Management Team

Energent's management team has deep renewable energy knowledge and extensive investment experience with multiple decades of experience in independent power transactions, regulation and public policy.

Founding Partners

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown has extensive experience within the public and private sectors and has industry experience with investments in real estate, as well as renewable and traditional energy industries.

Matthew spent the previous five years at Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, a New York-based multi-family office, where he was a Founder and Managing Director.  Matthew was responsible for creating accretive, long-term partnerships with developers, utilities, OEMs and consolidation vehicles, as well as co-leading direct investments in 750+ MW of renewable energy generation on behalf of family offices in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to Tamra-Tacoma, Matthew was a Senior Adviser to PACE, a U.S. bi-partisan special energy financing district providing innovative means of financing energy-efficient improvements for residential, commercial and industrial properties where he worked closely with the University of California, Berkeley and the Department of Energy to lead the development of the first PACE program nationwide and the commercialization of $1B in federal financing. Prior to Matthew’s involvement with PACE, Matthew was the Private Wealth Manager and the Managing Director of Epplament Energy where he directly managed $750mm in participating family wealth for renewable investments in the United States and Canada, including assets such as the Kahuku Wind Farm in Oahu, Hawaii and the Sweetwater Wind Farm in Nolan County, Texas.  Prior to Epplament, Matthew was the Private Wealth Manager and Managing Director at Lestis Private Capital Group where he directly managed $300mm in participating family wealth for renewable investments in the United States.

Matthew started his career at a single family office where he was the sole director and managed $6B+ of family wealth

Matthew is on the board of several non-profits and has been an Adviser and/or Contributor to the University of California Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Berkeley; Texas Tech University’s Wind Institute (NWI); as well as GE Capital and KPMG. 

Matthew attended Texas Christian University (TCU) where he studied Entrepreneurial Management, History and Sociology.

Shane Starr

Shane Starr has extensive industry-agnostic experience in domestic and international acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings across energy, media and real estate.

Shane spent the previous five years at Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, a New York-based investment company and direct investment platform for family offices, where he was a Founder and Managing Director. Shane was responsible for creating accretive, long-term partnerships with developers, utilities, OEMs and consolidation vehicles as well as having co-led direct investments in 750+ MW of renewable generation on behalf of family offices in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, Shane acted as the sole Director and Private Wealth Manager for families abroad and led the fiduciary functions by providing comprehensive advice on their complex, multigenerational wealth planning and management needs. Shane’s clients were primarily domiciled in Europe, Russia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. Shane led debt, equity and mezzanine financings across residential and commercial conversions in the United Kingdom, residential development in California, and a distressed residential portfolio in Hawaii.

Shane began his career in the entertainment industry, managing a development, production and financing slate of 80+ motion pictures and television show via a first-look deal with a major Hollywood studio, before overseeing global acquisitions, co-productions and distribution for one of the oldest independent distributor in the United States. The films Shane has worked on have grossed over $2B in global revenues.

Management Team

Operations, Development & Strategy Support

Jeff Shorter

Jeff Shorter leads Energent's Operations, Development and Strategy Support.

Finance & Accounting Support

Jay Nelson

Jay Nelson leads Energent's Finance and Accounting Support.

Efficiency & Strategy

David Wilson

David Wilson leads Energent's Efficiency and Strategy Support.

Counsel

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland handels Energent's transactional support.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld handels Energent's fund and compliance support.

Business Development & Compliance Support

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Corporate & Project Finance

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Corporate & Project Finance

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Acquisitions & Deal Team Support

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Acquisitions, Deal Team & Integrations Oversight

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Development & Deal Team Support

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Acquisitions & Deal Team Support

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General Counsel

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