Board of Directors
John Paul (JP) Roehm
John Paul (JP) Roehm, our Director, Chief Executive Officer, and President, has over 20 years of heavy civil and energy engineering and construction experience in IEA’s industry ranging from Project Superintendent, Project Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager, and VP of Business Development prior to becoming IEA’s President and CEO in February of 2015. He was employed for over twenty years at IEA’s present opco White Construction, Inc which IEA acquired in 2011. During the period 2011 through early 2015, he guided IEA’s Business Development and corporate growth strategy and also served on IEA’s previous M&A team developing targets, performing due diligence and participating in SPA negotiations. He served a leading role on the RMT-IEA integration team during the 2013 acquisition of RMT Inc. He also pioneered IEA’s expansion into the rail, civil and environmental industries which included the acquisition of Saiia, American Civil Constructors, William Charles Construction and Ragnar Benson Construction in 2018. In his tenure as President and CEO, the business has performed at record levels of revenue and EBITDA as well as the business attaining an industry leading market share of the wind EPC market while producing safety performance superior to IEA’s industry peers and competitors. Mr. Roehm’s holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Mr. Roehm’s prior long term, senior level experience with renewable energy and his experience in developing and implementing successful corporate growth strategies in the renewable sector will make him a valuable member of the board of directors.
Theodore H. Bunting
Theodore H. Bunting is a seasoned executive with strong finance and utility operations experience. Prior to his retirement in 2017, Mr. Bunting served for five years as Group President, Utility Operations, at Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company which delivers electricity to three million customers across the Southern United States. In total, Mr. Bunting spent 34 years at Entergy and was responsible for five regulated utilities and reported to the Chairman and CEO. In addition to IEA, Mr. Bunting serves on the board of directors of Unum Group, a leading provider of disability income protection worldwide, The Hanover Insurance Group, a holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies that together constitute one of the largest insurance businesses in the US, and is the Chair of the Audit Committee for NiSource, Inc., a public utility company with $4.7 billion in revenue for full year 2020. Mr. Bunting received a B.A. in Economics and Business from Hendrix College in Arkansas and attended the US Naval Academy from 1977 to 1979. As a qualified financial expert and experienced public company director, Mr. Bunting brings strong leadership and governance expertise to IEA’s board of directors, compensation committee and nominating and governance committee.
Michael Della Rocca
Michael Della Rocca served as a partner at McKinsey & Company since 2014, recently retiring in 2020. During his six-year tenure at McKinsey, Mr. Della Rocca provided global leadership of the firm’s major capital projects practice, serving clients and multi-billion dollar projects on six continents. As partner, Mr. Della Rocca advised investors and company leaders to create and sustain value through go-to-market and growth strategies, operational improvements, mergers & acquisitions and organizational restructuring. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Della Rocca had a very successful 36-year career in the infrastructure, engineering and construction industries, during which he developed deep expertise in design, finance, maintenance, operations, planning and regulatory approval. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive, Americas at AECOM, a publicly traded E&C company, where he provided strategic and operational leadership for a $5 billion enterprise operating across 350 offices with 15,000 employees. Mr. Della Rocca led AECOM’s businesses in Canada, the U.S. and Latin/South America and was responsible for all sectors, including transportation, energy, environmental, water, buildings and industrial. Before AECOM, Mr. Della Rocca served in numerous executive management roles at Halcrow Holdings, STV, Raytheon and Parsons Brinckerhoff, now WSP USA. He has also held several executive, industry and academic board roles, including current director positions with the New Jersey Alliance for Action and Rensselaer School of Engineering, and supported charitable organizations, such as the Salvadori Center, which invests in educating New York City students in math and science. Mr. Della Rocca received a BS and Masters of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from St. John’s University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New York. Mr. Della Rocca is qualified to serve as a member of the board of directors and as a member of the bid review committee and compensation committee due to his extensive experience within the E&C industry both as an executive and a board director.
