Founding Principal, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings

University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Butcher has been active in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. As investor general partner in excess of 100 partnerships, he has participated in the drilling of more than 2,500 wells throughout the United States and Canada, investing more than $300 million in the aggregate. As Chairman and President of Butcher Energy and a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Butcher continues a long tradition as one of the leaders in developing oil and gas in Ohio.

Prior to founding Butcher Energy, Butcher was Chairman and CEO of Butcher & Co., a holding company that owned the regional brokerage and municipal and corporate finance company named Butcher & Singer, which was founded in 1910 by his grandfather, Howard Butcher Jr. Under Butcher's leadership, Butcher & Singer, the former Wheat First, expanded into real estate, private banking, venture capital, oil and gas exploration, energy investment banking, cable TV, aircraft and equipment leasing, and radio broadcasting. Today, the firm is part of Wells Fargo Securities, constituting a large portion of its East Coast operations. Butcher is also Director of Ardica Technologies, a high-technology firm spun off from Stanford University.


Founding Principal, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings

B.A. Princeton University, M.Arch. Columbia University

As managing principal in BNB's New York office, Matthew Baird is involved primarily with inside-the-fence projects in the United States and has led the Campbell Soup project for BNB. Baird also serves as a managing director of Matthew Baird & Co., a family holding company founded in 1864, and is the founding principal of a mid-sized architecture practice in New York that specializes in sustainable projects. In 2004, Baird was awarded the Kalil Fellowship by the New School in New York City for studies in sustainable materials and energy. In 2010, his work designing sustainable infrastructure in New York Harbor was included in the "Rising Currents" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He has also participated in the 2012 Venice Biennale and has been the recipient of several AIA awards.


Founding Principal, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings

B.A. Harvard University

Jos Nicholas, a managing principal, continues his work with BNB's wind and solar projects in West Texas, having spearheaded the development of Bull Creek wind farm in Borden County, where he was responsible for all aspects of the interconnection applications and agreements with TXU Energy. With his active participation in the more recent development of the solar array in Napoleon, Ohio, Nicholas is also working to advance the inside-the-fence projects with Campbell Soup Co., as well as other distributed generation initiatives at a series of Fortune 500 companies. Within BNB's distributed generation efforts, Nicholas is primarily responsible for utility relations, interconnection agreements, and negotiating tax abatements. Nicholas is also Chairman of Comina, Inc., a privately‐owned home furnishings retail chain located in the New England area.


Founding Principal, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings

B.A. University of Colorado

Steve Westerberg is actively involved in BNB's new business development and marketing, working with Fortune 500 corporate sustainability directors and targeting key alliances for utility-scale wind and solar initiatives in the United States. He is also a senior managing director with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a diversified property service company with 320 offices on five continents, and has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of commercial real estate.


Project Manager, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings

B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.B.A. Columbia Business School

With a background in business and a keen eye for detail developed through several years as a journalist and editor, Brandon Wall is responsible for much of the day-to-day management of BNB operations. Based out of the New York office, Brandon focuses heavily on establishing and developing key relationships, preparing marketing materials, analyzing financials, and critically evaluating new opportunities within the solar, wind, and biogas spheres. Wall has been an integral part of the BNB team since 2011.


Engineering Consultant, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings

B.Eng. University of Auckland, M.Eng. University of Canterbury

Lloyd Pasley, who has more than twenty-five years of field work designing and engineering energy projects, began working with BNB in 2004, when he was lead engineer on the Bull Creek wind farm in Borden County, Texas. Prior to working with BNB, Pasley was part of the renewable energy team at Design Power NZ, which he joined in 1987, focusing on hydro-, geothermal-, and wind-power generation. In 1998, Design Power NZ was acquired by New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Pasley transferred to the United States to develop the company's wind power business. Subsequent to that, he formed Superna Energy to provide owner's engineering services to renewable energy projects. Superna has engineered and advised owners on several gigawatts of renewable generation throughout the United States. Pasley holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in chemical and process engineering.


Project Manager, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings

B.A. University of Houston, M.B.A. University of Texas

Orlando Puig is BNB's key project manager, with a specific focus on wind and solar projects in Texas, including the 250MW Mesquite Creek wind farm, where he leads fatal-flaw evaluations, the transmission-interconnection process, and environmental studies. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the power plant business, including renewable and nonrenewable technologies both inside and outside the United States. Prior to joining BNB, Puig was Vice President of Development at Eurus Energy America, in charge of creating a portfolio of renewable energy projects in the Southwest. Before Eurus, he had initiated the renewable energy practice at the Canada-based infrastructure and engineering firm Stantec, helping to form an integrated suite of technical solutions for renewable clients in wind, solar, and biomass. 

Puig is a voting member of ERCOT's Independent Power Producer Group, which meets regularly in Austin to evaluate issues that may create obstacles to grid operations and to recommend ways to improve the dynamic balance between supply and load. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wind Coalition, working with state officials to ensure that the renewable industry provides Texas residents with clean energy for generations to come.


B.A. Harvard University

After graduating from Harvard with a degree in Government, Rafe Greenlee served as a press secretary and speechwriter to a number of elected officials including U.S. Senator Terry Sanford, Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock as well as a campaign communications advisor to Texas Governor Ann Richards’ campaign.  He was also National Communications Director for Public Affairs for the Screen Actors Guild.  Greenlee attended the University of Texas School of Law and clerked for a Federal District Judge in the Western District of Texas.  For the past decade, Greenlee has managed a private investment company that focuses on energy and real estate development.   A native of  Dallas, Texas, Greenlee currently lives in Los Angeles.