Julio G. Macedo has over 30 years of experience in high level executive positions and held numerous Board of Director seats. Along with Metro Energy Partners, which he formed to be the Capital Partner for “green” energy companies, he has served on the Board of Directors for energy companies. In addition, he is the Managing Partner of Macedo Partners, a private real estate investment entity for land and commercial real estate properties. He is presently on the Board of Directors at Western Developments and Cantamar Housing. He is the past President of both of these organizations. Mr. Macedo has spearheaded numerous planned project developments ranging from the ground up. He has been involved in re-zoning of land parcels, applying for conditional use permits (CUP), hiring the necessary engineering and architectural consultants, and appearing at public hearings. Mr. Macedo has served several times in the capacity as President and a Board Member to various profit and non-profit organizations. Mr. Macedo also served in the US Army.
Conrad Macedo has a background in finance, accounting and operations. He has worked for several start-up companies from infancy to maturity. He has experience in project management, preparing financial statements, pro formas, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and managing cash flow. He has been the operations and compliance director for several financial services companies. He will be the Director of Business Operations with regard to the Private Placement Memorandum, regulatory agencies, accounting practices and procedures, business plan budgeting and cash flow, and Company financial reports. Mr. Macedo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Pepperdine University (Malibu Campus).
Michael Gilling is presently working with large energy investment funds for the financing and eventual sale of 25 megawatt “shovel ready” projects. He is looking to obtain a Letter of Intent in the range of $100 million (plus). Mr. Gilling uses his logistical skills developed from two decades of service with companies such as Disneyland, America West Airlines, and Delta Airlines to oversee, coordinate and facilitate his duties with Metro Energy Investments. He has also spent several years as a mortgage broker refining these skills in dealing with many diverse clients, departments and entities involved in the complex financial services process.
Steve Stapleton began his career in the energy sector in 1973 with Stone & Webster of Boston, the designer of the first nuclear plant in the U.S.A. Steve’s passion for energy shifted to solar, wind, and geothermal power, when he studied these technologies at Massasoit College in Massachusetts in the 80s. Steve combines this knowledge of renewables with an extensive background in real estate and resort development, which he sharpened when employed by such firms as Lawrence Welk Resorts and Marriott Vacations Worldwide. Here at Metro Energy, Steve fulfills the key role of Director of Investor Relations: Where his energy sector expertise coupled with his real estate and management background further ensures our ability to stay ahead of our competitors in the green energy / renewables market.
Maggie Nelson has an extensive background in senior level management and training. Her experience with raising capital for new and emerging companies has been primarily in technology and renewable energies. Her expertise lies in developing and establishing corporate financial structure, increasing revenues, decreasing costs, contract negotiation, and human resources. Her goal is to create synergy with existing and new clientele, and to foster relationships with venture capital groups and corporate finance companies. Ms. Nelson began her career in corporate management and training for The Cheesecake Factory. She attended the University of Iowa. She devotes her time to several charities and non-profit organizations, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Orange County Rescue Mission, and Feeding America.
Allan Whitaker is the Co-Director of Corporate Finance for Metro Energy Investments. Mr. Whitaker has a seasoned background in customer relations and account management. He has worked in the financial services industry with a strong skill set in communication with clients. As a manager he developed a client base and managed a corporate finance division. Mr. Whitaker has coordinated finance and capital funding for start-up companies. His most recent years have been involved in technology and renewable energy projects. He is a key component in our business development plan and finance department.