Board of Directors
Mohsin Y. Meghji
Mohsin Y. Meghji, our Chairman since inception, has also been the Managing Partner of M-III Partners L.P. since February 2014. His career of more than 25 years has focused primarily on identifying the financial, operational and strategic changes needed to revive troubled companies and working with the relevant constituencies to implement those changes. He has accomplished this through management and advisory roles in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, private equity and distressed hedge fund investors. Mr. Meghji’s most recent corporate role was as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy at Springleaf Financial (now known as OneMain Financial), as well as Chief Executive Officer of its captive insurance companies, from January 2012 to February 2014. Springleaf was listed on the NYSE in late 2013. Mr. Meghji co-founded Loughlin Meghji + Company, a privately-held financial advisory firm which became one of the leading restructuring boutiques in the U.S. Mr. Meghji was a Principal and Managing Director of Loughlin Meghji + Company from February 2002 to October 2011.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Meghji was with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1987 to 2002 in the firm’s London, Toronto and New York offices, ultimately as a Partner in the Global Corporate Finance group. He has served as a director on a number of corporate boards including Mariner Health Care Inc., Cascade Timberlands, LLC from and MS Resorts Inc. He is also a director of the Equity Group International Foundation, which provides funding for underprivileged, high-potential students in Kenya. Previously, he has served on the Boards The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, as well as HealthRight International. Mr. Meghji is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and has taken executive courses at the INSEAD School of Business in France. He has previously qualified as a U.K. and Canadian Chartered Accountant. Mr. Meghji is well-qualified to serve as a member of the board of directors and as a member of the investment committee, audit committee, compensation committee and nomination and governance committee due to his extensive experience in business, finance, and operations.
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 pioneered IEA’s expansion into renewables, which has resulted in a ten-times growth of the company over nearly as many years. 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.
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 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.