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Our roots.

Our roots.

It all began in Sweden in 2008, when IOWN’s ultimate predecessor Svenska Vindbolaget AB, was founded by Hans-Christian Schulze and Richard Larsson. They had a simple goal: to develop wind projects better than anyone else.

They achieved their goal by securing exclusivity for nearly 700 potential turbine locations in Sweden in three years. The key to their success was seizing opportunities without the fear of failing.

In 2011, they sold their company and helped the new owner become one of the largest wind developers in the Nordics and become publicly traded, largely due to the original 700 turbine locations. Today, the legacy lives at the core of IOWN.

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Hans-Christian Schulze

CEO and President of IOWN, Hans-Christian is an Electrical Power Systems Engineer and has been active in the power and utility industry for more than 15 years.

Since 2008, he has been responsible for the development of >1,000 MW of renewable energy projects and has been instrumental in raising > $1 billion of financing.

Hans-Christian served previously in executive roles and had a key role in bringing a European wind developer to the stock market.

Hans-Christian Schultze on site

Richard Larsson

CEO of IOWN's Nordic business unit, Richard has worked in the renewable energy sector for more than 18 years on the utility and project development side of operations.

Between 2011 and 2021, Richard held numerous executive positions within the sector and is now leading IOWN's establishment of the Nordic business unit and project pipeline.

Richard holds a master's degree in Power Systems and Transmission and has been involved in forming the Swedish national grid code.

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Meet the crew.

Hans-Christian Schulze

CEO and President

Sarah Broderick

Senior Director, Corporate Finance and Administration

John Marchand

Chief Commercial Officer

Kathy Lin

Chief Development Officer

Masayuki Ito

Senior Director, Procurement

Ken Grismore

Senior Advisor, Project Development

Jay Sonnenberg

General Counsel

Shaphan Hills

Strategic Assistant to CEO

Ed Duggan

Senior Director, Wind Origination and Development

Tanushree Agarwal

Senior Director, Transmission & Interconnection

Darren Robinson

Senior Director, Land Acquisition and Development

Joel Diaz

Director, Project Development

Rob Shoener

Director, Development Services

Christian Manisck

Director, Commercial Modeling and Financial Analysis

Lindsay Toste

Manager, Stakeholder Engagement and Development

Laura Wente

Senior Vice President, Commercial Development and Origination

Meredith Fuselier

Associate Director, Talent Acquisition and Development

Jeff McKay

Associate Director, Marketing

Beki Nobles

Senior Manager, Corporate Finance and Administration

Maribel Adams Gil

Senior Accounting Manager

Paul Fleck

Director, Corporate Finance

Roby Maxwell

Associate Director, Wind Project Development

Syed Rizvi

Associate Director, Standalone Storage Development

Reid Strain

Director, Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Josh Harding

Senior Manager, Land Acquisition and Community Development

Jason Nobles

Asset Manager

Giulia Croce

Manager, Transactions and Business Development

Michael Caldwell

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Ted Stuebner

Manager, Stakeholder Engagement and Development

Simon Holm

Senior Software Engineer

Andrea Arellano

Administration Manager

Sallie Shipsey

Legal Manager

Eric Soenksen

Project Developer

Jon Bakken

Associate, Commercial Analysis

Noah Stoop

Associate Manager, GIS

Hanna Wallgren

Recruitment Specialist

Pooja Modi

Project Developer

Keilyn Kramer

Special Projects and Development Coordinator

Erik Sundin Rydehag

Assistant Project Engineer

Carl Rydder

Associate, Project Origination

Elaia McDonald

Associate, GIS

Rebeca Lerma

Administration Associate

Nazif Kadiroglu

Junior Project Development Engineer

Adam Westberg

Commercial Valuation and Transactions Intern