This is Galehead's Vision. It articulates our belief that successful contributions to the Energy Transition will require meaningful scale, lasting permanence, and a diverse range of technologies and infrastructure. We honor our vision through the design of our platform, upstream specialization, a dedicated team, development of bold projects, and selection of our downstream partners.
Our track record and capabilities are best demonstrated by more than 6 GW of diversified (solar/wind/storage) pre-NTP development asset sales to downstream partners including EDF, Clearway, Treaty Oak, LS Power, Steelhead, Engie and Longroad. We’ve originated and also currently manage more than 10 GW of development assets for our joint development partners and growth pipeline in energy markets across the United States.
Galehead was formed in 2016 and is managed by its founders. We are headquartered in Boston, MA and manage development operations in more than 25 states.
Our founders have 40 years of experience in the energy industry and Fortune 500 management, and our team of 45 full-time employees have credentials in Business, Law, Geology, IT/GIS, and Electrical Engineering.
In 2022, Macquarie's Green Investment Group made a strategic investment providing growth capital for Galehead’s platform and its development pipeline.
Galehead is founded and early LandCommand® software is successfully deployed. First major land position is secured.
Secured seed equity investment and hired first 3 full-time employees hired. Provided siting and development services to early downstream partners.
LandCommand® launched as web application. First discretionary permits and queue positions secured. Launched major development partnerships to scale up joint development pipeline.
First development asset sale, first NTP achieved for a LandCommand-originated project, and first project designed and queued with paired battery energy storage.
Galehead originated and developed a >300 MW MISO solar project paired with battery energy storage. Galehead delivers a 2 GW wind pipeline through anchor joint development partnership.
Two executive hires recruited. Major expansion of development operations throughout the WECC. First wind development asset sale. Engagement with Scotiabank as Financial Advisor.
Key M&A transactions completed with REV Renewables and Clearway. Big Sky process concludes with growth capital partnership with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group. Secure new 1.5 GW MISO queue class.
Matt Marino co-founded Galehead in 2016 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Matt’s responsibilities include establishing business and market strategies, managing the project development team, and leading commercial activities. Matt has led capital raising and partnerships that have successfully financed Galehead's >15 GW development pipeline. From 2009-2016 he held roles in government affairs, development strategy, and power origination at First Wind and Brightergy with the opportunity to contribute to successful wind and solar projects across the United States. Matt holds a bachelor's degree and MBA from Boston College.
Patrick Martin co-founded Galehead in 2016 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer. Patrick is responsible for Galehead’s proprietary technologies, data analytics capabilities, entry into new markets, and corporate operations. Patrick has led the development of Galehead’s proprietary LandCommand® suite of geospatial capabilities that span 3 million square miles and 40 million land parcels. Patrick managed data analytics and business intelligence at Liberty Mutual from 2010-2016 and has more than a decade of experience driving product development at small and large companies. Patrick attended the University of Vermont and earned an MBA from Boston College.
John Clifford joined Galehead in early 2017 as a founding partner of Galehead and serves as the Chief Revenue Officer. John is responsible for business development efforts with Galehead’s Downstream Partners and as well as Land Services. John’s team leads market entry, landowner relations, and site acquisition. John has led Galehead’s efforts to secure site control for more than 60,000 acres across the United States. From 2010-2016 John served in business development roles at EnerNOC (now Enel-X) and PTC and has prior experience in manufacturing operations. John is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Chad McConathy joined Galehead as our Executive Director of Project Development. Chad has more than a decade of experience in renewable energy development and is responsible for the executive leadership of Galehead’s Project Development team. Before joining Galehead, Mr. McConathy held project development and origination roles at SunEdison, APL Renewables, and Advanced Power, respectively. Over the last 5 years, he has successfully originated, developed, or financed more than 1500 MW of utility-scale solar including most recently a 350 MW solar project now under construction in ERCOT. He is a former member of the United States Alpine Ski Team and has a BA from Middlebury College.
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