Thomas Spangler, Founder and Managing Director
Thomas Spangler is a former senior Department of Defense official and electrical engineer. He is an entrepreneur, startup investor, and advisor to multiple defense, aerospace, and investment concerns. Tom is also the author of the article “A Pentagon Energy Plan” and was a founder of Cleanbay Renewables prior to the Globomass Investment. He is well versed in US State and Federal Government Programs related to the Renewables Sector and continues to drive the firm’s expansion in the US Market. Tom is also a principal of Osprey View, a game monitoring / land management geographical information service using multiple classes of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). He is also a principal of Spangler Strategic Advisors, a community development venture capital fund that invests (debt and equity) and provides technical assistance to early- and mid-stage small businesses. Tom holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Donal Buckley, CEO and Managing Director
Donal Buckley is a CEO with experience in all areas of project development in the clean-tech biomass sector. He has 12 years of experience in biomass in countries worldwide, including the UK, Ireland, the US, Brazil, Ghana, Latvia, Bulgaria and Serbia. Mr. Buckley was the founder and CEO of Kedco plc, where he developed the company into a successful leading project development company in the biomass, anaerobic digestion and gasification fields. He listed Kedco on the AIM market on the LSE in 2008 and guided it to signing very significant JV contracts with project values of over £80 million, with four times this amount of new projects in the pipeline when he sold his stock to set up Globomass and CleanBay. Donal also set up an agricultural financial advisory business in 2001, which became part of the larger SWS group in 2003. In 2009, he was one of 27 CEOs chosen by the Irish government to complete an executive education program in Stanford GSB based on his proven ability to build global companies. He is a life member of Stanford alumni.
Kevin Hill, Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Hill has an extensive capital markets background with 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. His transaction history includes the acquisition and financing of more than 30 assets, with $900 million in debt and equity and total capitalization greater than $2 billion. Prior to joining CleanBay, Kevin was a vice president of finance and capital markets at Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), where he managed CRC’s existing loan portfolio. Prior to joining CRC, Kevin worked at Javelin 19 Investments, The Meridian Group and New York Life Investment Management. He has executed equity and debt investments utilizing fund discretionary capital, institutional joint ventures and private-equity syndications. Kevin received an M.S. in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and a B.B.A. in Finance from James Madison University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Bryan Train, Chief Integration Officer
Bryan Train has extensive international experience within project finance, capital markets and industry. Prior to the CleanBay / Globomass merger, he led international business development for Globomass. He was a Managing Director of the Worsham Group, a family office focused on private investments in real estate and was a co-founder and director of Asha Zuri Participacoes, which funded the development of 3,500 low income units in South Eastern Brazil. Mr. Train has also held executive positions at Coloplast, a maker of healthcare products, and the International Business Group at GMAC’s Rescap mortgage lending platform. He began his career in the accounting department of DuPont’s subsidiary in Spain. Bryan holds a BA (Hons) in International Business and German from the European Business School in London and an MSc in Logistics, Trade and Finance from City University, London.
Jason Levine, Chief Business Officer & General Counsel
Jason Levine is a growth stage veteran whose operating experience includes roles of Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and senior corporate development executive. He was a founder of Cleanbay Renewables prior to the Globomass merger. Mr. Levine also has extensive venture capital and investment banking experience having managed Boston University’s Community Technology Fund venture capital portfolio, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey’s merchant banking portfolio, and having structured over a billion dollars of structured finance transactions while at Tucker Anthony and Merrill Lynch. Jason holds a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University, an MBA from the University of Virginia – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and a JD (Law) from the University of Virginia School Law School.
Alan Gilbert, Chief Operating Officer
Alan Gilbert has over 12 years of experience in renewables, particularly in biomass. From 2006 to 2011, he worked with Donal Buckley at Kedco, developing projects to generate electricity and heat. He successfully restructured a Latvian biomass business, increasing turnover fivefold, developing an energy project ready to finance. He also established the anaerobic digestion division, which went on to become one of the top AD solutions providers into the UK market. He was responsible for bringing several AD projects through the sales process into planning & permitting, establishing feedstock supplies and readiness for financing. Mr. Gilbert previously held management positions in the agri-food sector. He held management roles in a variety of locations for Kerry Group PLC in line supervision, production management and input procurement. He worked in the nutrition sector with Danone PLC in their infant formula division. Alan holds an B(Eng) in Agriculture and Food Technology from University College Dublin.