John Eber is a recognized leader in the renewable energy investment sector, ranked fourth on the global “Top 100 Power People of 2017” list. He recently retired from his 30-year career at JPM Capital Corporation as CEO/President and currently serves on the IEA board of directors, audit committee, and bid review committee. He also served on the AWEA board of directors from 2007 to May of 2018 and the ACORE board of directors for a portion of 2018. Throughout his tenure at JPM, Mr. Eber gained immeasurable experience in all aspects of team management, financial controls, and the renewable energy industry—and more specifically, investment analysis, capital raising, deal origination, project financing, and project development.
One of Mr. Eber’s most notable accomplishments involves the driving of over $18 billion in renewable energy tax equity. This equity included financing for various projects including more than 18,400 MWs of wind power from 153 wind farms in 23 states; 2,000 MW of solar power projects; and 17 geothermal projects totaling more than 300 MW. He also brings a wealth of expertise in risk management, personnel performance and development, and tax equity investments, which enables a deep understanding of business opportunities that attract developers, financial investors, and their investment/credit committees. Mr. Eber holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Bradley University - Foster College of Business and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University - Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Charles Garner has served as the Managing Director and General Counsel of M-III Partners, L.P. since April 2015 and currently serves on the IEA board of directors, audit committee and bid review committee. Previously, Mr. Garner was the founder and Managing Director of Long Mountain Advisers, LLC, a financial advisory firm, from April 2014 to April 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Garner served in an of counsel capacity with Duval & Stachenfeld LLP from May 2011 to May 2014. Mr. Garner began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he remained through partnership in the Corporate/Banking Group. Mr. Garner also has served as Executive Vice President of IDT Corp. (NYSE: IDT) and as Chief Executive Officer of its IDT Ventures division, as well as Executive Managing Director of Island Capital Group, LLC. Mr. Garner previously served as director of the Company from March 2018 to May 2018. Mr. Garner holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.
Derek Glanvill has been a Senior Advisor to Oaktree’s GFI Energy Group since April 2015 and he currently serves as the Executive Chairman of its Engineering & Construction portfolio companies, including Remedial Construction Services, L.P. (RECON), Kirlin Group and Sachs Electric, as well as consultant to IEA. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Glanvill served as President and Chief Operating Officer of McCarthy Holdings, where he spent more than 20 years creating and expanding high-margin businesses. Mr. Glanvill currently serves on the boards of Black & Veatch, DPR Construction, Mestek Inc., and OmegaFlex. Previously, Mr. Glanvill was senior executive at Sverdrup (now Jacobs Engineering) as well as President of a subsidiary of an international construction conglomerate based in South Africa. Mr. Glanvill received a B.S. in civil and structural engineering from the University of Natal in South Africa. Mr. Glanvill is qualified to serve as a member of the board of directors and as a member of the bid review committee and nomination and compensation committee because of his business strategy experience as a senior level executive and his service as a board member for other companies in the energy and construction sector.
Laurene Bielski Mahon
Laurene Bielski Mahon has served as a Vice Chair at CIBC World Markets Corp. since 2018 and oversees its infrastructure investment banking business. Previously, she was head of CIBC’s Global Infrastructure and Power Group. Ms. Mahon brings to IEA over 30 years of experience in the infrastructure industry in roles as an investment banker, management consultant, transportation & construction executive and project developer. She has served world-scale infrastructure projects during all phases of development and financing, from early inception through construction and close-out. Prior to joining CIBC in August 2013, Ms. Mahon was a senior expert within McKinsey & Company’s infrastructure practice. Before McKinsey, she ran her own independent advisory practice for 11 years, supporting public and private entities develop transportation projects in the U.S., Latin America, China and the UK. Ms. Mahon has also served as managing director, North America/Infrastructure in the Global Project Finance and Advisory Group for Chase Securities Inc., now J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., where she directed all of the firm’s project finance lending, underwriting and advisory business in North America and oversaw its global infrastructure projects. Before Chase, she spent a number of years in investment banking at Credit Suisse, Bear Stearns and Kidder Peabody working in international infrastructure, M&A and municipal finance. She began her career in infrastructure as a transportation planner at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She also spent several years as a journalist for The Boston Globe and The Bergen Record before serving in numerous executive roles at New Jersey Transit, including as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Mahon specializes in evaluating and implementing management practices in support of successful project development, and has completed such assignments for Orange County, California, Ontario, Canada, and London, England. She received a BS in Journalism, summa cum laude, from Boston University and a Master’s in Urban Planning from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Ms. Mahon currently serves on the Board of Directors of Public Media, NJ, Inc., a not-for-profit public affairs company. Ms. Mahon is qualified to serve as a member of the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee and compensation committee due to her extensive project development and financing expertise at all stages of the construction process.
