Board of Directors

Sara Graziano

Chairwoman of the Board

In adddition to being Chair of MGN’s board, Sara is a Partner and Chair of the Investment Committee of SER Capital Partners, responsible for investment origination and execution and portfolio management. Sara has 17 years of experience in the energy storage, power, renewable, and environmental sectors.

Prior to joining SER, Sara served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy at Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE: VST) where she was responsible for strategy formation and strategic projects, mergers and acquisitions, project development and market analytics.
Prior to joining Vistra, Sara was a Principal at Energy Capital Partners, where she was involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities and also worked frequently with SER partner Rahul Advani. Prior to joining Energy Capital Partners, Sara was the head of strategies and analysis at FirstLight Power Enterprises, a primarily hydroelectric and pumped storage portfolio of power plants in New England. FirstLight was Energy Capital Partners first portfolio company in its first fund, and Rahul was one of FirstLight’s board members. Sara began her career in the energy industry at Charles River Associates, consulting for clients in the power and natural gas industries.

Sara received a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College, summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar.

Rhem Wooten

Member of the Board

In addition to being a valued member of MGN’s board, Rhem serves as an Operating Partner at SER Capital partners where he is responsible for origination initiatives and implementing the firm’s ESG policy, including chairing the Sustainability Committee. Rhem has 35 years of experience in both public and private companies spanning the full spectrum of the electric power industry, including grid-connected and behind-the-meter power production, energy efficiency, and other distributed infrastructure and energy services. Rhem’s executive management experience spans real asset development, construction, ownership and operations, commodity risk management, technology development/commercialization, and sustainable credit.

Prior to joining SER, Rhem was Executive Vice President of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (NYSE: HASI) leading origination of approximately $1 billion annually. Prior to joining Hannon Armstrong in 2010, Rhem was the Founder and President of Allied Syngas. Rhem was also the President of Duke Energy’s independent power unit

Over the past 32 years, he has served as a CEO/President four times and EVP, Origination twice. He has led the formation and management of several joint ventures and directed a number of M&A transactions. Since founding Duke Energy’s independent power unit in 1988, Rhem’s career has been devoted to pushing to the next frontier of investment opportunities as deregulation, technology development, environmental drivers, and decentralization have impacted the sector. Rhem received a B.S. in Business Administration with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Steven Yang

Member of the Board

In addition to being a member of MGN’s Board, Steven serves as a Vice President of SER Capital Partners where he is responsible for investment origination and execution and portfolio management. Prior to joining SER, Steven was a Senior Associate at Energy Capital Partners. He has eight years of private equity experience and was involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities. Steven received a B.S. with Honors in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alan Dash

Member of the Board

Alan Dash is President of Perfect Power, LLC, which invests in renewable energy developers and projects and owns and operates dispatchable distributed energy assets. Perfect Power focuses on investing in assets that provide reliability and resiliency to utilities and to commercial and industrial facilities.

Prior to founding Perfect Power, Alan acquired extensive experience in energy storage and renewable generation technologies during executive leadership positions with Nexus Infrastructure Capital Management, Vionx Energy, Starwood Energy Group and Nautilus Solar Energy. His educational background includes the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), Harvard University (ScM), University of California (MS Business; and the State University of New York (BA)

Montgomery “Monty” Bannerman

Member of the Board

Monty is a founder and current CEO of MicroGrid Networks. He is a veteran technology executive who has been introducing advanced, mission-critical distributed power and communications systems, facilities and networks into deregulating domestic and international markets throughout his career. He now feels fortunate to lead one of the most experienced and qualified teams in the world dedicated to protecting dense urban coastal communities from the impacts of extreme weather and tidal events, evolving traditional electricity networks, delivering cleaner air to all residents of NYC and stable long term returns to SER’s renewable energy asset investors.

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