Our Team

Our international team combines over 16 nationalities and brings together a plethora of skills, backgrounds, interests, and education which enables us to conquer the challenges of renewable energy sales, PPAs, and renewable energy market risks management.

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Michael Waldner

CEO & Co-Founder of Pexapark

Michael has 20 years of experience in renewable PPAs, international energy trading, origination and portfolio management.

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Luca Pedretti

COO & Co-Founder of Pexapark

Luca has 15 years’ hands-on experience in energy risk management for renewables in open markets – valuating, structuring, negotiating and managing PPA transactions across Europe.

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Florian Müller

CTO & Co-Founder of Pexapark

Florian loves building software and has over 15 years of experience in creating applications. He holds a PhD in Computer Science.

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Justin Owen

CFO

Justin has 20 years of Finance and Accounting experience in the Silicon Valley and Enterprise Software companies.

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Jana Brankovic

Operations Manager

Jana has over 20 years of experience as an Operations & Quality Manager. Most of them she spent in the international energy and assurance field.

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Jens Hollstein

Head of PPA Transactions

Jens has 20 years of experience in the energy industry. The last 5 years he worked on structuring of renewable offtake agreements and industrial supply contracts.

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Werner Trabesinger

Head of Quantitative Products

Werner has been active in energy trading for 13 years, including managing a structured trading desk at Axpo trading. His expertise is in structuring of complex transactions and options trading. Werner holds a PhD in Physics from ETH Zurich.

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Manuel Damsohn

Head of Data and Customer Success

Manuel has more than 10 years of experience in data analysis in the energy and heavy industry.

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Florent Petitfrere

Head of Marketing

Florent brings over a decade of experience working as an International photographer and is creating his own twist of digital marketing and SEO strategy.

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Christoph Staub

Senior Energy Quant

Christoph has over 17 years of experience in quantitative modelling in the Energy sector, including valuation of long-term contracts and renewable power generation.

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Mathieu Ville

Deputy Head of PPA Transactions

Mathieu is an experienced renewable energy investor with over €1bn financing and tens of PPAs structured and successfully executed over the past decade.

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Amanda Niklaus

PPA Transaction Manager

Amanda has 7 years of combined experience in providing analytics for PPA transaction and analysing power markets and trading strategies for renewable assets across Europe, the US, and Australia.

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Richard Boydell

Senior PPA Transaction Manager

Richard has 10 years of power markets experience with a focus on Power Purchase Agreements and associated energy market regulations.

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David Willemsen

Senior Manager PPA Advisory

David brings 10+ years of experience in structuring, negotiating and managing offtake agreements. He has signed numerous PPAs across Europe for large developers with both utilities and corporates.

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Erik Landstorm

Transaction Advisor

Erik has 10 years of experience analyzing energy markets and advising energy investors in the US, Mexico and Sweden

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Mark Commerford

Senior Data Analyst and Customer Success Manager

Mark has more than 7 years in the data analysis and project management relating to renewable assets, forecasting and portfolio optimization.

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Karolina Hartzell

Risk Manager

Karolina has nearly 5 years of experience in energy risk management with a focus on structured products. She holds a bachelor's in Finance and a master's in Data Analysis.

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Arnaud Juhel

Quant Risk & Transaction Analyst

Arnaud brings 5 years of experience from the financial software industry, with a quantitative focus on interest rates. He holds a Master's degree in in international finance from ESC Pau Business School (France).

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Kashif Javaid

Head Of Sales

Kashif has nearly 15 years’ experience in the energy trading space in a variety of consulting and sales roles. He holds a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London.

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Nate Pirc

Senior Account Executive

Nate has more than 9 years of Enterprise Software and Business Development experience.

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Debbi Bavin

Product Marketing Manager

Debbi is a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualified marketeer, experienced in product marketing for energy software solutions.

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Sumon Vangchuay

Academy-Event-Community Manager

Sumon brings ten years of experience in managing expert events & knowledge platforms. She holds a PhD in International Law.

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Sandra Wycech

Product Manager - Renewables Community

Sandra has 10 years of experience working with high-growth startups in the areas of operations, community building, product, and project management.

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Polina Probylova

Product Manager

Polina has experience in building and optimising early ventures and oil & gas engineering. She holds a BEng in Sustainable Energy and an MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management.

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Nazar Kushnir

Senior Backend Engineer

Nazar is Java Senior engineer with more than 10 years of experience focused on developing server side enterprise applications.

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Alexander Radzishevsky

Senior Backend Developer

Alexander is a Software Engineer with several years of experience in server side, web and mobile application development.

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Nikolaos Krommydas

Senior Frontend Engineer

Nikos has over 10 years of experience in software development and is currently focused on designing and building web applications.

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Bohdan Lypkan

Senior Frontend Developer

Bohdan is proactive Front-End Developer with over 5 years of experience in developing, designing and optimizing of web applications.

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Andreas Kohler

Senior Full Stack Engineer

Andreas has a BsC in Computer Sciences, a MAS in Finance and more than 10 years of experience in software development.

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Oleg Shynkar

Senior QA Engineer

Oleg has more than 9 years of experience in testing desktop, web and mobile applications.

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Wojciech Lebek

Software Engineer

Wojciech has over +10 years of experience in software development. Passionate about simple solutions and clean code.

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Taras Stasyuk

Software Engineer

Taras brings over 10 years of experience in server side development.

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Roman Hrechukh

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Roman brings 4 years of experience in logistic and financial IT quality assurance (web and mobile applications).

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Gadi Eichhorn

Senior Software Engineer

Gadi is a senior software engineer with BsC in Aerospace and over 20 years experience in enterprise software development and consulting

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Viktor Kolodrevskiy

Software Engineer

Viktor brings 10+ years in Java Software Engineering.

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Liubov Tykhonova

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Liubov has 9 years of experience in manual and automated testing focused on web and mobile apps.

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Emily from Pexapark

Customer Service

Emily is in charge of outbound communications at Pexapark. She is most productive at night time writing emails to clients while doing a shoulder stand.

Advisory Council

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Christian Schaffner

Executive Director, Energy Science Center (ESC) ETH Zürich

Christian has been working in the energy field for over 20 years. His experience covers startups, policy making and science.

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Walter Steinmann

Senior Advisor at Energy Infrastructure Partners

Walter is the former director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and was member of the Governing Board of IEA (Paris) and IAEA (Vienna).

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Pol Budmiger

Entrepreneur / Startup Coach

Pol has 25 years of experience as entrepreneur in IT, engineering and cleantech and supports young companies as a coach.

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Christian Hürlimann

Managing Director, EKZ Renewables

Christian has 15+ years of experience in field of renewables and energy, including M&A, asset management and origination.

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Harald von Heyden

Partner of Arctic Securities

Harald has 20+ years experience from the power/renewables industry, having worked mainly within trading, origination, asset development, m&a and venture. He holds an BSc in Management Science from Warwick Business school and an MPhil in management from Cambridge University.

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Daniel Mischler

Chief Digital Officer at EuroChem Group

Daniel is a former global CIO, regional CEO and experienced investor in startups with successful exits. He maintains a global network to peers.

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Kevin Heffron

Fintech Founder, Investor, Advisor and Business Developer

Kevin is the former President of Trayport Limited. He has over 40 years of experience in commodity, financial and derivative markets finance, trading, structuring and software platform management.