Terence Montgomery has served as Director and Audit Committee Chairman of IEA since August 2011 and also served as the interim CFO of IEA from September 2014 to April 2015. In addition to IEA, Mr. Montgomery currently serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Remedial Construction Services, L.P. (RECON) and Shermco Industries, Inc. His career of over 30 years has focused on leadership roles in energy, construction, and manufacturing, primarily in a corporate finance capacity. Prior to joining IEA, Mr. Montgomery served as Chief Financial Officer at InfraSource Services, Inc., where he coordinated a private equity sponsored management buy-out in 2003, an initial public offering in 2004, and subsequent follow-on stock offerings and ultimately the sale of the company to Quanta Services. Previously, Mr. Montgomery served as Director and Audit Committee Chairman of RSH Energy Holdings, LLC and Integrated Pipeline Services, Inc. and Director of Goodcents Holdings, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Montgomery served as the Director of Corporate Development at Exelon and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Reading Energy. Mr. Montgomery began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. Mr. Montgomery holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and is a certified public accountant and a certified information systems auditor. Mr. Montgomery is qualified to serve as a member of the board of directors, audit committee and nominating and governance committee because of his extensive financial expertise and experience in energy, construction, and manufacturing.
Matthew Underwood is a Principal in the Ares Private Equity Group, where he focuses on special opportunities investing. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Underwood was a Senior Analyst at HBK Capital in the Corporate Credit Group, where he focused on investment opportunities in distressed credit. Previously, Mr. Underwood was an Analyst at Houlihan Lokey in the Financial Restructuring Group. Mr. Underwood holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California in Business Administration and Accounting. Mr. Underwood is qualified to serve as a member of IEA’s board of directors, compensation committee and nominating and governance committee because of his extensive financial expertise and experience.
Scott Graves is a Partner and Co-Head of the Ares Private Equity Group and is Head of Special Opportunities. He serves on the Ares Executive Management Committee, the Ares Business Advisory Group, and the Ares Private Equity Group's Corporate Opportunities and Special Opportunities Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Graves spent over 15 years in various capacities as a senior executive and investment professional for Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. From 2013 through 2016, Mr. Graves served as Oaktree's Head of Credit Strategies and Portfolio Manager of Multi-Strategy Credit. He was responsible for a substantial portion of Oaktree's credit platform, managed investment portfolios spanning the breadth of Oaktree's credit strategies and was active in Oaktree corporate management, serving on the Capital and Risk Management Board, the Senior Leadership Counsel, the Product Governance Board and the Project Steering Committee. From 2001 through 2013, Mr. Graves was an investment professional in Oaktree's Distressed Opportunities, Value Opportunities and Strategic Credit strategies, where he served as a Co-Portfolio Manager. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Graves also managed Oaktree's corporate and strategic development group, leading the firm's product step-outs into emerging market credit, strategic credit, value equities, infrastructure, the enhanced income strategies, structured credit and senior secured lending. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Graves served as a Principal in William E. Simon & Sons' private equity group and as an Analyst at Merrill Lynch & Company in the mergers and acquisitions group. Additionally, Mr. Graves worked at Price Waterhouse LLP in the audit business services division. Mr. Graves received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in History, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves on the Wharton School Graduate Executive Board. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Graves is qualified to serve as a member of IEA’s board of directors because of his extensive financial expertise and experience.