Hilary E. Ackermann: Ackermann brings extensive experience assessing credit for major banking institutions, covering a variety of industries including the power generation, electrical utilities, and natural resources sectors, as well as in depth coverage of commodities trading including, oil, natural gas, and power as a risk manager. Previously, Ackermann served on the board of Dynegy and, prior to that, was chief risk officer with Goldman Sachs Bank USA. Ackermann served as managing director, credit department of Goldman, Sachs & Co., as VP, credit department, and as an associate in the credit department. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs, Ackermann served as assistant department head of Swiss Bank Corporation.
Gavin Baiera, chairman of the compensation committee: Gavin Baiera recently served as a managing director at Angelo, Gordon & Co., where he was the global head of the firm’s corporate credit activities and portfolio manager for its distressed funds. Baiera was also a managing director and member of the firm’s executive committee. Prior to joining Angelo, Gordon in 2008, Baiera was the co-head of the strategic finance group at Morgan Stanley, which was responsible for all origination, underwriting and distribution of restructuring transactions. Prior to that, Baiera worked at General Electric Capital Corporation, concentrating on underwriting and investing in restructuring transactions. Baiera, who began his career at GE Capital in its financial management program, has served on numerous boards of directors including, most recently, MACH Gen, Orbitz Worldwide and Travelport Worldwide. He received a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Southern California.
Paul M. Barbas: Paul M. Barbas brings extensive utility, management, and oversight experience, having served in executive management positions with various utility and other companies. Barbas most recently served on the board of directors of Dynegy. Previously, he was president and CEO of DPL Inc. and its principal subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), and he also served on the board of directors of DPL Inc. and DP&L. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, and marketing, propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing, and other related services, and he was executive vice president of Allegheny Power. Barbas also serves on the public board of Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Jennifer Box: Jennifer Box is a managing director at Oaktree Capital Management, where she is focused on investments in the shipping, power, energy, media and technology sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2009, Box spent three and a half years as an investment analyst in the distressed debt group at The Blackstone Group. Prior to Blackstone, she was an associate consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Box graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in mathematics from Duke University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is a CFA charterholder. She serves on the board of Star Bulk Carriers.
Brian Ferraioli, chairman of the audit committee: Brian Ferraioli most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of KBR, Inc., a global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the energy, petrochemicals, government services, and civil infrastructure sectors. Prior to KBR, Ferraioli was chief financial offer at The Shaw Group, Inc., an engineering, construction, and fabrication company serving the electric power generation and government services industries. Prior to that, Ferraioli worked 28 years in various finance and accounting functions with Foster Wheeler AG, a Swiss global conglomerate that provides design, engineering, construction, manufacturing, development, and plant operations. In addition to Vistra Energy, Ferraioli serves on the board of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises and previously served on the boards of B&W’s predecessor company, Babcock & Wilcox, Inc., and Adolfson & Peterson, a private construction company. Ferraioli graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and received a master of business administration from Columbia University.
Scott Helm, chairman of the board: Scott Helm is a private investor based out of Baltimore. Previously, Helm was a founding partner of Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in North American energy infrastructure. Prior to joining Energy Capital Partners, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Orion Power Holdings, Inc., a publicly listed company that owned and operated power plants. Before that, he worked as a consultant to the private equity consortium leading the acquisition at Texas Genco. Helm began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., first working in the company’s fixed income division then moving to the investment banking division. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University. Helm serves as treasurer on the board of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.
Jeff Hunter: Jeff Hunter is a managing member of Waterloo Capital Management. Prior to joining Waterloo, Hunter was the co-founder, managing partner and chief financial officer for Power Capital Advisors, LLC, where he managed the corporate development, due diligence and project financing functions. Previously, Hunter was a co-founder, executive vice president and chief financial officer of US Power Generating Company, a privately held merchant power company that acquired, financed and operated a portfolio of five conventional power stations located in New York, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to USPowerGen, Hunter was a partner at PA Consulting Group and principally responsible for managing the global energy strategy and risk management practice. Hunter currently serves on the board of directors of US Power Generating Company and Texas Transmission Holdings.
Cyrus Madon: Cyrus Madon is a senior managing partner and head of Brookfield’s private equity group and chief executive officer of Brookfield Business Partners. Madon joined Brookfield in 1998 as chief financial officer of Brookfield’s real estate brokerage business. During his tenure he has held a number of senior roles across the organization, including head of Brookfield’s corporate lending business. Madon began his career at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, where he worked in corporate finance and recovery, both in Canada and the United Kingdom. Madon is on the board of the Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation.
Curt Morgan: Since October 2016, Curtis, “Curt,” Morgan has served as president and chief executive officer of Vistra Energy. Prior to joining Vistra Energy, Morgan was an operating partner at Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure. He joined the firm in 2015 and was involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities, with a particular emphasis on origination, diligence and portfolio company governance and oversight, across all of Energy Capital’s sectors of investments. During his 35-year career, Morgan has held leadership responsibilities in nearly every major U.S. power market. Prior to joining Energy Capital, he served as the president and CEO of both EquiPower Resources Corp. and FirstLight Power Resources, Inc. He recently served as a director of Summit Midstream General Partner at Summit Midstream Partners. He has also held leadership positions at NRG Energy, Mirant Corporation, Reliant Energy and BP Amoco. Morgan has served on the board of directors of the Electric Power Supply Association, the competitive power generation industry organization, and on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. A certified public accountant, Morgan received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Illinois University and a master’s of business administration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.
Geoffrey Strong: Geoffrey Strong is a senior partner of Apollo Management, where he focuses on investments in the energy sector for the firm’s private equity funds. Prior to Apollo, Strong was an investor in the private equity group at Blackstone, where he also focused primarily on the energy sector. Before joining Blackstone, Strong was a vice president of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, the private equity business within Morgan Stanley. In addition to Vistra Energy, Strong serves of the boards of directors of Apex Energy, Caelus Energy, Chisolm Oil and Gas, Double Eagle Energy I and Double Eagle Energy II. Strong graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University, graduated cum laude with a juris doctor degree from Lewis & Clark College and received a master’s of business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John R. Sult: Through his experience in senior executive financial positions with large public companies, John R. Sult brings significant knowledge of accounting, capital structures, finance, financial reporting, strategic planning, and forecasting, in addition to extensive knowledge of the energy industry. Sult served on the board of directors of Dynegy from 2012 to 2018. Previously, he was executive vice president and CFO of Marathon Oil Corporation, and was executive vice president and CFO of El Paso Corporation prior to that. Prior to joining El Paso, Sult served as vice president and controller of Halliburton Energy Services, and prior to joining Halliburton, Sult managed an independent consulting practice that provided a broad range of finance and accounting advisory services and assistance to public companies in the energy industry. Prior to private practice, Sult was an audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP. Sult also currently serves on the board of directors of Jagged Peak Energy, Inc.