LEADING PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM FOCUSED ON
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS

Gavin R. Danaher Principal, Capital Markets

Mr. Danaher joined ArcLight in 2016 and has 13 years of energy finance and private equity experience.  Prior to joining ArcLight, he was a Managing Director at John Hancock where he was responsible for the origination and execution of debt and equity investments in the power, infrastructure, and utility sectors. At Hancock, Mr. Danaher led more than $8 billion of investments across various debt private placements, project financings, and infrastructure equity capital. Mr. Danaher holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Boston College and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Hamilton College.

Robert S. McGaughey Head, Commodity Markets

Mr. McGaughey joined ArcLight in 2008 and has 28 years of energy trading and risk management experience. Prior to joining ArcLight, Mr. McGaughey was Vice President of merchant asset management for independent power producer Edison Mission Energy. Mr. McGaughey previously managed proprietary energy trading for Edison Mission Marketing & Trading and its predecessor company Citizens Power. Mr. McGaughey began his career with Andersen Consulting and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rice University.

Michael Chechelnitsky Ph.D, Director, Commodity Markets

Dr. Chechelnitsky has 18 years of experience in the U.S. and European energy markets, including asset management and optimization, commodity risk management, and fundamental market analysis as head of front and mid-office functions with major merchant energy companies. From 1999 to 2001, he worked for Shell International in The Netherlands focusing on both financial portfolio management and the development of new drilling techniques for advanced pressure control in high-pressure high-temperature wells. Dr. Chechelnitsky earned his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, where he was a NASA Global Climate Change Fellow.

John F. Cullon Head, Construction Management

Mr. Cullon joined ArcLight in 2009 and has 34 years of experience in the development, engineering, construction, start-up and maintenance of coal fired and combined cycle power projects. Prior to joining ArcLight, Mr. Cullon was a Vice President and served on the Management Committee of Cogentrix Energy, where he managed the corporate project engineering and plant engineering departments, purchasing and construction for new facilities and operating plants. Mr. Cullon also supervised technology selection and thermal cycle design, conceptual engineering, and selection/supervision of outside engineering firms for detailed design of new construction. Mr. Cullon managed both the technical and commercial aspects for the equipment procurement, requests for proposals for construction, contract negotiations, and project oversight. From 1988 to 2002, Mr. Cullon was Chief Civil/Structural Engineer, Project Manager at Cogentrix Energy, and earlier in his career, he was at Burns and Roe. Mr. Cullon earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York.

Brian G. Martin Director, Construction Management

Mr. Martin joined ArcLight in November 2009 and has 30 years of experience in engineering, construction and commissioning of power plants and power plant components as well as experience in the management of operating power assets. Prior to joining ArcLight, Mr. Martin was VP Manger of Projects with Shaw Power having overall EPC responsibilities for multiple solid fuel fired power plant construction projects. Prior to that, Mr. Martin worked for Cogentrix Energy, an independent power company. While at Cogentrix, Mr. Martin’s experience included construction management, development support and asset management of multiple operating assets totaling over 1,000 MWs. Prior to Cogentrix, Mr. Martin was involved in product management, construction, start-up and commissioning as well as other technical positions in the power industry. Mr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fuel Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Phillip L. Mills Director, Construction Management

Mr. Mills joined Arclight in 2006 and has 41 years of experience in all phases of power projects including construction, engineering management, start-up, operations and maintenance and contract evaluation and negotiations. Mr. Mills has experience with large and complex power generating facilities including coal, gas and wind projects. Prior to joining ArcLight, Mr. Mills was the General Manager of two wind projects for Horizon Wind Energy that totalled 520 MWs and was Senior Project Manager of four coal fired projects totalling 515 MWs and one 815 MW combined cycle project for Cogentrix Energy.

Joshua B. Skudlarick, PE Director, Construction Management

Mr. Skudlarick joined ArcLight in 2017 and has over 20 years of engineering, procurement and construction experience on energy and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining ArcLight, Mr. Skudlarick was an Executive Director with Westinghouse where he focused on power project development. Prior to that, Mr. Skudlarick was an Executive Director with CB&I where he was part of the Power Executive Leadership Team and responsible for major EPC power projects. He also held a corporate role leading the Power Procurement organization. Prior to CB&I, Mr. Skudlarick was on various international and domestic infrastructure construction projects. Mr. Skudlarick earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Duke University. 

Phillip A. Messina Principal, Development

Mr. Messina joined ArcLight in 2007 and has 30 years of experience in the energy sector, including debt and private equity, project development, and utility operations experience. Prior to joining ArcLight, he was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Group at John Hancock, where he focused on analyzing, structuring, and closing private debt and equity investments in the energy industry. Mr. Messina also led Hancock’s debt restructuring activity for the Project Finance team. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Messina was the Chief Investment Officer for Energy Investors Funds Group. Prior to this, Mr. Messina held various positions at Shawmut Bank in the Project Finance Group and was a Project Engineer for Commonwealth Energy Systems. Mr. Messina earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.

Mark A. Tarini Partner and Head, Portfolio Management

Mr. Tarini joined ArcLight in 2002 and has 33 years of energy finance and private equity experience. From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Tarini was the Chief Financial Officer of two private equity investment funds focused on equity investments in the power segment: EP Power Finance and Energy Investors Funds Group. Prior to this, Mr. Tarini was Vice President of Finance for Legeis Resources, a developer of alternative energy and waste management facilities. Mr. Tarini began his career as a Manager in the Utility and Real Estate practices of Arthur Andersen & Company. Mr. Tarini earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College.

Thomas J. Teich Director, Portfolio Management

Mr. Teich joined ArcLight in 2007 and has 15 years of energy finance and private equity experience. Prior to joining ArcLight, Mr. Teich was a Vice President at GE Energy Financial Services, where he focused on the execution and portfolio management of equity and debt investments in the global energy and water sectors. Mr. Teich earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College, a Juris Doctor from the University of Buffalo Law School, an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Taylor Coughlin Portfolio Associate

Ms. Coughlin joined ArcLight in 2017. Prior to joining Arclight, Ms. Coughlin was a senior associate in the audit practice at KPMG LLP, where she focused on serving clients within the asset management industry. Ms. Coughlin earned a Bachelor and Master degree in Accounting from The George Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jon W. Chadbourne Director, Risk Management

Mr. Chadbourne joined ArcLight in 2009 and has 21 years of energy trading and risk management experience. Prior to joining ArcLight, Mr. Chadbourne was a Director at Kelson Energy, where he focused on risk management and settlements for a portfolio of merchant generators.  Mr. Chadbourne began his career at the State of Maine Bureau of Taxation. Mr. Chadbourne earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Maine and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Patricia R. Winton Principal, Strategy and Human Capital

Ms. Winton joined ArcLight in 2008 and has 33 years of experience in strategy, business development and operations. Prior to joining ArcLight, Ms. Winton worked at Cambridge Associates, and was a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving as a senior member of several practice groups and the Boston Office. Following McKinsey, Ms. Winton worked at Digitas and as an independent consultant focused on business development and capital formation.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.