  • Former Design Responsible Engineer with General Motors Powertrain

Brant earned his MBA from University of Chicago, and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.


Kathleen Pokryfke
Corporate Accounting Manager

Kathleen is currently managing the general accounting, audit, financial reporting, and treasury for five of Middle River Power's assets. She also supports the management team in M&A, adhoc analysis, and system conversions. Her previous experience includes:

  • Accounting Manager at a highly acquisitive $1.5 billion revenue company.

She received her BS in Accounting from DePaul University. 


Lisa Trinh
Staff Accountant

Lisa is currently assisting three of Middle River Power's assets. 

She previously worked at a law firm handling day-to day financial operations. 

Lisa received her BS in Finance from University of Illinois at Chicago. 


Karolina Javaheri
Staff Accountant

Karolina is currently supporting two of MRP’s assets.

She has previous experience in financial services, preparing financial reporting and analysis.

She received her BS in Finance from University of Central Florida. 


Barrett McBride
Office Manager

Barrett is responsible for handling administrative tasks, developing and maintaining office policies, human resources responsibilities, and acting as the firm’s main point of contact. Her previous experience includes:

  • Financial analyst for wealth management firm Bel Air Investment Advisors

  • Business Development Coordinator at Latham & Watkins, LLP, creating marketing materials and managing client relationships

Barrett earned her BA in History from Amherst College.